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VIDEO: Pope greets BBC's Bowen on plane

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:54
Pope Francis took the time to meet the reporters accompanying him as he travels to the Middle East.

Ultra-Nationalist Party Surges In Hungary

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

Hungary's far-right Jobbik party is expected to win a quarter of the country's seats in upcoming EU elections. The country is also experiencing growing anti-Semitism that has Jewish leaders worried.

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Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Helps Fuel Right-Wing EU Candidates

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

EU elections for parliament take place this weekend. Low turnout could mean parties on the fringe will do disproportionately well.

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Retiring Columbine Principal Turned Guilt Into Action

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

Frank DeAngelis, principal of Columbine High School, is retiring. The mass shooting there has defined his career, but he has never felt comfortable being in the national spotlight.

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Separatists Disrupt Ukraine's Election Preparations

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

It was hoped that Ukraine's first presidential elections would bring stability to the region. But pro-Russian separatists have vowed to prevent voting in Sunday's presidential elections.

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Could You Be Driving A Car With A Recall?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

General Motors has recalled more than 15 million cars this year. Alec Gutierrez of Kelley Blue Book tells NPR's Scott Simon what this means if you own a GMC, Chevrolet, Buick or Cadillac.

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Pot Vape Pens, The Crack Cocaine Of Marijuana

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

Vape pens are the e-cigarettes of the pot world. But marijuana concentrate, which users load into the vape pen, is dangerously potent. (This story originally aired on April 18, 2014.)

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Ukraine's Chocolate King Is Presidential Front-Runner

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

The front-runnner in Sunday's election in Ukraine is called the Chocolate King. Analyst Balazs Jarabik tells Scott Simon why Ukrainians are supporting Petro Poroshenko's bid for the presidency.

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Art school destruction 'prevented'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:45
Firefighters battling the blaze at Glasgow School of Art say they have prevented the destruction of both the structure and most of its contents.

Rahman re-elected in Tower Hamlets

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:20
Tower Hamlets Bangladeshi mayor Lutfur Rahman is re-elected amid scenes of jubilation from some 2,000 supporters.

House prices 'soar' in seaside towns

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:17
Five seaside towns in Aberdeenshire recorded at least a doubling in house prices since 2004, a report by Halifax finds.

Toddler's 999 call for sick mother

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:06
A two-year-old boy calls police after his mother loses consciousness at their home in County Durham.

Knife attack suspect is absconder

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 02:54
Detectives searching for a man who stabbed a woman at a New Forest holiday park, name a 22-year-old who absconded from an open prison as a suspect.

Gates: Would Have Allowed Gay Adults In Scouts

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 02:43

Gates: Would have allowed gay adults in Scouts

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If Local Farms Aren't Local Enough, Buy From The Rooftop

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 02:38

Urban farmers are experimenting with growing food right near or even inside the grocery store. But it's not yet clear whether customers will value that degree of freshness over other options.

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Jacob Zuma inaugurated in S Africa

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 02:20
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is sworn in for a second term in office, following his party's victory at the polls.

Hamilton heads Ricciardo in Monaco

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 02:08
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton sets fastest time in final practice at Monaco narrowly ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.

Missing sex offender re-arrested

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 02:05
A sex offender who went on the run after pleading guilty to causing or inciting an underage girl to engage in sexual activity is arrested.

Life raft still on capsized yacht

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 02:00
The wreckage of the yacht crewed by four UK sailors missing in the North Atlantic was found with its life raft still onboard, rescuers say.

Carter diagnosed with lung cancer

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 01:56
Two-time World Snooker Championship runner-up Ali Carter has been diagnosed with a form of lung cancer.
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