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Mafia boss will not face appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:52
Convicted Mafia boss Domenico Rancadore will not face an appeal against a judge's ruling allowing him to stay in Britain, a court hears.

Marathon Training Lowers Heart Disease Risk In Middle-Aged Men

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:52

Marathons are increasingly popular with people who will never cross the finish line in under three hours. But do recreational runners benefit from the intense training? Researchers in Boston say yes.

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Tug boat mistaken for plane crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:47
A tug boat ferrying a large object at sea sparks an alert off Gran Canaria after being mistaken for a crashed plane.

James Schlesinger, Who Held Cabinet Posts And Led CIA For 17 Weeks, Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:44

Beginning with Nixon, he served three presidents in Cabinet-level positions and was regarded as a "hawkish and erudite" thinker on economics and national security. Schlesinger was 85.

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Police 'fail domestic abuse victims'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:40
Thousands of people are at risk of serious harm or even murder because of widespread failure by police in England and Wales to deal with domestic abuse, a report says.

VIDEO: How sonar may hold key to finding plane

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:37
The BBC's Richard Westcott went to see the sonar equipment likely to be used in the search for the flight recorders of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Uganda capsize 'killed 251 refugees'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:35
More than 250 people died in last Saturday's boat capsize on a lake between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, the Congolese government says.

VIDEO: Where do UKIP voters come from?

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:13
UKIP is a "symptom of division within our society", says an author looking into where the party's support comes from.

Turkey moves to block YouTube access

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:12
Turkey begins blocking access to YouTube after a recording is posted on it purporting to show ministers discussing a possible military operation in Syria.

After Blocking Twitter, Turkey Moves To Stop YouTube

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:12

Angered by leaks to social media, the Turkish government tries to block access to the video-sharing site just days after attempting to shut down Turkish tweets.

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Stonemason faces third murder charge

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:10
A stonemason charged with murdering two former girlfriends will be prosecuted for the death of a third ex-partner, a court is told.

Highland raptor deaths rise to 11

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:10
Eleven birds of prey have now been found dead in an area around Conon Bridge and Muir of Ord in Ross-shire, BBC Scotland learns.

Review Done For Gov. Christie's Office Absolves Him In Bridge Scandal

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:06

A law firm hired by the Republican governor's office says its investigation found no evidence Christie knew beforehand about N.J. lane closures that may have been aimed at hurting a Democratic mayor.

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Can The Meat Industry Help Protect Wildlife? Some Say Yes

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:06

One environmental group argues that to save wildlife, we should replace the meat in our diets with plants. But others counter that it's not so simple: Many livestock producers help conserve wildlife.

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AUDIO: Tour gives Yorkshire boost 'already'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 07:59
Organisers for the Yorkshire leg of the Tour de France says the event is already boosting tourism in the area.

Primary school tests to be toughened

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 07:52
Primary pupils are to face a baseline assessment in reception and tougher tests when they leave, a minster says.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 07:45
Real Madrid want Shaw, Chelsea seek Costa deal, Maradona claims Messi could leave Barcelona, plus more.

PODCAST: College football to get unions?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-03-27 07:37

The government revised upward its assessment of the economy; gross domestic product for October to December increased from a 2.4 percent annualized rate of growth to 2.6 percent. We consult Diane Swonk, chief finacial officer at Mesirow Financial in Chicago, for some perspective.

And, in his ruling, Peter Ohr, the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board wrote that there is abundant evidence student athletes are treated as employees. He cited the long hours (over 40 per week) spent training, wrote that athletes are paid, in the form of scholarships, and noted that Northwestern rakes in big bucks and prestige when the football team wins.

Even with a large research university and seaside real estate, it's hard for Santa Cruz to compete with Silicon Valley's pull on engineers and entrepreneurs. Every morning, more than 20,000 people leave Santa Cruz county and commute to work in the Valley. Sick of the commute, Santa Cruz tries own tech hub.

The Review Show on BBC Four axed

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 07:28
This Sunday's edition of The Review Show will be its last after more than 20 years on air, following last year's move from BBC Two to BBC Four.

Commissioner for under-fire council

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 07:27
Birmingham's under-fire Children's Services, rated inadequate for the last four years, is to get an independent commissioner to oversee the unit.
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