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Montana Ranchers Learn Ways To Live With Wolves

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 06:50

Gray wolves are a controversial and polarizing animal in much of the American West. Wolves have slowly come back from extinction, forcing people to learn how to coexist with the cunning predator. One farmer is teaching his cattle to huddle together as bison do when threatened — there is safety in numbers.

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Princess Scandal Shakes Spain's Support For Its Monarchy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 06:47

A Spanish princess will appear in court Saturday to face charges of tax fraud and money laundering. It's the first time a Spanish royal has ever been tried in a criminal case. From Madrid, reporter Lauren Frayer talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the latest in a series of scandals that have sent the royal family's approval rating to an all-time low.

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UN: Civilian Casualities Rise In Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 06:46

The United Nations has just released a grim report on civilian casualties in Afghanistan over the last year. Casualties rose 14 percent in 2013, with nearly 3,000 people killed and more than 5,500 injured.

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Millenials Happy To Stay With Mom And Dad

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 06:45

More people in their late 20s are living at home with Mom and Dad than any previous generation. In a column for Bloomberg News, Zara Kessler argues that faced with a dismal economy, today's 20-somethings are redefining success in adulthood. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Kessler about the cultural shift.

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January Job Growth Disappoints, But Unemployment Drops

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 06:44

The U.S. added just 113,000 jobs in January, instead of the 180,000 analysts had predicted. Despite the anemic gains, the unemployment rate inched down to 6.6 percent, the lowest level since October 2008.

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Teenage smoking 'at record low'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 06:32
Smoking among young teenagers in Scotland is at its lowest level since modern surveys began, a study by Ash Scotland suggests.

In pictures: Sochi 2014

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 06:26
Glitz and golds in the first 24 hours of Sochi Winter Games

Labour promises pension charge cap

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 05:57
Labour has promised to put a 0.5% annual cap on pension charges if it wins the next election, and to make advice compulsory.

First Gold Medal Goes to an American

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 05:54

Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg has won the first gold medal in the Sochi Olympics, as the American women's ice hockey team gets off to a good start.

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A Possible Explanation For How U.S. Diplomat's Call Was Tapped

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 05:27

Victoria Nuland, a top State Department official, thought she was having a private conversation. But someone else was listening, and her undiplomatic remarks were leaked online. This is how it may have happened.

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Jayden remembered at funeral service

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 05:23
The funeral is held of Jayden Parkinson, the teenager whose body was found in a disturbed grave in Oxfordshire.

3 Things To Know About The Looming Debt Ceiling Showdown

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 05:20

Treasury says it's got enough cash on hand to last only until Feb. 27, so Congress has less than three weeks to act to stave off default.

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Three police held over phone images

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 04:53
Three diplomatic protection officers have been arrested for allegedly exchanging "extreme" pornographic images, the Metropolitan Police confirms.

Fatally injured baby girl named

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 04:19
The baby girl who died in hospital on the same day her father appeared in court charged with causing her grievous bodily harm was Cárágh Walsh.

Shakhtar's Maicon dies in car crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 04:14
Shakhtar Donetsk striker Maicon Pereira de Oliveira has died in a car crash at the age of 25, the Ukrainian club say.

VIDEO: Princess Cristina arrives at court

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 04:03
Spain's Princess Cristina arrives at court in Mallorca to be questioned in connection with a corruption scandal involving her husband's business dealings.

Ukraine leader meets Putin in Sochi

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 03:56
Russia's Vladimir Putin meets his embattled Ukrainian counterpart at the Winter Olympics as Ukraine's crisis shows no sign of resolution.

Japan snowfall disrupts transport

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 03:07
A severe snow storm warning is issued in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, with transport disrupted and residents urged to stay indoors.

Bidding Starts Early For Site Of Obama's Future Library

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 03:05

The Barack H. Obama Foundation launched this week, with the goal of raising millions of dollars to fund the 44th president's library and museum. The politics of picking a city for the venture, however, makes fundraising look easy.

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M6 closed after body recovered

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 02:56
The M6 motorway in the West Midlands is closed after a body is found on the southbound carriageway.

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