National / International News

Educating Girls: Big Payoff For $45 A Year

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:37

Girls without an education are six times more likely to marry young than those who've finished high school, according to a new report from the World Bank Group. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more.

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Misconduct detective quits his job

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:36
The detective who failed to follow arrest guidelines in a double murder case in Wiltshire resigns.

Breaking Up Helped Ledisi Find 'The Truth' In Her Music

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:36

Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi pulls no punches when talking about a failed relationship. She says it even became the inspiration of her latest album.

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The Pact That Turned A Juvenile Delinquent Into A Medical Doctor

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:34

Not so long ago, Dr. Sampson Davis found himself in detention for a crime that could have sent his life in a completely different direction. He shares how his big break turned things around.

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DSD may have breached equality laws

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:31
The Department of Social Development (DSD) is to be investigated by the Equality Commission for a possible breach of equality laws.

New plans for Games ticket sales

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:31
Plans to re-launch sales of extra tickets for the Commonwealth Games will be announced on Friday after problems halted an earlier sale.

FCC Gives Initial OK To New Internet Traffic Rules

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:31

The commissioners voted 3-2 to push forward with proposed rules intended to guide how Internet traffic is regulated. Public comments on the proposal are due by July 15.

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Statuettes and medals

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:20

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Friday, May 16:

In Washington, the Commerce Department reports on construction of new homes for April.

Viewers tune in to "The View" for Barbara Walters' final regular appearance.

Skip the gas pump. Fuel up on Wheaties instead. It's Bike to Work Day.

Gymnast Olga Korbut celebrates her 59th birthday. She wowed crowds with her gold medal winning moves in Munich at the 1972 Olympics.

And the first Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929. "Wings" took top honors for best picture, the only silent film to do so.

New York dedicates 9/11 museum

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:19
President Barack Obama joins September 11 survivors and rescuers at the dedication of a memorial museum on the site of the attacks.

The truth about the next election

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:16
James Landale reveals the truth about the next general election

After Cory Booker, Newark Takes A New Turn

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:13

Ras Baraka was elected mayor of New Jersey's largest city after criticizing the charter schools and corporate interests that thrived when Booker, the high-profile mayor-turned-senator, had the job.

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Man Utd face £30m drop in income

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:04
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward reveals the failure to qualify for Europe will cost over £30m.

Detained Egyptian reporter in video

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:02
A video is posted online of an al-Jazeera Arabic reporter who is on the 107th day of a hunger strike against his detention in Egypt.

VA's Shinseki 'Mad As Hell' Over Alleged Delays At Facility

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:55

At issue are accusations of delayed treatment and preventable deaths at the VA hospital in Phoenix. Eric Shinseki, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is testifying before a Senate panel.

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Putin: Ukraine must pay cash for gas

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:53
Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will demand payment in advance for gas supplies to Ukraine starting from 1 June.

Priest dismissed over abuse claims

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:45
A catholic priest from Fife at the centre of child abuse allegations is dismissed from his duties.

Seven men allege Cyril Smith abuse

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:40
Seven men allege they were abused by former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith at a residential school in Greater Manchester, say police.

Morrissey in talks for Archers role

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:39
Singer Morrissey has revealed he has been asked to appear on cult BBC Radio 4 soap The Archers.

'She's A Hero!' Boy Says Of Cat Who Fought Off Attacking Dog

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:34

A family's story of how their cat ran off a dog that had attacked their young son is making waves far beyond Bakersfield, Calif., as the incident was captured in a dramatic video.

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Statins side effects claims probed

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:32
Two articles claiming cholesterol-reducing statins may be unsafe are being investigated by the British Medical Journal and could be retracted.
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