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VIDEO: Fiddling the books: Czech corruption

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:58
Twenty-five years after the fall of communism, corruption remains a major problem in the Czech Republic.

Pirlo on penalties, England and Balotelli

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:55
"To play at the World Cup is the most beautiful thing that can happen" - Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo gets ready for Brazil.

Mailman Accused Of Stealing 20,000 Pieces Of Mail

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:54

Authorities say a Maryland letter carrier stole Netflix DVDs, along with medicine and other items, including Mother's Day cards. The haul was stockpiled in his house, they say.

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Malawi leader offers olive branch

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:52
Malawi's newly elected President Peter Mutharika says he is offering an "olive branch" to ex-leader Joyce Banda after winning disputed elections.

VIDEO: How hospice makes cheap morphine

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:49
Hospice Africa makes all of Uganda's liquid morphine for a very low cost.

Lupita Nyong’o joins Star Wars cast

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:46
Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong'o and Games of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie join the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, producers say.

Are Pre-Existing Condition Bans For Health Insurance Still With Us?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:46

Contradictory letters from an insurer spur a health reporter to explore why the implementation of this key health law protection turns out to be more complicated than she thought.

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Strong sandstorm kills four in Iran

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:41
A powerful sandstorm brings winds of up to 110km/h (70mph) to the Iranian capital Tehran, killing at least four people and injuring about 30.

VIDEO: Freak sandstorm hits Iranian capital

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:38
A massive sandstorm and record winds has hit Tehran killing several and leaving the city in darkness.

Cameron: New EU chief must 'get it'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:33
The new head of the European Commission must grasp the need for big changes to how the EU works, David Cameron says.

Garage owner fakes Google 'murder'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:32
A garage owner apologises for staging a scene that looked like a murder in an Edinburgh street, which was caught on Google Street View.

VIDEO: Beckham's delight at being unknown

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:30
Former England football captain David Beckham talks about his adventure into the Amazon as part of a new documentary

In pictures: Spain's King Juan Carlos

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:25
King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates

PODCAST: The EPA cuts emmissions; Seattle raising minimum wage

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:24

The EPA is aiming to cut carbon emmissions from power plants by 30% by the year 2030. Part of the strategy will be to allow states flexibility in how they meet the demand, hopefully sparking innovation amidst competition. Also, Seattle is set to approve the highest minimum wage for a city of its size: $15. Hear why business leaders are actually advocating for the pay raise. Finally, why HELOCs -- a form of second mortage -- are on the rise again.

Worry in Luz at new Madeleine search

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:15
Hunt for Madeleine prompts sympathy and irritation

Mine manager's checks for 'danger'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:13
The manager of a mine where four workers drowned checked three times for any signs of water or danger the day before it flooded, a court hears.

Qatar bid probe nears conclusion

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-02 08:10
Fifa investigator Michael Garcia plans to complete his probe of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process by 9 June.

An excuse for cat pictures all month

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-02 07:59

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Tuesday, June 3:

In Washington, the Commerce Department reports on factory orders for April.

A Senate subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy discusses "Farming, Fishing, Forestry, and Hunting in an Era of Changing Climate."

Have you been up to some spring cleaning? Maybe cleaning out the garage to make room for a new car? Automakers are slated to report sales for May.

Read some poetry in honor of Allen Ginsberg. He was born on June 3rd, 1926.

And pet proof your place. June is Adopt-a-Cat Month. That's pretty self-explanatory.

'Drunk Mom' Tackles New Motherhood And Old Addictions

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-02 07:48

The title of Jowita Bydlowska's memoir Drunk Mom pulls no punches. She tells Michel Martin about her struggles with motherhood and addiction.

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'Harvest Of Shame': Farm Workers Struggle With Poverty 50 Years On

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-02 07:48

The documentary Harvest of Shame was revolutionary in its raw portrayal of poverty amongst migrant farm workers. NPR's Elizabeth Blair discusses the film's legacy and the state of migrant work today.

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