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Supreme Court Calls Maryland Income Tax Law 'A Tariff'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:35

The court says Maryland unconstitutionally raised the cost of doing business in more than one state, by letting local governments tax money that was earned — and taxed — in other states.

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EU backs migrant crisis naval force

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:22
EU ministers approve plans to establish a naval force to combat people-smugglers operating from Libya.

US President Obama joins Twitter

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:10
US President Barack Obama has just launched his own Twitter feed, the White House has confirmed.

Man in court over bus 'joyride'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:06
A 26-year-old man appears in court charged with stealing and driving away a bus from an Aberdeen depot.

Deadliest global bike gang clashes

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:59
After nine people are killed in a one of the most violent biker gang clashes, a look at warring bikers around the world.

Smith reprimanded for Holmes comment

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:47
Arsenal Ladies striker Kelly Smith is reminded of her responsibilities by the FA after her comments about Abby Holmes.

Does A Foreign Accent Mess Up Our Memory Of What's Said?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:47

It can be hard to decipher what a non-native speaker is saying. But that might not always be a bad thing when it comes to understanding or remembering, scientists say.

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Parents lose nursery legal battle

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:39
Parents campaigning against controversial plans to cut nursery provision in Rhondda Cynon Taff lose their case at the High Court.

Lindsey Graham: I'm running in 2016

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:39
Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican foreign policy hawk, confirms he will run for US president, joining a crowded field of 2016 contenders.

How We Store Food At Home Could Be Linked To How Much We Eat

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:33

Could keeping food out of sight be a way to keep it out of your mouth? A new study points to a possible tie between how food is stored, how visible it is in the home and obesity.

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VIDEO: Inside a 'huge' Man Utd fan's home

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:31
The BBC meets Jayendran Subramoney, whose home in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a shrine to Manchester United.

Swiss railway uses 'lawnmower sheep'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 06:55
Swiss railways employs 'lawnmower sheep'

2 BASE Jumpers Die On Wingsuit Flight In Yosemite

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 06:43

The world of climbing lost a daring innovator Saturday when Dean Potter died during a wingsuit flight. He was killed along with Graham Hunt as they tried to soar above California's Yosemite Valley.

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VIDEO: Bercow re-elected as Commons Speaker

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 06:35
John Bercow is re-elected as Speaker of the House of Commons as MPs returned to Parliament after the general election.

Uefa to 'ease' FFP rules - Platini

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 06:33
Uefa president Michel Platini says the European governing body will revise its financial rules for club football this summer.

Pair admit to mislabelling meat

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 06:33
Two men from Ceredigion who admit mislabelling of meat are sentenced.

Citizen science project goes UK-wide

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 06:29
Open Air Laboratories (Opal), the citizen science network, is expanded and will now includes projects in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO fund

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 06:21
The World Health Organization is to set up a $100m emergency contingency fund following the Ebola outbreak, its director-general announces.

Bercow continues as Commons Speaker

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 06:20
John Bercow is re-elected unopposed as Speaker of the House of Commons as MPs return to Parliament after the general election.

Sen. Lindsey Graham Is 'Having A Blast' As He Preps Presidential Run

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 06:10

Graham told NPR he knows he'll have to work to introduce himself to voters, despite his long tenure in politics.

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