National / International News

DNA reignites ancient skeleton row

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 09:16
DNA tests show an ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native Americans - reigniting a debate over whether his bones should be returned to local tribes and reburied.

Nigerian finds suitor via radio appeal

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 09:15
A woman who went on radio to appeal for a husband in the northern Nigerian city of Kano has found a suitor, a journalist tells the BBC.

Mattel wheeling out miniature Tesla Model S

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-06-18 09:00

Tesla has now come to the middle class.

Mattel is out with the Hot Wheels version of the Tesla Model S.

You can get the 1/64th scale model for $1.09, red or silver.

The Hot Wheels Tesla Roadster, the first one in the series, is now a collectors' item that'll run 50 bucks.

Beijing Brushes Aside Hong Kong's Rejection Of Electoral Reform

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:59

Lawmakers in the territory voted down the central government's plan to present a hand-picked slate of candidates for a vote on Hong Kong's next leader. But China says it will go ahead anyway.

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VIDEO: 'It's in our power to act on gun crime'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:59
US President Barack Obama has responded to a shooting at a church in Charleston. saying the US should recognise that "this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries'.'

Critics savage Fifty Shades rewrite

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:46
Critics savage EL James's rewrite of her erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey, with one accusing it of "rapturous self-regard".

EU acts against German road charge

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:43
Germany postpones a controversial road toll scheme as the European Commission takes legal action against it.

WATCH: President Obama's Statement On Charleston Mass Shooting

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:38

Obama said at some point, the United States has to come to terms with the fact that "this kind of violence doesn't happen in other advanced countries."

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VIDEO: Fake online reviews 'for sale'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:36
A BBC investigation has found a global trade in fake customer reviews.

In The West Bank, Facebook Posts Can Get You Arrested, Or Worse

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:32

A Palestinian man in Ramallah faces charges of insulting officials — based on his Facebook comments. This case and others point to the limits to free speech under the Palestinian Authority.

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And The Total Spent On Health In Impoverished Countries Last Year...

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:30 $228 billion. A new report breaks it all down: Who gave the money (spoiler alert: the U.S. is a very big donor) and where did it go?

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'It's not as easy as it may look'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:25
Lewis Hamilton talks about the demands of handling an F1 car, why he embraces social media and his love of fashion.

What We Know About The Charleston Church Shooting

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:25

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne offer a wrap-up of what we know, as of Thursday morning, about the church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that left 9 people dead on Wednesday night.

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Local Official: Charleston Residents Somber In Wake Of 'Unthinkable' Shooting

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:25

For the latest on how Charleston, S.C., residents are reacting to the shooting at a local church, which killed nine people, Renee Montagne speaks with Charleston County Council member Henry Darby.

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Authorities Arrest Suspect in South Carolina Church Shooting

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:24

Police say they have arrested Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old suspect, in Shelby, N.C. Robert Costa of The Washington Post joins Renee Montagne to offer the latest on the investigation.

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Jockey Moore equals Ascot record

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:24
Trip To Paris wins the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot while a Ryan Moore treble takes his tally to a joint-record eight for the week.

Fitbit shares soar on market debut

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:22
Shares in the wearable technology maker Fitbit soar on its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

'Mother Emanuel' Church Suffers A New Loss In Charleston

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 08:14

The church that was the scene of Wednesday's mass shooting has survived a string of challenges, from racism to an earthquake. Emanuel took its current name at the end of the Civil War.

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How do you save a sinking parliament?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:54
How do you save a sinking parliament?

Surprise! Some Job-Based Health Plans Don't Cover Hospitalization

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:51

Better read the fine print of your health insurance policy. An unlucky woman in Minnesota learned her policy was woefully skimpy only after she fell while walking her dogs, and faced a $19,000 bill.

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