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Guardian Editor Pledges To Bolster Coverage Of Climate Change

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, about his recent column detailing his personal motivation for intensifying the paper's focus on climate change coverage.

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Rev. Willie Barrow: Remembering 'The Little Warrior'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Chicago civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow. She became an activist at 12, and later marched with Martin Luther King Jr.

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St. Louis Alderman: People Want To See More Then Resignations

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the recent police shooting in Ferguson and the changes he feels need to happen in response to the Department of Justice report.

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How The Luxury Fashion Industry Became All Business

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Once family-owned, luxury fashion houses have been gobbled by conglomerates. Industry watchers say designers have suffered from a pressure-cooker environment that focuses intensely on the bottom line.

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Pope Francis' Financial Reforms Rattle Vatican's Old Guard

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

As the second anniversary of his papacy nears, Pope Francis has made significant progress in bringing transparency to the Vatican's finances and Cardinal George Pell is carrying out sweeping reforms.

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Ooze, Fog And Climate Change Threaten Mummies

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

The oldest mummies in the world are in northern Chile. Preserved for seven thousand years, the mummies are now deteriorating, and scientists say climate changes are to blame.

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Loretta Lynch To Get A Senate Vote: The Week In Politics

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Washington Desk editor Ron Elving joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the week in politics: Hillary Clinton's email troubles, the Secret Service accident, the Republican senators' letter to Iran, and more.

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'Midnight Rider' Director Gets Two-Year Sentence In Camera Assistant's Death

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Los Angeles Times' Richard Verrier about Sarah Jones, who died on the Midnight Rider set. Director Randall Miller will serve two years for involuntary manslaughter.

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Egyptians Diffuse ISIS's Power With Punchlines

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Some Egyptians have decided to fight back against ISIS propaganda with video parodies of the militant group's gruesome propaganda.

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The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It's now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter's return to take the helm.

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Reverend Willie T. Barrow, A "Little Warrior" For Civil Rights, Dies

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:03

Small in size, tiny Willie T. Barrow had a giant profile in civil rights and Chicago politics. When she talked, people paid attention.

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New Dads In Togo Are Guaranteed Something That U.S. Dads Aren't

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:03

It's paid paternity leave, which is the law in an increasing number of low- and middle-income countries, but not in the U.S. Research shows that time off for pops can provide lasting benefits.

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Statue of Mahatma Gandhi unveiled

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 02:57
A statue is unveiled of Mahatma Gandhi in London's Parliament Square.

Two seriously injured in collision

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 02:38
Two people are in hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after a two-car crash in Peterhead.

VIDEO: Medics hail penis transplant success

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 02:35
A team of South African surgeons has performed the world's first successful penis transplant.

VIDEO: Historic UK piers put up for sale

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 02:30
Three of the best known piers in England and Wales are put up for sale for a collective price of £12.6m.

VIDEO: Sprinter, 95, shares top track tips

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 02:26
A sprinter who set a new 200m world record in the over 95 category shares some of his top tips.

First missing UK schoolgirl named

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 02:13
A missing London schoolgirl who travelled to Syria ahead of her three friends is named as 15-year-old Sharmeena Begum, from Bethnal Green.

VIDEO: Woman survives pizza shop car crash

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 01:49
A woman in Colorado has escaped unscathed after being pushed through a pizza shop window on a car bonnet.

VIDEO: Eagle prepares for world record bid

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 01:41
Conservationists are preparing an eagle for a world record attempt in Dubai, to raise awareness of the plight of the endangered bird of prey.

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