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Postcards From The Common Core Classroom

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:29

The Common Core State Standards mean big changes in classrooms across the country. This... is the sound of that change.

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As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:29

A combination of partisanship, upcoming mid-term elections and divided Republicans in the House helped mold a Congress this session that had trouble passing even must-pass bills.

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Thai surrogate: I love Down's baby

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:14
A Thai surrogate mother who carried a baby with Down's syndrome vows to take care of the boy after his Australian parents gave him up.

BA to continue flying over Iraq

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:04
British Airways flights says it will continue to fly through Iraqi airspace despite concerns over the threat from Islamic militants on the ground.

Tech Week: The CIA Apologizes, Twitter Soars, Foursquare Swarm

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:02

In this week's roundup of digital culture headlines, the hardcore Foursquare users have a problem with Swarm. Twitter got a big boost. And why buy shoes when you can print your own?

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War In Gaza Tests Israel's Tolerance For Dissent

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:59

In a nation that prizes free expression, some Israelis critical of the war say their views are under attack. "Something really, really bad is happening to the Israeli society," says one activist.

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James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:56

The actor broke barriers as one of Hollywood's first Asian-American romantic leads. Born in Hawaii, he died this week at the age of 85.

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VIDEO: Surrogate mother vows to keep baby

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:48
A Thai surrogate mother caring for an unwanted baby with Down's Syndrome says she loves the child and will care for him as her own.

Towers demolition 'caused quake'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:23
An expert reveals the demolition of the Didcot power station towers caused tremors similar to earthquakes.

UK suspends Tripoli embassy services

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:22
The Foreign Office says operations at the British embassy in Tripoli are to be temporarily suspended as violence worsens in Libya.

Ex-Afghan translators offered homes

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:22
A Welsh council is to welcome former Afghan translators who have been working closely with British forces and are now at risk of persecution.

England lose thrilling netball semi

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:21
New Zealand beat England 35-34 with the final throw of a thrilling encounter to reach the Commonwealth Games netball final.

Treating Ebola With An Experimental Serum: Why It Might Help

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:03

In 1995, doctors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo skimmed serum rich in antibodies from the blood of Ebola survivors to treat other patients. It's a 19th century approach. Does it work?

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Guess Who's Been Waiting In The Lobby For A Hundred Million Years?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:03

The M-Thing. It's patient. It's modest. It's relentless. It stays.

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VIDEO: Close-up: The melting WWI memorial

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 02:28
Award winning Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo has shown her installation 'Mini Monuments' in cities such as Florence and Berlin. Jo Black reports from the next venue in Birmingham

Pistorius' brother hurt in car crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 02:21
Carl Pistorius, the brother of South African athlete and murder accused Oscar, has been badly hurt in a car crash, his family say.

Minimal baggage delays at Gatwick

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 01:56
Passengers reclaiming their baggage at Gatwick Airport have had little or no delay after extra staff were brought in following last weekend's disruption.

Gardens reopen after 100mph storms

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 01:46
Historic gardens in Snowdonia are to reopen after they were left "like a scene out of a disaster movie" by 100mph winds.

Ukraine rebel admits 'executions'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 01:43
A senior adviser to rebels in eastern Ukraine confirms that extrajudicial killings have been carried out "to prevent chaos".

Scot Gilmour reaches badminton final

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 01:36
Kirsty Gilmour becomes the first Scottish woman to reach a Commonwealth Games badminton singles final.
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