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Preston North End 1-1 Leyton Orient

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 11:03
Preston North End fight back to earn a point against Leyton Orient as Deepdale pays tribute to club legend Sir Tom Finney.

Protest against QUB's building plans

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 10:52
More than 30 local residents have held a demonstration against plans by Queen's University to build new student accommodation blocks in south Belfast.

Mars 'Jelly Doughnut' Mystery Solved: It's Just A Rock, NASA Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 10:16

The strange red-and-white object that intrigued Mars enthusiasts for weeks turns out to be just a piece of Mars rock chipped off by the Opportunity rover.

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Actress Ellen Page: 'I am gay'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 10:05
Hollywood actress Ellen Page, Oscar-nominated for Juno, reveals that she is lesbian, saying she suffered for years because she was scared to be out.

GOP Struggles To Sell Message In Big Cities

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 10:02

Democrats currently control city hall in 90 percent of the nation's largest cities. But not too many years ago, Republicans had a pretty good chance of winning big-city mayoral races.

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Church leader attacks welfare reform

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 09:58
The leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales condemns the government's social reforms for leaving the poor facing "destitution".

Beach cordoned off after landslip

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 09:55
A section of a beach on the Dorset coast is cordoned off following a "large" cliff fall.

VIDEO: GB's Lizzy Yarnold receives gold medal

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 09:47
Women's skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold is awarded her gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Storm misery continues in the South

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 09:41
Thousands of homes are without power, many roads have closed and rail services are disrupted after storms batter the South.

Sinkhole appears on suburban street

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 09:31
A sinkhole estimated to be 35ft (9m) wide and 20ft (6m) deep appears in a suburban road, causing 17 houses to be evacuated.

Cardiff City 1-2 Wigan Athletic

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 09:28
Wigan keep up the defence of their FA Cup crown by knocking Premier League Cardiff out of the competition to move into the last eight.

Troops try to disarm militia in CAR

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 09:27
French and African peacekeepers seize weapons from militia in the capital of the Central African Republic as they try to end sectarian strife.

Soaking Sochi In Red And White, Canada Aims To Repeat 2010 Wins

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 09:14

At the Vancouver games, Canada won the most gold medals. Now fans are cheering on their teams in Russia: A moving, yelling, living, breathing mass of Canadian pride.

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U.S. Men's Hockey Team Triumphs Over Russia In Shootout Ending

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 09:11

The American and Russian men's ice hockey teams faced off at the Winter Olympics on Sunday, and it wasn't pretty. From Sochi, correspondent Robert Smith tells NPR's Scott Simon about the game that went into overtime.

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Flats evacuated as storms hit Wales

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 08:57
Seventeen people are evacuated from flats after the roof is damaged in storms overnight as wind and rain bring more disruption.

Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 08:52

One in 10 opposite-sex marriages in the U.S. are between spouses of different races or ethnicities. At more than 5.3 million, their numbers have increased 28 percent since 2000, according to the Census Bureau.

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Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 08:52

One in 10 opposite-sex marriages in the U.S. are between spouses of different races or ethnicities. At more than 5.3 million, their numbers have increased 28 percent since 2000, according to the Census Bureau.

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Turkey MPs pass reforms amid brawl

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 08:43
Turkish MPs approve controversial plans to reform the country's top judicial body, amid a brawl which left one MP with a broken nose.

UN sorry over Syria talks failure

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 08:42
The UN mediator apologises to the Syrian people as peace talks in Geneva end without progress, with the UK and France blaming the government.

Flood Of Gay Marriage Cases Releasing Stream Of Federal Rulings

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 08:14

A federal judge in Virginia struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban this week. Similar rulings have come down in other conservative states, like Kentucky, Oklahoma and Utah, indicating the strategy for winning marriage equality in federal courts is moving faster than many expected.

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