National / International News

US no-fly rules 'unconstitutional'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 13:15
A federal judge has ruled the US no-fly list deprives people of their constitutional right to travel without giving them a way to clear their names.

A New Jersey Law That's Kept Smart Guns Off Shelves Nationwide

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 13:15

The law says that once "personalized" guns are available in the U.S., all handguns sold in New Jersey must be smart guns. So, to avoid triggering the law, vendors aren't selling them — anywhere.

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Uni's foreign students visa freeze

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 13:14
Glyndwr University is suspended from recruiting overseas students after a Home Office investigation into alleged visa fraud.

Meet The New Stars Of Campaign Ads: Mom And Dad

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 13:07

The smiling spouse, kids and a dog once made for a perfect campaign ad. But politicians are increasingly turning to their parents to help them make the pitch to voters.

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The circus that saves young Nepalese

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 13:06
Poor, trafficked - and now starring at Glastonbury

Living Up To His Past, Suarez Apparently Bites Italian Opponent

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 13:04

Uruguay's win against Italy was overshadowed by a bite. Once again, Luis Suarez courted controversy at a World Cup Game.

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Hodgson hopeful for England's future

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 13:01
Roy Hodgson says England have a bright future with a new crop of young players, after the 0-0 draw against Costa Rica.

In Wyoming, Going Deep To Draw Energy From Coal

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 12:58

The United States has lots of coal, but most of it is buried far underground. A new method can extract it, but the environmental costs might prove too high for nearby landowners.

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Report Points To 'Dangerous Militarization' Of U.S. Law Enforcement

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 12:58

The American Civil Liberties Union studied 800 deployments of SWAT teams in 20 locales across the country and found most were for drug searches.

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Arson killers 'should not be freed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 12:54
A man who lost his wife and three children in an arson attack in Leicester says the convicted men should never be released from prison.

Ukraine's Cease-Fire Jeopardized By Deadly Attack

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 12:53

Pro-Moscow separatists shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter, killing nine servicemen, one day after the rebels vowed to respect the cease-fire.

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European bank 'hit by cyber-thefts'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 12:52
A security firm reports finding evidence of Trojan malware being used to steal money from 190 customers of a major European bank.

Addressing Border Crisis, Politicians Find Invitation In Misperception

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 12:50

The House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing Tuesday to address the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America.

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3-D Mammography Finds More Tumors, But Questions Remain

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 12:35

A newer form of mammogram that takes multiple X-rays makes it less likely that women will be called back for more screening, a study finds. But it's still too early to know if it increases survival.

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What Hodgson must do for England to prosper

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 12:28
Roy Hodgson needs to revitalise England - Phil McNulty outlines what the manager needs to do looking ahead to Euro 2016.

Shots fired as jet lands in Pakistan

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 12:20
Gunmen open fire on a passenger plane arriving at Peshawar in Pakistan from Saudi Arabia, with one person killed and at least two injured.

In Rift Over Interfaith Ban, A New Fault Line For Burmese Politics

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 12:18

Myanmar's parliament is now considering a bill that would restrict marriages of people from different religions. Critics are lambasting the proposed law as discriminatory.

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Iraqi Crisis Brings Focus On Indian Migrants Who Seek Profit Amid Peril

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 12:15

When the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was captured by Sunni militants, 40 Indian construction workers were taken hostage. It's one of the first diplomatic challenges for the new government in India, which sees millions of migrant workers move abroad and send some $70 billion back home to family.

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A 'Major Shift' Promised In Oversight Of Special Education Programs

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 12:15

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has announced new procedures for how the department oversees state special education programs.

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At Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery, Siege Nears A Complicated Conclusion

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 12:15

Both ISIS militants and the Iraqi government claim to control the country's largest oil refinery. But NPR's Deborah Amos reports that the rebels have closed in and are negotiating with the beleaguered forces inside.

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