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Why Youngstown, Ohio, Loved 'Jimbo' Traficant

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 10:48

Former congressman Jim Traficant, who died Saturday at age 73, served prison time for bribery and racketeering. But he always remained popular in Youngstown — a city that felt abandoned by others.

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Deadly landmine in Guinea-Bissau

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 10:41
A landmine kills at least 22 people travelling in a vehicle some 60km north-east of the capital of Guinea-Bissau, police say.

Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 10:37

The Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.

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Cuba bans Che and Chavez perfumes

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 10:10
The Cuban government says it will punish state employees who launched perfumes named after Ernesto Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez.

VIDEO: Clooney marries in Venice

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:59
George Clooney's representative says the actor has married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy.

Europe build big lead in Ryder Cup

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:53
Europe lead 10-6 heading into Sunday's Ryder Cup singles after a one-sided penultimate session at Gleneagles.

Kidnapped By ISIS, One Woman Tells How She Saved Her Sisters

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:52

Last month, ISIS terrorized a village, slaughtering the men and kidnapping the young women to force into marriages. On young woman's sisters gave her the courage to escape.

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VIDEO: Volcano erupts in Japan

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:49
Japan's Mount Ontake volcano erupts killing at least one and trapping dozens of hikers on the mountain top.

U.S. Leads More Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq And Syria

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:39

Seven airstrikes hit in Syria and three in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command, which adds that Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates participated in some strikes.

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'Unfaithful' Catholic bishop resigns

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:38
The Bishop of Arundel and Brighton resigns with immediate effect saying he has been "unfaithful" to his promises as a Catholic priest.

Police operation after shootings

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:13
Police officers carry out high visibility patrols one week after two firearms incidents in the south of Edinburgh.

After 7 Years, Finally, A Football Field Of Their Own

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:10

In Detroit, Cody High School's football team was always the visitor. On Friday, they dedicated their new field with a game that honored its name.

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VIDEO: Ryder Cup: Best shots of day two

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 08:58
BBC Sport picks the best shots from day two in the Ryder Cup including Ian Poulter's superb chip in from the fairway.

Four charged over £100m cocaine find

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 08:04
Four British men are charged with drugs offences after an operation in the Irish Sea and a north Wales harbour sees £100m cocaine haul seized.

More Chicago Flights Canceled; Suspect Was Told Of Hawaii Transfer

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 07:22

One day after Chicago's air traffic system was crippled, some flights resume and details emerge about the man suspected of setting a fire inside a federal radar center.

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Top India politician is jailed

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 07:20
One of India's most controversial politicians, Jayaram Jayalalitha, is jailed for four years after conviction in a long-running corruption case.

Strictly wins Friday night TV battle

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 06:59
Strictly Come Dancing beat ITV's X Factor in their Friday night ratings battle, with the BBC One show pulling in 700,000 more viewers.

Confined In China, Ai Weiwei Directs Alcatraz Exhibit From Afar

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 06:44

The dissident Chinese artist uses San Francisco's former island prison to contrast themes of freedom and restriction.

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Catalonia leader decrees referendum

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 06:21
The president of the Spanish region of Catalonia signs a decree for a referendum on independence, in a move opposed by central government.

Liberia chief doctor in quarantine

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 06:15
Liberia's chief medical officer puts herself under quarantine for 21 days, after a colleague was killed by the deadly Ebola virus.