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White House Picks Choctaw Nation To Fight Poverty In Oklahoma

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:39

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is one of the first five groups to benefit from a new federal anti-poverty program called "Promise Zones," which also include communities in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Antonio and southeastern Kentucky. Tribal leaders hope the initiative will bring more opportunities to their impoverished rural community.

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VIDEO: Will.i.am's Lady Gaga 3D print idea

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:37
Musician and television personality Will.i.am is hoping that traditional music merchandise is heading for a change.

S Sudan army moves on rebel cities

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:37
South Sudan's army moves against the key rebel-held centres of Bentiu and Bor, as rebels strengthen defences in Bentiu.

Man sold illegal tobacco to children

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:27
A man who turned his Devon home into a shop selling illegal cigarettes to school children, is spared a jail sentence.

VIDEO: Black hole set to 'eat a gas cloud'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:27
A gas cloud is being sucked towards the black hole at the heart of our galaxy, giving astronomers a rare viewing opportunity.

Bunting fights back to reach semis

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:19
Top seed Stephen Bunting fights back from two sets down to beat Rick Hofstra 5-2 and reach the BDO World Darts semi-finals.

Gates Memoir Could Prove Helpful To Hillary Clinton In 2016

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:17

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes a hit in a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. But she also receives high praise, which could prove very helpful.

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Gates Memoir Could Prove Helpful To Hillary Clinton In 2016

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:17

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes a hit in a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. But she also receives high praise, which could prove very helpful.

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Amiri Baraka's Legacy Both Offensive And Achingly Beautiful

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:02

The former New Jersey poet laureate, born LeRoi Jones, died on Thursday at the age of 79. Much of his work — including well-regarded poetry and plays — reflected his commitment to Black Nationalist ideals. He co-founded the Black Arts movement, and wrote poems that were as controversial as they were influential.

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FBI Director 'Confused' By Reports Calling Snowden A Hero

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:00

"I see the government operating the way the founders intended," says FBI Director Jim Comey, who notes that branches of the U.S. government approved the bulk collection of U.S. phone records.

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VIDEO: Art of Mars: Images from red planet

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:54
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mars rover landings, a selection of images from the red planet are being exhibited at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

Nuclear Missile Officers Reportedly Implicated In Drug Probe

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:50

The Associated Press reports that U.S. Air Force officers with nuclear launch authority are caught up in an illegal-narcotics investigation.

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Tech Ventures in Georgia Prosper As Health Care Law Kicks In

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:33

In a state where politicians have adamantly rejected the Affordable Care Act, the area around Atlanta has a growing number of health tech companies. Many are seeing business benefits from the law. Companies that once would have been a hard sell are seeing more sales and customers.

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Boy died from 'undiagnosed tumour'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:27
A two-year-old boy died after a brain tumour went undiagnosed for several weeks, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Kitten found 270 miles from home

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:27
A kitten which went missing in South Wales is found 270 miles (430 km) away at a hotel in West Yorkshire.

American jailed in UAE back in US

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 13:21
An American man sentenced to jail in the United Arab Emirates for making a spoof video about Dubai youth culture returns to the US.

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