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Republicans Form New Fundraising Group, On Heels Of High Court Ruling

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:04

Seeking to capitalize on the Supreme Court's recent ruling that eased restrictions on political contributions, Republicans are launching a new "super joint fundraising committee."

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Iran's Culture Wars: Who's Winning These Days?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

Men and women ski on the same slopes. A rock band performs in the capital. It's all part of the constant tug-of-war between religious conservatives and those seeking more social freedoms.

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School Lunch: Any Chicken In Those 'Food-Like Nubbins'?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

It took a Freedom of Information Act to get the Chicago Public Schools to disclose what's in the chicken nuggets they serve in their cafeterias. NPR's Scott Simon reveals the chemical contents.

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Pentecostal Churches Accused Of Exploiting Cameroon's Poor

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

Pentecostalism is spreading rapidly throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Half of the world's Pentecostalists live there, and Cameroon's government has deemed the church a national threat.

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Guineans Scramble To Defend Themselves Against Deadly Virus

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

A recent outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has the country on edge. Guineans have never experienced the deadly virus, and are learning quickly how to protect themselves.

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A Year After Bombings, Boston Comes Back 'Strong'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

The Boston Strong campaign cheers the grit and grace the city's shown since last year's marathon bombing. Journalist Mike Barnicle tells NPR's Scott Simon how Bostonians are overcoming the tragedy.

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Jailed In Cuba Since 2009, USAID Contractor On Hunger Strike

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

Alan Gross has been in a Cuban jail for more than four years. This week, he went on a hunger strike. Reporter Jeffrey Goldberg, recently back from Cuba, brings NPR's Scott Simon an update.

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IRS Chasing Children For Dead Parents' Debts

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

The IRS is going after taxpayers to pay their deceased parents' decades-old debts. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Marc Fisher of The Washington Post about the collection efforts.

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After Austerity, British Economy Declared World's Fastest-Growing

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

In effect, the U.K. is saying "I told you so" after being declared the the fastest growing economy of any rich country in the world. NPR's Scott Simon talks with economist Simon Johnson.

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VIDEO: Duchess visits New Zealand hospice

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 04:45
The Duchess of Cambridge visits a children's hospice in Hamilton, new Zealand, as part of a royal tour with Prince William and her baby son, Prince George.

Deadly blasts hit India vote staff

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 04:43
At least 12 people die in bomb explosions in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh in election-related violence blamed on Maoist rebels.

Duchess hears of child's cancer pain

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 04:38
A six-year-old girl whose mother has terminal cancer is among the children introduced to the Duchess of Cambridge at a New Zealand hospice.

Nurses 'demoralised' by NHS row

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 04:26
Nurses are finding the political row over the Welsh NHS both "tiresome and demoralising", says the head of the Royal College of Nursing in Wales.

'Woeful' disabled facilities criticised

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 04:26
Britain's football leagues must redress the "woeful" lack of facilities for disabled fans, says a government minister.

Armed Men Take Police HQ In Eastern Ukraine City

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 04:21

A pro-Russian group is one of several that have seized public government buildings in the past week. Ukrainian officials promise a "very tough" response.

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Fire breaks out at city square

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 04:07
Dozens of firefighters deal with a blaze at an office block on St Andrew Square in the heart of Edinburgh.

Two in court over £320K drugs find

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 03:51
A mother-of-three and her partner appear in court in connection with the seizure of cannabis with an estimated street value of £320,000 in Dunmurry on the outskirts of west Belfast.

UK 'provokes' Argentina in Falklands

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 03:28
Argentina accuses Britain of provocative behaviour by planning to carry out military exercises in the Falkland Islands next week.

Historic steam locomotive moves home

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 03:21
A restored steam locomotive believed to be one of the last of its type has made its way from Llangollen to Carmarthen.

Cursed With Mom Guilt? Charlie Brown Might Cure What Ails You

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 03:03

Whenever writer Yiyun Li feels guilty about her parenting choices, she turns to Peanuts for refuge, holding on to the comforting comic strip as tightly as Linus clutches his security blanket.

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