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Boycott call for early years tests

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:22
The National Union of Teachers has moved nearer a boycott of assessment checks for four year olds.

Death penalty for 2003 Saudi attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:22
A Saudi court sentences five men to death for their role in three suicide bomb attacks on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in May 2003.

Library Of Congress, How Could You Forget Run-D.M.C?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:21

The Library of Congress recently added 25 new recordings to its National Recording Registry, but none of them were hip-hop or rap songs. Did it miss a beat?

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Security Threats Hit Deeper Than Heartbleed Bug

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:20

The recent Heartbleed bug may have prompted many people to change their passwords, but as the Huffington Post's Gerry Smith explains, hackers have been taking sensitive information hostage for years.

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Obama Seeks Wider Authority To Release Drug Offenders

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:20

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the administration expects to broaden criteria under which federal prisoners convicted of drug offenses can apply for pardons or reduced sentences.

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No Longer Marching Out To Work, More Mothers Stay Home

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:18

A growing number of American mothers are staying home to raise their children, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. Listeners share their own stories about making that choice.

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Geraghty wins first Irish National

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:18
Barry Geraghty wins the Irish Grand National for the first time by steering 8-1 favourite Shutthefrontdoor to victory.

A 'Tennessee Promise' To Educate The State's College Students

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:17

Richard Rhoda of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission discusses a new program that will cover up to two years of community college tuition for all graduates of the state's high schools.

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President Obama Will Skip China, But Asia Trip Sends A Message

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:17

President Obama visits several Asian countries this week. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with business journalists Sudeep Reddy and Roben Farzad about what the trip could mean for the U.S. economy.

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VIDEO: 'Tiger escape' alarm halts egg hunt

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:15
Staff have told the BBC about the moment they believed a tiger had escaped its enclosure at Shepreth Wildlife Park in Cambridgeshire.

'Ethnic slaughter' in South Sudan

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:11
Hundreds of people were killed because of their ethnicity after South Sudan rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week, the UN says.

America's Meb Keflezighi Wins An Emotional Boston Marathon

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:11

In the men's field, Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners after pulling away from Wilson Chebet of Kenya late in the race.

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Burnley 2-0 Wigan Athletic

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:09
Burnley are promoted after first-half goals from Ashley Barnes and Michael Kightly secure a 2-0 win over Wigan.

Nigeria school kidnap - '230 seized'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:07
Some 190 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being abducted last week, their head teacher tells the BBC - far more than the official figure.

VIDEO: Truck 'deliberately driven into house'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:07
Police in Derby are investigating after a lorry was driven deliberately into a house in the city causing extensive damage.

Monday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:07
Speculation over David Moyes' position at Manchester United, Berbatov wants Monaco stay, Lallana to cost United plus more.

VIDEO: Leopard Attacks Residents In Central India

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:07

The big cat lunges at one man and chases panicked residents along rooftops in the Chandrapur, Maharashtra.

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Biden Visits Ukraine In Show Of U.S. Support

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 07:36

The vice president has arrived in Kiev amid increased tensions in the country's east between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian nationalists. He was expected to offer energy and economic aid.

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Scottish universities leave CBI

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 07:21
Two Scottish universities become the latest organisations to quit the CBI over its stance in the Scottish independence referendum debate.

PM's Christianity remarks 'divisive'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 07:19
David Cameron risks causing "alienation" in society by saying Britain is a "Christian country", a group of public figures has warned.
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