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Email Slip Reportedly Reveals United Kingdom Plan For Possible EU Exit

Sat, 2015-05-23 11:08

In the communication that The Guardian says it received accidentally from the Bank of England, officials outlined details of the plan known as "Operation Bookend."

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Cleveland Police Officer Receives Not Guilty Verdicts

Sat, 2015-05-23 08:23

The verdicts for Officer Michael Brelo came on allegations of voluntary manslaughter and lesser charges, stemming from a 2012 police shooting of an unarmed couple.

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Cleveland Officer Not Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Suspects

Sat, 2015-05-23 07:01

Michael Brelo was one of 13 officers involved in the incident that involved 137 shots and killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams after a high-speed car chase.

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Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq

Sat, 2015-05-23 04:56

The former secretary of defense says that even stepping up the rules of engagement for U.S. troops in Iraq might not keep ISIS in check. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says.

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Dozens Dead In Mexican Shootout Between Gangs, Police

Sat, 2015-05-23 04:44

At least 43 people were killed in what is being described as the worst gun battle with drug gangs in recent memory.

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'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

Sat, 2015-05-23 04:10

Bikers claim that many who were arrested in the Waco, Texas, brawl last week were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But police say the bikers were "known criminal gang members."

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Historian May Have Discovered Henry I's Final Resting Place

Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Yet another English monarch might be buried underneath an English parking lot. Scott Simon has more.

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Takata Air Bag Recall Could Take Years

Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

The recall of Takata airbags this week was the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sonari Glinton about how and when companies announce a recall.

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Ireland Appears To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Results are coming in from Ireland's vote on same-sex marriage. It's not just a referendum on gay rights; it's also a litmus test for how much this socially conservative country has changed recently.

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TLC's '19 Kids' Pulled For Sex-Abuse Scandal

Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Josh Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting admitted "wrongdoing" amid media reports that he allegedly fondled underage girls as a teenager. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with TV critic Eric Deggans.

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Reopens Fierce Environmental Debate

Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

The long-term environmental impacts of this week's oil spill in California may not be clear for some time. Meantime, the spill has reignited a fierce local debate over off-shore oil drilling.

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People-Smuggling Is Big Business In Myanmar

Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Thousands of migrants remain trapped on boats in Southeast Asia's Andaman Sea. NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Michael Sullivan about what he heard from some of the people who've reached Thailand.

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Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

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Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

Sat, 2015-05-23 03:03

Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.

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Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World

Sat, 2015-05-23 03:03

From the U.K. to Kenya to the West Bank, photographer James Mollison exposes not only inequalities among rich and poor countries, but also the intimate moments that unfold during recess.

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Irish Anti-Gay-Marriage Leader Tweets Election Concession

Sat, 2015-05-23 01:52

In a gesture that indicates the Irish ballot measure to legalize same-sex marriage has succeeded, the head of the organization that ran the No campaign tweeted his congratulations to the Yes side.

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Take It Outside: Teaching Sex Ed On The Streets Of New York

Sat, 2015-05-23 01:30

Sex education often occurs in one of two places: at home or at school. Francisco Ramirez is bringing the subject out into the open.

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Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records

Fri, 2015-05-22 23:35

The Senate worked late into the night but failed to agree on extending government surveillance programs under the USA Patriot Act before adjourning for the Memorial Day holiday.

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Senate Blocks Patriot Act Extension

Fri, 2015-05-22 21:15

The Senate struggled to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, rejecting both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act.

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Fast-Track Trade Authority, A Step Toward Asia Deal, Passes Full Senate

Fri, 2015-05-22 17:11

The bill still must clear the House. The measure would clear the way for President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is unpopular with labor groups and some Democrats.

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