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What are legal highs?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:01
The government is being urged to introduce a ban on the sale of legal highs, but what are they and where does the law stand on them?

Palmyra and the logic of loss

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:58
The outcry over the threat to the ruins at Palmyra does not trivialise human suffering in Syria - it points to the importance of sites as symbols of a united past, writes Dr David Roberts.

Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:56

The former secretary of defense says that even stepping up the rules of engagement for U.S. troops in Iraq might not keep ISIS in check. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says.

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Dozens Dead In Mexican Shootout Between Gangs, Police

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:44

At least 43 people were killed in what is being described as the worst gun battle with drug gangs in recent memory.

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'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:10

Bikers claim that many who were arrested in the Waco, Texas, brawl last week were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But police say the bikers were "known criminal gang members."

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'Congestion' issue at Grayson's home

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:08
A rise in visitors to Grayson Perry's Essex dream house forces neighbours to put up a home-made road sign.

Historian May Have Discovered Henry I's Final Resting Place

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Yet another English monarch might be buried underneath an English parking lot. Scott Simon has more.

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Takata Air Bag Recall Could Take Years

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

The recall of Takata airbags this week was the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sonari Glinton about how and when companies announce a recall.

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Ireland Appears To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Results are coming in from Ireland's vote on same-sex marriage. It's not just a referendum on gay rights; it's also a litmus test for how much this socially conservative country has changed recently.

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TLC's '19 Kids' Pulled For Sex-Abuse Scandal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Josh Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting admitted "wrongdoing" amid media reports that he allegedly fondled underage girls as a teenager. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with TV critic Eric Deggans.

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Reopens Fierce Environmental Debate

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

The long-term environmental impacts of this week's oil spill in California may not be clear for some time. Meantime, the spill has reignited a fierce local debate over off-shore oil drilling.

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People-Smuggling Is Big Business In Myanmar

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Thousands of migrants remain trapped on boats in Southeast Asia's Andaman Sea. NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Michael Sullivan about what he heard from some of the people who've reached Thailand.

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Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

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Gillespie would take England job

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:53
Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie would take the England head coach job if it is offered by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Train firm 'sorry' for death message

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:26
A train company apologises after passengers were told a track delay was because someone "couldn't be bothered to live anymore".

Party 'bullied' Macintosh supporters

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:20
Scottish Labour MSP Ken Macintosh says the "party machine" is bullying his supporters in an attempt to avoid a leadership contest.

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:03

Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.

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Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:03

From the U.K. to Kenya to the West Bank, photographer James Mollison exposes not only inequalities among rich and poor countries, but also the intimate moments that unfold during recess.

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Elderly man killed in car crash

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:43
An 80-year-old man is killed in a car crash in County Down.

Rail disaster victims remembered

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:41
A memorial service is being held in Edinburgh to commemorate the deaths of more than 200 people in Britain's worst rail disaster.

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