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'No tolerance' vow after dog's death

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 13:02
Crufts organisers say sabotage will not be tolerated, amid "unsubstantiated" rumours other dogs were poisoned at the event.

Alonso crash strange, says Briatore

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 12:48
Fernando Alonso's manager Flavio Briatore says there are many questions left unanswered about the Spaniard's crash in Barcelona.

WWII pilot's wedding ring returned

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 12:34
The 92-year-old sister of a WWII pilot who went missing in action is reunited with his wedding ring more than 70 years after he disappeared.

States Fund Pregnancy Centers That Discourage Abortion

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 12:32

A growing number of states are giving public money to crisis pregnancy centers. But the centers are unregulated, and abortion rights groups accuse them of coercing women with misinformation.

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College Rape Case Shows A Key Limit To Medical Privacy Law

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 12:32

A woman who is suing the University of Oregon for mishandling her rape case is now having her own medical records used against her in court. Yes, that's legal.

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Mad Cow Research Hints At Ways To Halt Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 12:27

Corinne Lasmezas began her career studying a disease that destroys the brains of cattle. Now she's using what she learned to search for drugs that can stop human brain diseases.

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Japanese women at a crossroads

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 12:26
Why so many Japanese mums don't go back to the jobs market

VIDEO: Being a working mum in Japan

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 12:26
In Japan, it is still common for many women to want to give up their own jobs once they become mothers, but with average salaries relatively low compared to Japan's cost of living, it is a luxury few can afford.

Saudi Arabia Ramps Up Training To Repel Homegrown Terrorists

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 12:06

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has recruited more than 2,000 young Saudi men. Some have already come back to carry out attacks on Saudi soil. The kingdom is preparing to confront the threat.

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England's Aluko sets up Canada final

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 12:05
England will meet Canada in Wednesday's Cyprus Cup final after a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands.

Sandwich Monday: Pizza-Flavored Salad Dressing

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 12:04

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Funagrette "Cheesy Pizza" flavored salad dressing. We never thought a salad could make us feel so bad about our eating habits.

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'Simpsons' co-creator dies at age 59

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:58
Sam Simon, an Emmy-winning writer and producer, gave away much of his money to charity after he was diagnosed with colon cancer.

White House: Obama Traded Emails With Clinton, But Didn't Know Account Was Private

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:49

The president told CBS over the weekend that he learned about Clinton's use of a private email address while she was secretary of state through news reports like "everybody else."

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Do Parents Nurture Narcissists By Pouring On The Praise?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:41

Telling your kids that they're superfabulous encourages narcissistic thinking, researchers say. And that doesn't bode well for their future happiness. Better to recognize effort and say, "I love you."

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Tory MP O'Brien gets top UN role

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:37
Conservative MP Stephen O'Brien is appointed to a top job at the United Nations and will leave Parliament at the general election.

Supreme Court Sends Birth Control Case Back To Appeals Court

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:32

The court has ordered a federal appeals court to take a second look at Univeristy of Notre Dame's challenge to the birth control mandate in Obamacare, including opt-out rules for religious groups.

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Conviction in bottom-injection case

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:31
A woman who described herself as "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" is convicted of the 2011 murder of a UK woman.

British stars name their heroines

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:24
BBC Sport asks some of Britain's most high-profile sports women about their sporting heroines growing up.

Barritt & Croft out of Six Nations

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:00
England centre Brad Barritt and flanker Tom Croft will miss the remainder of the Six Nations with injuries.