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New York Passes Bill To Outlaw Tattooing Pets

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:04

Getting Fido inked or pierced, except for purposes of medical identification, will be against the law in New York after Gov. Cuomo signs the measure.

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Stop searches of children to end

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:57
Police Scotland announces it will end the practice of consensual stop searches on children under the age of 12.

Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Accused Of Illegal Fundraising

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:53

The governor, who was the subject of a 2012 recall vote, is said to have coordinated fundraising with outside conservative groups in violation of state law.

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VIDEO: German caver hauled to surface

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:47
An injured German caver trapped underground for 12 days is brought to the surface after a painstaking rescue operation.

Harley-Davidson's New Bike Hums, Instead Of Roaring

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:38

Harley-Davidson wants fans of motorcycles often called "hogs" to get to know its new electric bike that's quiet and has zero emissions.

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Brutal Vigilante Attack On Roma Teen Shocks France

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:26

French President Francois Hollande condemned the incident, which left the boy in a coma, as an unspeakable and unjustifiable act. Some say a xenophobic climate may have been a factor.

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Ever feel like you need a bigger boat?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:25

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Thursday, June 20:

In Washington, a House Judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on net neutrality and antitrust law.

The Great Seal of the U.S. was officially adopted by the Continental Congress on June 20, 1782.
It had been under design for 6 years.

Used car retailer CarMax releases quarterly earnings.

"Jaws," that cute flick about a pesky shark, opened to movie going audiences on June 20, 1975, just in time for summer.

And finally, Friday is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Yeah, do that. And don't go into the water.

How The Kurds Could Benefit From Iraq's Crisis

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:07

While much of the country is in turmoil, the Kurdish areas in northern Iraq have remained peaceful. The upheaval could help advance the Kurds' long-standing quest for an independent state.

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VIDEO: 1D's Louis on Doncaster takeover

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:05
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson says he "wants to make a difference" with Doncaster Rovers, after exchanging contracts on a joint takeover of the team.

VIDEO: Highlights: Colombia 2-1 Ivory Coast

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:05
Colombia survive a late comeback to claim all three points in a tight encounter against Ivory Coast, winning 2-1 in their 2014 World Cup Group C match in Belo Horizonte.

How To Build A Neanderthal

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:03

The strong jawline and pronounced teeth of of Neanderthals likely evolved before their large braincase, scientists say. The evidence? A treasure of bones recovered from a single cave in Spain.

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PM urges global push on dementia

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:49
David Cameron has announced more funding for dementia research and urged a global effort to find a cure.

Mountain blasted to build telescope

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:45
The top of a mountain in Chile has been blown up make way for the world's largest optical and infrared telescope.

Nigeria to recover 'Abacha loot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:42
Liechtenstein has agreed to return $227m to Nigeria that was looted by former military ruler Sani Abacha, the finance ministry confirms.

Watson gets walkover into semi-finals

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:39
Heather Watson is into the semi-finals at Eastbourne after Petra Kvitova pulls out with a hamstring injury.

Want Your Kids To Ace School? Good Motor Skills May Help

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:33

Children and teenagers who are aerobically fit and and have good motor skills do better academically, researchers say. But muscle strength doesn't help. And those motor skills may matter most.

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Knife gang robs Ian Wright's family

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:26
Former England striker Ian Wright returns from the World Cup in Brazil after his wife and children were held at knifepoint in their London home.

Obama: U.S. Forces Won't Return To Combat In Iraq Crisis

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:14

President Obama says the U.S. will send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help it cope with a Sunni extremist group, but Americans won't be taking up combat roles.

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Thousands flee Waziristan offensive

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:10
Tens of thousands flee North Waziristan in north-west Pakistan as military aircraft pound suspected Taliban targets ahead of an expected ground offensive.

As More Latinos Drop Religion, Should GOP Be Extra Worried?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:08

The percentage of Hispanics who aren't affiliated with a particular religion is ticking upward. This demographic tends to be more socially liberal, too, which may have political consequences.

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