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Jayawardene set for final home game

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:23
Mahela Jayawardene will play a last international in Sri Lanka in Tuesday's seventh and final one-dayer against England.

Chinese Man Cleared Of Rape, Murder 18 Years After His Execution

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:20

Chinese authorities offered a rare apology to the family of the 18-year-old from Inner Mongolia. Another man had confessed to the crime after his arrest in 2005.

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Dr. Kent Brantly: The Lessons He's Learned From Fighting Ebola

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:12

"We run the risk of going from hysteria to a sense of indifference," says the now-recovered physician. "And I think that is even more dangerous than our fear."

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Sydney Residents Rally To Head Off Anti-Muslim Violence

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:12

Audie Cornish talks to Australian terrorism expert David Kilcullen about the relationship between the Australian government and Muslim communities.

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Herrera named in match-fixing probe

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:08
Manchester Utd's Ander Herrera and Swansea's Jefferson Montero are among 41 people named in a Spanish match-fixing investigation.

VIDEO: US suspect 'armed and dangerous'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:08
A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.

VIDEO: Father Christmas 'lives in Derby'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:55
A holographic projection of Father Christmas has been drawing crowds to a Derby home

Nebraska Landowners Sit At The Heart Of Keystone Controversy

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:46

The Keystone XL pipeline has created a heated debate over climate change and energy independence. We visit York County, Neb., to speak to people for whom the pipeline could be a tangible reality.

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Sydney Siege Ends With Two Hostages And Gunman Dead

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

The siege of a cafe in Sydney, Australia has ended with two hostages and the gunman dead. Police stormed the cafe in the early hours of the morning after a 16-hour standoff.

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There's No Place Like A Dorm Room, For The Holidays

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

When holiday break comes, college kids start packing up and heading for home. But for former foster students, there's no home to go to.

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150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For The Sand Creek Massacre

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

The Sand Creek Massacre of December 1864 left nearly 200 people dead. Now, hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapahoe are returning to the site to mark the 150th anniversary of the tragedy.

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The Distracting Problem With The Term 'Disruption'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

Audie Cornish speaks to journalist Kevin Roose about the use of the term "disruption" in the tech industry.

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Lawyers Say Sony Can't Keep Media From Reporting Hacked Details

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

NPR's David Folkenflik talks with Melissa Block about the discussion within media circles about the legality and propriety of publishing information stolen in the hack attack against Sony Pictures.

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Senate Set To Vote On Surgeon General Nominee

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

After months of delay, the Senate is poised to approve President Obama's choice to be the next surgeon general, Vivek Murthy. NPR's Mara Liasson tells us about Murthy and the controversy.

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From Water Cutoffs To An Art Scare, Detroit Has A Tumultuous Year

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

Detroit has officially emerged from the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. But 2014, which included a trial over the city's plan to shed $7 billion in debt, changed the very fabric of the city.

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Sandwich Monday: The Hanukkah Miracle

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:26

For this week's Sandwich Monday, guest eater Dan Pashman shares with us a creation that members of every faith can enjoy. It's a latke-donut sandwich called the Hanukkah Miracle.

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Tennessee Governor Moves To Expand Medicaid Coverage

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:20

Following the lead of other Republican governors, Tennessee's Gov. Bill Haslam is moving to expand Medicaid in his state, using federal funds from the Affordable Care Act.

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Media can name Taser death officers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:18
Five police officers who wanted anonymity at an inquest into a man shot with a Taser will be named unless they win an appeal, a coroner rules.

UKIP secures control of £1.5m EU cash

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:05
UKIP has secured a share of more than £1.5m in EU funding normally set aside for parties promoting integration, Newsnight learns.

VIDEO: Items priced at 1p after online glitch

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:02
With more and more people turning to the internet to do their Christmas shopping, there is huge pressure on retailers to ensure gifts are delivered in time.

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