National / International News

Mayor Jane Byrne: 'No One Else Had The Guts'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Jane Byrne, the first female mayor of Chicago, died at the age of 81. NPR's Scott Simon revisits a conversation from earlier this year with Kathy Byrne, the former mayor's daughter.

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At A Tense Jerusalem Holy Site, Palestinians Stand Watch

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

With tensions rising over a sacred hilltop in Jerusalem, Muslims "defenders" say they are protecting the holy site against Jewish activists. But critics say this is just contributing to the friction.

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They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

A patient's portion of a health care bill is the result of a complicated equation. But it's simple compared to the variety of deals insurers negotiate with hospitals and doctors.

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Despite Job Growth, Voters Focus On Stagnant Wages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View about what voters really want from the U.S. job market.

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U.N.'s Truce Plan For Aleppo Draws Skepticism

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a U.N. proposal for a ceasefire in Aleppo was "worth studying." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim about the prospects.

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A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese so much he brought it home to Virginia from Europe. The American Plate reveals these and other stories behind America's most beloved foods.

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VIDEO: GWR's new trains unveiled in Japan

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:37
Great Western Railway's new trains have been unveiled at a ceremony in Japan.

VIDEO: Sculptors create icy wonderland

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:31
Sculptors in Belgium have created a frozen winter wonderland full of characters from various Disney films

Ecclestone doubts double points plan

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:22
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone doubts if the award of double points at the final race of the season will continue in 2015.

Motorcyclist dies after car crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:14
A motorcyclist in his 20s dies after he was involved in a car crash in Lisburn, County Antrim.

Flood threatens pensioners' homes

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 02:57
Firefighters are working to protect pensioners' homes from flood water after the river Corcrain burst its banks in County Armagh.

SNP coalition role 'not ruled out'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 02:47
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond says it would be "foolish" for his party to rule out entering into a coalition at Westminster.

VIDEO: Rooney reveals best England moment

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 02:46
Captain Wayne Rooney reveals his favourite England moment as he prepares to win his 100th cap in Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia.

VIDEO: Fitball: Is it netball, is it football?

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 02:41
A school in Luton introduces a new sport to the curriculum, Fitball, with the aim of making school sport more inclusive.

Union warning over £32m council cuts

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 02:23
Industrial action "not ruled out" by a union after it warns that £32m of cuts by Cardiff council will have "devastating consequences".

Get Ready To Watch This Lame-Duck Congress Sprint

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 02:05

From a Hail Mary pass on the Keystone pipeline aimed at saving Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to attempts to block White House appointments and executive actions, the next month in Congress could be busy.

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VIDEO: Bob Geldof: 'I just feel gratitude'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 01:37
Stars including Ed Sheeran and One Direction have been arriving in Notting Hill for the recording of the new Band Aid charity single.

Tech Week That Was: Obama Rocks The Net Neutrality Debate

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 01:30

The president took a stand on net neutrality this week, saying the idea that traffic is treated equally should be protected like a public utility. Critics called it "Obamacare for the Internet."

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Doctor, Put On Your PPE And Go Into The ETU, Stat!

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 01:20

The world of global health is an acronym soup. And the Ebola virus has generated its own list.

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Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 01:18

Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.

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