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Sen. Bernie Sanders On How Democrats Lost White Voters

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 01:03

Vermont's Bernie Sanders, an independent in the Senate, says he may run for president. He says Americans "do not see a party representing the working class of this country."

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Thais held for 'Hunger Games' salute

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:56
Five Thai students are detained for flashing a three-finger salute inspired by The Hunger Games film series at PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha.

Gender pay gap shrinks to record low

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:56
The average pay gap between men and women is at its narrowest since comparative records began in 1997, official figures show.

Car bomb blast in Iraqi Kurdish city

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:53
A car bomb targets a government building in the Iraqi Kurdish capital, Irbil, with local medial reporting several deaths.

Second Frenchman seen in IS video

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:42
France confirms that a second Frenchman appears in a video showing the killing of Syrian prisoners by Islamic State.

Man held over rape of girl in park

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:33
A man is arrested on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl in a park in south-west London

Pub shares slide after Commons vote

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:31
Shares in pub owners fall sharply after MPs vote for an amendment allowing landlords to buy their beer on the open market.

Bill Cosby Netflix special postponed

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:23
Streaming service Netflix postpones a Bill Cosby stand-up special after another woman accuses the veteran comedian of sexually assaulting her.

Abuse council's 'serious failures'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:21
"Widespread or serious failures" at Rotherham Council are leaving young people at risk of harm, Ofsted warns.

VIDEO: Fines plan over Japanese Knotweed

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:15
Failing to control the spread of Japanese Knotweed could result in an anti-social behaviour order and a fine of up to £2500.

UKIP denies EU deportation plans

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:12
UKIP says any EU citizens in the UK legally would be able to stay if the UK left the union - after claims its Rochester candidate had suggested they would only be able to do so for a "transitional period".

VIDEO: Couple 'fined' over bad hotel review

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:09
A couple have been "fined" £100 for posting a review on Trip Advisor, describing the Broadway Hotel as a "rotten stinking hovel".

Israel demolishes attacker's home

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:09
Israel's military destroys the home of a Palestinian who attacked a tram stop last month, a day after an attack on a synagogue kills five Israelis.

VIDEO: Guru supporters clash with police

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 23:54
Police in India's Haryana state are continuing an operation to arrest a Hindu guru, after nearly 200 people were injured in clashes at his ashram on Tuesday.

Outside Of The Games, Are Sports Corrupt?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-18 23:49

Commentator Frank Deford discusses some recent sports-related scandals, including the abuse of young swimmers by their coaches, and fake classes created for college athletes.

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No 'Misteak': High Beef Prices A Boon For Drought-Weary Ranchers

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-18 23:48

If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. That may be hard on consumers, but the prices are helping ranchers purchase expensive feed and rebuild herds.

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Rugby World Cup boost for Cardiff

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 23:46
Cardiff will receive an estimated £316m boost when it plays host to the Rugby World Cup in 2015, a new economic impact report has found.

VIDEO: 30-yard strike flies in for Concord

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 23:43
Watch Jordan Chiedozie's spectacular 30-yard strike for Concord Rangers against Mansfield in the first round of the FA Cup.

Nadal to return in the new year

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 23:11
Rafael Nadal says he will return to tennis on 1 January and that his goal is to compete for the Australian Open title.

Asbos for failure to control knotweed

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 23:09
Anti-social behaviour orders and fines will be issued to people who fail to control the spread of invasive non-native plants such as Japanese Knotweed, the government says.