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Pope to meet sex abuse victims

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:41
Pope Francis announces that he will meet a group of sex abuse victims after saying the scandal was "as bad as performing a satanic mass."

Tornado Hits North Dakota Oil Workers Camp

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:40

A tornado struck a workers camp in North Dakota's oil patch on Monday, injuring nine people and destroying at least eight trailers where workers had been living, an emergency management official said.

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Back in the saddle

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:36
Blind horse rider Verity Smith sets sights on Rio 2016

Gunmen Kill U.S. Doctor From Minority In Pakistan

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:31

Gunmen in Pakistan shot dead a visiting American cardiologist from the minority Ahmadi sect in front of his wife and son on Monday, police said. The family arrived 2 days ago from their home in Ohio.

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Tax crackdown yields record £23.9bn

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:21
The government raised a record £23.9bn in additional tax this year as a result of a crackdown on tax avoidance, HM Revenue and Customs says.

NI MEPs election count resumes

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:13
Counting to fill Northern Ireland's three seats in Europe resumes.

Why did UKIP do less well in London?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:10
What’s the significance of UKIP’s lack of success in London?

994 caps but no clubs - the out-of-contract XI

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:08
Can you better BBC Sport's XI compiled from Premier League players available on free transfers this summer?

VIDEO: London hosting capitalism summit

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 23:54
Former US president Bill Clinton is addressing a summit on the future of capitalism

China arrests Xinjiang 'terror gang'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 23:41
Police in China's Xinjiang region arrest a "terror group", following a spate of attacks blamed on extremists, state media report.

Beirut's Holiday Inn: Once Chic, Then Battered, Still Contested

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 23:28

The Holiday Inn was a landmark that towered over glittering Beirut in the 1970s. The Lebanese civil war ravaged the city and the hotel. The debate over the hotel's carcass carries on to this day.

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VIDEO: Aerial footage shows huge US mudslide

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 23:27
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has released aerial pictures showing the extent of a massive mudslide in the remote part of Colorado.

Frustrated By The Affordable Care Act, One Family Opts Out

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 23:27

Many new plans created under Obamacare have consumers and doctors scrambling to figure out which providers accept which plans, and what services are covered.

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How Health Insurance Exchanges Are Like Flea Markets

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 23:25

To know if taxpayers got good value in setting up the health care exchanges we need to see what happens in the next few years, economists say. Will buyers and sellers keep coming?

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Lack Of Affordable Housing Puts The Squeeze On Poor Families

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 23:23

They are being pushed out of the rental market in fast-growing cities like Washington, D.C. Many end up spending most of their income on housing, living in substandard housing, or homeless.

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States Consider Bills To Crack Down On Workplace Bullies

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 23:23

About a dozen states across the country are taking up laws to give workers legal protections against workplace abuse, though critics say it's impossible to legislate against somebody being a jerk.

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How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 23:22

After Stalin's death, people in the Soviet Union could begin to debate politics again without fear of repression. This "thawing" took place in private kitchens, where music and art flourished, too.

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Speculation won't distract me - Lallana

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 23:21
Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana says he will not be distracted by speculation over his future while on England duty.

VIDEO: Tom Cruise on Edge of Tomorrow

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 22:55
The BBC's Sally Nugent spoke to Tom Cruise and his co-star, Emily Blunt about their new sci-fi film, Edge of Tomorrow

Celebrity name ban plan for streets

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 22:34
Celebrities may no longer have streets or public buildings named after them in Denbighshire due to fears over possible scandals in the future.
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