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Ennis-Hill on Evans, post-baby life & Rio

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 14:18
Ennis-Hill on Ched Evans, post-baby life and Rio 2016

For More Drinking With Less Buzzing, Session Beers Gain Fans

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 14:14

Light beer doesn't have to mean less flavor. A growing trend is offering another option. Session beers emphasize craft-beer taste with alcohol as low or lower than big-brand light beers.

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Stocks Are Battered As Oil Hits Another 5-Year Low

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 14:02

Oil prices have fallen 40 percent over the past six months. OPEC, which is holding production levels steady, said today it expected lower global demand for oil next year.

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Why Police Departments Have A Hard Time Recruiting Blacks

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:59

Since the Ferguson shooting, there have been renewed calls for police departments to hire more blacks and other minorities. But recruiters say there's a shortage of willing candidates.

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VIDEO: Comets 'not source of Earth's water'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:52
Scientists deal a blow to the theory that most water on Earth came from comets.

From Potatoes To Salty Fries In School: Congress Tweaks Food Rules

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:41

The giant federal spending bill that's expected to go to a vote Thursday will give schools some flexibility in implementing nutrition standards. Also a winner: the potato lobby.

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BET founder Bob Johnson wants a Rooney Rule for business

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:36

Bob Johnson, the first black billionaire and founder of BET,  has an idea for how to diversify the workplace: use the NFL's Rooney Rule, which requires interviewing minorities for football production jobs.

Don't most big companies already have best-practice rules to encourage diversity? "The companies say they do it, they have a commitment to do it," Johnson says, "but unfortunately, the results don't turn up in terms of the numbers yet." 

Johnson believes that there are countless talented, qualified minority Americans who aren't getting an open door. "If the minority meets the qualifications, they should be given every opportunity to be hired," he says. 

But how do companies get managers to broaden the applicant pool? According to Johnson, the boss has to be on board.

"It takes a commitment from the top, and the top being the CEO ... and then of course the members of the Board of Directors."


VIDEO: Frozen-inspired lights in Dagenham

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:32
Families in Dagenham have turned their row of homes into a setting inspired by Disney hit film Frozen for Christmas.

Champions League: Story of the groups

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:29
Who is through, who is out, who the English teams could face and how records have tumbled in this season's group phase.

London protest over NYC police death

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:28
Hundreds of people gather in west London in support of protests in the US over the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the New York police.

US extradition couple admit fraud

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:27
A couple from Northamptonshire accused of defrauding the US company they worked for admit the charges against them.

Some Deportees Return To Mexico But Their Stuff Stays In The U.S.

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:25

A new report says thousands of people are being deported without their belongings, money or ID. And that's creating even more hardship for Mexican migrants when they return home.

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Roma 0-2 Manchester City

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:19
Manchester City qualify for the Champions League last 16 for a second successive season with a win at Roma.

Brazil's Tearful President Praises Report On Abuses Of A Dictatorship

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:19

The 2,000-page document bring to light a history of torture, executions and disappearances during the 1964-1985 military dictatorship. An amnesty law means no one has been punished for their role.

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VIDEO: 'Too many medicines, not enough health'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:16
Dr Clare Gerada tells the BBC that men and women in England are being

Watch: Navy Ship Uses Energy Weapon In Arabian Gulf

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:08

The U.S. Navy says it made a "historic leap" by deploying a laser weapon system for the first time. A video shows the system, based on the USS Ponce in the Arabian Gulf, taking target practice.

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Boredom On The Border Between Liberia And Guinea

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:06

To stop the spread of Ebola, Liberia shut down its border crossings to Guinea. That might have been wise from a medical point of view, but it's bad for the economy — and the restless residents.

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Miliband: Deficit a test for Labour

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:05
Labour leader Ed Miliband will promise a "tough but balanced" approach to cutting the £90bn deficit, when he sets out his plans in a speech.

Myanmar's pirated pop problem

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:03
The music industry which copies versions of international hits

Jet crashes on central France home

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:01
A French air force jet crashes into a home for disabled people in central France, reportedly killing one person and injuring six others.