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Scottish nurses 'tax' - front pages

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 14:49
Claims Labour's planned mansion tax could help pay for Scottish nurses and Sarah Ferguson's comments on claims against Prince Andrew attract headlines.

Rodgers eyes Cup final for Gerrard

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 14:33
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says the FA Cup final would be a "wonderful send-off" for the departing Steven Gerrard.

VIDEO: Moment fireworks factory explodes

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 14:31
The dramatic moment a fireworks factory exploded in Colombia has been captured on camera.

VIDEO: 'The Beast' shows off his silky skills

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 14:14
AFC Wimbledon's Adebayo Akinfenwa shows off his silky skills against Liverpool in the FA Cup third round.

Four arrested over house gun attack

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 14:03
Four men have been arrested over a gun attack on a house in Omagh, County Tyrone, on New Year's night.

U.S. Credit Cards Tackle Fraud With Embedded Chips, But No PINs

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 14:03

The nation's biggest banks are leaning toward a new credit card security system that will rely on embedded chips and signatures rather than PINs. But critics say the PIN-and-chip system is superior.

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US opposes Palestinian tax freeze

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 14:00
The US opposes Israel's freeze on the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority over its bid to join the International Criminal Court.

SpaceX Plans A Perfect Landing

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 13:57

The space firm will send a supply capsule into orbit, and then try a new way to recover the part of the rocket that carried it. If it works, that could dramatically reduce the cost of going to space.

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Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 13:49

Advocates say tools that cloak online identities are needed to protect activists. Prosecutors say they hinder efforts to police all kinds of crime, from child pornography to illegal gun sales.

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Turning their back on crime - and the mayor

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 13:36
If you're inclined to park illegally, or jump a red light, or exceed the speed limit, has there ever been a better time to be in New York?

Kilmarnock 0-2 Celtic

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 13:18
Celtic move to within a point of leaders Aberdeen as Emilo Izaguirre and Stefan Scepovic secure victory at Kilmarnock.

NI missionary is shot in Congo

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 13:10
A missionary from County Tyrone, who received an OBE in the New Year Honours List, has been shot and wounded in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Burnley 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 13:09
Burnley and Tottenham need a replay to decide who hosts Leicester in the FA Cup fourth round after a draw at Turf Moor.

Car Sales Surged In December, Capping A Good Year For The Industry

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 13:07

Boosted by cheap gas and a recovering economy, automakers racked up strong sales gains in December.

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Same-Sex Marriages Start In Florida

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 13:02

Florida courts are making last-minute preparations as the state prepares on Tuesday to become the 36th in the nation to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Liverpool

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:59
Steven Gerrard scores twice as Liverpool avoid an FA Cup third-round scare at League Two side AFC Wimbledon.

Air crash orphan 'needs support'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:54
A six-year-old boy whose parents were killed in a light aircraft crash says he will need the support of those close to him, his school says.

LG tries again with curved phone

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:53
Electronics firm LG has shown off a second version of its curved smartphone at CES in Las Vegas

Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:53

A new wave of self-monitoring devices and apps is hitting the Consumer Electronics Show — ones with explicit medical purposes. They promise to help diagnose everything from ear infections to diseases.

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India's Philanthropist/Surgeon Delivers Cardiac Care Henry Ford-Style

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:49

With an assembly line of operating theaters in India, Dr. Devi Shetty is determined to deliver affordable healthcare to anyone in need.

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