National / International News

Workers 'worry over lack of pension'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:03
Workers will display a "measured response" to pension reforms while worrying they have not set aside enough for retirement, a survey suggests.

VIDEO: The man who changed parenting

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:00
Long before Mr Spock, there was Dr Spock

Clinton Foundation Funding Woes Touch Hillary, Too

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 14:53

With Clinton potentially prepping for a presidential run, her role in the Clinton Foundation raises questions about big contributions from foreign governments, corporations and individuals.

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Gambaccini 'was victim of witch-hunt'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 14:04
Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini backs a 28-day limit on the use of police bail after saying he was the victim of a "witch-hunt".

Round Two: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 13:59

In King v. Burwell, Obamacare opponents are challenging it again, this time contending that a section of the law doesn't authorize subsidies to make mandated insurance affordable in 34 states.

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'Tomboy, I wear glasses, look dorky'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 13:49
How Indhuja Pillai, attracted proposals with honesty

VIDEO: Dramatic volcanic eruption in Chile

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 13:26
The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile has erupted, spewing ash and lava up to 1,000m (3,300ft) into the air.

Should Hotel Owners Be Forced To Hand Over Guest Records To Police?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 13:26

Hypotheticals about hunting lodges and Motel 6 saved the oral argument at the Supreme Court today from being strangled by legal weeds.

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4 Reasons Both Parties Should Be Sweating Bullets Over King V. Burwell

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 13:20

The biggest political threat of the latest challenge to Obamacare is to the president, but Republicans wouldn't be winners either.

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NFL pair to donate brains for research

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 13:19
New York Giants' Steve Weatherford and former NFL player Sidney Rice want their brains to help research into injuries.

Former UK marine 'killed in Syria'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 13:17
An ex-Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting with Kurdish forces against Islamic State in Syria, the Kurdish militia says.

Children's author Peet dies aged 67

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 13:08
Award-winning children's author Mal Peet dies after a battle with cancer aged 67.

Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 13:08
Sadio Mane ends Southampton's goal drought at home by scoring a late winner against Crystal Palace.

FDA Mandates Tougher Warnings On Testosterone

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 13:03

The agency says the labels for testosterone drugs must state that aren't approved to fight aging and do increase the risk for heart attacks and strokes.

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Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 13:00
Christian Benteke's late penalty hands Tim Sherwood his first points as Aston Villa manager with a win over West Brom.

Official Says FAA Is Trying To Keep Hackers Out Of Air Traffic Control

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 12:51

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta tells a House panel some vulnerabilities reported in a congressional study have been fixed, and the agency is working on others.

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Snack eater stamped pigeon to death

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 12:42
Shoppers watched in horror as a man stood on the wing of a pigeon before stamping it to death.

In France, Young Muslims Often Straddle Two Worlds

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 12:34

An estimated 40 percent of France's 7 million Muslims live in and around Paris, many of them in the poor suburbs. It's hard to escape the banlieues, even for those who work or attend school elsewhere.

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Tea Tuesdays: Kenyan Farmers See Green In The Color Purple

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 12:34

Kenya has spent 25 years developing a purple "supertea" with high levels of antioxidants. The hope is that the tea will appeal to health-minded consumers and revive the country's struggling industry.

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Internet Memes And 'The Right To Be Forgotten'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 12:32

Becoming Internet-famous is a gold mine for some, a nightmare for others. The world of memes can pit free speech against the desire for privacy. And laws generally aren't keeping up, an expert says.

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