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Everton 3-1 BSC Young Boys (agg: 7-2)

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 12:55
Romelu Lukaku scores five goals in the tie as Everton cruise past Young Boys to make the last 16 of the Europa League.

Llama chase captivates Twitter

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 12:38
Two unlikely fugitives go on the run in Arizona

Will The Dietary Guidelines Consider The Planet? The Fight Is On

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 12:25

A panel of nutrition experts recommends a diet lower in meat in part because it's better for the Earth. But the meat industry says environmental policy doesn't belong in nutrition guidelines.

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In Video: The Great Llama Drama Of 2015

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 12:12

The nation was riveted by a pair of llamas that broke free in Sun City, Ariz. The llamas ran through parking lots and boulevards, until the men with lassos were called.

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Besiktas 1-0 Liverpool (agg 1-1, pens 5-4)

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 12:09
Liverpool are knocked out of the Europa League in the round of 32 as Turkish side Besiktas win a penalty shootout.

South Korea Decriminalizes Cheating, Shares Of Contraceptive Companies Rise

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 11:56

The country's Constitutional Court voted 7-2 to abolish a 1953 law that made adultery a crime punishable by up to two years in prison.

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Don't panic after Worlds - Trott

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 11:46
Laura Trott believes there is no need to panic after Great Britain failed to win a gold medal at the World Championships.

Boehner silent on shut down vote

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 11:32
House Speaker John Boehner has refused to say if the House will vote on a Senate bill funding homeland security before a Friday deadline.

Canadian court keeps oath to Queen

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 11:01
Canada's Supreme Court rejects an appeal to remove the country's citizenship oath, which requires applicants to swear allegiance to the British monarchy.

Saudi Man Convicted Of Conspiracy In 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 10:55

Khalid al-Fawwaz was convicted on all four conspiracy charges tied to the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The U.S. has said al-Fawwaz was Osama bin Laden's lieutenant in Britain.

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Banksy's Murals Turn Up In Gaza Strip

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 10:55

The artist, who uses public spaces for his often-provocative murals, posted images of art created in the Gaza Strip, along with a two-minute video of life in the Palestinian territory.

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Inter Milan 1-0 Celtic (agg 4-3)

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 10:53
Ten-man Celtic are knocked out of the Europa League by Inter Milan for whom Fredy Guarin scored a fabulous late goal.

Fiorentina 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur (agg 3-1)

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 10:51
Fiorentina knock Tottenham out of the Europa League after second-leg goals from Mario Gomez and Mohamed Salah.

Fawwaz guilty of US embassy attacks

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 10:45
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty of plotting the al-Qaeda bombing of US embassies in east Africa in 1998, killing 224 people.

Net loss: Anatomy of a pledge

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 10:29
Where David Cameron's pledge to cut net migration to below 100,000 came from - and how it fell apart.

VIDEO: Banksy artwork on streets of Gaza

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 10:19
Street artist Banksy has secretly travelled to Gaza where he produced a range of murals as part of a new documentary.

World number 1,555 leads Joburg Open

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 10:06
Nic Henning, the joint lowest-ranked golfer on the professional tour, shoots a course record 62 to lead in South Africa.

Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 09:47

Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.

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Senate Panel OKs Loretta Lynch Nomination As Attorney General

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 09:41

President Obama's nominee cleared a major hurdle to succeed Eric Holder. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 to send the nomination to the full chamber where it is expected to pass.

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This Kickstarter has the most supporters

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-02-26 09:26

The Kickstarter with the most supporters, at 219,382 people, is a card game called Exploding Kittens.

Here's the key paragraph from its Kickstarter page: "Exploding Kittens is a highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game. "

No, I don't know what's the matter with people either, but the thing raised almost $9 million.