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Nebraska Ruling On Pipeline Could Be A Blow To TransCanada

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:22

The Senate is set to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline although President Obama has vowed to veto it. What does Nebraska's Supreme Court ruling allowing the pipeline to proceed mean for those involved?

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Gloucester 24-23 Saracens

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:17
James Hook scores a last-gasp 50-metre penalty as Gloucester beat Saracens in a Premiership thriller at Kingsholm.

UK businessman loses bid for retrial

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:14
A Florida judge has rejected a bid for a new trial by a British businessman serving a life sentence for two murders in the 1980s.

Paris Attack Suspects Would Have Been Hard To Track

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:11

Robert Siegel talks to Paris-based terrorism and security expert Jean-Charles Brisard about the terrorist cell in France known as the Buttes-Chaumont network.

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Massachusetts Will Limit Practice Of Restraint And Seclusion In Schools

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:08

Massachusetts is one of a growing number of states that are putting new restrictions on the practice of restraining and secluding public school students.

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Woman thought dumped dog was stolen

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:00
A woman says she left a dog tied up at a railway station with its belongings in a suitcase because she believed it had been stolen.

In pictures: London Boat Show

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:55
The 61st London Boat Show sets sail

New York Police Commissioner Confirms Work Slowdown By Officers

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:54

But William Bratton tells NPR the issue was being corrected. The death of Eric Garner in police custody and the subsequent slaying of two New York City police officers has created a tense atmosphere.

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Brothers charged with woman's murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:52
Police charge two brothers with the murder of a woman, who disappeared on Christmas Eve.

US bishop to face hit-and-run charge

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:40
Maryland's first female Episcopal bishop will face charges over a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Baltimore, prosecutors say.

VIDEO: Paris attacks: Local residents react

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36
Local residents from Porte de Vincennes in Paris - where an armed man held a number of people in a kosher supermarket - gave their reaction as the siege ended.

Congressional Budget Watchdogs Change The Way They Keep Score

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

House Republicans voted this week to change the way Congress measures the effects of tax and spending bills.

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Former 'Onion' Editor On Why We Need Satire

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

Former Onion editor Joe Randazzo reacts to the attack of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo this week.

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Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline Back In Obama's Hands

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

The U.S. House passed legislation to approve the pipeline on Friday and the Senate is expected to take up the issue in coming weeks. President Obama has threatened a veto. In the meantime, a legal challenge over the route the pipeline would take through Nebraska has been resolved — for now.

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France Hostage Crises End After Chaotic Day

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

A Paris neighborhood found itself at the center of a violent stand-off on Friday, with shoppers taken hostage at a local supermarket

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First Amendment Arguments Overshadow Sterling Espionage Case

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

Former CIA employee Jeffrey Sterling goes to trial next week on charges he violated his oath and leaked confidential information to reporter James Risen. But Sterling's legal plight is largely overshadowed by Risen's First Amendment arguments and media backlash to the Justice Department decision to subpoena him.

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Los Angeles May Have Been A Safer Bet Than Boston For Olympics Bid

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

The U.S. Olympic Committee surprised everyone by tabbing Boston as its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Robert Siegel talks with expert on all things Olympics, David Wallechinsky for some answers.

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Week In Politics: New Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline, Paris Attack

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the new Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline votes and terror in Paris.

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Hostage Sieges End In France, With Seven People Dead

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

Police in France have ended both of the hostage sieges they were facing in and near Paris. Three gunmen are dead, along with four of the hostages.

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As Rumors Spread, More Cubans Try To Reach The U.S. By Sea

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

The Coast Guard has seen a spike in the number of Cubans trying to sail to Florida. The cause, it says, is a false rumor that the U.S. will soon change its policy toward Cubans who reach U.S. shores.

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