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Does the future of wildlife lie in captivity?

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 15:27
It may be time to start picturing a world in which the animals we care about most will only be safe in areas that are properly guarded.

The trouble with 'acceptable' language

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 15:25
What kind of language is acceptable and how does society come to a decision? asks John McManus.

From howling blues to twisted love

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 15:13
Howling blues to twisted love with DJ Rita Ray

The boy and the helicopter

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 15:10
The gadget that left a nine-year-old boy speechless

The day my dog was cooked for dinner

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 15:07
The day my dog was cooked for dinner

VIDEO: Blue targets reduce sleeping sickness

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 15:05
The UK scientists who've found out how to trap the tsetse fly

The Cherry Sisters: Worst Act Ever?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 14:57

How a group of perhaps-clueless farmgirls from Iowa rose to theatrical fame and infamy at the same time.

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The Cherry Sisters: Worst Act Ever?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 14:57

How a group of perhaps-clueless farmgirls from Iowa rose to theatrical fame and infamy at the same time.

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Australia 0-1 Japan

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 14:14
Holders Japan reach the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup with a narrow victory over Australia in Canada.

What Right Do Muralists Have To The Buildings They Paint On?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 14:01

Musicians have their instruments, painters have their canvases, and muralists have ... walls. But when the building a mural is on is changing, the muralist has to choose to fight — or say goodbye.

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VIDEO: Wife shouted 'help me, I've been shot'

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 13:44
A 52-year-old man who survived the Tunisia resort attack tells BBC News how he and his wife ran through the hotel grounds as the explosions began, and that he was pursued by the gunman.

For Families Of U.S. Hostages, New Policy May Bring New Hope

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 13:36

This week, President Obama announced changes to the government policy on Americans abducted abroad. A former FBI hostage negotiator explains what this means for the hostages — and for their families.

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Serena set after Nicklaus court help

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 13:19
Serena Williams reveals she has been using the grass courts of golf great Jack Nicklaus as she looks for a sixth Wimbledon title.

For Gay Couples In Louisiana And Mississippi, Marriage Remains On Hold

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 13:06

As same-sex couples legally marry elsewhere in the country, couples in these two states are facing obstacles. We hear from two Mississippi couples who had hoped to be married on Friday.

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For Same-Sex Marriage Opponents, The Fight Is Far From Over

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 13:06

Some opponents of same-sex marriage are vowing to fight on after Friday's Supreme Court ruling. The battles will likely take place in the lower courts and will involve religious liberty cases.

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In Bid For Stricter Vaccine Rules, Officials Grapple With Decades-Old Distrust

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 13:06

California lawmakers have decided to tighten the criteria for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. But some parents resent officials telling them how to care for their children.

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After Tunisia Attack, Tourists Leave — And Locals Worry

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 13:06

The self-declared Islamic State claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, which killed 38 people at a beach resort in Tunisia. Most of the victims were foreigners, many of them British tourists.

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Armenia suspends power price hike

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 13:03
The president of Armenia suspends an increase in electricity prices, but protesters who have held days of demonstrations remain on the streets.

French beheading suspect sent selfie

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 13:00
A man suspected of an attack on a factory in France sent a selfie where he posed with the severed head of his boss, security sources say.

Police Question Suspect In Lyon Factory Beheading Attack

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 12:28

The man, identified as a 35-year-old truck driver at the plant, reportedly took a "selfie" with victim's body and sent it to an unidentified mobile phone number in Canada.

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