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Sporadic Shelling Continues As Ukraine Truce Takes Effect

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 04:24

The fighting continued around the Luhansk region and in the heavily disputed city of Debaltseve.

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Fake Food George Washington Could've Sunk His Fake Teeth Into

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 04:03

Herring with mustard sauce, ham hocks, hog jowls —Sandy Levins painstakingly recreates our founding father's meals for America's historic houses. Just don't try to eat them: They're sculpted replicas.

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German parade off over terror threat

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:55
A carnival parade in Braunschweig, northern Germany, is called off at short notice due to a "specific threat of Islamist attack".

Dyche wants Ings to stay in England

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:53
Burnley manager Sean Dyche says striker Danny Ings should remain in the Premier League to help him improve.

Asians recruited to NI brothel

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:32
BBC News NI uncovers a brothel luring undocumented Chinese women to Belfast with the promise of work to pay off people smugglers.

India building collapse kills 13

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:32
A newly constructed building collapses in northern India killing 13 people sleeping on the ground floor.

Budapest Hotel wins writing award

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:16
Wes Anderson's off-beat comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel wins the top film prize at the Writers Guild Awards.

Balls pledge on tax evasion crackdown

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:15
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says Labour would 'crack down' on tax evasion and accuses the Conservatives of 'turning a blind eye' on the issue.

Wanted man taunts police on Facebook

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:11
A wanted man released early from prison taunts police on their own Facebook page, saying "catch me if you can".

Death bowling must improve - Moores

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:09
England must rethink their death bowling tactics to revive their World Cup hopes, admits coach Peter Moores.

Taking Stock Of Pope Francis After Two Years On The Job

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

Pope Francis had many accolades placed on him when he became Pope. Nearly two years later, host Indira Lakshmanan speaks with Catholic blogger Rocco Palmo about whether or not he's living up to his reputation.

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He's Half-Kenyan And Half-German. And He Believes 'We're All The Same'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

David Hermlin, 14, is a realist and idealist. He knows it'll take many years to get rid of poverty and disease. But by speaking out and writing songs with a message, he hopes to make a difference.

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Colorado's Marijuana Money Going Up In Smoke

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

Through heavy taxes, Colorado has collected tens of millions in the first year of marijuana legalization. But much of it must be refunded, thanks to a quirk in the state's constitution.

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The White House Gets Witty In Video To Hawk Obamacare

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

President Obama is wielding a selfie-stick and flogging Obamacare in a new video that's gone viral. Host Indira Lakshmanan speaks with NPR's Tamara Keith about the week that was at the White House.

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Copenhagen On Alert After Shootings Leave 3 Dead

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

A gunman shot through the windows of a cafe in Copenhagen Saturday, targeting an event focused on free speech. Host Indira Lakshmanan and Thomas Falbe discuss the latest developments in Denmark.

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ISIS May Be Gone, But Life Has Yet To Return To Normal In Northern Iraq

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

The remote town of Snuny was recently liberated from ISIS. But aside from Kurdish and Yazidi militia men, very few people have ventured back. There are no services, and the ISIS threat is still real.

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After Paris Attacks, Voltaire's 'Tolerance' Is Back In Vogue

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

The writer's classic 18th-century work took aim at intolerance in the Catholic Church. Now it's flying off the shelves as the French seek answers following deadly shootings by Islamic extremists.

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Navy Funds A Small Robot Army To Study The Arctic

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

The U.S. Navy has completed the largest robotic survey of the Arctic ever attempted. Warming waters are absorbing more sunlight and melting more ice there each summer, the gizmos and gliders suggest.

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How Singapore Transformed Itself Into A Food Lover's Destination

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

More than 14 million tourists visited the island nation last year. Many came for the food. It's all part of the Singapore government's master plan to make culinary enticements a key lure for tourists.

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Holders India crush rivals Pakistan

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 02:34
Virat Kohli's hundred helps India open the defence of their World Cup crown with a 76-run win over arch rivals Pakistan.

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