National / International News

Drummer And Tuba Player Work To Stay Sharp For Band And College

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-06 14:06

In May, we shared the story of a New Orleans high school marching band. Two students earned scholarships to play for Jackson State University's marching band, the Sonic Boom of the South.

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Beyond Cat Videos: YouTube Bets On Production Studio 'Playgrounds'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-06 14:04

The online video giant has just opened a gleaming new production studio in Manhattan. It's part of an effort to attract new viewers — and ultimately compete with companies like Netflix and Hulu.

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Gay-Marriage Bans Are Upheld In 4 States By Circuit Court

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:57

Bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee were confirmed by a federal court Thursday, reversing lower courts' decisions.

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Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign Ads

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:51

The Center for Public Integrity calculates that KTUU in Anchorage ran more U.S. Senate ads this cycle than any station in the country.

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Bank of America sets aside $400m

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:43
Bank of America sets aside $400m due to rising litigation costs associated with a probe into currency rigging at the bank.

VIDEO: PM warned on EU freedom of movement

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:34
David Cameron has been warned repeatedly by some fellow European leaders not to try to change the rules on freedom of movement within the EU.

Jet Fuel Is Down, But Not Enough For A Thanksgiving Fare War

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:31

Airlines say they expect an uptick in Thanksgiving travel. This November, jet fuel prices are down, but carriers are using the saved money to upgrade equipment and software rather than cut fares.

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Ashya 'not receiving chemotherapy'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:30
The hospital in Prague which treated Ashya King, the young boy recovering from a brain tumour, confirms he has received no chemotherapy - an important part of his original treatment plan.

US author wins Dylan Thomas prize

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:30
American author Joshua Ferris is announced as the winner of the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize at a ceremony in Swansea.

Flu Season Brings Stronger Vaccines And Revised Advice

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:20

Health officials estimate that every flu season, 1 in 5 Americans will get the bug. This year, changes in flu vaccines and in federal guidelines could help those most susceptible to the virus.

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Amazon Wants To Put A Listening Speaker In Your Home

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:18

Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that's connected to the cloud into the privacy of your abode? Amazon thinks so, as it introduces Echo, a speaker that takes your questions and commands.

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