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Holocaust Survivors Mark 70th Anniversary Of Auschwitz's Liberation

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 06:17

About 300 survivors of the Nazi camp are attending the ceremony along with German and Austrian leaders. But attention is also on the absence of Russia's president whose countrymen liberated Auschwitz.

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Injured Farrell to miss Six Nations

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 06:17
England fly-half Owen Farrell is ruled out of the entire Six Nations with a knee injury.

VIDEO: Attenborough's Paradise Birds

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 06:16
Sir David Attenborough's lifelong passion for birds of paradise

Two men charged with 1991 murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 06:04
Two men are charged with abducting and murdering 18-year-old Nicola Payne who went missing from Coventry in 1991.

Stone Roses star 'shown gay porn'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:59
The Stone Roses singer Ian Brown tells a court his former teacher Fred Talbot showed pupils what he later realised was "probably a gay porn film".

The Cape Bears Brunt Of Blizzard's Onslaught

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:59

The snowstorm hitting the Northeast is having a big impact on Cape Cod, Mass. Steve Inskeep speaks with WCAI's Sean Corcoran for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.

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Revived 'snoopers' charter' shelved

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:52
An attempt to bring back the controversial measures is dropped, but peers demand to see the government's private draft of new legislation instead.

Mourning In Riyadh: Obama Visits New Saudi King To Offer Condolences

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:45

President Obama has stopped in Saudi Arabia on his way home from India. He's meeting with the new Saudi king. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Scott Horsley, who is traveling with the President.

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Am I Responsible If The Insurance Exchange Flubs My Subsidies?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:28

Mistakes are made. If the health insurance marketplaces screw up in calculating subsidies for consumers, it's the individual who is likely to be on the hook for repaying the excess.

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Tate reveals BP sponsorship figures

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:07
Tate reveals oil giant BP donated £3.8m to its galleries as part of its sponsorship deal over the past 17 years.

VIDEO: Cars are brought off Hoegh Osaka

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:05
Land Rovers, Minis and Jaguars are being brought off the Hoegh Osaka, which is now docked in Southampton.

It's Been A Hard Road To 12 Step For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:04

On an island with one of the world's highest addiction rates, a 12-step program faces special challenges. The Muslim populace is uneasy with its Christian concepts. And women are seen as beyond hope.

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It's Been A Hard Road To 12-Step For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:04

On an island with one of the world's highest addiction rates, a 12-step program faces special challenges. The Muslim populace is uneasy with its Christian concepts. And women are seen as beyond hope.

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Gamesmanship Or Cheating: A History Quiz

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 05:03

Whatever happens with the investigation of Deflategate, there is sometimes a blurry line between gaining a competitive advantage and downright cheating.

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Rail passenger satisfaction falls

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:59
A survey of 27,000 rail passengers found 81% were satisfied with the service last year, compared with 83% in 2013.

Planet hosts giant ring system

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:53
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.

Boston Copes With Its Deepening Blanket Of Snow

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:52

The snowstorm hitting the northeast is having a major impact in Boston. Steve Inskeep checks in with WBUR's Anne Mostue for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.

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Key milestone for new Forth crossing

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:48
The three main towers of the new Queensferry Crossing over the Forth reach their halfway point marking a key milestone in the project.

Gunman Opens Fire At City Council Meeting In Minnesota

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:46

Two police officers were injured and the gunman was killed. The officers had just been sworn in to the New Hope police force.

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Mark Strong honoured for Miller role

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:46
Actor Mark Strong has been honoured his lead role in a play that lured him back to the theatre after 12 years in movie roles.

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