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The divisive South African statue

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:31
Statue is symbolic target at South African university
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Wrights' descendant testifies in Ohio on 1st-in-flight flap

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:27
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of the Wright Brothers, including one of their descendants, on Tuesday applauded state legislation defending the famous aviators' place in history as the first in flight.

VIDEO: The Archbishop murdered celebrating Mass

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:24
On 24 March 1980 the Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero, was murdered by death squads. Milagro Granados was there.
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Inquiry Finds Homeland Security Official Intervened in Visa Cases

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:24
The inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security has found that Alejandro Mayorkas, the deputy secretary, intervened directly to gain fast-track consideration of visas for well-connected foreign investors when he was the head of the visa agency.

VIDEO: The $10,000 bag made in the US

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:19
Steven Fischer, the creator of a $10,000 luxury leather bag, explains what inspired him.
Categories: BBC World News

New Jersey's Christie: Liberty comes from God not government

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:19

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, shakes hands with an audience member after a town hall meeting at the Hanover Township Community Center, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Whippany, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent much of a town hall-style meeting Tuesday in his state talking up what he believes makes a winning candidate and espousing the principle that rights and liberties come from God, not government.

VIDEO: Cuba's only woman boxer leaves

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:16
Why Cuba's only known female boxer has decided to leave
Categories: BBC World News

Australian gangs driving meth boom

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:13
More than 60% of Australia's major organised crime figures are dealing crystal meth - known as "ice" - a new report finds.
Categories: BBC World News

Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:13

Sen. Ted Cruz, second from right, R-Texas, his wife Heidi, and their two daughters Catherine, left, 4, and Caroline, 6, wave on stage after he announced his campaign for president, Monday, March 23, 2015, at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, in Lynchburg, Va. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on twitter in the early morning hours, is the first major candidate in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act, a law the Republican presidential candidate has vowed to repeal should he win the White House.

More women join FTSE 100 boards

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:12
Britain's biggest companies have doubled the number of female directors, but some smaller firms still have all-male boards.
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Trespassing blamed in fatal Gregg Allman biopic train crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:12
(Reuters) - A train crash that left one member of a film crew dead and six others injured in Georgia was the result of the crew trespassing on an active railroad bridge, according to a final report on the incident released on Tuesday by federal safety investigators. The director of the film, "Midnight Rider," about rock singer Gregg Allman, pleaded guilty earlier this month to involuntary manslaughter and trespassing charges stemming from the February 2014 crash in rural Wayne County, about 70 miles (113 km) southwest of Savannah. Randall Miller, the director, was sentenced to two years in a county jail and eight years' probation. Camera assistant Sarah Jones, 27, of Atlanta, was killed when an oncoming train tore through the set while she and other crew members installed equipment to film on active train tracks and a trestle bridge.

Shattering the highest glass ceiling

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:09
Can Clinton shatter the ‘highest, hardest’ glass ceiling?
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NYC introduces new rules for licensed day cares

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:06
NEW YORK (AP) — Children under 2 will not be allowed juice at New York City-licensed day cares and all other children will be limited to 4 ounces of juice a day, under new rules adopted by the city's Board of Health.

Is this the sweetshop of the future?

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:04
Edible diamonds, candy floss lamps and 3D-printed chocolates are the futuristic vision of a pair of food experts,
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Yemen president calls for UN action

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:03
Yemen's embattled President Hadi asks the UN Security Council to back military action by "willing countries" against Houthi rebels.
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Indiana set to enact 'freedom' bill

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:59
The governor of Indiana is poised to enact a "religious freedom" law, which opponents say will allow state businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
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Trash truck repairs causing pickup delays

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:57

Trash truck repairs causing pickup delaysFor many people, this time of year means spring cleaning. But for the Philadelphia Streets Department, it's time for spring repairing - of its trash trucks.

Woods 'expecting' to make Ryder Cup

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:55
United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III says Tiger Woods is confident of qualifying for the 2016 team.
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About New York: For Durst Family, Arrest Brings a ‘Tremendous Sense of Relief’

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:52
Douglas Durst, the head of the Durst real-estate empire, said he believed his brother Robert had stalked him for years, including last month in Florida.

Trooper arrested after wedding brawl sues Pittsburgh cops

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:52
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A state trooper sued Pittsburgh police on Tuesday, saying they arrested him on false charges and used excessive force — including a kick to the groin — when he tried to calm a rowdy groomsman following a brawl after his brother's wedding.