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Hagel praises soldier release team

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 05:09
The US defence secretary, on a visit to Afghanistan, praises special forces involved in the release of a Taliban-held US soldier.

Priests and nun 'freed in Cameroon'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 04:59
Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun seized in April by gunmen in Cameroon have been freed, Cameroon officials say.

Murray wins Kohlschreiber marathon

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 04:41
Andy Murray defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber 12-10 in the fifth set to reach the fourth round of the French Open.

Spain plans new stimulus package

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 04:40
Spain will unveil a new stimulus package worth 6.3bn euros next week, to boost the economy's competitiveness and create jobs, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announces.

Farage: UKIP rethinking tax policies

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 04:23
UKIP no longer backs a single rate of income tax and is focusing on helping the lowest paid, leader Nigel Farage says.

Common Weal urges different economy

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:59
Scotland should embrace shorter working week, higher wages, an expanded welfare state and higher taxes, according to a new blueprint.

VIDEO: Is 'made in Britain' bouncing back?

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:49
The BBC's Emma Simpson says there are signs that textile businesses are shifting back to the UK.

Hagel Defends Trade of Guantanamo Prisoners For U.S. Soldier

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:45

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said officials believed Bowe Bergdahl's life was in danger, so the administration had to act quickly. Bergdahl was released after almost five years in captivity.

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Le Pen Victory In France Presents A Paradox For Hollande

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

In France, the far right's victory in last week's election was one more crisis for President Francois Hollande. Even before the vote, he was rated the most unpopular French president in 50 years.

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For Many Of China's Youth, June 4 May As Well Be Just Another Day

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Students were the driving force behind the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing. China's youth now have other worries, the events of 25 years ago forgotten and buried by time and the government.

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Creativity, Dirty Eggs And Vocal Fry: The Week In Science

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Science is always churning out weird, funny and fascinating findings. What did we miss this week? NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with science writer Rose Eveleth.

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Did Suicide Bomber Catch The 'Virus Of Jihadism' In Florida?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

A U.S. citizen who blew himself up in a suicide attack in Syria last week grew up in Florida, according to U.S. officials. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former FBI Intelligence adviser Philip Mudd.

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Obama To Wield Executive Power To Limit Carbon Emissions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

President Obama plans to announce Monday his most ambitious plan yet to combat climate change. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Princeton professor Michael Oppenheimer about the significance of the plan.

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Obama's Europe Trip To Mark Poland, D-Day Anniversaries

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

President Obama observes two big anniversaries in Europe this week. But White House reporter Scott Horsley tells NPR's Rachel Martin that this trip is more about the future than the past.

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New Orleans Closes Its Last Traditional Schools

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Last week, the New Orleans school district became the first all-charter district in the country. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Sarah Carr, a reporter who's been following the city's changing schools.

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POW's Hometown Worked For Years To Bring Him Home

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Stefanie O'Neill has been leading the "Bring Bowe Back" campaign in Hailey, Idaho. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to O'Neill about the hometown reaction to POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release.

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Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed Saturday after five years in captivity. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Sean Carberry in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the latest information.

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Group pensions 'in Queen's Speech'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:36
The government is expected to unveil plans to allow workers to contribute to Dutch-style collective pensions, which it says could boost income for members.

Once A Year, Cancer Research News Comes In A Flood, Not A Trickle

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:31

The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology features thousands of presentations but no big news. That's how cancer treatment improves, in small increments.

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VIDEO: 100 rescued from highway in sandstorm

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:25
Firefighters in northwest China have rescued more than 100 people trapped on highways in gale force winds.
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