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Tommy Ramone, Last Original Member Of The Ramones, Dies At 65

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:32

His driving rhythm was key to the sound of the 1970s punk band that influenced a generation of musicians that followed.

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VIDEO: Vulcan leaves RAF base for last time

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:18
Crowds watch as the Vulcan bomber takes off from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire for what could be the last time.

China businessman 'hacked US firms'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:13
US officials charge a Chinese businessman with hacking into the systems of Boeing and other large defence contractors to steal military data.

Hospital murder accused remanded

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:11
A man accused of murdering a healthcare assistant at a Gloucester hospital for the mentally ill is remanded in custody.

Financial Scandals Tarnish Spanish Soccer Glory

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:08

FC Barcelona — home to two of soccer's superstars, Messi and Neymar — has been indicted on tax fraud, a sign that the culture of impunity among Europe's top soccer clubs may be coming to an end.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Violence In Chicago

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:03

Chicago's July 4th weekend was an especially bloody one. It was covered like another grim day. But the way we look at shootings in that city obscures the complexity of its tragedies.

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People Asked A Stress Psychologist Just About Everything On Reddit

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:03

On Friday, Dr. Lynn Bufka, a licensed psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety and stress, came to NPR to answer questions online about coping with stress. Here are some highlights.

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West Brom sign defender Pocognoli

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:56
West Bromwich Albion sign Belgium defender Sebastien Pocognoli from Hannover 96 for an undisclosed fee.

Death Toll At 135 In Israeli Airstrikes On Gaza

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:53

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue until "peace and quiet" is restored. Meanwhile, tanks have been moved to the border for a possible ground invasion.

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Lord Carey backs assisted dying

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36
The former Archbishop of Canterbury says he will back a bid to make it legal for terminally ill people in England and Wales to get help to end their lives.

Kerry Struggles To Resolve Election Crisis In Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul to try to resolve an election dispute threatening to derail the country's democratic process. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry.

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Conflict Continues In Gaza Strip, With No Cease-Fire In Sight

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

More than 120 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes since the current Israeli military operation began, and nearly a dozen Israelis have been seriously injured by rocket fire from Gaza.

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What Could $100 Million Buy You — Besides Campaign Ads In Kentucky?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

Spending on the Kentucky Senate race might reach $100 million. So what else could that get you in the Bluegrass State? NPR's Tamara Keith finds out when she calls up some local business owners.

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Rio's Statue Is Restored, But Brazil Team's Redemption Still Ahead

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

Restoration work on Rio's famed "Christ the Redeemer" statue is now complete. But can Brazil get redemption after not making it to the World Cup finals?

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Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue.

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Iraq forces 'killed Sunni prisoners'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:34
Iraqi forces and affiliated militias appear to have executed at least 255 prisoners in June while fleeing advancing Isis militants, a rights group says.

Community services centre 'gutted'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:29
A petrol bomb attack has "gutted" a centre that houses community services in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, according to the woman in charge of the building.

Major boost to Spurs' stadium plans

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:13
Tottenham Hotspur's plans for a 58,000-capacity stadium move forward as a compulsory purchase order is approved.

Iraqi Kurds seize two oilfields

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:08
Iraqi Kurdish forces have taken over two oilfields amid a growing dispute with the government in Baghdad, Iraqi and Kurdish sources say.

In pictures: Africans in Brazil

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 02:34
Photos of the Africans who have gone to work and study in Brazil
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