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VIDEO: My cerebral palsy story - in animation

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 15:02
Bristol schoolgirl Tegan, 14, creates animation to help her friends understand her differences.

VIDEO: Solar plane pilot: 'Risk too big'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 15:00
The planned flight of the sun powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has been postponed.

Bangladesh bans ABT Islamist group

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 14:58
Bangladesh bans an Islamist militant group accused of attacking and killing three secular bloggers, the interior ministry says.

VIDEO: Meet the militias battling IS in Iraq

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 14:11
Earlier this month militants from Islamic State seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with its fall seen as a major capitulation by the Iraqi Army.

Vatican bank sees earnings soar

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 14:10
Profit has jumped at the Vatican bank as it recovers from a bad year and overhauls its business.

Russia begins massive air exercise

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 12:59
Russia's military is carrying out four days of drills involving 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, as Nato begins an Arctic exercise.

Chicago Bears Release Ray McDonald After Arrest For Domestic Violence

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-25 12:58

It is the defensive end's second arrest in the past nine months. Police in Santa Clara, Calif., say McDonald assaulted a woman while she was holding a baby.

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In California, Technology Makes "Droughtshaming" Easier Than Ever

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-25 12:30

As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.

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'Remember The Maine' — In Indiana!

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-25 12:30

How did a monument to the USS Maine, which sank in Havana Harbor in 1898, come to rest in Indiana? The answer tells a lot about the power and influence of veterans, years after war.

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In California, Technology Makes Droughtshaming Easier Than Ever

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-25 12:30

As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.

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UK and Russia to resume Syria talks

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 12:05
Senior British and Russian security advisers are to resume efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin agree.

Through Performance, Mississippi Students Honor Long-Forgotten Locals

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-25 12:03

Every year, a history teacher in Columbus, Miss., takes high schoolers to the local cemetery. There, they tell the stories of those who are buried, and learn more about their own place in the world.

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Through Performance, Mississippi Students Honor Long-Forgotten Locals

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-25 12:03

Every year, a history teacher in Columbus, Miss., takes high schoolers to the local cemetery. There, they tell the stories of those who are buried, and learn more about their own place in the world.

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For Women's World Cup, U.S. Soccer Fans Kick It Up A Notch

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-25 11:59

They've been supporting the men for years. But for the first time, the American Outlaws — a growing and influential U.S. soccer fan group — will cheer for the women's national team at a World Cup.

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England repay goodwill of the fans

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 11:37
England should note how their positive cricket and cheaper tickets were enjoyed by a large crowd, says Jonathan Agnew.

Cook praises England 'team effort'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 11:21
Captain Alastair Cook said a team effort after a "rocky road" earned England victory in the first Test against New Zealand.

Reports: Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55B

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-25 11:05

The deal would make the combined company a major rival to Comcast Corp. Comcast last month abandoned its own bid for Time Warner following concerns raised by the Justice Department.

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VIDEO: Hundreds of homes destroyed in US floods

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 11:03
Devastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes.

Ancelotti sacked as Real manager

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 10:59
Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as Real Madrid manager after two seasons in charge of the Spanish giants.

Brazil, Schumacher & a big hangover

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 10:48
David Coulthard says Lewis Hamilton is tough enough to deal with the Monaco fiasco - and recalls his own disappointments.

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