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Call for disabled work test changes

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 16:09
The assessment used to decide whether disabled people can work should be made more "effective and humane", a Holyrood committee says.

Currency union rejection criticised

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 15:58
The Scottish government welcomes new economic analysis which strongly attacks the UK Treasury's opposition to a currency alliance.

VIDEO: Violence flares at Madrid protests

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 15:31
Violence has broken out at a mass demonstration against government austerity in Madrid in Spain.

Was Rooney lob better than Beckham's?

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 15:19
BBC Sport compares the Man Utd striker's wonder goal to David Beckham's 1996 strike and four other brilliant lobs

Irish MP quits over messages to teen

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 14:41
An independent Irish MP, Patrick Nulty, resigns from parliament after revelations he sent "inappropriate" messages to a teenage girl on Facebook.

Ukraine's Crimea bases stormed

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 14:21
Russian troops storm a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea throwing stun grenades and firing guns in the air, as Moscow tightens its grip on the region.

Moyes confident ahead of derby

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 14:05
Manchester United are "ready to get a result" against Manchester City after back-to-back wins, says manager David Moyes.

Need Money For Your Startup? Being An Attractive Male May Help

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 13:57

When men and women pitch the same business idea to venture capitalists, men are awarded money more often. A new study found that appearance also factors into whether or not an idea will get funded.

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'Two killed' in Venezuela protests

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 13:42
Two people have died from gunshot wounds during protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government, eyewitnesses say.

Same-Sex Marriages Back On Hold In Michigan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 13:16

A federal appeals court issued a temporary stay Saturday on an earlier ruling that had lifted the ban on same-sex marriages in the state.

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They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 13:09

Should an actor's ethnicity match a character's ethnicity? Does it matter, or does it not? Whatever your line of thinking, you're probably irked by these recent casting developments.

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West Ham United 0-2 Manchester United

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 11:59
Wayne Rooney scores two goals, including an exquisite lobbed finish, as Manchester United ease to a 2-0 win at West Ham.

Pope Includes Victim Among Members Of Commission On Sex Abuse

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 11:59

Marie Collins of Ireland, a survivor of abuse at the hands of a priest, has gone on to be an advocate for victims. Others on the commission include Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.

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Players were placed in danger - Broad

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 11:17
England and New Zealand's cricketers were placed in danger after playing in a lightning storm, says skipper Stuart Broad.

Jimmy Carter Issues 'Call To Action' Against Subjugation Of Women

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 10:44

The former president joins NPR to talk about his new book, the state of human trafficking and whether religion can be a conduit for lasting change around gender.

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Latest Leak: NSA Burrowed Into Chinese Telecom Giant's Servers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 10:35

Documents provided by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden highlight the spy agency's efforts, The New York Times and Der Spiegel report.

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Abuse victim on Vatican committee

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 10:20
Irish abuse victim Marie Collins is appointed to the Vatican commission on protecting children from abuse.

Man airlifted after serious crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 10:14
Police appeal for information after a 32-year-old man is airlifted to hospital following a serious crash on the M9.

Cardiff City 3-6 Liverpool

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 10:07
Luis Suarez scores a hat-trick in Cardiff to equal Robbie Fowler's Liverpool season record and maintain their title hope.

Why The Exxon Valdez Spill Was A Eureka Moment For Science

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 10:03

In the aftermath of the 1989 oil spill off the Alaskan coast, scientists expected the worst damage to be short-lived. Instead, the spill shattered conventional wisdom about oil's affect on wildlife.

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