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Johnson eyes England World Cup place

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 13:04
Sunderland's Adam Johnson hopes to be part of England's World Cup squad after scoring his first professional hat-trick.

Egyptians To Vote On New Constitution For Troubled Nation

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 13:00

Next week, Egypt holds yet another referendum on its constitution. We talk to political scientist Nathan Brown on what the likely outcome is, and if it could mean more stability in the country.

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Ariel Sharon's Death Sparks Strong Emotions Across Middle East

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 13:00

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died Saturday at the age of 85. Israelis mourned the death of the celebrated politician and army general. But Palestinians reacted differently to the death of the controversial leader, who pushed for Jewish settlement of Palestinian territories.

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When The Right To Religion Conflicts With A Changing Society

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 13:00

Nuns sue to avoid contraceptive coverage. A baker refuses to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. These ongoing battles bring into question the scope of the right to religious liberty in America. Where do one person's rights end and another's begin?

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McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Flies Into Retirement

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 13:00

A Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta on Monday marked the end of an era for the McDonnell Douglas DC-9. The passenger jet first took flight in 1965 and was known for its relatively small size, which let it land on short runways and expand air travel across the nation.

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Former CAR leader 'goes into exile'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 12:58
Former Central African Republic interim President Michel Djotodia, who quit on Friday, has arrived in Benin, where it is thought he will go into exile.

A Feud That Lasted A Lifetime: Ariel Sharon Vs. Yasser Arafat

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 12:51

From its earliest days to its current state, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can largely be tracked by charting the lives of these arch-rivals. The two played major roles in shaping events, yet the enduring conflict has now outlasted both of them.

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Briton dies saving sons in Australia

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 12:49
A British man, who died while rescuing his two sons caught in strong currents at an Australian beauty spot, is named as Andrew Priestley from Leicestershire.

Lieutenant Governors Make Headlines — For All The Wrong Reasons

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 12:49

Over the past year, four lieutenant governors have resigned amid scandal. Lieutenant governors may not have much power, but they're certainly capable of getting into trouble.

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Suspected broken toe for Barkley

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 12:37
Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley could be ruled out of action for several weeks with a suspected broken toe.

Hundreds attend Mark Duggan vigil

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 12:17
Up to 500 people take part in a vigil for Mark Duggan outside Tottenham police station.

Israel's ex-PM Ariel Sharon dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 11:32
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke.

5 Simple Habits Can Help Doctors Connect With Patients

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 10:53

Patients feel more satisfied with their care when their doctors take a minute to sit down beside them. But harried doctors often fail to remember niceties like that. All the memorization of medical school seems to crowd out common courtesy, especially for interns just starting to see patients.

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VIDEO: Flood risk remains as clean-up starts

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 10:35
The Environment Agency says there is still a risk of flooding in parts of England and Wales.

Cardiff City 0-2 West Ham United

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 10:14
Goals from Carlton Cole and Mark Noble earn West Ham a vital win at Cardiff and ease the pressure on boss Sam Allardyce.

Ashton wins first BDO world title

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 09:44
Lisa Ashton comes from two sets down to win her first world title with victory over fellow Englishwoman Deta Hedman.

Alex Rodriguez Suspended For 2014 Season, Arbitrator Decides

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 09:32

The independent arbitrator upheld most of a 211-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball. Alex Rodriguez said he would appeal the decision in a federal court.

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Fulham 1-4 Sunderland

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 09:30
Adam Johnson's hat-trick helped Sunderland thrash Fulham to move off the bottom of the Premier League.

VIDEO: Crowds gather for Mark Duggan Vigil

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 09:26
Several hundred people gather outside Tottenham Police Station to take part in a vigil for Mark Duggan.

Thousands queue for Peaky role

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 09:10
Thousands of people turn up at casting auditions for the Birmingham-based BBC drama Peaky Blinders.

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