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Chicago's Credit Rating Is Downgraded

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 13:17

Earlier this week, Moody's Investors Service downgraded Chicago's credit rating to junk status. How did the city's finances reach this point?

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Iraqi City of Ramadi Falls to ISIS

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 13:17

The self-declared Islamic State claims to have seized Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with international correspondent Alice Fordham, who has reported extensively from Iraq and is following the situation from Beirut.

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How match fixers can cripple a sport

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 12:59
The financial penalties of sport match-fixing

Pitch Perfect 2 tops US box office

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 12:37
The a capella comedy, starring Rebel Wilson, beats Mad Max reboot Fury Road to the US box office top spot.

Indonesian Military Chief Defends 'Virginity Tests' For Female Recruits

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 12:32

Following a letter from Human Rights Watch decrying the invasive and scientifically invalid procedure, Gen. Moeldoko said it is necessary to ensure that women are morally suited to join the military.

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VIDEO: Collision cam! Hear the rugby league hits

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 11:31
Watch Leeds Rhinos prop forward Jamie Peacock test the new in-game microphone during the Challenge Cup sixth-round win over Huddersfield Giants.

Atlético Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 11:22
Barcelona clinch the Spanish title for the 23rd time with a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in La Liga.

Islamic State Claims To Have Captured Iraqi City Of Ramadi

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 11:06

The Islamist extremist group says it has seized all of the city in Anbar province, but some Iraqi officials say parts of it are still under the control of government-backed militias.

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De Gea has tough choice - Van Gaal

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 11:02
Keeper David De Gea will be tempted to leave Manchester United if Real Madrid try to sign him, says manager Louis van Gaal.

20 Years After China Seized Boy Monk, Tibetans Call For His Release

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 10:56

In 1995, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was designated as the 11th Panchen Lama, Tibetan Buddhism's second-highest spiritual leader. He was promptly detained by Chinese authorities and never heard from again.

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VIDEO: Australian wins lumberjack competition

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 10:47
Australia's Brad Delosa sets a new world record at the Lumberjack race in Italy by sawing wood in less than 58 seconds.

Blanchett film tipped for Palme d'Or

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 10:06
A film starring Cate Blanchett and Mara Rooney about an illicit lesbian romance in 1950s New York has been hailed by critics at the Cannes Film Festival.

IS makes further gains in Ramadi

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 09:55
Islamic State militants make further gains in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with reports of them taking a key military command centre.

Donegal 1-13 1-10 Tyrone

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 09:42
Donegal edge out Tyrone in a titanic Ulster SFC preliminary round tussle with a 1-13 to 1-10 victory in Ballybofey.

VIDEO: The app helping nuns find convents

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 09:32
There is now an app that can help prospective nuns find the right convent to suit them.

UK adventurers smash Greenland record

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 09:23
A team of British adventurers break the record for the fastest coast-to-coast crossing of Greenland - beating the previous record by more than eight days.

Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 09:23
Tyler Blackett's own goal prevents Manchester United moving above Arsenal into third place in the Premier League.

Asia's Governments Talk As Desperate Rohingyas Wait At Sea

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 09:11

At least 1,000 are still stranded offshore in rickety boats with little food or water. But so far, the governments of Southeast Asia have shown no willingness to let them come ashore.

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Escaped cow shot by police marksmen

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 09:06
One of three cows that escaped close to a main road out of Newcastle is shot dead by police marksmen.

'Groundbreaking' cystic fibrosis drug

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 09:00
A "groundbreaking" cystic fibrosis therapy could profoundly improve quality of life, say doctors.