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Jury Selection To Start In Aurora, Colo., Mass Shooting Trial

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:36

James Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 70 in the theater shooting in July 2012. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The jury pool of 9,000 is one of the largest ever.

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Smith deal could spark tax contest

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:31
Chancellor George Osborne tells MPs that new powers being handed to Scotland could result in a UK-wide competition over tax rates.

VIDEO: Bill Roache pays tribute to Anne

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:25
Bill Roache: Anne Kirkbride's death leaves Coronation Street cast devastated

Hotel murder arrest in Tanzania

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:20
A man suspected of murdering a woman in a Cardiff hotel room on New Year's Eve is arrested by police in Tanzania.

Guatemala ex-police chief sentenced

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:11
A court in Guatemala sentences an ex-police chief to 40 years in prison over the deadly raid on the Spanish embassy in Guatemala City in 1980.

State of the Union Will Tout Progress, But Is The Economy Fixed?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:07

The economy has improved greatly since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009. But is his economic legacy impressive enough to justify taking a victory lap during his State of the Union address?

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Morgan Stanley sees income rise

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:01
US banking giant Morgan Stanley sees quarterly net income rise as legal fees relating to mortgage-backed securities ease.

Beware Of Japanese Balloon Bombs

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:00

During World War II, the Japanese aimed thousands of wind-borne explosives at North America. To this day, many have not been accounted for.

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Beware Of Japanese Balloon Bombs

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:00

During World War II, the Japanese aimed thousands of wind-borne explosives at North America. To this day, many have not been accounted for.

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Edinburgh quartet earn Scots call-up

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:51
Young Edinburgh players Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Ben Toolis, Hugh Blake and Hamish Watson are included in Scotland's Six Nations squad.

Islamic State, In Video, Threatens To Kill 2 Japanese Hostages

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:48

In a message to Japan's prime minister, the group said it will kill the men unless it gets $200 million — equivalent to Japan's pledge in nonmilitary aid to countries facing threats from the group.

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Holy water protest at Lenin's tomb

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:41
Two Russian artists are arrested after throwing holy water and shouting "rise up and leave" at the mausoleum containing the body of Vladimir Lenin.

VIDEO: MPs brawl in Nepal's parliament

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:38
A brawl breaks out in Nepal's parliament when opposition MPs tried to block the government from pushing through a draft of a new constitution.

VIDEO: Finding future drugs in the dirt

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:31
Scientists in the US appeal for soil samples from across the world to help find new naturally occurring agents for future medicines.

Soup firm's Ena Baxter dies aged 90

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:31
Ena Baxter - one of the driving forces behind the Moray-based Baxters food empire - dies at the age of 90.

Murray ready for Matosevic challenge

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:26
Britain's Andy Murray will face a reformed Marinko Matosevic when they meet in the Australian Open second round on Wednesday.

Day in pictures: 20 January 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:24
Images from around the world: 20 January

Fred Talbot 'was sex abuse chancer'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:17
Former TV weather presenter Fred Talbot is described as a "chancer" who used his "extrovert personality" to help gain the trust of five schoolboys he sexually abused, a jury hears.

VIDEO: Russian cat 'saves abandoned baby'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:16
A cat named Masha has become something of a celebrity in the Russian city of Obninsk after it alerted neighbours to an abandoned baby.

How important is the Trident debate to voters?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:06
MPs are to debate whether the UK's nuclear deterrent Trident should be renewed. But how important is the debate on Trident - which based on the Clyde - to voters?

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