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For The South, Add Earthquake To Snow, Ice And Power Outages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:16

There was no major damage or injuries reported from the small, 4.1-magnitude quake, but the unusual temblor comes in addition to the region's equally unusual winter weather.

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Russian skier 'seriously injured'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00
Russian ski cross racer Maria Komissarova is seriously injured in a training session at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Police Report Naloxone Highly Effective At Reducing Drug Deaths

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

The Quincy Police Department was one of the first law enforcement agencies to distribute a drug called Naloxone, a drug used to reverse opiate overdoses. Police Lt. Patrick Glynn speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about the experimental move.

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Emotions Run High For Olympic U.S.-Russia Hockey Game

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

Among the highlights of the weekend at the Winter Olympics: The U.S. men's hockey team faces off with the Russians on Saturday. Ice and sparks are expected to fly.

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NFL Releases Grim Report Of Locker-Room Bullying

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

The NFL's report about the Miami Dolphins describes the team's "pattern of harassment." NPR's Scott Simon speaks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the week in sports.

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Forecasting The Flu, Tweet By Tweet

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

The CDC is using a social media contest to forecast the spread of the flu. Johns Hopkins professor Mark Dredze tells NPR's Scott Simon that tweets like "Bieber fever" make tracking the flu more difficult.

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Three Years Later, A Harrowing Visit To Fukushima

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

This March will be the third anniversary of the tsunami that led to Japan's nuclear disaster. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to NPR's Anthony Kuhn, who went inside one of the Fukushima reactors.

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Syrian Unrest Explodes Into Beirut Suburbs

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

In the once vibrant city of Beirut, sandbags and blast walls are replacing cafes and coffee shops. As Hezbollah becomes more involved in the Syrian conflict, its supporters in Beirut are facing repercussions.

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Libya's Slow And Bloody Path Toward Stability

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

The Libyan uprising against Moammar Gadhafi was launched three years ago this month. The post-revolutionary situation has gone from bad to worse, with militias overrunning the government in some Libyan cities.

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CofE bishops rule out gay blessings

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 04:18
The Church of England's House of Bishops rules out special services of blessing for married same-sex couples.

VIDEO: Disqualified Christie reveals 'cyber abuse'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 04:11
Great Britain's Elise Christie says she is "gobsmacked" after she was penalised for the second time at the Sochi Olympics.

Man loses unfair dismissal case

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 04:10
The sacked director of communications and marketing for Londonderry's Culture Company has lost an industrial tribunal for unfair dismissal.

Tributes paid to England great Finney

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 03:54
Tributes are paid to former Preston North End and England player Tom Finney, following his death at the age of 91.

Walkers found as snow warning issued

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 03:54
Two walkers missing on Ben Nevis are found safe as warnings are issued for climbers and skiers on Scotland's mountains this weekend.

Officer's Twitter account suspended

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 03:50
An award winning West Midlands Police officer is being investigated for the alleged misuse of his Twitter account which covers mental health issues.

Christie the target of cyber abuse

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 03:44
Short track speed skater Elise Christie reveals she has been the victim of cyber abuse during the Winter Olympics.

Clutha benefit gig held in Glasgow

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 03:33
Big Country are headlining an all-day benefit gig at the Barrowlands in Glasgow for those affected by the Clutha helicopter crash.

Final bid to save Syria peace talks

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 03:09
The UN mediator makes a final bid to break the deadlock in the Syrian peace talks, as President Obama threatens new pressure on the Assad regime.

Diners rescued from water-surge cafe

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 02:53
Thirty-two people, mostly Valentine's Day diners, are rescued from a flood-hit restaurant in Hampshire.

Restaurant fire was accidental

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-15 02:36
The police have said they do not believe a fire which destroyed a restaurant in Coleraine on Friday evening was started deliberately.

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