National / International News

Police criticism for hammer attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:30
South Wales Police face criticism for failings after a woman was attacked with a claw hammer by a violent partner, despite her warnings to officers.

California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:29

A judge ruled Tuesday that California's laws deprive students of their constitutional right to an education.

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With More Veterans Needing Health Care, What Will The Cost Be?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:29

Veterans Affairs has a budget of $160 billion, the second largest in government. Some veterans groups say this isn't enough to meet the rapidly expanding demands placed on the VA health system.

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Moms And Tykes Should Eat More Fish Low In Mercury, Says FDA

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:21

Many mothers-to-be and breastfeeding women were turned off of fish out of mercury concerns. A study finds many of these women now eat too little fish, so two agencies are recommending they eat more.

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Militants seize Iraq's second city

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:18
Iraq's prime minister asks parliament to declare a state of emergency after militants take control of the country's second city, Mosul.

Campaign adopts 'No Thanks' slogan

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:16
The slogan being used by the campaign to keep Scotland in the Union is being changed, ahead of the 18 September independence referendum.

Rescue Of German Cave Researcher Could Take Days, Officials Say

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:15

The 52-year-old man has been trapped since Sunday about three-quarters of a mile below ground.

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Colombia and ELN to hold peace talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:14
The Colombian government says it is starting peace negotiations with the country's second largest rebel group.

London due to get water cannon

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:12
Approval is given to the Metropolitan Police to purchase three water cannon for London.

Meet the Brazilian Linekers

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:01
Lineker Hoffmann, Klinsmann Carrilho, Michel Platini da Costa Goes - introducing the Brazilians named after the world's most famous players.

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