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VIDEO: Blackman new Children's laureate

BBC - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 22:51
Malorie Blackman, the bestselling author of the Noughts & Crosses series, was announced as the new laureate on Tuesday.
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Trial begins for longtime fugitive, 83

CNN - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 22:47
Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of reputed Boston mob boss and longtime fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger on murder and racketeering charges.
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Mother Nature going to extremes

CNN - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 22:24
Tempestuous weather is striking the United States on four fronts. It seems as if Mother Nature is trying to throw us one extreme or another. Here they are:
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VIDEO: Serpentine gets cloud-like sculpture

BBC - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 22:19
A sculpture by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has been unveiled as this year's Serpentine Gallery commission.
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Kim and Kanye: See the love bloom

CNN - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 22:13
The world has been exposed to the romantic escapades of eccentric rapper Kanye West and tabloid darling/reality star Kim Kardashian, willingly or not, since they made their relationship public in April 2012.
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Boy, 10, thwarts robbery attempt

CNN - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 22:12
A 10-year-old boy turned the tables and scared off armed intruders who forced their way into his Brooklyn home, according to police.
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Fort Hood attack 'defended Taliban'

BBC - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 22:11
A US Army psychiatrist accused of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting says he will argue he shot soldiers as they posed a threat to Taliban leadership.
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Before and after: Child stars

CNN - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:52
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Largest NYC hotel ending room service

CNN - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:45
For guests at a landmark hotel in the Big Apple, ordering breakfast in bed that gets wheeled in on a silver platter will soon be a thing of the past.
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Obama warns Republicans on nominees

BBC - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:31
US President Barack Obama nominates three lawyers to an influential federal appeals court in Washington DC, daring Republicans to defy him.
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The lesson from Michael Douglas

CNN - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:27
Aaron Carroll says whether or not Michael Douglas's throat cancer was due to oral sex, as he suggests, his story does point up the need for HPV vaccines for boys to protect them from cancer
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April sister's skydive for searchers

BBC - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:19
The teenage sister of April Jones is to do a skydive to thank a volunteer rescue team who risked their lives searching for the five-year-old, who was abducted and murdered by Mark Bridger.
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Richard Branson: War on drugs a trillion-dollar failure

CNN - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:17
In 1925, H. L. Mencken wrote an impassioned plea: "Prohibition has not only failed in its promises but actually created additional serious and disturbing social problems throughout society. There is not less drunkenness in the Republic but more. There is not less crime, but more. ... The cost of government is not smaller, but vastly greater. Respect for law has not increased, but diminished."
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Granderson: Why not legalize pot?

CNN - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:16
I have smoked pot.
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Frum: Too risky a choice

CNN - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:16
Last week, I joined the board of a new organization to oppose marijuana legalization: Smart Approaches to Marijuana. The group is headed by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy and includes Kevin Sabet, a veteran of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Obama.
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NFL player who coined 'sack' dies

CNN - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:15
There aren't many NFL players who influenced the game like David "Deacon" Jones.
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Protest at Iran dissident's funeral

BBC - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 20:29
Tens of thousands of people attend the funeral of a senior dissident cleric in the city of Isfahan, chanting anti-government protests.
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MPs discuss football referee attacks

BBC - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 20:18
Footballers who attack referees should be dealt with more harshly by police and the courts, an MP tells Parliament.
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Starved boy 'stole food at school'

BBC - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 19:23
A boy alleged to have been starved and murdered by his mother and stepfather would steal food at school, a court hears.
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VIDEO: BBC Hangout: What makes art iconic?

BBC - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 19:16
What makes art iconic?
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