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Concussion causes Hohaia to retire

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:51
St Helens half-back Lance Hohaia says he is retiring because of "recurrent post match concussion type symptoms".

Real Madrid 3-0 Almeria

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:49
James Rodriguez's stunning volley sets Real Madrid on the way to a victory over Almeria that narrows the gap on leaders Barcelona.

Ohio Kidnapping Survivors Recount Captivity, Escape From Horror

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:34

In 2013, three young women who had vanished years earlier escaped from a house where they had been held captive. Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, along with writer Mary Jordan, discuss their new memoir.

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Why Not Start Addiction Treatment Right In The ER?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:33

Like asthma or diabetes, opioid addiction is a chronic condition. Could treatment that begins when people show up in the ER get them on the right road faster?

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Report: FBI Vetted Middleman In Ransom Payment For U.S. Hostage

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:33

The Wall Street Journal is reporting the family of Warren Weinstein paid $250,000 to his captors after the FBI helped facilitate the payment. Weinstein was killed in a U.S. operation in January.

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In Baltimore, A Different Historic Moment: A Fan-less Baseball Game

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:28

Because of the unrest that has rocked the city, Major League Baseball decided to close the game to fans. So players came on the field to no cheers, and a home run was marked by the crack of a bat.

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Japan's Prime Minister Makes Historic Address To Congress

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:49

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid out his vision of increasing ties with the U.S., and expressed his remorse over Japan's wartime atrocities.

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US interest rates kept at record low

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:43
The US Federal Reserve keeps its target interest rate at a record low at the end of a two-day policy meeting.

Charlie artist ends Muhammad cartoons

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:42
Charlie Hebdo artist "Luz", who designed the satirical magazine's front page after the Paris attacks, says he will no longer draw the Prophet Muhammad.

Welcome To The Neighborhood: 2 Super-Earths Discovered

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:29

Astronomers using telescopes in Hawaii and California have found two exoplanets orbiting a star a mere 54 light years away. The discovery is important for two big reasons.

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Street cordoned off after baby death

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:26
Police are treating a death of a baby in Culloden in Inverness, which led to officers cordoning off a street for a time, as "unexplained".

VIDEO: Assault victim open letter to attacker

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:12
A young woman who was sexually assaulted late at night in a London street has written an open letter to her attacker.

Stately home hit by major blaze

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:03
A major blaze breaks out at an 18th Century stately home in Surrey.

Puncture costs Thomas Romandie lead

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:03
A puncture sees Geraint Thomas lose the lead in the Tour of Romandie but fellow Briton Chris Froome is up to third.

Pope Francis Calls Gender Pay Gap A 'Pure Scandal'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:00

NPR'S Sylvia Poggioli reports that Francis' remarks, at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, are some of his most forceful statements yet in favor of women.

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VIDEO: Warden gives ticket to crash cabbie

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:56
A traffic warden has resigned after a video of her putting a ticket on a Manchester taxi involved in an accident went viral.

2016 Race Collides With Baltimore Unrest

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:53

Hillary Clinton told an audience in New York the criminal justice system is "out of balance" and Rand Paul attributed the violence to "the lack of a sort of moral code in our society."

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VIDEO: British survivor: 'We could hear kids screaming'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:50
Tom Greensmith, one of the first British survivors of the Nepal earthquake to arrive back in the UK, describes what happened.

Antibiotics 'not being protected'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:39
Three-quarters of countries do not have plans in place to preserve antimicrobial medicines, the World Health Organization says.

Lib Dems lay down third 'red line'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:39
Nick Clegg is trying to reassure his party as well as voters that the Lib Dems will not be a pushover in any coalition negotiations.

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