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Oakland Kids Get A Raise From The New Minimum Wage

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 00:21

The highest minimum wage in the nation just went into effect in Oakland, Calif. But what does that mean for young people and how are businesses making it work?

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A Couple Spends Their Millions To Save Migrants In The Mediterranean

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 00:20

With record numbers fleeing the Middle East and Africa in overcrowded boats, the Catrambone family is conducting private rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Vanilla, Nutmeg Spice And Everything Nice On A Zanzibar Farm

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 00:19

Three spices that grow on Zanzibar are so common they might be flavoring your morning cup of coffee. But vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg have very different origins.

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Remote Jailing Cuts Off Inmates From Real-World Support System

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 00:18

County jails that send inmates far away to serve short-term sentences can be a cost-saver to local governments. But it could have major consequences when prisoners are released.

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Six arrests over boxer street death

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 00:12
Six further arrests are made in connection with the death of a young boxer in a street brawl in Nottingham city centre.

Obama Administration Emissions Rules Face Supreme Court Test

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 00:03

The rules are aimed at limiting the amount of hazardous pollutants coming from coal and oil-fired utility plants. They're being challenged by industry groups and more than 20 states.

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Balfour Beatty reports £59m loss

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 23:43
UK construction firm Balfour Beatty reports an annual loss of £59m and announces it will not be paying an annual dividend.

VIDEO: Investigators resume Alps crash search

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 23:12
Investigators resume their search of the area in the French Alps where a Germanwings Airbus crashed on Tuesday.

Australia prevents 'militant' trips

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 23:10
Australian police have prevented 200 people suspected of trying to join militant groups from leaving the country since August, say officials.

VIDEO: Procession for Lee Kuan Yew's coffin

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 22:36
A procession has carried the coffin of Lee Kuan Yew from his official residence to Parliament House in Singapore.

'Do more' to elect minority MPs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 22:07
The lack of black and Asian MPs in Wales is a "huge problem" which needs to be taken seriously, a race equality campaigner says.

Funeral for fourth crash victim

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 22:02
The funeral will take place of a teenager who died along with two friends in a crash, which also killed the passenger of another car.

VIDEO: Road swallows then spits out entire bus

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 21:02
A bus has been swept away by flood waters after it fell into a river in the tropical Para state in Brazil.

Alps plane search operation resumes

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 20:57
A search and recovery operation will resume in the southern French Alps after Tuesday's crash of a Germanwings plane, killing all 150 on board.

VIDEO: Does Chart Show's move to Friday matter?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 20:32
Sam Hall, who presents and performs as DJ Goldierocks, and broadcaster Tony Blackburn, discuss the role of the Chart Show in the ever-changing music industry.

Court hearing over Myanmar protests

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 19:43
Nearly 100 people are due in court in Myanmar over student protests two weeks ago against an education bill which ended in violence.

Ferrell and Hart laugh off racism

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 19:42
Ferrell and Hart dismiss claims of racism in new movie

VIDEO: US 'will keep troops in Afghanistan'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 19:35
The planned withdrawal of half of the American troops still in Afghanistan has been delayed until next year.

Is cancer care at a crossroads?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 19:15
As cancer is becoming more common, the NHS is increasingly finding it difficult to cope.

Court ruling due on Kercher verdict

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 19:11
Italy's top court will decide whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.