National / International News

Turning a rookie poker chump into a champ

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:41

What are the odds of an entry-level gambler getting some coaching and winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas?

Not great, as you may imagine.  Grantland writer Colson Whitehead got $10,000 from his employer to give it a try.

He spoke with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio about the results of his undertaking, which are chronicled in his book, "The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death."

This Could Be The Year Iowa Sends Its First Woman To Congress

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:39

Iowa and Mississippi share a dubious distinction: They're the only two states that have never sent a woman to Congress or elected one as governor.

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Reverse psychology: A bad night for Steve Peters?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:37
The psychiatrist working with Liverpool and Ronnie O'Sullivan remains philosophical after comebacks deny both of his clients

Call to control rising house prices

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:36
The UK government should consider more restrictions on the Help to Buy scheme as house prices continue to rise, the OECD says.

Cuts 'hit mental health patients'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:35
A lack of mental health beds in England is forcing patients to travel hundreds of miles to receive treatment in other areas, figures show.

New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad Impact

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:30

A report overseen by the government finds climate change is causing more frequent heat waves, floods and droughts. The change, the study concludes, is also disrupting key parts of the economy.

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What was a lifer doing in an open prison?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:19
Why was an armed robber in an open prison?

5 Things To Watch In Tuesday's Primaries

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:04

Primaries in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio serve as the kickoff for an intense two-month stretch of elections. Did we mention former American Idol star Clay Aiken is on the ballot?

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Is the eurozone saved?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:56
Is the collapse of the euro permanently off the agenda?

Day in pictures: 6 May 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:52
News photos from past 24 hours: 6 May

Book News: Gay Bookstore Said To Be The Nation's Oldest Is Closing

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:51

Also: Edwidge Danticat on the real price of sugar; the winners of the O. Henry Prize.

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U-2 Spy Plane Disrupted Hundreds Of Flights, FAA Acknowledges

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:49

After the plane's altitude was misinterpreted, efforts to route airliners around it over California created havoc. The U-2 was reportedly flying at 60,000 feet, but computers thought it was far lower.

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'Complacency' leads to asthma deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:48
People with asthma are dying unnecessarily because of complacency among both medical staff and patients, a national study claims.

DUP 'would have moved on Sinn Féin'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:44
Northern Ireland's first minister says his party would have tried to exclude Sinn Féin from government if it had not "corrected" its support for the Police Service of Northern Ireland following Gerry Adams' arrest.

Europe to tighten black box rules

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:43
Europe's aviation watchdog announces new proposals to make it easier to find flight recorders, known as black boxes, from missing planes.

US 'outrage' at Nigeria abductions

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:34
The White House says it considers the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist militants "an outrage".

Apple to pay ex-Burberry boss $68m

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:23
US technology giant Apple is welcoming its new retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, with a pay package which includes $68m in shares.

Threatened airport to shut next week

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:22
Manston Airport in Kent is to close with the loss of up to 150 jobs after it failed to find a buyer.

Jobseekers 'must take zero-hours'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:10
Jobseekers could be stripped of their benefits for turning down certain zero-hours contracts without good reason, the government says.

Ukraine Reports Dozens Killed In Slovyansk Fighting

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:09

Ukraine says its military has killed 30 pro-Russian separatists as government forces try to retake eastern cities near the border with Russia. At least four Ukrainian soldiers have died.

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