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Fast-Track Trade Measure Fails Key Test Vote In Senate

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 11:20

The White House calls the vote merely a "procedural snafu" and expects to eventually prevail.

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Pietersen anger at 'deceitful' England

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 11:02
Kevin Pietersen says he is "angry and hurt" at being told he will not be considered for selection by England.

US helicopter missing in Nepal

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:52
A US Marine helicopter involved in disaster relief efforts in Nepal has been declared missing by the Army.

A Foot In Africa, A Foot In Europe: Divide Grows Wider In Ceuta

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:28

The Spanish city is physically part of Africa. About half of its people are more prosperous Europeans; half are Arabic-speaking Muslims disproportionately living in poverty. That disparity is growing.

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VIDEO: Nigel Farage: 'I did keep my word'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:20
Nigel Farage is back to work as UKIP leader, three days after resigning.

Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:16

American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.

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Review of Becky Watts death launched

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:08
A "detailed analysis" of the authorities' contact with teenager Becky Watts prior to her death is to be launched, it is announced.

Malaysia Says It Will Turn Back Migrant Boats

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:00

It comes a day after more than 1,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshis landed in the waters of Malaysia's Langkawi island, and after Indonesia said it would also turn back the migrants.

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Malaysia Says It Will Turn Back Migrant Boats

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:00

It comes a day after more than 1,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshis landed in the waters of Malaysia's Langkawi island, and after Indonesia said it would also turn back the migrants.

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Marine Corps Helicopter Helping With Relief Effort In Nepal Goes Missing

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:52

The disappearance of a UH-1 Huey helicopter was under investigation. The helicopter was carrying six Marines.

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Marine Corps Helicopter Helping With Relief Effort In Nepal Goes Missing

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:52

The disappearance of a UH-1 Huey helicopter was under investigation. The helicopter was carrying six Marines.

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Reagan Shooter John Hinckley's Lawyers Say He's Ready To Be Free

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:51

Hinckley's lawyer argued that the depression and psychosis that fueled his drive to shoot President Reagan and others in 1981 is "in full, stable, sustained remission." Now it's up to a federal judge.

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Reagan Shooter John Hinckley's Lawyers Say He's Ready To Be Free

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:51

Hinckley's lawyer argued that the depression and psychosis that fueled his drive to shoot President Reagan and others in 1981 is "in full, stable, sustained remission." Now it's up to a federal judge.

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Tea Tuesdays: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:46

Matcha green tea is taking off in America, but the Japanese have been drinking it for eight centuries. What happens when commercialism meets tradition?

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Tea Tuesdays: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:46

Matcha green tea is taking off in America, but the Japanese have been drinking it for eight centuries. What happens when commercialism meets tradition?

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Man, 51, sneezes out childhood toy

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:45
A 51-year-old man is reunited with the rubber sucker off a toy dart that he played with as a child - after he sneezes it out.

Watchdog blamed over ex-MP's claims

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:17
Parliament's expenses watchdog was "complicit" in a bill of thousands of pounds owed by ex-MP Eric Joyce, a report says.

Man Utd - better off under Glazers?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:15
The impact of the Glazers on Manchester United

Gerrard tickets on sale for £1,300

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:13
Tickets for Steven Gerrard's final home game for Liverpool this weekend are on sale for more than £1,300.

Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:10

Genes linked to inflammation are more active in winter, a study hints. That might partly explain why some diseases, including Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, are more likely to start then.

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