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No Reason To Quit: Driver John Force Still Racing Full Throttle

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 12:59

Force has been drag racing professionally since 1974. The 65-year-old has gone from blowing up his 10,000-horsepower engines to winning championships, and he has all the scars to prove it.

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Facebook Scientists Alter Newsfeeds, Find Emotions Are Affected By It

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 12:41

A newsfeed filled with negative comments led to users expressing more negativity. The opposite was also true, proving "emotional contagion" can happen even online.

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Iraq army claims victory in Tikrit

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 12:09
Iraq's army routs Sunni militants during a major offensive on the northern city of Tikrit, state media say, but the insurgents deny the claim.

Benghazi raid suspect in US court

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:59
The key suspect in the Benghazi US consulate attack appears in a US courthouse to deny terrorism charges, two weeks after his capture in Libya.

VIDEO: Armed Forces Day celebrated across the UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:59
The Princess Royal, David Cameron and Alex Salmond attend Armed Forces Day in Stirling.

Brazil 1-1 Chile (3-2 pens)

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:55
Hosts Brazil knock Chile out of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in the second round with a 3-2 win on penalties.

VIDEO: Glastonbury tributes to Bobby Womack

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:48
At the Glastonbury Festival in the UK people have been paying tribute to singer and songwriter Bobby Womack, who died on Friday.

VIDEO: Jara misses decisive penalty for Chile

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:11
Gonzalo Jara misses the decisive penalty for Chile, after Neymar had stepped up to score the last spot kick for Brazil

On Penalties, Brazil Pulls Off A Hard-Fought Win Against Chile

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:01

After a tight and grueling 1-1 tie through extra time, Brazil managed to stay in the tournament winning a penalty shootout against Chile.

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'Vicious' stabbing victim is named

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 10:57
A man who died in "an extremely vicious" stabbing attack in Swindon is named by police.

Williams makes shock Wimbledon exit

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 10:54
Serena Williams suffers her earliest Wimbledon defeat since 2005 as she loses to France's Alize Cornet in the third round.

Sharapova barrage sees off Riske

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 10:53
Fifth seed Maria Sharapova beats American Alison Riske 6-3 6-0 to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Cameron under fire after EU defeat

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 10:42
David Cameron comes under fire after his defeat in a row over the new European Commission president, but a cabinet minister says he was "brave".

Nadal and Federer reach round four

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 10:28
Rafael Nadal recovers from losing the first set for the third match in a row, while Roger Federer also wins at Wimbledon.

UK celebrates Armed Forces Day

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 10:11
Events are held across the UK to mark Armed Forces Day, with thousands of services personnel taking part.

Prince visits fire-hit Chilean homes

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 09:59
Prince Harry visits a Chilean shanty town community where homes were destroyed and thousands were left homeless by wildfires in April.

Dallas County Agrees To Take In About 1,000 Immigrant Children

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 09:53

Federal authorities have been looking around the country for places willing to house the thousands of children flooding the Southern border.

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Record attendance at Pride London

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 09:33
A record 30,000 people take part in the Pride parade through central London, organisers say.

VIDEO: Gay pride around the world

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 09:21
People in London, Paris and Singapore have gathered to celebrate gay rights.

Clermont pick second female coach

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 09:06
Clermont appoint former France women's captain Corinne Diacre to succeed Helena Costa as manager.
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