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For S.C.'s Poet Laureate, An Inauguration Poem Without An Inaugural Audience

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:13

State officials say they cut Marjory Wentworth's two-minute poem for time, but many residents say it was the mention of the state's history with slavery that got it tossed.

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VIDEO: Exhibition celebrates stage design talent

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:11
A successful live production does not just rely on a fine script and superb acting or singing, audiences also expect creative costumes and sets.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 22:56
Defoe agrees £14m deal to join Sunderland, Arsenal confident of Bielik deal, Redknapp QPR future uncertain, plus more.

Murray seeded sixth in Melbourne

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 22:47
Three-time finalist Andy Murray is seeded sixth for the Australian Open, with Novak Djokovic top of the draw.

Lucas wanted to direct new Star Wars

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 22:42
Who knows how close we came to another Jar Jar Binks, as George Lucas reveals he wanted to direct new Star Wars film.

Boy, 14, charged over stab murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 22:35
A 14-year-old boy is one of two teenagers charged with murder after a teenager was stabbed to death on the streets of east London.

Mini tornado hits 24 homes

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 22:16
A mini tornado hits 24 homes in Pembrokeshire, rips off roofs and and two people are taken to hospital.

Edmund & Broady win in qualification

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 22:12
Britons Kyle Edmund and Liam Broady reach the second round of Australian Open qualifying with straight-sets wins.

'I had to strip to prove I'm female'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 22:05
Equatorial Guinea's top female footballer recalls her degrading ordeal at the hands of African football officials.

Harland and Wolff wins top contract

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 22:03
Harland and Wolff wins a major contract involving work on an oil rig due to arrive in Belfast later this week.

India extends Italian marine's leave

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 21:36
India's Supreme Court allows Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre who is accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to extend his stay in Italy by three more months on health grounds.

Child crimes 'should be wiped at 18'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 21:12
People convicted of minor offences as children should be allowed to apply to have their criminal records wiped, a criminal justice organisation says.

Ebola care centre for pregnant women

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 21:10
First treatment centre specialising in care for pregnant women opens

Leaders warn Cameron over TV debates

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 21:00
The Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP leaders warn David Cameron they want to press ahead with general election TV debates even if he refuses to take part.

Restraint call in UK over cartoon

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 20:48
British Muslims are urged to react with restraint to the publication by Charlie Hebdo magazine of a new cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

'Anxiety stops me doing normal things'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 20:24
Why Nat's anxiety can stop him from leaving the house

HK chief's speech warns of 'anarchy'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 20:12
Hong Kong's leader CY Leung says the territory must choose between greater democracy and growth, in a speech preceded by an MP protest.

VIDEO: El Capitan climbers near the top

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 19:54
Two men have slowly been making their way up 900m of granite as they climb the Dawn Wall of El Capitan, a rock formation in California's Yosemite National Park.

Japan approves record defence budget

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 19:03
Japan's cabinet approves a record 4.98 trillion yen (£28bn, $42bn) budget for defence spending, amid a long-running maritime dispute with China.

US makes bid to rekindle Iran talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 18:45
The US secretary of state is to meet his Iranian counterpart in Geneva in a bid to revive stalled talks over Iran's nuclear programme.