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Ireland Appears To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Results are coming in from Ireland's vote on same-sex marriage. It's not just a referendum on gay rights; it's also a litmus test for how much this socially conservative country has changed recently.

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TLC's '19 Kids' Pulled For Sex-Abuse Scandal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Josh Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting admitted "wrongdoing" amid media reports that he allegedly fondled underage girls as a teenager. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with TV critic Eric Deggans.

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Reopens Fierce Environmental Debate

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

The long-term environmental impacts of this week's oil spill in California may not be clear for some time. Meantime, the spill has reignited a fierce local debate over off-shore oil drilling.

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People-Smuggling Is Big Business In Myanmar

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Thousands of migrants remain trapped on boats in Southeast Asia's Andaman Sea. NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Michael Sullivan about what he heard from some of the people who've reached Thailand.

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Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

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Gillespie would take England job

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:53
Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie would take the England head coach job if it is offered by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Train firm 'sorry' for death message

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:26
A train company apologises after passengers were told a track delay was because someone "couldn't be bothered to live anymore".

Party 'bullied' Macintosh supporters

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:20
Scottish Labour MSP Ken Macintosh says the "party machine" is bullying his supporters in an attempt to avoid a leadership contest.

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:03

Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.

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Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:03

From the U.K. to Kenya to the West Bank, photographer James Mollison exposes not only inequalities among rich and poor countries, but also the intimate moments that unfold during recess.

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Elderly man killed in car crash

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:43
An 80-year-old man is killed in a car crash in County Down.

Rail disaster victims remembered

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:41
A memorial service is being held in Edinburgh to commemorate the deaths of more than 200 people in Britain's worst rail disaster.

Jetbike's land speed record attempt

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:37
A jet-powered bike will attempt to reach speeds of 400mph on a Carmarthenshire beach in a bid to break the British two-wheeled land speed record.

Vettel tops final Monaco practice

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:35
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel pips the Mercedes drivers in final practice at the Monaco Grand Prix, after Lewis Hamilton had dominated.

German woman, 65, 'has quadruplets'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:25
A 65-year-old German woman gives birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure, Germany's RTL television reports.

Man seriously hurt in collision

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 02:19
A 20-year-old pedestrian is seriously injured after being knocked down by a car in Paisley.

Irish Anti-Gay-Marriage Leader Tweets Election Concession

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 01:52

In a gesture that indicates the Irish ballot measure to legalize same-sex marriage has succeeded, the head of the organization that ran the No campaign tweeted his congratulations to the Yes side.

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Iraq forces start Ramadi fightback

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 01:51
Iraqi forces and Shia militias move to engage Islamic State militants east of Ramadi, which they lost on Sunday, witnesses and officials say.

VIDEO: World's oldest woman turns 116

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 01:45
An American woman, said to be the oldest person in the world, is celebrating her 116th birthday on Saturday.

VIDEO: Millie gets pick of bespoke doghouses

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 01:40
Interior design students at a Leicester university create a series of doghouses as part of a 'Barkitechture' project.

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