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Militants' Advance In Iraq Agitates Oil Markets

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:38

Oil prices have spiked since Sunni militants seized Baiji, home of Iraq's biggest refinery. The nation's production capability is under threat, but there's a broader geopolitical story unfolding.

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Carmichael backs English devolution

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:37
The Scottish Secretary says he backs devolved powers for England, describing it as the "unfinished business" of setting up the Holyrood Parliament in the 1990s.

Blair: 'We didn't cause Iraq crisis'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:25
Western inaction over Syria is behind the current insurgency in Iraq, says Tony Blair, but critics accuse the ex-PM of "washing his hands" over the crisis.

Chelsea Manning Says She Leaked Classified Info Out Love For Country

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:23

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, had not spoken at length since she was convicted over the unclassified disclosures. Manning says the issues she exposed have yet to be addressed.

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VIDEO: Javid: Licence fee 'a large amount'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:18
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid tells Andrew Marr the BBC's annual licence fee of £145.50 is "a large amount for families".

Pakistan raids 'kill militants'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:17
Pakistan says air raids in North Waziristan have killed scores of militants including a leader behind last week's attack on Karachi airport.

Fatal air crash near M1 investigated

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:13
Aircraft accident officials investigate how a small plane in which two men were killed crashed in Nottinghamshire near the M1.

How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:03

Science may be able to help schools combat the adverse effects of poverty.

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Marquez in seventh straight MotoGP win

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 04:59
Spanish rider Marc Marquez lands victory in the Catalunya MotoGP in Barcelona for his seventh win from seven races.

Deadly suicide attack hits Baghdad

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 04:19
A suicide bombing in central Baghdad has killed at least nine people and wounded 20 more, officials in the Iraqi capital say.

Loughinisland survivor plea for truth

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:56
A survivor of the 1994 Loughinisland massacre, in which six men were shot dead in a County Down bar by loyalists, has called for those responsible to come forward.

Home energy checks 'to cut fracking'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:53
The union Unison is proposing an energy review for households which it says will save money and reduce the need for fracking.

IOW: RHCP close Saturday

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:52
Music and football fans descend on Newport for the the second day of the festival.

Obama Steps In To End Philadelphia Commuter Rail Strike

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:43

President Obama established an emergency board to mediate the dispute between Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and its engineers and electricians unions.

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Man dies in quad bike accident

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:33
A 60-year-old man dies in a quad bike accident on an unclassified road near Dunblane in central Scotland.

Dorm Living For Staff Of New British Embassy In Somalia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:23

With Somalia now somewhat safer, Britain returned its ambassador to Mogadishu last year. Neil Wigan's "residence" is sparse, almost a shipping container. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin why he's hopeful.

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Three Factions Vie In Iraq's Growing Crisis

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:23

Shiites in Iraq appear to be joining militias to defend themselves against Sunni insurgents. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from NPR's Leila Fadel in Erbil.

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Congressman Pushes Income-Based Student Loan Plan

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:23

A plan to pay down student debt with taxes on the wealthy failed this week in the Senate. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisc., tells NPR's Rachel Martin about another plan he's been pushing for years.

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The Pros And Cons Of U.S. Air Strikes In Northern Iraq

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:23

Retired Col. Peter Mansoor was an aide to Gen. David Petraeus during the U.S. surge in Iraq. NPR's Scott Simon asks him to weigh in on U.S. military options now, with Iraq fracturing.

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Jazz singer Jimmy Scott dies at 88

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:18
Jimmy Scott, the US jazz singer whose high and haunting voice earned him many high-profile fans and a Grammy nomination, dies at the age of 88.
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