National / International News

'Vanishing spray can make a visible difference'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:36
Referee Howard Webb says a new 'toy' being used at the 2014 Fifa World Cup could lead to more goals from set-pieces.

Doctors Don't Know What Women Want To Know About Birth Control

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:35

Doctors tend to think it's most important to discuss how to use contraceptives and whether they're effective, a survey found. But women care more about safety and side effects.

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Police criticism for hammer attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:30
South Wales Police face criticism for failings after a woman was attacked with a claw hammer by a violent partner, despite her warnings to officers.

California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:29

A judge ruled Tuesday that California's laws deprive students of their constitutional right to an education.

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With More Veterans Needing Health Care, What Will The Cost Be?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:29

Veterans Affairs has a budget of $160 billion, the second largest in government. Some veterans groups say this isn't enough to meet the rapidly expanding demands placed on the VA health system.

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Moms And Tykes Should Eat More Fish Low In Mercury, Says FDA

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:21

Many mothers-to-be and breastfeeding women were turned off of fish out of mercury concerns. A study finds many of these women now eat too little fish, so two agencies are recommending they eat more.

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Militants seize Iraq's second city

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:18
Iraq's prime minister asks parliament to declare a state of emergency after militants take control of the country's second city, Mosul.

Campaign adopts 'No Thanks' slogan

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:16
The slogan being used by the campaign to keep Scotland in the Union is being changed, ahead of the 18 September independence referendum.

Rescue Of German Cave Researcher Could Take Days, Officials Say

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:15

The 52-year-old man has been trapped since Sunday about three-quarters of a mile below ground.

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Colombia and ELN to hold peace talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:14
The Colombian government says it is starting peace negotiations with the country's second largest rebel group.

London due to get water cannon

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:12
Approval is given to the Metropolitan Police to purchase three water cannon for London.

Meet the Brazilian Linekers

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 11:01
Lineker Hoffmann, Klinsmann Carrilho, Michel Platini da Costa Goes - introducing the Brazilians named after the world's most famous players.

Israel MPs elect Rivlin as president

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 10:58
The Israeli parliament elects veteran Likud lawmaker Reuven Rivlin as the country's next president.

VIDEO: Blatter claim 'totally unacceptable'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 10:57
Chairman of The FA Greg Dyke reads out his statement to Sepp Blatter regarding corruption allegations.

Massachusetts Inches Toward Health Insurance For All

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 10:44

The state is close to having most of its eligible residents covered. But a failed website has delayed the processing of applications, and some of those waiting may yet decide not to buy health plans.

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Nintendo Wii U to get Zelda in 2015

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 10:38
Nintendo reveals that a new Legend of Zelda game will be released for the Wii U next year and explains how its new add-on toys will work.

'Islamic agenda' at Bradford school

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 10:26
Teachers in Bradford have reported instances of governors promoting a more Islamic ethos, the BBC learns.

VIDEO: Hailstones 'the size of golf balls'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 10:26
Parts of Europe are battered by violent storms, including Germany, the Netherlands and France, where hailstones the size of golf balls were reported.

Two ways to leave TV

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-06-10 10:21

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Wednesday, June 11:

In Washington, we get a look at the nation's balance sheet. The Treasury Department is scheduled to release its monthly statement for May.

A House subcommittee on Communications and Technology holds a hearing on "Media Ownership in the 21st Century."

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a closed hearing on the situation in Ukraine.

His character's fate looks dubious on "Game of Thrones", but in real life actor Peter Dinklage turns 45. A child of the 80s.

And providing more opportunities to get voted off TV, "American Idol" premiered on June 11, 2002.

Blatter told he should quit next year

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 10:21
Fifa president Sepp Blatter is told by European football leaders that he should stand down from the post next year.
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