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VIDEO: Kosher supermarket siege ended

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 09:50
Anti-terror forces have stormed a supermarket in eastern Paris where several hostages were being held by a gunman.

2015 Congress passes first bill: Terrorism insurance

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-09 09:49

The first bill passed by the new Congress in 2015 means the government will continue to be a backstop businesses that offer terrorism insurance. The U.S. got into that business after the Sept. 11 attacks out of fear insurers would stop offering it altogether.

The bill approved Thursday doubles the losses insurers must face to $200 million, before the backstop kicks in.

Why Pygmies Aren't Scared By The 'Psycho' Theme

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 09:41

Deep in the Congolese rainforest, a group of Pygmies lives in near isolation from Western music. When a team of scientists played them music from Star Wars and Psycho, the results were surprising.

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My Money Story: Frugality and cheese

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-09 09:31

One of our listeners, Amelia Rosenman, wrote us about inheriting frugality, then taking that lesson and making it her own.

Tell us your own money story here

VIDEO: Paris attacks: Kouachi brothers killed

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 09:31
The BBC's Damian Grammaticas reports on the police mission that saw the killing of the Kouachi brothers, who spent two days on the run.

Cleric Abu Hamza jailed for life

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 09:30
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri is jailed for life by a New York court for supporting terrorism, following his extradition from the UK.

Armitage ban cut to eight weeks

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 09:19
Toulon full-back Delon Armitage's 12-week ban for using abusive language is reduced to eight on appeal.

My Money Story: Waiting on Inheritance

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-09 09:19

As we know from everyone from Jane Austen to Henry James, an inheritance can do unexpected things to a family.

Kerry Reif is counting down the seconds, minutes, hours, and days to when she can access the inheritance her parents left her. 

Reif has been waiting quite awhile. She describes the day she found out what plans her parents had put in place, and how that has affected her life.

Vintage Beer? Aficonados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 09:15

Aging in the bottle isn't just for wine anymore: It can also bring out sweet, caramel tones in some high-alcohol, smoky or sour craft brews. Don't believe us? You, too, can try this at home.

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Council leader Philistine of the Year

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 09:12
Northampton Borough Council leader David Mackintosh is named Philistine of the Year in Private Eye's Rotten Borough Awards 2014.

Profile: Abu Hamza

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 09:11
Profile of radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri.

Is Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy public or private?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-09 09:04

Some people whose lives and work leave an inheritance of for more than just their families. If you go to the movies this weekend, you may witness part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy in the movie Selma, which goes into wide release this weekend. But it's only part. David Garrow wrote the King biography "Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference", which won a Pulitzer prize.

Lizzie O'Leary speaks to Garrow about the version of Dr. King that moviegoers will see in Selma, and what part of his legacy is public.

Unusual number of UK flowers bloom

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 08:57
Botanists have been stunned by the results of their annual hunt for plants in flower on New Year’s Day.

Your Wallet: Financial Gaps

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-09 08:49

We're exploring gaps, in our economy and in our lives. We want to know, have you had a gap month, a year, or more?

Maybe you needed money before school, or you were unemployed for a while.

Tell us about that financial gap in time and how it affected your life.

Send us an email, or reach us on Twitter, @MarketplaceWKND

Crash victim's uncle on fraud charge

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 08:49
The uncle of a schoolboy who died after a minibus crash at his school is charged with dishonestly collecting charity money.

In France, Simultaneous Standoffs Erupt In Violence

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 08:45

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley and Lauren Frayer speak to Renee Montagne about the standoffs between police and gunmen, both at a kosher market and in a warehouse north of Paris.

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A Review Of The Day's Violent Tumult In France

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 08:38

Two standoffs involving armed men in and around Paris have ended with the deaths of three suspects. The violence concludes days of strain and tumult after shootings at a French satirical magazine.

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In The Midst Of A Violent Morning, Parisians Seek To Cope

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 08:34

Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director of the French newspaper Le Monde, speaks to Renee Montagne about the impact of the events unfolding in Paris and its nearby suburbs on the French people.

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Murdered Kenya ICC witness 'corrupt'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 08:34
A man found dead in Kenya who was linked to the trial of Deputy President William Ruto was implicated in efforts to corrupt witnesses, the International Criminal Court (ICC) says.

VIDEO: Ice hockey player banned for attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 08:27
Edinburgh Capitals player Joe Grimaldi spears Nottingham Panthers' Max Parent with his stick and throws his helmet at him during a match.