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Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead In Moscow

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 14:28

On Friday, gunmen shot to death the prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov was a longtime Russian opposition leader and a sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin.

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Mexican Attorney General Who Handled Case Of Vanished Students To Step Down

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 14:27

Murillo Karam ran the investigation when 43 college students disappeared. He's now stepping down.

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'Progress' in US-Cuba diplomatic talks

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 14:19
Cuban and US diplomats are optimistic about progress at talks in Washington on restoring full relations between the two countries.

VIDEO: Teacher: 'Jihadi John' had therapy

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 14:19
The BBC has learned that Mohammed Emwazi, who has been identified as the Islamic State extremist 'Jihadi John', had anger management therapy at his secondary school in north-west London.

New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 14:03

A New Orleans attorney has turned an antebellum plantation into a new museum. You won't find hoop skirts and mint juleps, but stark relics at a site devoted entirely to a realistic look at slavery.

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Jeb's Rowdy Supporters Help Him Escape the CPAC Lion's Den

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 13:58

The former Florida governor's supporters shouted down his hecklers at his much-anticipated appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 13:41

Nemtsov served as a governor and deputy prime minister in the 1990s. He later became an opposition leader and sharp critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was killed on a street in Moscow.

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Missing man 'high risk to women'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 13:36
Police are searching for a man missing for two weeks from Inverness who poses a "high risk" to women.

Fugitive fights may delay Cuba talks

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 13:31
Wanted men and women could hinder improved US-Cuba ties

Man Utd 'miss 20-goal striker'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 13:30
Manchester United are out of the Premier League title race because they do not have a 20-goal striker, says Louis van Gaal.

Apps in pockets, bums on seats

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 13:20
Keeping cinema affordable after Orange Wednesday's demise

Pakistani massacre boy gets UK care

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 13:19
A Pakistani boy who was seriously wounded during a school massacre undergoes surgery in Birmingham, paid for by his country's government.

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Longtime President of Notre Dame University, Dies

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 13:19

Father Ted, as he was known to his friends, was influential in reshaping Catholic higher education. He was also a champion for civil rights and nuclear disarmament.

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Jeb Bush survives grassroots gauntlet

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 13:11
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush runs the conservative grassroots gauntlet at the CPAC conference in Washington, DC.

Russian politician Nemtsov shot dead

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 13:05
A leading Russian opposition politician, former deputy PM Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say.

Ireland 11-8 England

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 12:45
Ireland gain revenge for their World Cup semi-final defeat by England with a narrow Women's Six Nations victory at Asbourne.

Northampton 17-13 Harlequins

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 12:41
Northampton extend their lead at the top of the Premiership to 13 points with a hard-fought win over Harlequins.

Greek PM vows 'no third bailout'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 12:37
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras denies his country will need a third international bailout, and vows to "start working hard" to change the country.

#NPRreads: A Sign Of The Times? Trinidad Offers Venezuela Toilet Paper For Oil

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 12:17

For your weekend, here are three recommendations for stories that may surprise you about the rise of OxyContin, the fall of Venezuela and an undocumented immigrant who made money for Goldman Sachs.

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