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US Iraq strategy incomplete - Obama

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:26
The US does not yet have a "complete strategy" for helping Iraq regain territory from Islamic State, President Obama has said.

Prison builders quizzed on US escape

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:26
Police are questioning contractors working at a maximum security prison in New York following the audacious escape of two murderers.

Former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Indicted On Murder Charges

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:26

Video showed Michael Slager shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back. Slager had told investigators that he followed protocol.

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African supermarket pulls Maggi noodles

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:25
East Africa's biggest supermarket chain says it is withdrawing the popular Maggi noodles in five countries, following a ban in parts of India.

VIDEO: Skyscraper man - time-lapse construction footage

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:19
Skyscraper man - time-lapse construction footage

Do Creativity And Schizophrenia Share A Small Genetic Link? Maybe

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:18

The notion goes back to the ancients — that minds given to flights of fancy are on the healthy side of a spectrum that includes what we today call psychosis. An Icelandic gene study offers new clues.

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PFA to help Sansom with addictions

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:17
Kenny Sansom will be given all the support he needs to beat alcoholism and a gambling addiction, say the PFA.

Parole Board Recommends Oscar Pistorius Be Released In August

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:09

The state is appealing Pistorius' murder acquittal, but it appears that the Olympic athlete will be out of custody when that appeal comes before the justice system.

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Accra in shock and mourning

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:08
As a three-day official period of mourning begins after deadly floods and a fire in Ghana, the people of Accra are taking stock and asking what happened, as journalist Elizabeth Ohene reports from the city.

Kennaugh retains Dauphine lead

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 07:00
Peter Kennaugh retains the lead of the Criterium du Dauphine as Nacer Bouhanni takes a sprint win in stage two.

VIDEO: House flattened in bulldozer 'attack'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 06:52
A man in Australia is arrested after allegedly using a stolen bulldozer to crush four vehicles and a house, with three people narrowly escaping.

Are High School Exit Exams An Unnecessary Barrier To Graduation?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 06:49

Eight times Brandon Lewis has taken Florida's Algebra I end-of-course exam. And eight times he's failed it.

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5 Questions Answered On The Legal Challenge To Obamacare Subsidies

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 06:48

If the court rules against the Obama administration, health insurance subsidies could be eliminated for more than 6 million people in states that use HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange website.

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VIDEO: 'You've got to trust it's safe'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 06:37
Jon Kay joins some of the first visitors to Alton Towers since the Smiler rollercoaster crash on Tuesday which left 16 people injured.

U.S. Women's World Cup Opens Tonight Against Australia

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 06:36

The Americans have played the Aussies 24 times — and never lost. But going into the match, there are questions swirling about players' health and further controversy about goalkeeper Hope Solo.

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Spain's Air Traffic Controllers Go On Strike; Pay Isn't The Big Complaint

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 06:25

At issue: punishments for an earlier strike. NPR's Lauren Frayer says of Spain's controllers, "They're among the best-paid civil servants, with average salaries almost half a million dollars a year."

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Tata Steel staff in pensions strike

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 06:23
Tata Steel workers across the UK will go on strike later this month in a row over pensions, unions announce.

Music school teacher cleared of rape

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 06:20
A former teacher at a prestigious music school is cleared of raping an 18-year-old student in the early 1980s.

Could Fifa really take back the World Cup?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 05:46
Following Fifa head of integrity Domenico Scala's remarks that it was feasible for Fifa to strip a host country of a World Cup if corruption was proved, we examine exactly how this would work.

Drought-Friendly Recipes Kick Up The Flavor — And Cut Back On Water

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 05:46

An LA chef and his partner are cooking up recipes using ingredients that require less water to grow and cook with. They want to get us thinking about the resources that go into growing our food.

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