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Stolen baby monkey still missing

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:55
Four of the five monkeys stolen during a "targeted" break-in at Blackpool Zoo have been found, police say.

Poised And Persistent, Reporter Broke White House Color Barrier

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:51

Harry McAlpin became the first black White House reporter in 1944, though he was excluded from joining the Correspondents' Association. Decades later, he'll be be honored at the group's centennial.

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Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr dies at 95

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:42
Efrem Zimbalist Jr, who starred in the long-running US TV show The FBI, dies at the age of 95 in California.

Afghan Landslide: Search For Survivors Ends; Thousands Feared Dead

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:31

More than 2,000 people are believed to be dead after a hillside collapsed on part of a remote village in Afghanistan. Heavy rain prompted the landslide, which enclosed hundreds of houses in mud.

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Man killed and woman hurt in crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:28
A man in his 40s is killed and a woman injured in a head-on crash.

Gay drug ban too lenient - Jamieson

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:26
GB Olympic swimmer Michael Jamieson says American sprinter Tyson Gay has been treated lightly over his failed drug test.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Sterling: 'There's Light Now'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:19

The Hall of Famer calls the punishment for Donald Sterling's racist remarks wise and just, but wonders why the NBA tolerated the Clippers owner's "shameful record" for so many years.

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UKIP suspends Islam tweet candidate

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:17
A UKIP council candidate who tweeted that Islam is "evil" and homosexuality an "abomination" is suspended from the party.

A Black Sheep Crashes The Kentucky Derby

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:14

California Chrome is a flashy red horse with a big white blaze down his face. Unlike his competition, he's from humble origins, but more important than his breeding is his speed.

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VIDEO: Stolen baby zoo monkey still missing

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:10
Four of the five monkeys stolen during a "targeted" break-in at Blackpool Zoo have been found, police said.

Deadly blast strikes Somali capital

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:07
At least six people are killed in a bomb explosion in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which the al-Shabab militant group says it carried out.

Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Birmingham City

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:03
Paul Caddis's 93rd-minute equaliser sees Birmingham escape relegation to League One in dramatic style.

Silent tribute to stabbed teacher

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:03
Head teachers hold a minute's silence for teacher Ann Maguire, who was stabbed to death in front of her pupils at a school in Leeds.

Leicester City 1-0 Doncaster Rovers

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 05:54
Doncaster are relegated from the Championship as a result of a final-day defeat at Leicester and Birmingham's draw at Bolton.

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 05:52
Brighton beat Nottingham Forest to secure a play-off place thanks to a dramatic stoppage-time winner by Leonardo Ulloa.

NBA's Ban On Sterling: Moral Justice Or Smart Business Move?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

The NBA's ban on Clippers owner Donald Sterling has drawn approval all around. ESPN's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that with such heinous remarks, the league may not have had much choice.

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Discouraging Numbers Hidden By A Positive Jobs Report

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

The April jobs report came in much better than expected, though the shrinking labor force leaves some unanswered questions.

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Monitors Released In Ukraine As Fire Kills Dozens In Odessa

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

International observers have been freed by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about their release and new military action.

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Apple's Win Settles Samsung's Complaint, Too

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

In the latest round of litigation, Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6 million to Apple. It was a mixed verdict. The jury found that both sides violated each other's patents.

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College Chess Turns Out High-Stakes Championships

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

The Final Four tournament was a real nail-biter, coming amid controversy over huge salaries and reports of top recruits stolen. Professor Richard Vedder discusses college chess with NPR's Scott Simon.

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