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Texas Overhauls Textbook Approval To Ease Tensions Over Evolution

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-01 08:27

The state Board of Education has decided to curtail the use of citizen review panels and instead give educators priority in selecting textbooks.

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Coastal areas 'stay vigilant' plea

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 08:25
People living in coastal areas are being asked to stay vigilant as strong winds are forecast to coincide with Saturday evening's high tide.

Hundreds protest over planned cuts

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 08:21
About 400 people join a protest against Merthyr council's plans to cut services as it aims to save £15.3m over the next four years.

VIDEO: Footage shows deadly volcano damage

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 08:20
A volcano erupts on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, engulfing villages in hot ash and killing 14 people.

Wales 23-15 Italy

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 08:16
Wales hold on to beat Italy 23-15 in the opening match of the 2014 Six Nations in Cardiff.

What Comes Next In Syria?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-01 08:11

More than a week of negotiations in Geneva failed to produce a breakthrough. The two sides may meet again soon, but there's no sign they are capable of establishing a transitional government.

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Loan signing Kallstrom out with injury

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 08:02
Arsenal's Kim Kallstrom is out with a back injury discovered in the medical before he signed on loan from Spartak Moscow.

In pictures: Indonesians flee volcano

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 07:59
Dramatic images as villagers in Indonesia flee a lethal volcano

Protest against Spain abortion law

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 07:55
Thousands of people take part in a protest in Madrid against the Spanish government's plans to restrict abortion.

No 10 'ousting non-Tories from jobs'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 07:37
Baroness Sally Morgan, who is leaving her post as chair of schools inspectorate Ofsted, claims she is the victim of a "determined effort" to appoint more Conservatives.

Labour plans to cut unions' power

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 07:32
Trade unions, MPs and MEPs will have their influence over Labour leadership elections reduced under plans announced by Ed Miliband.

West Ham United 2-0 Swansea City

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 07:21
West Ham striker Andy Carroll sets up two Kevin Nolan goals and is sent off as his side beat relegation rivals Swansea.

Indonesia volcano in deadly eruption

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 07:03
Mount Sinabung volcano erupts in northern Sumatra, killing at least 14 people, Indonesian officials say.

Newcastle United 0-3 Sunderland

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 07:00
Sunderland earn their third straight derby win over Newcastle to move further clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

Gunfire, Explosions Rock Thai Capital Ahead Of Polls

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-01 06:39

At least seven people, including an American photojournalist, have been wounded in the clashes ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections.

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Sam Cooke And The Song That 'Almost Scared Him'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-01 06:30

Cooke recorded "A Change is Gonna Come" 50 years ago this week. The story of the song is as amazing, and unsettling, as the song itself.

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Botham helps launch salmon season

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 06:16
The salmon season gets under way on some of Scotland's rivers, with new measures designed to stop the decline of spring salmon and sea trout.

Travel warning for 100,000 fans

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 06:13
Some 100,000 fans heading to major rugby and football matches in Cardiff are being urged to plan their travel carefully.

O'Brien burden 'must be shared'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 05:58
Ireland's entire pack must shoulder the "unbelievable" burden carried by absent Sean O'Brien, says coach Joe Schmidt.

VIDEO: Philippines typhoons inspire musical

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 05:50
A musical about the devastating effects of flooding in the Philippines has opened in Manila.

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