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In Tunisia, Society 'Wasn't Quite Prepared' For Liberal Reforms

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

More than 20 people were killed this week when two gunmen stormed Tunisia's national museum. NPR's Scott Simon talks with William McCants of the Brookings Institution about the attack's repercussions.

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Ex-Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez rarely fell in the ring, but alcohol and drugs knocked him down for decades. He's clean now and telling his story to help fellow Mexicans get clean too.

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Under ISIS, Life In Mosul Takes A Turn For The Bleak

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

The militants have held Iraq's second largest city since June. Now, local Sunni residents are weary of ISIS, there are signs of strain within their ranks, and it's almost impossible to flee.

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Justice Department Weighs In On Assembly-Line Justice For Children

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

For the first time, the federal government asserting juveniles' right to counsel by wading into a Georgia case alleging inadequate counsel. Authorities say the problems occur nationwide.

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On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

An HBO documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, won't be released in Britain. Neither will the book on which it's based. That's because British and U.S. free speech protections are very different.

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Why Some Mushrooms Glow In The Dark

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Scientists outfitted some fake fungi with LEDs and put them in a Brazilian forest to test their theory that light, not some funky mushroom fragrance, was luring bugs.

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With Fewer New Teachers, Why Do Some Stick Around?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:03

As teacher training enrollment drops, we wanted to know: Why do some teachers stay in the profession?

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Iran upbeat on nuclear talks

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 02:15
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says progress in talks with the US and other world powers could lead to a final deal in the dispute over its nuclear programme.

Why IS wants to expand into Yemen

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 02:09
If Islamic State is really behind the Sanaa bombings, it could lead to further sectarian violence in Yemen, says Barak Mendelsohn from Haverford College.

Riaz and Watson punished for clash

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 02:02
Pakistan's Wahab Riaz and Australia's Shane Watson are fined for their confrontation in Friday's World Cup quarter-final.

Police plea for child abuse witnesses

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:47
The Metropolitan Police launches a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward in its investigations into historical child sex abuse.

A Year Of Ebola: Memorable Moments From Our Reporters' Notebooks

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:29

They remember an early survivor, the crying baby, the teenager who wouldn't give up, the woman who had only bananas to eat, people shaking hands again despite the risks.

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Woman held by terror police charged

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:23
A British woman arrested by counter-terrorism officers at Luton Airport earlier this week is charged with an identity document offence.

The Staves: 'Bon Iver gave us cabin fever'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:19
How recording with Bon Iver nearly drove The Staves crazy

School stability called for by union

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:17
Continuous change has made it impossible to tell how well England's schools are performing, a headteachers' conference will hear today.

France polls: A step closer to power for the National Front?

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:16
National Front gains are changing France's political landscape

VIDEO: Severn Valley railway marks 50 years

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:05
The Severn Valley railway is marking its 50th anniversary of preserving steam trains.

Kurdish leader to reveal peace plan

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:05
Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of Turkey's main Kurdish rebel group, is set to announce a "road map" for the peace process.

VIDEO: Campsite offers cliff-side bed

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:02
A new campsite in Wales is offering people the chance to sleep on the side of a cliff.

'Human Shrub' protects green spaces

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 00:31
A mysterious eco-activist calling himself the Human Shrub is vowing to keep a watch over Colchester's green spaces.

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