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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.

Apple Watch prices and apps revealed

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:58
Apple reveals that its smartwatch collection will range in price from $349 to more than $10,000 depending on the materials used.

Iraqi Kurds target IS hold on Kirkuk

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:55
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, backed by US air strikes, launch an offensive against Islamic State (IS) militants in oil-rich Kirkuk province.

HBO launches US streaming service

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:53
The network behind hit TV shows such as Game of Thrones is launching an online streaming service that will weaken its longstanding tie-ins with cable TV packages.

Faugheen tipped for Champion glory

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:49
Faugheen is favourite for the Champion Hurdle on the first day of AP McCoy's final Cheltenham Festival before retirement.

The Lone Buffalo Cleared Unexploded Bombs And Boosted Needy Kids

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:48

That's the nickname for a Laotian man named Manophet. He died from a brain clot five years ago, but his spirit lives on. As one kid puts it, "I should learn, I should try. I love Lone Buffalo."

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Right-To-Work Bill

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:42

His state is the 25th to adopt the measure, which critics say restricts collective bargaining and drives down wages. Walker said the law "sends a powerful message across the country."

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