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New ISIS Video Purports To Show Shooting, Beheading Of Christians

KPLU News - 2 hours 23 min ago
The self-declared Islamic State has released a new video purporting to show its followers shooting or beheading some 30 Ethiopian Christians in two separate locations in Libya, as a masked man dressed in black issues a stark warning to the West.

Reuters says of the video, reported by the SITE Intelligence Group, that it "portrays Christians as crusaders out to kill Muslims and then showed about 15 men beheaded on a beach and another group of the same size shot in their heads in scrubland."

According to Reuters:

"In the latest

Up To 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Capsized Boat Off North Africa

KPLU News - 3 hours 33 min ago
Hundreds of would-be migrants from North Africa who were trying to reach Europe are missing and feared drowned after their boat capsized about 120 miles south of the Italian island of Lampedusa. Officials say it could be the largest-ever such tragedy on the Mediterranean.

Officials engaged in a major air-and-sea rescue in the Mediterranean say that so far 28 people have been rescued along with the recovery of 24 bodies. As many as 700 are still missing after the overcrowded fishing boat capsized and sank overnight.

Candidates And Candidates-To-Be Woo New Hampshire's GOP

KPLU News - 3 hours 50 min ago
For Republicans running for president — or eyeing it — this weekend was a big opportunity.

GOP presidential hopefuls from Marco Rubio to Ted Cruz to Carly Fiorina to Donald Trump descended on New Hampshire this weekend. The 19 candidates, and potential candidates, gathered in Nashua, N.H., for an event sponsored by the state Republican Party.

U.S. And Saudis Place Sanctions On Pakistani Charity

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Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

KPLU News - 3 hours 50 min ago
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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

KPLU News - 3 hours 50 min ago
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Remembering The Day The Murrah Building Was Bombed

KPLU News - 3 hours 50 min ago
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Hundreds Missing As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

KPLU News - 3 hours 50 min ago
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Nepal Diverts Climbing Fees To Sherpa Welfare Fund

KPLU News - 3 hours 50 min ago
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Security Tightens For Second Boston Marathon Since The Bombing

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See Priya Cook: Gender Bias Pervades Textbooks Worldwide

KPLU News - 4 hours 34 min ago
"If aliens beamed onto Earth and read our school textbooks, they wouldn't have a clue about what women contribute to our society," says Rae Blumberg, a sociologist at the University of Virginia.

Blumberg has spent years looking at textbooks from all over the world. In almost every country she has studied, women are either completely written out of texts — or they're portrayed in stereotypical, often subservient roles.

Take for instance, a history and geography book for third graders used in West Bengal, India.

This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

KPLU News - 6 hours 17 min ago

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Netflix Adds Audio To Bring 'Daredevil' To Life For The Blind

KPLU News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 15:49
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Rules For No-Fly List Disclosures Get An Update

KPLU News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 14:40
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Late Chicago Chef Sought To Open 'A New Page In Gastronomy'

KPLU News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 14:39

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Suicide Blast Kills More Than 30 In Afghanistan

KPLU News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 14:39
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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Converge In New Hampshire

KPLU News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 14:39
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When Politicians Lose Their Accents

KPLU News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 14:39
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Setting The Record Straight On The Phrase 'Gateway Drug'

KPLU News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 14:39
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Gazing Into Those Puppy-Dog Eyes May Actually Be Good For You

KPLU News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 14:39
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