National / International News

Revelers Greet The Midsummer Sunrise At Stonehenge

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:41

New-agers, pagans and modern-day Druids began the longest day of the year with songs, dance and yoga at the ancient stones on Salisbury Plain.

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Pacific rowers rescued as boat sinks

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:18
Four men are airlifted to safety after their boat started sinking in a rowing race across the Pacific.

National Park Service Temporarily Bans Drones In National Parks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:10

The Park Service said it made the decision after several drones disturbed the peace at different parks. The agency will later propose permanent regulation.

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A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:03

College programs in prison have become extremely rare, but one alum's story shows how incarceration can truly be reformative.

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Tech Week: Yo, The Amazon Fire Phone And Apple's iWatch?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:56

An app based around a single word, a phone from Amazon that helps you buy stuff from Amazon and details about Apple's expected wrist candy. All that and more in the week's tech news.

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VIDEO: ASOS website shut amid warehouse fire

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:56
A fire which caused "substantial damage" to an online retailer's distribution centre has forced the company to stop taking orders.

Early release for Belarus activist

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:39
A prominent human rights activist in Belarus, Ales Belyatski, is released from prison, one-and-a-half years before completing his sentence.

Illegal World Cup betting uncovered

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:26
Police raids on a hotel in Macau uncover what officers say are two illegal syndicates taking hundreds of millions of dollars in bets.

WATCH: Rep. Ryan Takes IRS Commissioner To Task Over Lost Emails

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:02

During a committee hearing, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan told IRS Commissioner John Koskinen that he did not believe him and that his agency was not being forthcoming.

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Afghan attack targets top adviser

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:28
A suicide attack in Afghanistan targeting a senior government official kills one civilian and injures several others in Kabul, police say.

Russia Puts Its Troops On 'Full Combat Alert'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:14

The move is seen as another show of force by Russia as tensions with Ukraine continue to mount. It comes after reports of violence spilling over into the Russian-Ukraine border.

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Hate crime motive probed over attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:12
Police are investigating whether an assault on two men in Lisburn, County Antrim, was a hate crime.

Plan to tackle phone blackspots

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:11
Mobile phone operators could be made to share networks in rural areas where signals are weak, under plans being considered by ministers.

Motorcyclist dies in A449 collision

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:08
A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a car in Monmouthshire, say Gwent Police.

Labour MP Blunkett to stand down

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:06
Former home secretary David Blunkett announces he will stand down as a Labour MP at the next general election in 2015.

An Urban Stonehenge For The New World

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

Around the world, civilizations have been fascinated by the solstice. In the first of our series, Summer Stargazing, NPR's Scott Simon talks to astronomer Jackie Faherty about Manhattanhenge.

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Chicago Girl Designs A Parkinson's-Proof Cup

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

Lily Born, 11, has designed a spill-proof cup for people with Parkinson's disease. She and her dad, Joe Born, talk with NPR's Scott Simon about the invention she's named Kangaroo Cups.

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Suburban D.C. Bear Gets Social Before Getting Relocated

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

A bear that was found walking around Bethesda, Md., has been returned to his natural home. But not before gaining a moment of Internet fame with two fake Twitter accounts created on his behalf.

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With IRS, Email Lost Could Be More Alarming Than A Cover-Up

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

A former IRS director's missing emails reminded some of the gap on Richard Nixon's Watergate tapes. Columnist Megan McArdle tells NPR's Scott Simon the disappearance indicates bigger problems within the agency.

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Iraq Turmoil Reignites A Decade-Old Debate

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

NPR's Scott Simon talks with political correspondent Tamara Keith about the reaction to President Obama's decision to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq.

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