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VIDEO: Free-runner climbs Wembley arch

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:52
A 24-year-old free-runner from Southampton has climbed to the top of the Wembley stadium arch.

'Blood cells' found in dino fossils

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:34
Researchers have discovered what appear to be the remnants of red blood cells and connective tissue in 75 million-year-old dinosaur fossils.

Turkey PM resigns but stays in power

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:15
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has resigned in a procedural move after his governing AK Party lost its majority in parliamentary elections.

Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:14
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, is to visit China for the first time, at a time of tension between the two countries.

England hit record 408-9 in NZ ODI

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:11
England make a sensational start to their new era by smashing their highest ever ODI score against New Zealand at Edgbaston.

Hospital drug pumps hack warning

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:08
A US-based cybersecurity expert says Hospira hospital pumps, used to administer drugs at safe levels to patients, could be hacked

Guess Which State Has The Best High School Graduation Rate?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:08

The national graduation rate has hit a remarkable 81 percent. Why the steep rise in recent years? Exhibit A: Iowa.

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Hogwarts Hops The Pond: Rowling Reveals U.S. Version Of Wizards' School

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:01

In a series of tweets with fans, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling confirmed that Americans have their own version of the legendary school of witchcraft and wizardry.

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Hundreds March In McKinney's Streets To Protest Police Action

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:00

The protest came after the town's police department said that it's investigating Friday's incident. An officer who forced a teenage girl to the ground and briefly drew his gun is on leave.

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Will Nepal's earthquake bring historic change?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 08:54
Political leaders in Nepal have signed a deal on a new constitution. Could April's devastating earthquake be a catalyst for historic change?

GCSE paper gives away answer

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 08:54
An exam board has apologised after it accidently gave the answer to a chemistry exam question in a following question in the same paper.

Graduates in work but earning less

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 08:52
Graduates in England have seen a fall in their median salary of more than £1,000 in the past five years, according to official statistics.

US 'sent live anthrax to UK'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 08:50
A lab in the UK may have accidentally received a sample of live anthrax from the Pentagon in 2007, say US officials.

Custody fight mum and son 'on run'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 08:46
A judge lifts reporting restrictions in an effort to find a three-year-old boy and his mother, who disappeared after a court ruled he should live with his father.

Radio 1 'not scared' of Apple radio

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 08:35
Radio 1 boss says he is 'not scared' of Apple's new radio station Beats 1, and other industry reaction to the launch.

Luminaries Across Political Spectrum Filed Support Letters For Gen. Petraeus

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 08:23

In letters of support, Republicans and Democrats pleaded with a judge to keep Gen. David Petraeus from jail, after he pleaded guilty to revealing government secrets to his biographer.

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Scappaticci fails to stop BBC film

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 08:19
Lawyers acting for senior republican Freddie Scappaticci have failed in an attempt to prevent the BBC from running part of a Spotlight film on Tuesday.

To Beat Insomnia, Try Therapy For The Underlying Cause Instead Of Pills

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 08:19

A review of the medical evidence finds that therapy can break the cycle of chronic sleeplessness by addressing the anxieties that cause many people to stay awake.

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Virginia Court Is Ordered To Reconsider Injunction In Sweet Briar College Case

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 08:16

The legal battle over Sweet Briar's fate has been fast-moving — the private women's school is slated to close on Aug. 25.

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Eritrea accuses UN of 'vile slander'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 08:13
Eritrea's government dismisses as a "vile slander" a UN report accusing it of human rights violations on a scale "seldom witnessed elsewhere".