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VIDEO: New papers in Prince Andrew sex case

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:30
The woman who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual misconduct has repeated the claims in fresh US court documents.

Tribute to Kirkbride at TV awards

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:26
Coronation Street star William Roache leads a special tribute at the National TV Awards to on-screen wife Anne Kirkbride, who died on Monday.

'No learning' on periods - Radcliffe

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:25
Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe says sport hasn't learned how to deal with elite athletes' periods.

American Sniper: An American hero?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:24
Was American sniper Chris Kyle really a hero?

Justice Dept. Will Reportedly Clear Ferguson Police Officer In Brown Case

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:17

The Justice Department is poised to declare that former police officer Darren Wilson should not face civil rights charges over the death of Michael Brown, sources tell NPR.

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E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels Of Formaldehyde

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:03

Unexpectedly high levels of the carcinogen were found in an analysis of the vapor from e-cigarettes, researchers say.

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This Is True: Facebook Starts Cracking Down On Hoax News Stories

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 13:02

Facebook says it won't delete fake stories, but it will start attaching notices to ones that users have flagged as hoaxes. And it will display bogus stories less frequently in users' News Feed.

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Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Sheffield United

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:54
Tottenham beat League One Sheffield United in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final at White Hart Lane.

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of TSA Whistleblower

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:48

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in favor of a TSA whistleblower who gave a reporter information about U.S. air marshals being taken off flights to save money.

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'Deflate-Gate' Is 'Sour Grapes' Or Serious Business, Depending Who You Ask

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:47

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs and gained an advantage in the playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend.

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Rep. Van Hollen: Obama's Focused On Helping Middle Class

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:46

Robert Siegel talks to Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

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At Davos, U.S. Economic Recovery Widely Lauded

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:40

Audie Cornish talks with Kenneth Rogoff, professor of economics at Harvard University, and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.

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Celtic 4-0 Motherwell

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:38
Celtic ease back to the top of the Premiership in style as Motherwell were torn to pieces at Parkhead.

Scholar: U.S. Drone Use Has Contributed To Yemen's Instability

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:35

The spectre of civil war and chaos hangs over Yemen's capitol. Robert Siegel talks with Brookings Institute scholar Ibrahim Sharqieh about the dynamics in this poor and troubled nation.

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Virginia Searches For A New State Song

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Robert Siegel speaks with Professor James "Bud" Robertson about his campaign to help his home state of Virginia find its missing state song.

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Middle Class Economics Dominate Obama's State Of The Union

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

President Obama wants to expand an existing tax credit for child care and create a new one for families with two working spouses. He also wants to make two years of community college free and expand access to retirement savings programs.

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Police, Counter-Demonstrators Dampen Anti-Islam March In Leipzig

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Thousands of opponents of Muslim immigration to Germany staged a mass rally in the German city of Leipzig on Wednesday night, but the turnout was lower than expected thanks to counter-demonstrations and a massive police presence.

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Sen. Jeff Flake: Republicans Can Work With President On Trade

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Robert Siegel talks to Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona for his reaction to the State of the Union.

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Obama Draws Battle Lines In State Of The Union Address

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said he still believed in a United America — one that wasn't divided into red and blue camps. But the reaction to his speech, from both camps, was anything but united.

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Voters Said Yes, But D.C. And Congress Continue To Spar Over Pot

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

In November, District of Columbia residents voted to legalize marijuana. Still, the measure's status remains in flux while the city fights against Congress for autonomy on the issue.

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