National / International News

New Ferguson Judge Has Wide Latitude To Make Changes

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

The fallout from a scathing federal report on the police and court in Ferguson, Mo., has begun.The city's municipal judge has resigned, and a state appeals judge will start hearing cases instead.

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Flake: Senate GOP Letter To Iran 'Not Appropriate'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is one of seven Senate Republicans who did not sign a letter to Iran warning about a nuclear deal with the Obama administration. He speaks with NPR's Melissa Block.

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Senate's Letter To Iran Complicates Nuclear Negotiations

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

As they try to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the White House says it does want Congress to have a role — just not now. So, could Republican interference scuttle the whole thing?

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Iraq Archaeologist Asks U.S. To Help Protect Antiquities

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

ISIS has been destroying Iraq's historic artifacts. Iraqi archaeologist Abdulamir al-Hamdani has asked the White House to help in protecting his country's heritage. He speaks with NPR's Melissa Block.

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Clinton Says She Didn't Think Private Email Would Be 'An Issue'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton answered questions Tuesday about her use of a private email account. Correspondents Tamara Keith and Mara Liasson join NPR's Melissa Block.

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Florida Gov. Scott Denies Banning Phrase 'Climate Change'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

University scientists and former state employees say Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration has directed them to avoid using the phrase "climate change." Scott denies the charge.

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Collision, Chemical Leak Closes Part Of Houston Ship Channel

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:04

An "unknown quantity" of a gasoline additive leaked from a 600-foot tanker. It's the Houston Ship Channel's second crash in less than a week.

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No Big Money Or TV Ads — What's With The U.K.'s Low-Key Election?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:03

There may not even be any televised debates, but the U.K. really is less than two months from national elections. Why is it so different from the U.S., where attention is already on 2016?

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Clinton: Email for 'convenience'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 11:59
Hillary Clinton tells reporters she used private emails "out of convenience" during her time as secretary of state.

Boston bombing jury sees bloody note

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 11:54
Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial are shown a blood-stained note allegedly written by the accused as he hid from police inside a boat.

A Sheriff And A Doctor Team Up To Map Childhood Trauma

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 11:33

Sometimes a different perspective can help you see a problem with fresh eyes. The problem to be solved in Gainesville, Florida? A hotspot of poverty, child abuse and neglect.

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Falcao picked for Man Utd Under-21s

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 11:30
Manchester United use on-loan Monaco striker Radamel Falcao in an Under-21 Premier League match against Tottenham.

Taking U.S. Politics Beyond 'The Water's Edge'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 11:29

For generations, Congress has deferred to presidents when it comes to foreign policy. The concept was tossed out in the past week as Republicans reached out to foreign leaders, one an ally, one a foe.

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Climate Change May Be Destroying World's Oldest-Known Mummies

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 11:17

The Chinchorros, who lived between modern-day Peru and Chile, mummified their dead at least 2,000 years before the Egyptians. But some mummies have begun to turn to ooze, so scientists investigated.

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Via Satellite, Tracking The Plunder Of Middle East Cultural History

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 11:11

ISIS militants now control the long-running black market in stolen artifacts. Experts are tracking damage to heritage sites in Iraq and Syria by satellite and doing what little they can to stop it.

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New HBO Now Streaming Service Shows Consumer's Will Is King

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 10:55

HBO on Monday announced a new service presenting its shows online without a cable subscription. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it also shows the power of consumers to bring change in a digital world.

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Iraqi troops 'enter parts of Tikrit'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 10:49
Iraqi forces retake parts of the city of Tikrit from Islamic State (IS) militants, Iraqi officials say, as a major government offensive continues.

Christie to race in Russian Worlds

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 10:41
Elise Christie will compete in the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, despite a death in her family.

6.5 Million Social Security Numbers Linked To Those 112 Or Older

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 10:28

That's not a typo. A watchdog review of the Social Security Administration also found more than 4,000 people availed of the E-Verify system using numbers belonging to those over that age.

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'Test Kitchen': How To Make Vegetarian Dishes Pop With A Little Umami

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 10:22

Cooking with plant foods naturally high in compounds called glutamates can stimulate the same taste receptors that meat does. America's Test Kitchen explains in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook.

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