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Defense Secretary Carter Hints At Slowing U.S. Exit From Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:21

Ashton Carter, on a surprise visit to Afghanistan, said he was there to assess the situation on the ground and indicated that a "rethinking" of the U.S. troop withdrawal timetable was possible.

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Zambian Prosecutor Drops Charges In Case Against Himself

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

It may sound like an episode of The Twilight Zone, but this isn't fiction. Zambia's top prosecutor dropped his own corruption charges and set himself free. NPR's Scott Simon discusses the case.

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Agreement Reached In Ports Labor Dispute

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

West Coast ports and the dockworker's union have reached a tentative deal after a nine-month stalemate. Sporadic work stoppages and shutdowns are expected to end, pending ratification by both sides.

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Superstorm Sandy Victims Say FEMA's Role Is Fatally Conflicted

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

As Sandy victims and FEMA work to resolve accusations of falsified damage estimates, some are questioning how the agency can be both a flood insurance provider and a regulator of flood insurance.

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Looming Presidiental Race Divides National Governors Group

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

The National Governors Association is in Washington for its winter meeting, and there is no lack of talk about the 2016 White House. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Ron Elving about the week in politics.

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Argentines Riveted By A Real-Life Spine-Chiller

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

The shooting death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has all the hallmarks of a thriller. It has provided rich material for the conspiracy-minded in Argentina.

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Latest Ukraine Cease-Fire Ends Before It Begins

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

The cease-fire that was supposed to halt fighting between Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government has not taken hold. NPR's Scott Simon talks to former NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder.

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Apple Must Think Different On Cars, Or Join Ranks Of Failed New Brands

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

Apple has formed a secret team to design and prototype an electric car, according to numerous reports. While Apple may have the technological chops, the odds are stacked against startup car companies.

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Pressure on Greece to deliver plan

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 03:28
The Greek government begins work on a list of reforms it has agreed to submit to lenders by Monday, as part of a deal to extend its bailout package.

Artist Knapp-Fisher dies aged 83

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 03:27
Artist John Knapp-Fisher, who was based in Pembrokeshire for much of his life, dies aged 83.

Hammered And Heedless: Do Dangerous Drinking Videos Harm Teens?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 03:03

Being falling-down drunk is often played for laughs on YouTube videos, but those videos don't show the downside of getting trashed. That can't be good for teenagers and young adults, researchers say.

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Boy 'played dead' in Taliban massacre

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 03:00
A boy seriously injured in the Pakistani school massacre 'played dead' to survive while a gunman searched the room and stepped on him.

Man in court over wedding killing

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 02:44
A 46-year-old man appears in court charged with murdering Bernard McGinley in County Fermanagh on 11 February.

Oscar hopeful gets time off Bond

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 02:03
British Oscar hopeful Anna Pinnock has been given time off from working on the new James Bond film Spectre to attend Sunday's Academy Awards.

Indonesia's President: Fan Of Megadeth, Defender Of Death Penalty

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 01:29

Indonesia's recently elected President Joko Widodo is a heavy metal fan seen as an advocate for human rights and political change. But his strong stance on the death penalty has dismayed many.

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Indonesia's President: Fan Of Megadeth, Defender Of Death Penalty

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 01:29

Indonesia's recently elected President Joko Widodo is a heavy metal fan seen as an advocate for human rights and political change. But his strong stance on the death penalty has dismayed many.

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VIDEO: School shooting survivor set for op

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 01:24
The family of Ahmad Nawaz, a Pakistani teenager injured in a Taliban attack on his Peshawar school, talk to the BBC as he prepares for major surgery in UK.

Korean Tailors Try To Keep The Lunar New Year Hanbok Ritual Alive

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 01:14

A new year's tradition of wearing a new, custom-tailored outfit to celebrate the Lunar New Year is fading in Korean culture.

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VIDEO: Footage of Australia cyclones aftermath

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 01:13
Footage shows aftermath of double-cyclone damage in Australia.

Tibetan Villagers Pose Before Backdrops, Earn Oscar Nomination

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 01:12

They're photographed in front of Asian scenes, a beach, Disneyland. It's a fictional film called Butter Lamp. And it has a real message.

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