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Science Standards Draw Climate Change Debate Back Into Wyo. Classrooms

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

So far, 13 states have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, but elsewhere these standards are causing controversy because of what they say about climate change. In Wyoming, reports Aaron Schrank, it's a particularly touchy issue.

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As Pakistan Turns Courts Over To Military, Some Fear Revival Of Army's Power

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Pakistan is returning to an old and dreaded practice: the formation of secret military courts to try people accused of threatening the county's security.

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Hopes Soar As Drone Enthusiasts Greet New Rule Proposal

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Drone enthusiasts are generally pleased with the long-awaited regulations proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday. They had feared the government would make them go to flight school.

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Climate Scientist Tries Arts To Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Physicist Robert Davies worked with a classical quartet and two visual artists to create a musical performance about climate change. The music and images, he says, help the information take hold.

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Female Libido Pill Fires Up Debate About Women And Sex

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Is the FDA being sexist, or appropriately cautious in requiring stringent evidence that the latest pill works and is safe? Women's advocacy groups aren't sure.

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Talks Collapse, As Greece Rejects E.U. Bailout Deal

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 11:42

Four hours after they started, both parties walked out of the talks and reiterated their hard lines. Now, Greece's membership in the currency bloc is in question.

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Houses evacuated over bomb warning

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 11:30
A bomb alert that has caused a number of homes in a Londonderry housing estate to be evacuated is likely to continue overnight.

VIDEO: Walking again with help of oxygen

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 11:24
Afghanistan veteran Ben Parkinson is learning to walk again after a pioneering course of treatment using pure oxygen to repair damaged tissue.

VIDEO: Grief echoes in Coptic Christian village

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:46
Orla Guerin reports from the village Al-Our, in Minya, which was home to 13 of the 21 Coptic Christians murdered by Islamic State

Dog walker falls from 100ft cliff

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:43
A woman is rescued from the bottom of a cliff after plunging 100ft (30m) while out walking her dogs.

Report: Using Malware, Hackers Steal Millions From Banks

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:37

According to a security company, hackers kept tabs on bank employees, transferred funds and then sent commands to ATMs to dispense cash at pre-determined times.

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VIDEO: Fleeing artillery fire amid Ukraine truce

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:15
The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is looking increasingly fragile a day after it was meant to start.

Man charged over 'chemical weapon'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:10
A 31-year-old man from Liverpool has been charged with attempting to have a chemical weapon in his possession, police say.

Anger over BBC radio streaming

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:08
Some internet radio devices, including models aimed at blind and partially sighted listeners, have been left unable to receive BBC radio.

C4 News report 'misled viewers'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:07
Channel 4 News is censured by media regulator Ofcom for misleading viewers in a report about policing.

Ukraine crisis: What is Novorossiya role?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:05
The Novorossiya (New Russia) movement helps the rebels in eastern Ukraine and is now on the EU sanctions list. The BBC's Dina Newman explains what Novorossiya stands for.

Doping claims could 'kill' athletics

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:02
British athlete Jenny Meadows says that if proven, the claims of Russian doping could "kill" athletics.

Can de-industrialisation be reversed?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 09:43
Can the US and UK reverse de-industrialisation?

Egypt seeks Libya intervention

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 09:20
Egypt calls for international military intervention in Libya, as it strikes Islamic State targets on its troubled neighbour's territory.

Presidents Day Deal: Pass Our Quiz, Win Nothing

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 09:14

They've all helped create our nation, but do you know who they are?

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