National / International News

Obama Administration Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:56

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

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VIDEO: Inside Libya: Living with fear

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:40
The BBC's Ian Pannell travelled to Libya's capital to discover a country now in the hands of militias.

Koch Brothers Put Price Tag On 2016: $889 Million

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:28

The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican Party spent in the last presidential election cycle.

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Tell us what the economy feels like to you

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:13

It’s doing better by lots of measurements – but people don’t feel it. Which is part of what President Obama was out stumping for through November.

The data says the economy’s doing better – much better. But does it feel better? How’s your economy doing? 

Tell us your story below, and we might include it in the show.


For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:12

Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ.

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Pakistanis View Obama's India Visit With A Touch Of Irritation

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:57

Obama's trip to India has prompted Pakistanis to leaf back through their visitors' book with an aggrieved eye, and reinforced their view that U.S. policy tends toward cynical pragmatism.

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In Case You Were Wondering, Marshawn Lynch Is Here For One Reason

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:51

At a (mandatory) NFL media appearance for the upcoming Super Bowl, Lynch stuck to one response Tuesday: "I'm just here so I won't get fined."

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Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:37
Shetland's spectacular annual Up Helly Aa fire festival, which celebrates its Viking heritage, is celebrated with the burning of a replica longship.

How Did Obama Play In India? We Ask Four Villagers To Weigh In

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:37

President Obama paid a visit, watched a parade and promised $4 billion in investments and loans. He made headlines, of course — but what did the village people think of it all?

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Mexico insists 43 students are dead

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:33
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.

Could you see your dog in the snow?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:28
Charting snow depth in the US - using six dogs

Operator Of Drone That Crashed At White House Works At Intelligence Agency

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:25

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said one of its employees was operating the quad copter that crashed Monday on the grounds of the executive mansion. The worker was off duty at the time.

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Southern California's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major Quake

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:22

As if the drought wasn't bad enough, four of the area's aqueducts sit on the San Andreas Fault. Engineers are working to protect the water system against the next major earthquake.

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Allenby maintains 'kidnap' claim

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:20
Golfer Robert Allenby says police are continuing to investigate his claim that he was kidnapped, robbed and beaten in Hawaii.

Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (agg 2-1)

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:16
Chelsea reach the 2015 Capital One Cup final after Branislav Ivanovic's header earns a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool.

US museums consider London outpost

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:09
The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Apple earnings beat expectations

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:06
Apple reports first quarter earnings of $18bn and record iPhone sales of 74.5 million, beating investor expectations.

To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:05

A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids.

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Spain charges priests with sex abuse

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:05
A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada charges 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse.

City Link overtime 'will be paid'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:04
City Link employees will receive overtime payments, according to Jon Moulton, the founder of the company which owns the collapsed parcel delivery firm.