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Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:40

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.

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Poets Give Voice To The Toll Of Type 2 Diabetes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:34

Doctors and poets are collaborating in California to encourage young people to tell stories about Type 2 diabetes in their communities.

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Blaze-hit uni lab to be rebuilt

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:11
A multi-million pound University of Nottingham chemistry building destroyed in a major fire will be rebuilt, it is announced.

Ukraine: Peace Disrupted By Barrage; Russia Sends New Aid Convoy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 05:39

Rocket fire tested — but didn't break — a week-old cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists Friday night. And the EU made concessions to Russia on a trade pact.

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Obama's Hawkish Plan For Islamic State Puts Doves In A Quandary

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 05:34

The president's proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.

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Man dies after water rescue attempt

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 05:01
A man who was pulled from the water unconscious after getting into difficulties near an island in the Solway Firth has died.

Is capital fleeing the UK?

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 04:46
Capital outflow more to do with economic recovery than Scotland

Northern Lights Put On Show, Thanks To Large Solar Flare

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 04:35

If you weren't far enough in the north — or well-rested enough – to see the show, don't worry: stunning images were posted to Twitter and elsewhere. Here's a selection.

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'Nightmare' for Briton held in Iran

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:49
The family of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman being held in Iran after going to a men's volleyball match, appeal for her release.

It Was One Of The Roughest Weeks Ever For America's Favorite Sport

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

In the wake of players being accused of domestic abuse, the NFL has enacted a tougher policy on domestic violence. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest sports news.

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Former Ambassador: It's Not Too Late To Arm Syrian Rebels

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

Former Ambassador Fred Hof tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that air power is not enough to defeat the Islamic State. A ground component, even if it is not American, is needed for long-term success, he says.

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Judge: Government Can't Arbitrate The Truth In Politics

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

A federal judge has struck down an Ohio law that banned lies in political ads. He ruled that it is up to voters to decide what the truth is.

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White House Tries To Ease Hispanic Caucus Frustrations

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

Many were disappointed when President Obama announced he would delay immigration reform until after mid-term elections. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to White House domestic policy chief Cecilia Munoz.

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International Students Save N.Carolina Academy From Shutdown

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

Oak Ridge Military Academy looked as if it was going to close a few years ago because of low enrollment. The academy turned things around by appealing to international students, from Asia to Africa.

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Israeli, Palestinian Parents Share Their Painful Stories Of Loss

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

The Parents Circle is a group of Israeli and Palestinian mothers and fathers who have lost children in the conflict. Two of them visited NPR and said this summer's war has only made conditions worse.

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VIDEO: Life in a Donetsk bomb shelter

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:28
Fighting in Ukraine has abated but it has not stopped completely and people are still living in fear for their lives.

Two men die after car hits wall

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 02:29
Two men die after their car hits a wall and the matter is referred to a police watchdog, as officers had been searching for the vehicle after reports of suspicious activity.

VIDEO: Firefighters tackle California blaze

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 01:53
In California, 300 firefighters are tackling a wildfire in the Cleveland National Forest near San Diego.

VIDEO: Pistorius: What is the TV verdict?

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 00:58
By allowing cameras and microphones into the courtroom - did the South African authorities create an educational moment - or was it simply a circus?

VIDEO: Racing fans enjoy Goodwood festival

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 00:31
Around 150,000 motor racing fans have been enjoying the Goodwood Revival festival in West Sussex.