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Australia united in grief after Hughes death

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:47
A country touched by tragedy. How a sports mad Australia is dealing with the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes.

Red Tape Ties Up Purchases Of D.C. Affordable Houseing

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

Nearly 1 in 5 Washington, D.C. residents live at or below the poverty line, but affordable-housing developers are having trouble selling units.

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Teacher Seeks Exoneration From McCarthy-Era Conviction

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

At 98, Miriam Moskowitz is going to court, seeking to overturn a conviction that has haunted her since the McCarthy era. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the retired teacher, who said it ruined her life.

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Medal For Discovery Of DNA's Double Helix Up For Bidding

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

Dr. James Watson is auctioning off the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA. Christie's auction house set the reserve price at $2.5 million.

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Ray Rice Can Play Pro Football. But Will He?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

Former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice appealed his suspension from the NFL and won. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of about the significance of the decision.

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Columnist: Obama Has Failed Places Like Ferguson

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

On Monday, the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Mo. chose not to indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to The Guardian's Steven Thrasher about the political outcomes.

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Egyptian Court Drops Case Against Ousted Former President

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

An Egyptian court dismissed murder charges against ousted President Hosni Mubarak. NPR's Scott Simon talks with reporter Leila Fadel about how Egyptians are reacting to the decision.

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For Former U.S. Hostages, A Deal With Iran Also Remains Elusive

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

Iran is now receiving about $700 million a month in sanctions relief while talks on its nuclear program carry on. That's raising eyebrows among one group of Americans with a traumatic history in Iran.

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In 'Disaster City,' Learning To Use Robots To Face Ebola

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

A Texas training site prepares first responders to deal with emergencies like earthquakes and bombings. The facility is now turning to outbreaks like Ebola, and smart machines may play a key role.

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Paying For Health Care But Kept In The Dark

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

Large companies that pay for employees' health insurance often are forbidden from knowing how much providers charge and insurers pay for care. This makes it hard to shop for cost-effective providers.

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VIDEO: Meet the Author: Mal Peet

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:02
In this week's Meet the Author, the BBC's Nick Higham meets Mal Peet.

Moyes wants 'sell-out' Sociedad

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-29 03:01
Real Sociedad manager David Moyes is happy with a first win in Spain but wants to create a side which fills stadiums.

VIDEO: 'Time to reset Scottish politics'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-29 02:33
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown says politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives.

VIDEO: How much should a grotto visit cost?

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-29 02:28
The Christmas spending spree is under way, but it is not just shopping for presents that can put a strain on budgets during the festive season.

Making the most of life with cystic fibrosis

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-29 02:15
The man who lives each day as if it's his last

VIDEO: Mellor: 'I'm really, really sorry'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-29 02:12
Former Conservative cabinet minister David Mellor has apologised for his outburst against a London taxi driver.

Police car flips on side in crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-29 02:11
A police car responding to a 999 call flips on its side after colliding with another car in the centre of Norwich.

Man in court over couple's murder

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-29 02:00
A 38-year-old man appears in court over the murder of a couple who were found stabbed in their home in Surrey.

Man, 84, dies after Orkney crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-29 01:52
An 84-year-old man dies and another person is injured in a three vehicle crash in Orkney.

Mellor apologises for taxi outburst

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-29 01:46
Former Conservative cabinet minister David Mellor apologises for an outburst against a London taxi driver, which was recorded and given to the Sun.