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South Africans Engrossed By Pistorius Trial

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

Host Renee Montagne talks to Erin Conway-Smith, southern Africa editor for GlobalPost, about the murder trial of Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius.

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In Ukraine, Sen. Durbin Says U.S. Is Ready To Provide Nonlethal Aid

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois about his recent trip to Ukraine and U.S. options for dealing with the crisis in the wake of Sunday's referendum in Crimea.

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How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

In the decades following World War II, many American families had a lot of help paying for a college education. But in the 1970s, inflation spiked and public policies began to change.

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Calif. Fight Over Concealed Weapons Could Head To High Court

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

A federal court has thrown out a policy in San Diego that placed tight restrictions on who can carry concealed weapons in public. As other courts consider such rules, the Supreme Court could weigh in.

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Despite Setbacks, Bipartisan Support Remains For Colorado Exchange

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

Colorado spent years and millions of dollars creating its own health insurance marketplace. While enrollment hasn't met expectations, the backers of the exchange still support it.

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Space Thief Or Hero? One Man's Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

In the 1980s, NASA engineer Robert Farquhar came up with a sly plan to divert the ISEE-3 satellite from its original path to visit a comet instead. Now Farquhar has another big plan for his "baby."

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After 300 Years Of Marriage, Scotland Contemplates UK Divorce

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

For the first time, Scots will be able to vote on whether they want to remain part of the United Kingdom or strike out on their own. So far, polls suggest most favor unity over independence.

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Consumers may get lower energy bills

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 00:52
Consumers could be spared further rises in energy bills, if the chancellor freezes his controversial carbon tax in Wednesday's Budget.

Sainsbury's and a fragile economy

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 00:52
What Sainsbury’s results say about the recovery

Thailand to lift emergency rule

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 00:40
Thailand is to lift its state of emergency on Wednesday, as tensions ease following weeks of anti-government protests, officials say.

China begins land search for plane

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 00:30
China begins searching its territory for the missing Malaysian plane and says no evidence was found of terror links among Chinese passengers.

In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 00:27
Open and Youth categories of World Photo Award

Berkeley new homes to pass 2007 peak

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 00:20
Housebuilder Berkeley Group says it expects to complete 30% more new homes this year than it did at the peak of the housing market in 2007.

India to appeal in helicopter deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 00:07
India is to appeal against an Italian court order rejecting its request to recover $387m (£233m) in bank guarantees backing a scrapped helicopter deal with Finmeccanica.

Severed penis victim 'distraught'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 00:03
A man who had his penis severed in an attack on Teesside is still too distressed to give an account of what happened, police say.

Forth valley gas inquiry begins

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 23:58
A public inquiry into controversial proposals to drill for gas in the Forth valley begins in Falkirk later.

Many killed by Afghan suicide bomber

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 23:55
A suicide bomber kills at least 15 people, including women and children, at a busy market in northern Afghanistan.

Lewd image on pitch earns bowler ban

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 23:37
Cricket Australia suspends bowler Daniel Worrall for scratching a lewd image onto the pitch during a match.

Watchdog 'needs fundamental review'

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 23:06
Wales' health watchdog is in need of a "fundamental review", according to a key assembly committee report seen by BBC Wales.

Charity call for patient care review

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 23:03
A national charity for patient safety and justice has called for a review of patient safety, the BBC has learned.

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