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Central American Presidents Say U.S. Shares Responsibility For Migration Crisis

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:38

The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala also called for more aggressive cooperation with the U.S. to curb the violence and poverty they say is driving child migrants to the U.S.

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VIDEO: MH17 crash scene still unsecured

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:34
A week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in Ukraine, the crash site has yet to be secured raising concerns that vital evidence will be lost.

Kai Ryssdal vs. the American Girl Store

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:26

Walk into an American Girl store - any American Girl store - and you'll see different shades of pink. Everywhere. That, and dolls, which cost a minimum of $110. Accessories and services like ear-piercing cost more.

American Girl has been around since the 1980s. Their dolls started out as historical characters, who starred in accompanying books about significant periods in American history. Over the years, the line has expanded to include more contemporary characters.

Jean McKenzie, the woman who runs American Girl for its parent company, Mattel, says parents see the dolls as an investment. "I think they feel good about it because it’s quality and there’s just a lot of meaning behind it.”

She took Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal on a tour of her store, at The Grove in Los Angeles  He's ... well, you should just watch:

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Human Rights Watch Researcher Reports ISIS Abuses In Iraq

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:26

Letta Tayler recently returned from Iraq, where she documented stories about the militant Islamist group ISIS and abuses by the Iraqi government. She tells Fresh Air what she learned.

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Kearney secures bronze medal for NI

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:22
NI's Lisa Kearney wins a bronze medal in the -52kg women's judo category after beating Canadian Audree Francis-Methot.

Killers fail to overturn voting ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:22
The UK Supreme Court dismisses a bid to overturn the ban on convicted prisoners being able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Injured Carroll faces four months out

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:18
West Ham striker Andy Carroll could be out of action for four months after tearing ligaments in his ankle and requiring surgery.

Alistair Brownlee wins triathlon gold

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:02
England's Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee beats his brother Jonny to gold in the Glasgow 2014 men's triathlon.

Dwarfism boy 'barred from buses'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:55
A boy with a form of dwarfism says he has been barred from buses five times in a fortnight in a row over the bike he uses.

More MH17 bodies leave Ukraine

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:51
Two planes carrying bodies of those killed on board flight MH17 land in the Netherlands, as UK experts start examining data from the two flight recorders.

VIDEO: Note found in World War One kilt

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:44
A hidden poem written by a Glasgow woman has been found sewn into the folds of a World War One kilt owned by a Southampton academic.

Ex-boyfriend guilty of Jayden murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:42
The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in an Oxfordshire graveyard, is convicted of murder.

MSF allowed to resume Rakhine work

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:35
Myanmar allows Medecins Sans Frontieres to resume work in Rakhine state, where residents have had almost no access to healthcare since the group was ejected in February.

Wiggins thwarted in gold bid

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:27
Sir Bradley Wiggins is denied a first Commonwealth Games gold as Australia beat England in the final of the 4,000m team pursuit.

Secret Cinema cancels opening night

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:26
Fans react angrily after Secret Cinema cancels an immersive screening of Back to The Future with only a couple of hours' notice.

Apology after burns boy turned away

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:21
A health board apologises after staff at a Gwynedd hospital refused to admit an 11-year-old boy who had burned his stomach with a spilt cup of tea.

Call for end to 'throwaway society'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:05
A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs.

Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:01

The plight of the nearly 30-year-old polar bear, who lost his enclosure mate two years ago, has attracted attention from well-wishers the world over who want him moved.

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Hacking reporter spared prison

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:00
Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror reporter Dan Evans is sentenced to a 10-month suspended jail sentence after admitting charges including phone hacking.

Venezuela trial 'test for democracy'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 08:58
One of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, says his trial for inciting violence will "test the quality" of the Venezuelan democracy.
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