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Nigerian Forces Fight To Free Town From Terrorists

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

Hundreds are feared killed after Boko Haram militants seized the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga. Nigerian government forces are battling to regain control of the town and nearby base.

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Keystone Supporters Hope Amendments Will Soften Pipeline Opposition

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to make Keystone XL pipeline the first order of business in the new term. But one week in, the bill is still a long way from passing.

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Editor Fears Paris Attack Will Fuel Extremism On The Far Right

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

France is reeling from attacks by Islamist extremists this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Natalie Nougayrède, former executive editor of Le Monde, about the future of French media and culture.

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Rocket Landing At Sea Was 'Close But No Cigar'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

An experimental rocket launched by SpaceX Saturday was a partial success. A cargo capsule will reach the International Space Station, but the spent rocket failed to land on a barge in the Atlantic.

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California's Brown On Governing: 'Practice Tends To Make More Perfect'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

Jerry Brown was inaugurated this month for his second term is governor of California — his second second term. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the 34th and 39th governor about the issues facing his state.

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Paris Standoffs End In Explosions, Bloodshed

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

France is recovering from three days of violence and murder — and trying to understand what happened and why. Correspondent Lauren Frayer updates NPR's Scott Simon on the latest from Paris.

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As Dallas Comes To Town, Green Bay Remembers Historic 'Ice Bowl'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

This weekend's playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys is being billed as the second "Ice Bowl." The 1967 game in Green Bay was one of the coldest football games ever played.

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7 Decades On, Israel Still Seeks Resolutions For 'Holocaust Art'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

The Nazis seized up to 600,000 works of art and much of it has never been returned to its rightful heirs, assuming their are any. Some of the art has ended up in Israel, creating complicated issues.

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Courted By The U.S. And Russia, Uzbekistan Ignores Critics

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

Uzbekistan has been a key partner for the U.S. in the Afghan war. Now that the U.S. role in that war is winding down, will Uzbekistan's poor human rights record become more of an issue?

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Why You're Not Seeing Those 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoons

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

News organizations, including NPR, support the satirical magazine's right to be offensive. But mainstream news outlets also avoid publishing such material.

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VIDEO: Conservative plans to curb strikes

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:41
The Conservatives say they will change the law to make it more difficult for unions to call strikes involving key public services if they win this year's general election.

Sterling suns himself in Jamaica

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:32
Raheem Sterling will miss Saturday's game at Sunderland as he soaks up the sun on a mid-season break in Jamaica.

GPs offer extra weekend appointments

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:27
An extra 360 GP appointments are made available across an area of West Sussex to alleviate the pressure on A&E departments.

'Selma' Backlash Misses The Point

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 03:03

Historian Peniel Joseph says Selma is the first major film about civil rights history that properly honors the contributions of the movement's African-American foot soldiers.

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Three men remanded on murder charge

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 02:55
Three men are remanded in custody charged with the murder of a man in east Belfast at Christmas time.

Woman struck by car 'critical'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 02:51
A 49-year-old woman is in a critical condition after being hit by a car as she crossed a road in Livingston.

In Vegas, Intel Makes A Big Bet On Wearables

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 02:20

Chipmaker Intel made Silicon Valley possible. But now the company is searching for a new identity — and business stream. As consumers abandon PCs, the CEO is looking toward an untested area.

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In Vegas, Intel Hopes A Smart Idea Takes Flight

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 02:20

Chipmaker Intel made Silicon Valley possible. But now the company is searching for a new identity — and business stream. As consumers abandon PCs, the CEO is looking toward an untested area.

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SpaceX Launches Rocket But Misses The Landing

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 02:14

SpaceX pulled off another launch of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday, but its revolutionary attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean barge fared less well.

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SpaceX Lauches Rocket But Misses The Landing

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 02:14

SpaceX pulled off another launch of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday, but its revolutionary attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean barge fared less well.

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