National / International News

A Horse — And A Horse Story — For The Ages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:10

California Chrome seems like just the horse to break the drought and win the Triple Crown on Saturday, because so many aspects of his story seem extraordinary.

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Ukraine leader sets out peace plan

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 05:41
Petro Poroshenko is sworn in as president of Ukraine, setting out a plan to bring peace to the conflict-torn east.

Sex discrimination men get £460,000

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 05:32
Eighteen men unhappy at being paid less than their female colleagues at a university are awarded a total of £460,000 in back pay.

VIDEO: Flower market renamed after Queen

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 05:29
The Queen has been in Paris on the final day of her state visit to France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Blackmailer sends paedophile threats

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 05:20
Blackmail letters which threaten to spread rumours about people being paedophiles are being investigated by police.

Ukraine Inaugurates New President As Unrest Continues

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:58

Petro Poroshenko called on separatists to lay down their weapons. The chocolate magnate also offered amnesty to those without "blood on their hands."

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VIDEO: D-Day veteran 'embarrassed at the fuss'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:42
A World War Two veteran who left his nursing home to attend the D-Day commemorations in France has returned to the UK, ''a bit embarrassed about the fuss'' according to care home head Peter Curtis.

Mixed emotions for beaten England

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:20
England coach Stuart Lancaster "frustrated and proud in equal measure" after last-gasp defeat by New Zealand.

Jacob Zuma in hospital for tests

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:14
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is admitted to hospital for tests after doctors told him to to rest following "a demanding election".

Photos: After A Storm, A Red Sky, Double Rainbow Over Atlanta

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:14

Sunset and a strong storm happened at just the right time for a celestial treat. The resulting rainbows were so stunning, they were documented all over Twitter.

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Body confirmed as missing backpacker

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:03
A body found in the Malaysian jungle is confirmed as British backpacker Gareth Huntley, as his family say no words can capture their "devastation".

N.J. Nets, Devils Owner Gave Millions To Local Causes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

We remember Lewis Katz, who once said, "Life is meant to have as much fun as you can conjure up." Katz made a fortune as a sports team owner and gave millions of it away.

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Obama Reassures Allies As He Honors D-Day Sacrifices

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

President Obama has had an eventful visit to Europe, which included attending the 70th D-Day commemoration in Normandy.

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Pink The Pelican Released After Pouch Surgery

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

In April, a California brown pelican's pouch was brutally slashed. Pink the pelican was released this week after successful surgery. NPR's Scott Simon talks with veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Duerr.

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Like 'Doctor Who,' Syrian Activists Hang In Limbo Post-Election

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

President Bashar Assad's election victory is another sign that exiled Syrian activists may never safely go home. One activist compares it to the fate of the time-traveling, British TV cult hero.

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Senate Bill Would Crack Down On Auto Defects

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

A GM investigation revealed the company's failure to fix a deadly defect in its cars. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., about a law that would require more transparency.

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The Long-Range Staying Power Of The B-52

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

The B-52 bomber has recently undergone an overhaul of its communications systems. The aircraft has remained in continuous service since 1955. We look at what makes it so remarkable and enduring.

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Vets Bring A 'Level Of Selflessness' To Service In Congress

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

The number of veterans in Congress is at its lowest since World War II. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Seth Lynn of the Veterans Campaign about how he's trying to get those numbers back up.

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Obama Returns To U.S. To Face Prisoner Release Issue

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

This week the veterans health care scandal gave way to a new political storm over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, as Washington editor Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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No One Judges The Ride At Americade

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

This week, bikers in the Northeast are flocking to Lake George, N.Y., for a motorcycle rally called Americade. Some 50,000 visitors take to the streets in tattoos, leather jackets and revving engines.

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