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Ireland Rushing To Ban Possession Of Several Hard Drugs

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 13:19

On Tuesday, an Irish court struck down part of the country's 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act. Officials say as a result, possessing some drugs, including ecstasy, is legal in Ireland. Selling them is not.

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Knight wins world slalom bronze

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 13:18
Visually-impaired British teenager Millie Knight and guide Jen Kehoe win slalom bronze at the IPC Alpine Skiing Worlds.

IS posts Israeli Arab 'death video'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 13:08
Islamic State militants post a video online purportedly showing the killing of an Israeli Arab man who they accused of being a spy.

Southern Baptist Leaders Highlight Benefits Of Youthful Matrimony

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 13:07

The Southern Baptist Convention is quietly nudging its 16 million members to tie the knot at a younger age. Baptist leaders say that marriage should be considered a foundation of adult life.

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First UK-farmed truffle harvested

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 13:05
The first truffle to have been cultivated on UK soil is harvested from a field in Leicestershire.

Tea Tuesdays: The Scottish Spy Who Stole China's Tea Empire

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:56

In the mid-1800s, Britain was a global superpower with a big weakness for tea, all of which came from China. But a botanist with a talent for espionage helped Britain swipe the secrets of tea.

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FDA Decision Signals New Competition For Some Of The Costliest Drugs

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:50

Drugs made from proteins or antibodies are difficult for rival manufacturers to copy. The Food and Drug Administration just approved a copycat drug for cancer patients that shows it can be done.

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As Climate Wars Heat Up, Some Skeptics Are Targets

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:38

Environmentalists and Democrats have launched investigations into the funding of climate skeptics. Some say the probes are necessary, while others worry they could rightly be seen as harassment.

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Magic Mullins & the £40m Cheltenham fall

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:37
Faugheen is the Champion Hurdler as trainer Willie Mullins makes history by winning four big races on one day at Cheltenham.

PSG most aggressive team - Mourinho

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:21
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he is surprised by Paris St-Germain's aggression ahead of their Champions League tie.

Boko Haram children 'forgot names'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:17
About 80 children rescued from a Boko Haram camp in Cameroon cannot remember their own names or origins, an aid official tells the BBC.

Owner Unloads Maine Inn For An Essay, Postage And $125

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

The Center Lovell Inn and Restaurant will get a new owner in the coming months. Current owner Janice Sage is giving it away, the same way she acquired it back in 1993: through an essay contest.

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Frat Banned At Oklahoma University Is Familiar With Controversy

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

A 2013 investigation found 10 people died in events related to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Bloomberg reporter John Hechinger about SAE's troubled history.

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SAE Fraternity Banned From University Of Oklahoma

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

Sigma Alpha Epsilon members have until midnight Tuesday to leave their fraternity's campus house after a video surfaced showing several members singing derogatory racial language.

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Boston Bombing Jury Sees Tsarnaev's Writings

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

Prosecutors in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev presented photos Tuesday of the blood-stained note he left in the boat where he was captured.

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New Ferguson Judge Has Wide Latitude To Make Changes

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

The fallout from a scathing federal report on the police and court in Ferguson, Mo., has begun.The city's municipal judge has resigned, and a state appeals judge will start hearing cases instead.

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Flake: Senate GOP Letter To Iran 'Not Appropriate'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is one of seven Senate Republicans who did not sign a letter to Iran warning about a nuclear deal with the Obama administration. He speaks with NPR's Melissa Block.

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Senate's Letter To Iran Complicates Nuclear Negotiations

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

As they try to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the White House says it does want Congress to have a role — just not now. So, could Republican interference scuttle the whole thing?

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Iraq Archaeologist Asks U.S. To Help Protect Antiquities

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

ISIS has been destroying Iraq's historic artifacts. Iraqi archaeologist Abdulamir al-Hamdani has asked the White House to help in protecting his country's heritage. He speaks with NPR's Melissa Block.

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Clinton Says She Didn't Think Private Email Would Be 'An Issue'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton answered questions Tuesday about her use of a private email account. Correspondents Tamara Keith and Mara Liasson join NPR's Melissa Block.

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