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A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 06:03

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.

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Stomach virus rules out Sharapova

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:51
World number two Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Acapulco International semi-final with a stomach virus.

West Calls On Russia For Independent Probe Of Nemtsov's Murder

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:44

The opposition leader and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down in public on Friday.

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Egypt lists Hamas as terrorist group

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:43
An Egyptian court designates the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of supporting an insurgency in northern Sinai.

West Ham United 1-3 Crystal Palace

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:37
Glenn Murray scored twice and was sent off as Crystal Palace recorded a league double over West Ham for the first time in 42 years.

Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:24

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.

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Terror tactics 'flawed' - Davis

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:37
Intelligence agencies are accused of flaws in their treatment of terrorism suspects after it emerged they were aware of 'Jihadi John' before he went to Syria.

A sneak preview of World Cup final?

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:35
What does New Zealand's win over Australia mean for the World Cup, and which player "makes ladies stop ironing"?

Looted Iraq museum opens 12 years on

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:24
Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

Funding Homeland Security: Where Do We Go From Here?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:16

President Obama late Friday signed a stopgap measure to keep the department running for another week, but the tussle over his executive action on immigration, linked to the funding, is not over yet.

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Flights suspended after power cut

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:13
Flights are suspended at East Midlands Airport after a power failure.

Nimoy Is Gone, But Mr. Spock WIll Live Forever

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

Leonard Nimoy died Friday at the age of 83. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the man who was best known for his role as Spock.

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Conservatives Heckle Jeb Bush On Education, Immigration

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

Some Republicans have said that former Gov. Jeb Bush isn't conservative enough. This week he appeared before the Conservative Political Action Conference and made his case for a possible 2016 run.

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Report Urges Britain To Take Small-Claims Cases Online

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

Instead of settling low-value civil cases in court, a new report from the Civil Justice Council says these disputes should be settled online. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the author, Richard Susskind.

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More U.S.-Cuba Talks Ahead, Including Human Rights Dialogue

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

The United States hosted a second round of talks with Cuba aimed at restoring diplomatic ties and re-opening embassies.

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Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.

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Boris Nemtsov, Shot Friday, Was A Vehement Anti-Putin Critic

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down in Moscow Friday night. Nemtsov was a longtime opposition leader and a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin. Putin condemned the killing.

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House GOP Scurries To Avert Homeland Security Shutdown

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

A last-minute scramble to fund the Department of Homeland Security exposed rifts among Republicans. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Ailsa Chang about the latest battle in Congress.

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Kurdish leader seeks Turkey peace

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:58
The jailed leader of Turkey's main Kurdish rebel group urges his followers to end a 30-year armed struggle and seek a democratic peace.

Mountain rescue teams search for boy

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:53
Police determined to 'exhaust every possibility' in the search for missing 11-year-old schoolboy Cameron Comey.