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U.S. Diplomat Says Change In Immigration Policy For Cubans Is Not On The Table

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:54

Roberta Jacobson, the U.S. official who will lead negotiations on reestablishing diplomatic ties with the Cubans, says that this will be a long journey, but she has hope for better relations.

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Will Vaping Reignite The Battle Over Smoking On Airplanes?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:37

It's been 25 years since people could light up with impunity on domestic airline flights. But that doesn't mean they're not still trying. And e-cigarettes are reviving conflict over clean air aloft.

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Obama vetoes oil pipeline bill

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:33
US President Barack Obama vetoes a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, White House officials say.

'Audit the Fed' illustrates the politics behind policy

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:28

The Federal Reserve's Janet Yellen delivered her semiannual update to Congress today amid calls to audit the Fed's monetary policy decision-making. Yellen denounced efforts to increase Congressional oversight of how and why the Fed decides to print or buy back money, and Fed experts say it was designed to be insulated from political pressure. 

Sony Pictures names new chairman

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:26
Sony Pictures has named Tom Rothman as chairman of the film studio replacing Amy Pascal, who stepped down following a cyber attack.

City first in UK to ban legal highs

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:18
Lincoln becomes the first place in the UK to introduce a ban on people taking legal highs in public places.

New ECB chief wants English Big Bash

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:17
Incoming ECB chief Colin Graves hopes to introduce a Big-Bash style T20 tournament into the English season.

Nowell poised for England start

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:17
Jack Nowell replaces Jonny May in England's training squad and is in line to start against Ireland in the Six Nations.

Dozens die in fresh Baghdad bombings

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:15
At least 37 people have been killed and many more injured in a series of bombings in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

VIDEO: Green leader: 'I had a brain fade'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:07
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett says sorry to her members for not doing a good job of explaining the party's policies.

Unlocking the digital classroom for kids in lock up

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:01

Technology has become an integral part of education. Students are increasingly learning with help from laptops, iPads and other digital technology. Schools are embracing blended classrooms, which mix traditional and online learning.

But technology presents unique hurdles for the juvenile justice system, which has been reluctant to introduce computers and the internet into secure facilities.

Since 2013, San Diego County has been confronting the challenges of introducing laptops — and digital learning — into its juvenile justice facilities.

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Marketplace takes a look at the surprising results. Check back then for the full story.

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No civil rights charge for Zimmerman

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 10:58
George Zimmerman will not face federal civil rights charges over the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Royal Marine in £49k benefits fraud

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 10:57
A former Royal Marine swindled £49,000 in benefits by claiming he was too injured to walk while he was working as a bodyguard in the Middle East.

Letter from Africa: McGrath hunting photos and conservation

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 10:27
In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at the thorny issue of big game hunting on the continent.

Trouble Ahead? Searching For Google's Future

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 10:27

The ambitious Silicon Valley giant is looking to stay dominant in our technological future. But can it adapt quickly to a changing marketplace?

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Goodyear fined $16m for bribery

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 10:27
US tyre firm Goodyear agrees to pay $16m to US regulators over allegations it failed to stop persistent bribery in its Kenyan and Angolan operations.

Feds Close Investigation Of George Zimmerman Without Pressing Charges

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 10:20

Attorney General Eric Holder said while the case didn't meet the threshold for a hate crime prosecution, it still called for a dialogue about the tensions that led to the killing of Trayvon Martin.

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British Police Say 3 Missing Teenage Girls Now In Syria

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 10:15

The London teenagers boarded a flight to Istanbul on Feb. 17. Police believe they were radicalized online.

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Can 'mind blank' wreck careers?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 10:04
It happens to all of us - but can it wreck a political career?

Obama To Veto Keystone XL Pipeline Today 'Without Drama Or Fanfare Or Delay'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 09:58

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the GOP-controlled Congress had sent the bill to the White House this morning. Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override the threatened veto.

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