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Falling Oil Prices: Good For Drivers, Bad For Banks

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

Lending money to energy companies can be pretty profitable. But if oil prices drop enough, the threat of bank defaults becomes real, Portales Partners analyst Charles Peabody tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Supreme Court Will Rule On Gay Marriage Nationwide

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

The Supreme Court announced Friday it would hear appeals this term from four circuit courts that ruled on gay marriage last year. NPR's Nina Totenberg and Scott Simon discuss the implications.

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Split By War, Siblings Reunite As Refugees

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

Three Syrian refugee siblings manage to reunite branches of their family after years of displacement and separation — in Germany. But one of them is gravely ill.

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An Early Lineup Emerges For 2016 Presidential Race

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

The 2016 Republican presidential field is getting crowded. Is the Democratic field already filled by one? NPR's Scott Simon talks presidential politics with politics editor Ron Elving.

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Europe's Massive Task: Tracking Extremists By The Thousands

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

Police in Western Europe have rounded up suspected terrorists this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Raffaello Pantucci of the Royal United Services Institute about how countries track extremists.

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Hollande's Approval Soars After Terror Attacks

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

Police in France continue operations aimed at capturing people suspected of involvement in the recent terror attacks in Paris. Correspondent Eleanor Beardsley shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Fire Doors And Sprinklers Debut At Garment Factories In Bangladesh

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

In April 2013, the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed, killing over 1,100 workers employed in the garment factories in the building. Now there's an effort to make sure all garment factories are safe.

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How Cameron solved Khan's visa woes

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 03:20
Amir Khan says Prime Minister David Cameron helped him to get a visa to travel to the US when he was refused entry.

#FreeSpeechStories: France accused of 'double standards'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 03:18
Why is controversial comedian not afforded free speech, fans ask

Abusive commuter punched conductor

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 03:05
An appeal is launched to trace a commuter who punched a train conductor when he stopped him from boarding after he was verbally abusive.

Man in court over arson attacks

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 02:30
A man appears in court accused of arson following a series of fires in Oxfordshire, including one that caused major damage to council headquarters.

Pietersen leads Big Bash run-scorers

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 02:22
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen is the leading run-scorer in the Big Bash after an unbeaten 67 for Melbourne Stars.

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali attack

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 02:20
Gunmen launch an attack on a UN camp in northern Mali, killing a UN peacekeeper and injuring at least one other, residents and eyewitnesses say.

£70m spent on enterprise zone jobs

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 02:16
Enterprise zones in Wales create or safeguard 5,000 jobs at a cost of £70m, figures reveal.

Hammer threat to grocery shop worker

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:56
A shop worker is threatened with a hammer by a masked man in north Belfast.

VIDEO: Crowds sigh as Pope leaves early

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:52
An approaching storm forces the Pope to cut short his visit to the city of Tacloban, disappointing a large crowd.

Coach suspended after record win

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:34
A California high-school basketball coach is suspended for two games after his team won a match 161-2.

Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:27

With hiring up and fuel prices down, a sales rebound is in the boating forecast. For power boaters, gas prices make a big difference: They measure fuel consumption in gallons per hour.

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Do You Harp A Slib Of The Ling? One Small Town's Opaque Language

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:27

Tiny Boonville, California, is known for a few things. Its wineries, its tight-knit community, and its very own language. Boontling was created in the late 1800s as a way to gossip covertly.

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Sing at Wembley before FA Cup final

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:25
BBC Sport teams up with Songs of Praise to offer a fans' choir the chance to sing 'Abide With Me' at Wembley.