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Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:58

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.

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Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:57

The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.

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What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:56

Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?

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Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:55

In Indonesia, efforts are underway to grow palms in a sustainable way. But that's putting a squeeze on small farmers.

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National Guard Seeks New Mission After War

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:53

Indiana's National Guard is fighting to stay relevant after the base has quieted dramatically now that troops have come home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Champagne from 1840 shipwreck tested

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:45
Bottles of champagne salvaged from a 170-year-old shipwreck have been analysed in the lab

Wonga reports £37.3m loss for 2014

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:37
Short-term lender Wonga made a pre-tax loss of £37.3m in 2014 amid a major overhaul of the controversial company.

Sky profits boosted by strong demand

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:34
Pay-TV broadcaster Sky reports a 20% rise in operating profits, helped by strong demand for its services across Europe.

VIDEO: Brave enough to challenge your boss?

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:25
Junior staff within the airline industry are encouraged to speak up to more senior staff, including pilots, if they believe they have made a mistake.

In pictures: New Order

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:25
Kevin Cummins' photographs of the Manchester band

Egypt's Morsi faces first verdict

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:24
Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi is due to hear his first verdict since his ousting on charges of inciting the killing of protesters.

VIDEO: Christian health worker 'painted as crazy'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:19
Christian health worker Victoria Wasteney speaks about accusations she tried to convert a Muslim colleague.

'Online diet pills' inquest to open

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:05
An inquest into the death of a student from Shrewsbury thought to have taken "highly toxic" diet pills bought online is due to open.

'Vigilante' probe: Second man held

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:00
A second suspected paedophile hunter is arrested on suspicion of tracking down and attacking alleged sex offenders.

Strong Primark sales boost AB Foods

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 22:57
Primark posts a 15% increase in sales, boosted by a strengthening pound and a strong Christmas period.

VIDEO: Auschwitz guard trial due to start

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 22:54
A former guard at Auschwitz is due to go on trial today charged with more than 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.

Orange Order move on parades dispute

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 22:47
The Orange Order commissions a think tank to review the Crumlin Road parade dispute in north Belfast.

Queen celebrates 89th birthday

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 22:41
As the Queen celebrates her 89th birthday privately at Windsor Castle, celebratory music and gun salutes take place in Hyde Park.

VIDEO: Flawless 100 carat diamond for sale

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 22:39
Sotheby's in London is to auction what it says is a 'flawless' 100 carat diamond.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 22:29
Juventus willing to pay £50m for Sterling, Liverpool target Depay, Klopp rejects West Ham, plus more.

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