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FBI Director 'Confused' By Reports Calling Snowden A Hero

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:00

"I see the government operating the way the founders intended," says FBI Director Jim Comey, who notes that branches of the U.S. government approved the bulk collection of U.S. phone records.

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VIDEO: Art of Mars: Images from red planet

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:54
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mars rover landings, a selection of images from the red planet are being exhibited at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

Nuclear Missile Officers Reportedly Implicated In Drug Probe

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:50

The Associated Press reports that U.S. Air Force officers with nuclear launch authority are caught up in an illegal-narcotics investigation.

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Tech Ventures in Georgia Prosper As Health Care Law Kicks In

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:33

In a state where politicians have adamantly rejected the Affordable Care Act, the area around Atlanta has a growing number of health tech companies. Many are seeing business benefits from the law. Companies that once would have been a hard sell are seeing more sales and customers.

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Boy died from 'undiagnosed tumour'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:27
A two-year-old boy died after a brain tumour went undiagnosed for several weeks, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Kitten found 270 miles from home

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:27
A kitten which went missing in South Wales is found 270 miles (430 km) away at a hotel in West Yorkshire.

American jailed in UAE back in US

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:21
An American man sentenced to jail in the United Arab Emirates for making a spoof video about Dubai youth culture returns to the US.

Helicopter crash victim search ends

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:19
The search ends for a sailor missing since a Navy helicopter crashed off the coast of Virginia, on Wednesday, bringing the crash death toll to three.

Red Arrows pilot 'flung 300 feet'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:17
A Red Arrows pilot died when an ejection seat fired him into the air and he hit the ground with "tremendous" force, an inquest hears.

Met chief praises Duggan family

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:12
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner praises the "very dignified way" Mark Duggan's family has responded to the inquest conclusion.

Indian Diplomat At Center Of Row With U.S. Indicted, Leaves Country

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:07

Devyani Khobragade was accused of lying on a visa application about how much she paid her maid in New York. But her arrest sparked outrage in India and caused tensions with the U.S.

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It's Not Magic On The Mountain, It's A Rain-Making Machine

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:00

The snowpack in the Mountain West is at just a small fraction of its normal level, and it was the driest year ever recorded in many parts of California. Cloud seeders are trying to squeeze raindrops out of Mother Nature by spraying tiny silver iodide particles into incoming clouds.

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Gates Unleashed: Ex-Defense Chief Goes Scorched Earth On Congress

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:00

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates doesn't spare Congress in his new memoir, comparing Capitol Hill hearings to "kangaroo courts," and even suggesting some members need mental health assistance.

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Taking Responsibility But Dodging Blame, Christie Takes His Time

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 12:52

With his career put at risk by scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie held an epic-length news conference on Thursday. Taking questions for two hours was part of his overall message, which is that he has nothing to hide.

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Space Music: How To Hear Solar Flares From The Moon

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 12:50

Space weather can be heard, in a sense, by tuning in to CRaTER Radio, a "sonification" project that uses data from a NASA lunar orbiter to generate musical sounds. The results are then streamed onto the Internet.

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Hot Air Ballooning: Transcendent, Until You Break A Leg

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 12:46

Hot air balloon tours are popular with tourists and people looking for the thrill of a lifetime. But accidents can cause injuries and death, a study finds. Leg and ankle fractures were among the most common serious injuries. Most of the problems happen when balloons land badly.

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VIDEO: South Sudan's tribal divisions

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 12:06
South Sudan civilians have been sheltering in a UN compound in the key rebel-held city of Bentiu as government forces approach.

Allardyce vows to use West Ham 'anger'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 11:58
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce wants his players to use criticism as motivation to halt their recent decline.

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