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U.S. Will Seek Death Penalty In Boston Bombing Case

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:17

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, prosecutors argue, committed the offenses in a "heinous, cruel and depraved manner." He betrayed his country and showed no remorse and that's why they're seeking the death penalty.

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Snowy Owl That Enchanted D.C. Is Hit By A Bus

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:12

Police took the bird to the National Zoo where she was treated for her injuries. Snowy owls normally live in the Arctic, but every few winters they venture south in search of food.

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Drug smugglers boost deforestation

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:10
Researchers say that drug trafficking is accelerating deforestation in parts of Central America, critical for biodiversity.

Roache 'used fame to exploit girls'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:04
Coronation Street actor William Roache used his fame to exploit "starstruck" girls, Preston Crown Court hears.

Pakistan festival 'damaging ruins'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:03
Conservationists in Pakistan urge Unesco to stop the opening ceremony of a festival from being held on the World Heritage ruins of Mohenjo Daro.

Coulson 'out' when hack tape played

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:00
Andy Coulson was not in the office on the day a reporter said he played him a hacked voicemail message, the ex-News of the World editor's barrister says.

VIDEO: Nazi art documents published online

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:58
London's Victoria and Albert Museum is publishing online two volumes which record what the Nazi regime did with confiscated 'degenerate art'.

Who will win the 2014 Six Nations?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:51
The lowdown on all six countries as BBC Sport experts predict their winners

Driver killed helping M1 fall victim

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:43
A man dies in a fall from a bridge over the M1 in Hertfordshire and a Good Samaritan coming to his aid is killed by a passing vehicle.

Tory immigration rebels defeated

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:31
Almost 100 Tory MPs rebel but are defeated in a Commons vote over their bid to stop foreign criminals using European human rights law to avoid deportation.

Veil row woman in court plea U-turn

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:30
A woman who refused to remove her niqab at her trial for witness intimidation admits the charge after the jury fails to reach a verdict.

New York City Agrees To Reform Stop-And-Frisk Tactics

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:27

Making good on a campaign promise, Mayor Bill de Blasio will no longer appeal a ruling that found the program violated the civil rights of thousands of black and Latino residents.

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Childcare spending 'rises' - survey

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:20
Parents in England report "significant increase" in overall childcare costs, despite falls in hourly cost of day nurseries and childminders.

VIDEO: Presenter sees his own tapeworm

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:11
Michael Mosley sees a tapeworm residing in his gut.

This Photo Of Lake Michigan Will Make You Shiver

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:00

Even from space, the ice, snow and clouds blowing across the water are chilling. All five of the Great Lakes are icing up earlier than they have in a few decades. But experts say it's not all that unusual. It's just an old-fashioned cold winter.

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DUP anger over 'gay suicides' claim

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:58
The DUP makes a formal complaint against an academic who wrote an email claiming the party may have been responsible for gay and lesbian young people killing themselves.

Justin Bieber charged with assault

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:46
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto, in his second court appearance in a week.

Justice Dept. Seeks To Expand Clemency For Some Drug Offenders

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:36

Deputy Attorney General James Cole asked lawyers to make their clients aware of new clemency opportunities. By commuting sentences, the Obama administration is trying to correct the different treatment given to crack-cocaine and powder-cocaine offenses.

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Rep. Henry Waxman, Ferocious Liberal, Says He Will Retire

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:34

After four decades on Capitol Hill, the California Democrat plans to step down at the end of the year. He leaves a deep legacy in health and environmental law, including clean-air rules and tobacco restrictions.

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Oil giant Shell 'changing emphasis'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:25
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell halts exploration in Alaska as part of a strategy that will see the company cut spending and step up asset disposals.

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