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Rampage Victim's Father: Inaction Of 'Gutless' Politicians Killed His Son

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 13:06

After his son was killed, Richard Martinez made national news with a stunning, emotional indictment of the NRA in front of cameras. Now, he's asking politicians to "do something."

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Probe into Tower Hamlets vote count

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:53
The Electoral Commission launches an investigation into vote counting for the local election in east London's Tower Hamlets borough.

First Lady Fights To Keep Healthful School Lunch Law Intact

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:43

Michelle Obama's fight to help kids eat more healthfully and fight obesity is about to get real. She's launching a campaign Tuesday to fight congressional efforts to delay new school food rules.

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VIDEO: Life of a sumo wrestler

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:41
Why wrestlers' training regime is putting off Japanese children

VIDEO: Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:35
The Nigerian military say they know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but they will not attempt a rescue.

Egyptian Media Encourages Voters To Get To Polls — Or Else

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:17

Egypt has added a third day of voting in its presidential election. With Abdel Fattah al-Sisi relying on voter turnout to legitimize his election, the government-allied media is exhorting Egyptians to vote or be considered traitors.

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As Poland Buries Its Last Communist Leader, An Old Debate Is Dredged

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:17

Poland's last Communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, has died, leaving Poles a difficult question: What honor befits a man with such a complicated legacy? Konstanty Gebert, a Warsaw journalist, explains.

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From Kiev, An Olive Branch For Russia — And A Saber For Separatists

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:17

Ukraine's favorite oligarch is poised to become its president. Petro Poroshenko wants peace talks with Russia, but he supports military action against the armed insurgents he compares to Somali pirates. The billionaire confectioner is promising to pacify the restive east, end corruption and move Ukraine closer to Europe — all while maintaining ties with Moscow. Analysts say he will need help — and a dose of good luck.

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A Remembrance Of UCSB Victims: 'This Shouldn't Happen To Any Family'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:17

In the wake of a killing rampage that left six students dead, the University of California, Santa Barbara, community continues to grieve. NPR's Sam Sanders has a remembrance of the victims.

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A Divided High Court Strikes Down IQ Rules In Fla. Death Penalty

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:17

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a Florida rule requiring a defendant's IQ to be 70 or below before that defendant could avoid the death penalty for reasons of mental retardation.

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Obama Sets A Number For U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:17

President Obama intends to keep a force of 9,800 American troops after the end of 2014. The troops will remain in the country to train Afghan forces and support counterterrorism operations.

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Curveball: Is Harvard just for the wealthy?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:13
<a href="http://marketplaceapm.polldaddy.com/s/ivy-league">View Survey</a>

Man arrested after woman's death

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:12
A 54-year-old man is arrested following the death of 43-year-old Mary Craig at a house in Renfrewshire.

Britain and France urge EU reform

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:11
Britain and France call for EU reform as leaders arrive for a summit in Brussels on the elections which gave a boost to anti-EU parties.

What To Do If Your iPhone Is Hacked And Remotely Locked

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:10

Some Australian users received alerts that their iPhones had been hacked and locked and were told to send money to regain access. Users in the U.S. may have been affected. Read tips on what to do.

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Peat Bog The Size Of England Discovered In Congo Republic

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:06

The previously undiscovered expanse of ancient, partially decayed vegetation, could cover as much as 80,000 square miles.

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Paleo For Dogs? Vets Say Trendy Diet Could Make Humans Sick

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 11:58

Some dog owners favor a raw food diet because they believe it's how their pets' ancestors ate in the wild. But vets worry that people could be exposed to pathogens if pets are eating raw meat.

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Egypt election to run for extra day

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 11:56
Egypt's presidential election is extended into a third day amid reports of a low turnout, with ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi poised to win.

US to keep 9,800 Afghanistan troops

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 11:53
The US will keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after the US concludes its combat mission at the end of this year, President Barack Obama says.

Smugglers Thrive On Syria's Chaos, Looting Cultural Treasures

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 11:15

The country's spectacular antiquities are being plundered by rebels, organized criminal groups and desperate civilians. Many items go across the border to Lebanon.

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