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Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:39

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.

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Lennon auction exceeds estimates

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:34
Handwritten letters, notes, poems and sketches by John Lennon are exceeding pre-sale estimates at an auction at Sotheby's in New York.

Liverpool hope to complete Can deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:31
Liverpool are in advanced talks with Bayer Leverkusen over a deal for Germany Under-21 midfielder Emre Can.

Move Over, Kate Middleton, For Spain's 'Middle-Class Queen'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:31

The granddaughter of a taxi driver, Letizia Ortiz is an ex-TV anchor and a divorcee, and will be the first commoner ever to grace the Spanish throne. She's also more popular than her in-laws.

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NRA Retracts Statement Calling Open Carry Rallies 'Downright Weird'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:31

Recent remarks about carrying rifles in public reflected the opinion of a staffer, rather than the organization, the National Rifle Association says.

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The Thai Protest That's Straight From 'The Hunger Games'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:25

The silent, three-finger salute from the smash movie and book series has been catching fire among demonstrators in a country where the military has banned most every form of protest.

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Secret trial plan for English court

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:23
The first ever completely secret terrorism trial in English legal history is being planned, the Court of Appeal has heard.

Cameron hails 'busy' final year plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:21
David Cameron says the coalition's plans for the last year before the election - including pension and fracking changes - show it has not run out of steam.

RA's 'sprawling' Summer Exhibition

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:21
Works of particular interest from this year's sprawling 1,200-piece Summer Exhibition at London's Royal Academy.

US defends Palestinian co-operation

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:15
US Secretary of State John Kerry rejects criticism of his recognition of the new Palestinian unity government, but says it will be watched "closely".

'Everything all right' before blast

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:15
A mine manager was told "everything is all right" moments before explosives sent 650,000 gallons of water gushing into a pit, killing four men, a court hears.

Miliband: Coalition 'more of same'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:11
Labour's Ed Miliband says the Queen's Speech offers "more of the same" rather than a "new direction" for the country.

'Garden cities' finalists announced

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:07
The five finalists competing for £250,000 in a contest to design a new garden city are announced.

Voters 'duped over recall bill'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 08:02
Plans in the Queen's Speech to give voters the power to recall MPs are branded "meaningless" by Tory MP Zac Goldsmith.

Tea Party Still Packs A Punch: How It Happened In Mississippi

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 07:53

Political observers declared the Tea Party dead in May after it lost every major GOP primary it contested. Sen. Thad Cochran's performance against his Tea Party rival makes that judgment seem rash.

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The UN says, "Raise your voice, not the sea level"

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-06-04 07:48

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Thursday, June 5:

In Washington, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discusses developments in Ukraine.

Did consumers hit the malls over Memorial Day weekend? Chain-stores are scheduled to release sales figures for May.

Performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson turns 67.

The Great American Brass Band Festival, a 25 year tradition, gets underway in Danville, Kentucky.

And the United Nations marks World Environment Day with the theme "Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level."

Adams beaten at Euro Championships

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 07:48
Olympic champion Nicola Adams is beaten at the European Women's Boxing Championships in Bucharest, Romania.

Husband guilty of 'honour killing'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 07:48
A man is jailed for life for of the "pre-planned honour killing" of his wife, whose body has never been found.

AUDIO: Modern day slave: 'I wished I was dead'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 07:36
Modern day slave "Sandra" says that during her ten year ordeal, she wished she was dead.

VIDEO: US game show offers date with 'Prince'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 07:28
A US dating show in which a group of American women believe they are trying to earn a date with Prince Harry is to be aired in Britain.
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