National / International News

VIDEO: 'Crisis' for India's cotton producers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:58
India's cotton producers say they are at a crisis point because of falling demand and plunging prices. The BBC's Ashleigh Nghiem reports on the problem.

Brazil company executives charged

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:57
Brazilian prosecutors charged 35 executives from the country's largest engineering companies in connection with the Petrobras corruption scandal.

Abbott wants 2017 indigenous vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:50
Australian PM Tony Abbott vows to "sweat blood" to secure constitutional recognition for indigenous people, saying he wants a referendum in 2017.

After Nut Rumpus, Macadamia Sales Rocket

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:49

After a Korean Air executive was enraged by a steward's presentation of macadamia nuts in her first-class cabin, a large South Korean market reports an unlikely side effect.

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VIDEO: Brand and Farage clash on immigration

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:47
Comedian and campaigner Russell Brand calls UKIP leader Nigel Farage a "pound shop Enoch Powell", during a Question Time debate on immigration.

Barge owner talks oil and taxes

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:39

There's a lot of oil moving through the economy. It's literally moving, from point A to point B in trains, trucks and barges.

In light of the recent drop in oil prices, we checked in with Austin Golding, who runs Golding Barge Line, a family business in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Business has picked up since the last time we talked to Golding, and he's surprisingly excited about a new tax increase.

Birds Of A Feather Aren't Necessarily Related

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:39

Geneticists have revised the evolutionary tree of birds, revealing some unlikely relationships.

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Officer Buys Eggs For Woman Caught Shoplifting To Feed Family

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:05

The act of kindness in Tarrant, Ala., was caught on video. The story garnered so much attention that donations of money, food and clothes poured in from around the world.

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Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 13:49

Kale's days as the superfood-du-jour may be numbered. Next up: Kalettes? It's a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, and it's one of a few bewitching hybrid vegetables that could go big in 2015.

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The economic evolution of streetwear

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-12-11 13:44

Farshad Arshid runs a clothing business with his wife Sandy.

Arshid started out on his own, with one part-time employee a little over a decade ago. Now, he owns three stores, two in Atlanta, and one in Houston. He has a staff of around 15 employees. It all started with a store called Standard.


Film damage drives out SeaWorld boss

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 13:27
The head of SeaWorld resigns as the amusement park struggles to attract visitors, in the wake of a 2013 film criticising its treatment of killer whales.

You Don't Want To Monkey Around With Monkey Malaria

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 13:11

The surging and virulent strain is carried by macaques in southeast Asia. As their habitat is disrupted by development, the monkeys come in closer contact with people. And mosquitoes do the rest.

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Why The White House Wants To Go After Seafood Pirates

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 13:02

Americans eat more seafood than just about anyone, but a big portion of imports are caught illegally. One expert calls this "the single greatest threat to sustainable fisheries in the world today."

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Football Players Drill Without Helmets To Reduce Concussions

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 13:01

The idea, according to a scientist at New Hampshire University, is to teach each player "rugby awareness," so he'll be more likely to keep his head out of harm's way. Helmets off, eyes up.

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Everton 0-1 FK Krasnodar

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 12:59
Everton's much-changed side fall to a Europa League defeat as Krasnodar's Ricardo Laborde strikes a first-half winner.

Gamekeeper guilty of killing bird

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 12:46
A gamekeeper is found guilty of killing a rare bird and setting traps illegally to capture two others on an Aberdeenshire estate.

U.Va. Looks At Ways To Curb Drinking At Its Frat Houses

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

The University of Virginia is looking to make changes, even though a report about a gang rape has been discredited. Ideas include banning hard alcohol and having sober volunteers self-police parties.

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Kentucky Says Noah's Ark Theme Park Won't Get Tax Breaks

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 12:28

Kentucky says the Christian group behind the project wouldn't commit not to discriminate in its hiring on the basis of religion. The group says it will challenge the state's decision.

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Storm pounds northern California

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 12:24
More than 220,000 people are without power after heavy rains and high winds slammed northern California.

Weekly Innovation: A Smart Power Outlet That Can't Shock You

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 12:13

Kids often hurt themselves when they put their fingers into electrical outlets, but the Brio Smart outlet prevents injury by using sensors to differentiate between human touch and an electric plug.

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