National / International News

Greece 'two weeks from cash crisis'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 12:42
Greece's finance minister says his country's financial situation is "terribly urgent" and the crisis could come to a head in a couple of weeks.

Why California Farmers Are Conflicted About Using Less Water

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 12:42

Cities in California have been ordered to cut water use. Farms have not, yet. Inside the industry, there's a quiet debate: Does it makes sense to invest in water-conserving tech now — or later?

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Tales From 3 Louisianans Who Got Subsidized Health Insurance

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 12:42

About 90 percent of people in Louisiana who signed up for Obamacare got a subsidy. Some worry they won't be able to afford health insurance if the aid is overturned by the Supreme Court.

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Using Investments And Technology To Rebuild Hawaii's Koa Forests

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 12:42

One company is undertaking reforestation with an innovative business model. Investors can track the coveted trees using digital IDs. Their money goes to plant new trees that won't be harvested.

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Low, Middle Income Workers Most Vulnerable To Loss Of Obamacare Subsidies

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 12:42

The Supreme Court may soon rule Obamacare subsidies illegal in about three dozen states. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Linda Blumberg of the Urban Institute about the options those states would have.

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Preschool By State: Who's Spending And What's It Buying?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 12:40

A new, national report on state-funded pre-K sends a few mixed messages: Enrollment and funding are up ... but in many places still remarkably low.

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Malaysia’s undocumented children

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 12:29
Children of low-skilled immigrants are not documented

Labour's polls always 'pessimistic'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 12:28
The Labour Party's internal election pollster says Ed Miliband always knew he had a tougher task to win the election than public polls suggested.

Saudi Women Can't Drive To Work; So They're Flocking To The Internet

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 12:18

With so many restrictions on their movements, it has never been easy for Saudi women to join the workforce. But the Internet has opened up a new range of opportunities to work from home.

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Shanghai Tower: A Crown For The City's Futuristic Skyline

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 12:05

The 2,073-foot-tall Shanghai Tower will be the world's second-tallest building when it opens this year. More than just a skyscraper, it's a symbol of Shanghai's — and China's — soaring ambitions.

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George Zimmerman Injured After Gun Is Reportedly Fired At His Car

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 12:01

George Zimmerman reportedly suffered minor injuries from shattered glass from his car's passenger window. Police say the incident involves a man who previously accused Zimmerman of making threats.

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Zimmerman hurt in Florida shooting

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 11:47
George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in 2013 of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is injured in a shooting in Florida on Monday afternoon.

I'm ready for England - Pietersen

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 11:46
Kevin Pietersen says he is ready to return to the England side after scoring a career-best 326 not out for Surrey.