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Sheridan Smith to play Cilla Black

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 07:12
Actress Sheridan Smith is to play singer and TV presenter Cilla Black in a new ITV drama.

Your week in pictures

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 07:12
Readers' photos from around the world

Warming Arctic May Be Causing Jet Stream To Lose Its Way

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 07:12

Rutgers professor Jennifer Francis says the warming polar air is causing the jet stream to meander, slowing down the march of weather systems across the northern latitudes.

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Morsi lawyers walk out of trial

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 07:03
Lawyers for deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi walk out of his trial on charges of espionage and conspiring to commit terror.

Barroso: Scots EU bid 'difficult'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 07:00
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso says it would be "extremely difficult" for an independent Scotland to join the EU.

Ukraine protesters end occupations

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 06:48
Anti-government protesters in Ukraine end their occupation of key buildings in the capital Kiev, ahead of a deadline for an amnesty.

U.S. Men's Alpine Skiers Grab Bronze And Silver

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 06:42

Bode Miller becomes the oldest person ever to win a medal in Alpine skiing at the Olympics, taking bronze. Underdog Andrew Weibrecht garners silver.

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Celtic 3-0 St Johnstone

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 06:40
A hat-trick by Anthony Stokes gives Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic a comfortable win over St Johnstone.

The Green Rush Begins: Investors Get In On Pot's Ground Floor

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 06:09

With medical marijuana legal in 20 different states, a "green rush" has started among venture capitalists looking to invest in the pot-related industry.

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Syria security risk 'a big problem'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 06:01
"A growing proportion" of the security services' resources is needed to monitor those returning to the UK after fighting in Syria, a minister says.

VIDEO: Man guilty of 'loud music' shootings

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:57
A white Florida man is convicted of the attempted murder of three black teenagers during a quarrel over loud music.

Reversal Of Fortune In CAR Has Muslims Fleeing For Their Lives

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:48

In the Central African Republic, Muslim rebels seized power last year and then lost it to Christian militias. France and other countries' peacekeeping troops are helping Muslims evacuate, as East Africa correspondent Gregory Warner tells NPR's Rachel Martin.

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It's Proven To Save Lives, So Why Is Maine Opposed To Narcan?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:36

In some states, the overdose antidote known as Narcan is becoming more popular among law enforcement. Not the state of Maine; that state's governor is opposing a bill that would put Narcan in the hands of more first-responders.

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BoE: UK house prices recover, bar NI

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:13
The governor of the Bank of England says Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where house prices are not recovering.

Plane missing in western Nepal

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:09
A plane is missing en route to the town of Jumla in western Nepal with 18 people on board.

Schools Fall Behind In Helping Students With Mental Health Issues

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

A recent Newsweek investigation found that at many colleges and universities, being open about a mental health disorder can mean getting kicked out of school. Newsweek reporter Katie J.M. Baker speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the story.

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Fla. Man Guilty Of Lesser Charges In 'Loud Music' Murder Case

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

A jury in Jacksonville, Fla., returned a mixed verdict Saturday in the trial of Michael Dunn, charged in the shooting death of teenager Jordan Davis. Unable to reach a verdict on the charge of murder, the jury found Dunn guilty on four other counts.

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Scientists Discover Universe's Oldest Star

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

The star is 4 billion years older than any other found to date. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Timothy Beers of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Arizona.

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Texas Town Brings Out Its Debs For George Washington's Birthday

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

In Laredo, Texas, an elite debutante ball is one of many events held to celebrate George Washington's birthday. A new documentary, Las Marthas, explores the tradition. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to director Christina Ibarra.

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Haiti's First Cardinal Remains A Priest Of The People

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

Haiti has its first inductee into the College of Cardinals. Haitian Bishop Chibly Langlois is one of 19 men chosen by Pope Francis for elevation. Seven of the new group hail from the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.

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