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Disgrace if stars withdraw - Lineker

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:03
It would be a "national disgrace" if England's best youngsters do not play at the U21 Euros, says ex-striker Gary Lineker.

E-cigarette use 'high among teens'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:00
A substantial number of teenagers are experimenting with e-cigarettes, even those who have never smoked, a study suggests.

FA scraps plan for GB Olympic teams

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 14:16
Plans for Great Britain football teams to compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio are scrapped by the Football Association.

VIDEO: The battle for votes by the seaside

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 14:01
The final outcome of the 2015 general election will be shaped by the results in dozens of marginal seats, where relatively modest shifts in voting patterns will be enough to change the result.

Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:59

Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.

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'Run-hungry Pietersen could return'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:54
Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart says Kevin Pietersen could return for England if he scores highly at county level.

California's Death Row, The Nation's Largest, Runs Out Of Room

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:34

The death-row population in the state is growing because no one has been put to death in nearly a decade. Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for more money to open 100 more cells.

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Kane emergence excites me - Rooney

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:30
England captain Wayne Rooney says he is as excited as anyone about Harry Kane, who will make his full debut against Italy.

Airstrikes In Yemen Intensify, Hit Refugee Camp

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:29

Airstrikes intensified as Houthi rebels advanced on the port city of Aden. Aid agencies say one airstrike killed dozens at a refugee camp, while Yemeni officials blamed rebel shelling.

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North 'should not play this season'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:13
Northampton and Wales wing George North should not play again this season, says ex-World Rugby medical adviser Dr Barry O'Driscoll.

Hamilton deal could be worth £27m

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 12:59
World champion Lewis Hamilton expects to sign a new Mercedes contract this week that could be worth more than £27m a year.

Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 12:46

Kenya will participate in the Venice Biennale, the prestigious art show that opens on May 9. But only two of the artists representing Kenya will be Kenyan. Most aren't even African — they're Chinese.

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Horses bring motorway to standstill

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 12:28
The M6 is closed outside Birmingham after horses are spotted wandering on the motorway.

Briton guilty plea in US terror trial

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 12:14
British terror suspect Haroon Aswat pleads guilty in New York to charges of plotting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon.

VIDEO: Day one election campaign highlights

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 12:06
In the run-up to the general election on 7 May, we'll bring you a daily guide to the key stories from the campaign trail.

Uganda al-Shabab prosecutor killed

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 12:03
Joan Kagezi, the top Ugandan state prosecutor in the trial of 13 men suspected of a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, is shot dead in Kampala.

Cholita, An Abused Bear In Peru, Gets A New Home In Colorado

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 11:59

An animal rights group says it now has permission to bring the Andean bear to a sanctuary in Colorado along with more than 30 lions that have been removed from circuses.

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Indiana to 'clarify' religion law

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 11:58
Republicans in the US state of Indiana say they will amend a controversial "religious freedom" law, as accusations grow that it permits businesses to discriminate against gays.

Money Rules: Candidates Go Around The Law, As Cash Records To Be Smashed

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 11:44

More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.

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Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 11:41

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.

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