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Former Guantanamo Envoy Says Prison Undermines National Security

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:44

The State Department's special envoy responsible for moving detainees out of Guantanamo Bay resigned this week. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Cliff Sloan about progress in closing the prison.

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Preserving American Roots Music Begins With Keeping The Lights On

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:44

For 20 years, the Music Maker Relief Foundation has been helping indigent blues, gospel and country musicians get by as well as reach a wider audience.

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Tsunami Survivor: Banda Aceh Is Still Vulnerable

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:44

Rina Meutia survived the devastating tsunami 10 years ago in Indonesia's Banda Aceh. She talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the immediate aftermath and how the region has changed since then.

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Long Plagued By Corruption, Romania Seeks To Make A Fresh Start

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:44

The country has suffered from graft and poverty since the fall of communism 25 years ago. Can a new president and an anti-corruption crusader make a difference?

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King Kong Out To Crush Bigfoot's Claim To Fame As First Monster Truck

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:43

Bigfoot 4X4 is a legend in the monster truck world, but another truck is challenging its claim as first car crusher. The bragging rights are big deal in what has become a multibillion-dollar industry.

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Thousands Expected To Attend Funeral Of Slain New York City Officer

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:42

NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with WNYC's Ilya Marritz about Saturday's funeral for Rafael Ramos, one of two New York City police officers killed by a gunman who was targeting law enforcement.

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VIDEO: FA Cup's 50 Greatest Moments

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:38
Former England captain Rio Ferdinand and Helen Skelton present a special countdown of the FA Cup's 50 Greatest Moments.

VIDEO: I feel alive again - Petrov

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:37
Stiliyan Petrov tells John Hartson he feels "alive again" after winning his fight against acute leukaemia.

Searches continue for missing man

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:23
Searches are continuing near Lough Erne in County Fermanagh for a missing 23-year-old-man.

Sweden budget deal cancels snap poll

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:13
Sweden's left-of-centre government reaches a budget deal with the main opposition resulting in a minority government and avoiding the need for snap elections.

House prices 'rose by 8.5%' in 2014

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:02
UK house prices rose by an average of £16,000 - or 8.5% - in 2014, according to the mortgage lender Halifax.

Ebola Survivor: The Best Word For The Virus Is 'Aggression'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 02:59

Dr. Ian Crozier was Emory University Hospital's sickest Ebola patient; his kidneys failed and he was on life support. He made a miraculous recovery and says the illness made him a better physician.

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Hollywood romp with political punch

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 02:58
The Interview portrays North Korea's leader as vain and buffoonish, but could the satire eventually help erode his power? The BBC's Stephen Evans reports from Seoul.

Man's death treated as suspicious

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 02:50
The death in the early hours of a 27-year-old man in South Lanarkshire is being treated as suspicious by police.

Warnings of icy roads across UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 02:50
Warnings about icy roads are issued for much of the UK as forecasts suggest snow in many areas could thaw and then freeze again as temperatures fall.

Warnock sacked by Crystal Palace

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 02:44
Neil Warnock becomes the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season after being dismissed by Crystal Palace.

With Each New Upheaval In Iraq, More Minorities Flee

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 02:08

"We like Iraq, but Iraq doesn't like us," says a displaced Christian man. He's just one of example of religious minorities who have been dislodged from parts of Iraq where they have ancient roots.

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Spider-Man birthday video boy dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 02:04
A five-year-old boy who became an internet star when "Spider-Man" paid him a surprise birthday visit dies after a battle with cancer.

Speeding fines triple in south Wales

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 01:48
The number of people fined for speeding offences in south Wales triples, according to the Ministry of Justice.

VIDEO: What makes a video go viral?

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 01:32
What makes a video go viral?