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Harriet Tubman Wins Unofficial Contest To Be On $20 Bill

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:16

The Women on 20s campaign is petitioning President Obama to put the face of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who led others to freedom, on the $20 bill. She edged Eleanor Roosevelt in a close vote.

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10 things that Prince Charles wrote letters about

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:07
Prince Charles's letters to ministers have been published. Here are 10 issues that were discussed in the letters.

Dad beat four-year-old girl to death

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:01
A man is found guilty of murdering his four-year-old daughter by beating her to death.

What It's Like Living On The Block That Philadelphia Bombed 30 Years Ago

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:01

Long-time Philly resident Gerald Renfrow wants you to know that there's more to his block than what happened on May 13, 1985.

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VIDEO: Islamic State deputy reported killed

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 07:55
The second-in-command of the group calling itself Islamic State has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike in northern Iraq, the Iraqi ministry of defence says.

I'm From Philly. 30 Years Later, I'm Still Trying To Make Sense Of The MOVE Bombing

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 07:55

Philly native Gene Demby was four years old when city police dropped a bomb on a house of black activists in his hometown. Thirty years later, he's still trying to make sense of it all.

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Woman savaged by bear in Russia

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 07:50
A woman is critically ill in hospital after being attacked and seriously injured by a bear in the far east of Russia, newspaper reports say.

Tom Hardy 'ready' for next Mad Max

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 07:48
British actor Tom Hardy says he is "totally ready" to reprise the role of Mad Max in the next film in a planned trilogy.

VIDEO: Nazi guard in court for survivor testimony

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 07:44
Auschwitz survivors continue to testify at the trial of a former guard at the Nazi death camp.

How much Short money do parties get?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 07:33
What do parties do with the cash they are entitled to?

Inquiry call over Casement claims

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 07:24
The Ulster Unionist leader, Mike Nesbitt, calls for an inquiry into the sports minister and her knowledge of safety regarding the redevelopment of Casement Park.

Pair detained for shaving girl's hair

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 07:20
Two teenagers who shaved a sleeping schoolgirl's eyebrows and hair off are detained for 10 months at a young offenders' institute.

One Woman's Struggle To Survive 'Too Much Vacation' In France

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 07:18

NPR Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley doesn't expect a ton of sympathy when she complains about unending holidays in France. But when you have a kid who's always off school, it's tough. Really.

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Prince Charles's letters published

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 07:04
Prince Charles's secret letters to Labour ministers from a decade ago released after lengthy legal battle

Military General In Burundi Claims Coup Against Its President

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:55

The country has been the scene of mass protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza seeking a third term. It's unclear whether the coup has the support of the full military.

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Adams warns over Human Rights Act

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:49
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams says a UK plan to scrap the Human Rights Act is a "scandalous attack" on The Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland's 1998 peace agreement.

VIDEO: Rescue work resumes in Nepal

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:45
Work to recover bodies from the rubble of the earthquake in Nepal resumes a day after a second earthquake hit the region.

Ukraine hits back at 'Facebook trolls'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:42
A campaign urges Facebook to act against what activists describe as Russian attempts to silence pro-Ukrainian voices.

Nepal Update: Quake's Death Toll Rises; U.S. Chopper Still Missing

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:35

Emergency officials in Nepal say at least 76 people have died in Tuesday's earthquake, which hit as the small country is still coping with a prior quake that killed more than 8,000.

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Sturgeon to ask PM for more powers

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:27
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to ask the prime minister to give Holyrood powers to set the minimum wage and control National Insurance.

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