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6 Yemeni Prisoners Released From Gitmo

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 07:00

It is the first such release in five months from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the first to be approved by Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

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Richard III historians become MBEs

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 06:59
Two historians who were instrumental in the discovery of Richard III's remains are made MBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Thousands at pro-gay marriage march

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 06:44
Thousands of people have attended a march in Belfast, calling for the introduction of civil marriage for same-sex couples in Northern Ireland.

Arrest in Baku over injured athletes

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 05:53
Azerbaijani authorities arrest a bus driver whose vehicle hit and injured three teenage Austrian swimmers ahead of the European Games in Baku.

Inside Clinton Correctional: Power Tools And Barbecue Grills

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 05:51

Inmates at the prison where two murderers escaped a week ago regularly use power tools for maintenance chores, and when they behave, can earn tiny plots of land for cookouts and gardens.

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Airline denies lizard in meal report

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 05:50
Air India insists that there is "absolutely no truth" in reports that a lizard was found in an in-flight meal on a Delhi-London flight on Thursday.

Are new Magaluf drinking laws working?

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 05:35
Are Magaluf's new drinking laws working?

Strachan eyes full points in Dublin

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 05:05
Gordon Strachan insists he will send his Scotland team out for victory against the Republic of Ireland on Saturday.

Badger baiting inquiry launched

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:49
A badger and a dog were made to "fight until the death" in a suspected Flintshire baiting, the RSPCA says.

Rachel Dolezal case sparks furore

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:37
US activist's claim to be black sparks debate on racial identity

England call up all-rounder Overton

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:27
Uncapped Craig Overton is added to the England one-day squad against New Zealand as cover for Chris Jordan.

Dallas Police Headquarters Attacked In Hail Of Gunfire

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:21

An armored van opened fire on the police building, damaging the glass frontage. A SWAT unit is currently in a standoff with the driver, but other gunmen may have been involved.

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VIDEO: Diamond League highlights

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:13
Gabby Logan introduces highlights from Oslo of the Bislett Games - this year celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Chicago Democrats Make Appeal To Republican Candidates

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

Chicago is a Democratic stronghold, and the South Side neighborhood is no exception. But Pastor Corey Brooks tells NPR's Scott Simon that the Democrats have failed his friends and neighbors.

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The French Reaction To The Strauss-Kahn Acquittal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

NPR's Scott Simon gets reaction to the Strauss-Kahn verdict from Elaine Sciolino, former Paris correspondent for the New York Times.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Acquitted Of Aggravated Pimping

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

A French court has cleared former International Monetary Fund director of pimping charges. Still, Strauss-Kahn's sexual appetites ended a career that was expected to lead to the French presidency.

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Clinton Campaign Launch Takes A Personal Tone

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

Hillary Clinton's been a declared candidate for two months, but she's staging a launch Saturday in New York. NPR's Scott Simon talks presidential politics with NPR's Mara Liasson.

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U.S. Soccer Leads Its Group Despite A Draw With Sweden

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

In the Women's World Cup, the U.S. and Sweden battled to a tie Friday night.

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Examining U.S. Anti-ISIS Strategy

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

NPR's Scott Simon gets reaction from the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Republican Mac Thornberry of Texas, to the Obama administration's plan to send more military trainers to Iraq.

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Obama's 11th-Hour Push Fails To Sway House On Trade Deal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 04:00

Democrats in the House of Representatives dealt President Obama a blow on Friday, thwarting his push for expanded authority to negotiate a trade deal with Asia.

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