National / International News

VIDEO: State of the world in seven snowballs

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 14:56
Swedish statistician Professor Hans Rosling uses snowballs to illustrate how inequality around the world is changing.

California Prisons Aim To Keep Sex Between Inmates Safe, If Illegal

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 14:53

A new state law requires that condoms be made available to all inmates in all jails and prisons — even though state law also forbids sex between prisoners.

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Shouts Of Protest At Supreme Court On Citizens United Anniversary

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 14:48

The day's session had just begun when protesters in the back of the chamber began yelling things like, "One person, one vote" and "We are the 99 percent."

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Real Madrid agree deal for Odegaard

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 14:48
Real Madrid reach an agreement to sign 16-year-old Norwegian forward Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset.

Ukraine rebels in land grab, says US

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 14:47
US Secretary of State John Kerry accuses rebels in east Ukraine of a "blatant land grab", amid talks in Berlin to try to de-escalate the violence.

Why Some GMO Foods Don't Have Genetically Modified DNA

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 14:13

It may surprise you to learn that some processed foods made from GMOs — say, canola oil, for example — don't actually contain any genetically modified DNA or proteins.

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The Battle Over Open-Internet Rules Shifts To Congress

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 14:06

President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect the principle of net neutrality. But Republicans presented their own set of rules at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday.

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Meet The YouTube Stars Who Will Interview The President

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:40

On Thursday, President Obama will sit down for a round of unconventional interviews with some unconventional questioners.

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VIDEO: Trailer park living for America's poor

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:35
The harsh - and happy - reality of living in a trailer

Pickles 'breached Gypsy rights'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:31
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles "unlawfully discriminated" against Romany Gypsies wanting pitches in the Green Belt, the High Court rules.

VIDEO: New papers in Prince Andrew sex case

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:30
The woman who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual misconduct has repeated the claims in fresh US court documents.

Tribute to Kirkbride at TV awards

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:26
Coronation Street star William Roache leads a special tribute at the National TV Awards to on-screen wife Anne Kirkbride, who died on Monday.

'No learning' on periods - Radcliffe

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:25
Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe says sport hasn't learned how to deal with elite athletes' periods.

American Sniper: An American hero?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:24
Was American sniper Chris Kyle really a hero?

Justice Dept. Will Reportedly Clear Ferguson Police Officer In Brown Case

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:17

The Justice Department is poised to declare that former police officer Darren Wilson should not face civil rights charges over the death of Michael Brown, sources tell NPR.

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E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels Of Formaldehyde

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:03

Unexpectedly high levels of the carcinogen were found in an analysis of the vapor from e-cigarettes, researchers say.

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This Is True: Facebook Starts Cracking Down On Hoax News Stories

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:02

Facebook says it won't delete fake stories, but it will start attaching notices to ones that users have flagged as hoaxes. And it will display bogus stories less frequently in users' News Feed.

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Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Sheffield United

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:54
Tottenham beat League One Sheffield United in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final at White Hart Lane.

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of TSA Whistleblower

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:48

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in favor of a TSA whistleblower who gave a reporter information about U.S. air marshals being taken off flights to save money.

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'Deflate-Gate' Is 'Sour Grapes' Or Serious Business, Depending Who You Ask

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:47

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs and gained an advantage in the playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend.

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