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A Rural Police Chief Asks Citizens To Help Pick Up Used Syringes

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 10:59

The rise in heroin use in the town of Turners Falls, Mass., has led to another problem: a proliferation of discarded hypodermic needles. Police can't keep up, so they've asked residents to help.

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'Go Home. Please': 'Wire' Creator David Simon Urges Calm In Baltimore

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 10:20

In a blog post, Simon added that while there is much to be "argued, debated, addressed ... this moment ... can still, in the end, "prove transformational, if not redemptive for our city."

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VIDEO: Everest: 'The whole mountain just came to life'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 10:17
BBC journalist Thomas Martienssen was in camp one - 800m above base camp when the quake struck.

Top US court divided on gay marriage

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 10:15
The US Supreme Court hears arguments in a historic case that could legalise same-sex marriage across a country bitterly divided on the issue.

VIDEO: Restaurant scoured for quake survivors

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 10:04
Rescuers in Nepal are still hopeful that they will find some survivors amongst the wreckage, although a lot of bodies are also being found.

Indonesia 'executes drugs prisoners'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 10:02
Eight convicted drug smugglers have been executed by firing squad in Indonesia, but a Filipina woman has reportedly been spared at the last minute.

'Criminals' Taking Advantage Of Situation In Baltimore, Obama Says

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 09:56

The president said "there's no excuse for the kind of violence" that has erupted after peaceful protests following the death of a black man who suffered a serious spine injury while in police custody.

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Spanish ferry on fire off Mallorca

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 09:52
A Spanish ferry travelling from Mallorca is on fire, forcing more than 150 passengers to abandon ship.

Flash crash trader to face court again

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 09:49
A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" is due to appear in court again on Wednesday.

Ennis-Hill comeback field revealed

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 09:38
Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson will face British European champions in next month's Great CityGames.

VIDEO: What was Ronnie doing with his chalk?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 09:22
Ronnie O'Sullivan breaks the rules by placing his chalk on the table during his World Snooker Championship quarter-final match against Stuart Bingham.

O'Sullivan could face chalk action

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 09:12
Ronnie O'Sullivan is investigated by World Snooker after placing his chalk on the table in his World Championship quarter-final.

Brothers died after 'dark web' drugs

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 09:07
Two brothers died after taking lethal doses of ecstasy which they had bought on the "dark web", an inquest is told.

Supreme Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Same-Sex Marriage Ban

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:57

Justice Scalia asked whether ministers would be able to refuse to marry two gay men. Justice Alito asked, why not marry four gay men together?

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Nepal mourns victims of earthquake

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:55
Nepal declares three days of mourning for the victims of Saturday's earthquake in which more than 5,000 people are now known to have died.

Cancer OAP killed himself in river

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:50
The son of a terminally-ill man whose drowned himself in a river, tells an inquest he was released too soon from hospital.

Measuring Earthquakes With More Than Just The Richter Scale

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:49

Earthquakes seem to be at their cruelest when striking developing nations like Nepal. A research center has tried to calculate how vulnerable nations are based on their resources and coping skills.

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VIDEO: Miliband on why he met Russell Brand

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:46
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he agreed to meet Russell Brand as it was important to "engage" with the millions of people who did not vote.

Sweden grants Julian Assange appeal

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:44
Sweden's supreme court grants Wikileaks founder Julian Assange the right to appeal against an arrest warrant issued over an alleged sexual assault.

Spanish ferry on fire off Mallorca

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:30
A Spanish ferry travelling from Mallorca is on fire, forcing more than 150 passengers to abandon ship.

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