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Sierra Leone athlete 'is homeless'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 12:03
Sierra Leone athlete Jimmy Thoronka is found 'homeless in London' after going missing following the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

CIA director orders major overhaul

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 11:56
CIA director John Brennan says he has ordered one of the biggest structural reorganisations in the US spy agency's history.

Sinn Féin 'could be biggest party'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 11:45
The deputy first minister tells the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis that he wants his party to be the biggest in Ireland, north and south of the border.

North Korean Diplomat Stopped In Bangladesh With $1.4 Million In Gold

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 11:33

The first secretary of the North Korean Embassy in Dhaka tried to claim diplomatic immunity when customs officials asked to scan his bags, officials said.

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Tanzania rounds up 32 witchdoctors

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 11:03
Tanzanian police arrest 32 witchdoctors as part of the country's campaign to halt the murder of albinos for their body parts.

Source: Justice Dept. Prepares To Charge N.J. Sen. Menendez With Corruption

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 10:49

It is alleged that the Democrat did political favors for a friend and donor. It is not clear how long it will take for actual criminal charges to emerge, NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.

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Evans denies spitting charge

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 10:45
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans denies an FA charge for allegedly spitting at Newcastle's Papiss Cisse.

#NPRreads: On America's First Suicide Bombing And Its Influential Pizza Lobby

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 10:43

From the people on our money to the effects of calling someone black, this week, we bring you four reads that illuminate a bit of history or pieces of regulation you may not have known about.

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Man charged with wedding murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 10:27
Police investigating the killing of a man who was shot at a wedding in County Fermanagh last month charge a second man with murder.

Greens need luck to achieve goals

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 10:17
The Greens want to tax and spend more and get Labour to do it too

Snowden yearns for Switzerland move

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 10:14
The fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden tells a Swiss audience he would love to get asylum in Switzerland.

DOJ Indicts 3 Men Accused Of 'Largest Data Breach In History'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 10:08

Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian are charged in connection with hacking eight U.S. email service providers and using stolen addresses for spam marketing.

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Don't even think about sledding on Capitol Hill

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-03-06 10:07

Perhaps you've seen photos of kids sledding on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., since the federal government and schools were closed on Thursday.

But, did you know they were breaking the law?

"No person shall coast or slide a sled within Capitol Grounds." Also, kite-flying and tricycles are prohibited.

— David Gura (@davidgura) March 5, 2015
It's true. From the Capitol Grounds Regulations, courtesy of the architect of the capitol's office: "No person shall coast or slide a sled within Capitol Grounds."

Bah ... humbug.

Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies At 88

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 09:51

He is perhaps best known for the films Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter. The Oscar-nominated director died Thursday in New York.

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Taylor's treble secures England win

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 09:50
Jodie Taylor scored a hat-trick as England beat Australia 3-0 at the Cyprus Cup to record their second successive victory.

CCTV film captures care home 'abuse'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 09:43
The family of an 84-year-old great grandmother who has Alzheimer's say they captured secret CCTV footage of her being abused by care workers.

Giggs plays down Van Gaal rift talk

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 09:38
Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs dismisses reports of a rift with the club's boss Louis van Gaal.

ISIS supporters have about 46,000 accounts on Twitter

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-03-06 09:33

According to a paper from the Brookings Institution, there are about 46,000 Twitter accounts out there being used by ISIS supporters.

And they're pretty active, too.

Those accounts had an average of a thousand followers each, which is way higher than your average non-ISIS-related Twitter user.

Former NBC Executive Returns To Oversee Troubled News Division

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 09:33

Andrew Lack held top roles at NBC from 1993 to 2001. He is returning as chairman of NBC News in the wake of Brian Williams' suspension as chief anchor.

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Obama Returns To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Historic March

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 09:32

President Obama will speak in Selma, Ala., Saturday, a half century after civil rights marchers led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were attacked by state troopers.

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