National / International News

A Look At How Trump Is Already Campaigning For 2020

NPR News - Wed, 2017-08-23 12:53

We take a look at the ways President Trump is already campaigning for re-election — from Trump TV to rallies.

How Lawmakers Are Responding To President Trump

NPR News - Wed, 2017-08-23 12:53

At a Phoenix campaign rally, Trump repeatedly attacked Republicans in Congress. He even threatened to shut down the government. September could be the most confrontational month yet in Washington.

Mosaic from 1,500 years ago discovered in Jerusalem

BBC - Wed, 2017-08-23 12:51
The well-preserved find is believed to be from the floor of a hostel for the city's religious pilgrims.

One came to applaud Trump, the other to boo

BBC - Wed, 2017-08-23 12:47
The country remains divided and the president's rally in Phoenix showed the chasm.

Firefighters tackle Poundland blaze in Chingford

BBC - Wed, 2017-08-23 12:38
Fifteen fire engines and nearly 100 firefighters are at the scene of a discount store in Chingford.

Abstinence Education Is Ineffective And Unethical, Report Argues

NPR News - Wed, 2017-08-23 12:38

Researchers say that programs advocating abstinence until marriage fail to get teens to delay sexual activity and also prevent them from getting important information about pregnancy and STDs.

Dutch gig cancelled over terror tip-off

BBC - Wed, 2017-08-23 12:35
Rotterdam's mayor says a concert by US band Allah-Las was cancelled after an alert from Spanish police.

U.S. State Department Expands Travel Warnings For Mexico's Beachside Tourist Meccas

NPR News - Wed, 2017-08-23 12:32

The department has updated its warnings about the Mexican states home to Cancun and Los Cabos, citing rising homicide rates.

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Prince Philip to attend bridge opening weeks after retiring

BBC - Wed, 2017-08-23 11:59
Prince Philip will join the Queen to open the Queensferry Crossing, having retired from solo duties.

New Yorkers Mourn End Of An Era As 'Village Voice' Ceases Print Edition

NPR News - Wed, 2017-08-23 11:49

On Tuesday, the famed alt-weekly announced it would be ending its free weekly print edition. The publication was purchased by Peter Barbey in 2015.

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Donald Trump softens tone to urge 'a new unity'

BBC - Wed, 2017-08-23 11:38
The US president's conciliatory message contrasts sharply with his raucous rally the night before.

FACT CHECK: 10 Statements From Trump's Phoenix Speech

NPR News - Wed, 2017-08-23 11:31

The president stood by his statements on Charlottesville during his campaign rally, but he left out the part where he had condemned violence "on many sides."

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Students explain new GCSE grading system

BBC - Wed, 2017-08-23 11:30
Students and schools have struggled to grapple with it and there are fears that it’s even less understood outside the education system, particularly by employers.

Are You Ready Yet To Accept Donald Trump For Who He Is?

NPR News - Wed, 2017-08-23 11:14

The president's raucous Arizona rally fits a familiar pattern for Trump and should finally put an end to the persistent question of whether he will "pivot" and be more presidential.

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What Our Monuments (Don't) Teach Us About Remembering The Past

NPR News - Wed, 2017-08-23 11:02

A history professor who studies the politics of memory tells us what the United States can learn from how Germans remember their history.

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Should we ban nuts in public places?

BBC - Wed, 2017-08-23 10:47
As hospital admissions for allergies rise, what should people reasonably do to protect sufferers?

Davinson Sanchez: Tottenham complete signing of Ajax defender on six-year deal

BBC - Wed, 2017-08-23 10:31
Tottenham complete the signing of centre-back Davinson Sanchez from Ajax for a reported club record £42m deal.

Armed Militias Face Off With The 'Antifa' In The New Landscape Of Political Protest

NPR News - Wed, 2017-08-23 10:23

Mark Pitcavage of the Anti-Defamation League says that the militia movement has created a conspiracy theory about the anti-fascist protesters, saying they're domestic terrorists backed by George Soros

Wayne Rooney international retirement: How will history judge his England career?

BBC - Wed, 2017-08-23 09:48
How will history judge Wayne Rooney's England career after the striker called time on his international career?

Saudi police release teenager detained for doing Macarena

BBC - Wed, 2017-08-23 09:28
The 14-year-old was summoned for questioning in Mecca over a video of him dancing in the street.