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Bouchard to face Halep in semi-final

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:15
Third seed Simona Halep will face 13th seed Eugenie Bouchard in the women's singles semi-finals at Wimbledon.

Tim Howard Emerges As Hero In U.S. World Cup Loss

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:09

After a wrenching loss to Belgium, fans are touting the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard, Photoshopping his head onto U.S. currency and (briefly) naming him secretary of defense on Wikipedia.

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Women win police sex case battle

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:00
The Met cannot rely on its "neither confirm nor deny" policy in its legal battle with women who say they were duped into sexual relationships with two undercover officers, a judge rules.

This is what happens when the White House calls

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:00

So here's something I don't get to say every day.

The White House called Tuesday.

I know, right?!

They said if I can be in Washington on Wednesday by 2 p.m., I can have 15 minutes with the President.

So...we said "Sure." (Duh.)

A funny thing happens when that happens, though.

We gather a brainstorming team, of course, to figure out what we want to get out of the interview and how to frame the questions.

But then the ideas start coming. Everybody's got a thought on what I should ask him – which is great. Catch is, I've only got a finite amount of brain space to process all those ideas.

So the closer the interview gets, the more the stress mounts.

It happened last time we had the President on, too. Exactly this way. More and more ideas, less and less time to process them, until that moment when he and I shook hands as we prepared to sit down.

Then – and this is the only way to describe it – I had a moment of clarity. I knew how the interview was going to go, I knew how his answers were going to go, and I knew exactly how it was going to turn out.

And it did. Just like I thought it would.

All of which is to say – I'll be in Washington today.

Because the White House called.

The interview airs on Thursday. Here's the way it turned out last time. Me and the leader of the free world. On folding chairs. In the middle of the desert.

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Sarkozy placed under investigation

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:55
Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy is placed under formal investigation over alleged influence peddling, after a day of police questioning.

Man jailed for murdering teenager

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:54
A man who murdered his teenage girlfriend before burying her body in a park is jailed for a minimum of 20 years.

Body of Palestinian teenager found

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:54
Clashes erupt between Palestinian youths and Israeli police after the body of a Palestinian teenager kidnapped in East Jerusalem is found.

Woman gives birth outside Primark

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:53
A woman gives birth to a girl in front of dozens of onlookers on one of Birmingham city centre's busiest streets.

Richards available in cut-price deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:46
Manchester City are willing to accept a cut-price fee with add-ons for out-of-favour defender Micah Richards.

UK house prices 'surpass 2007 peak'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:46
UK house prices have risen above their peak of 2007, the Nationwide says, after prices climbed 1% in June and were up 11.8% from a year earlier.

VIDEO: Leaders clash on NHS waiting times

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:44
Ed Miliband claims David Cameron fails to answer directly his questions over waiting times for cancer patients.

Could Tourette's syndrome make a goalkeeper better?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:38
Tim Howard's World Cup goalkeeping was widely praised. Did his Tourette's syndrome help?

VIDEO: Circus life and more arts stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:32
An exhibition in Brazil gives an insight into circus life, a retrospective of a hugely influential British pop artist, Kensington Garden's new fibreglass construction - and more from the world of arts.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:27
David Cameron defends his record on the NHS after Labour claims waiting times are up.

Women close to F1 breakthrough - Wolff

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:27
Formula 1 could see a female grand prix competitor in the near future, says Williams development driver Susie Wolff.

Met 'deleted discrimination record'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:07
The Metropolitan Police told staff to delete findings supporting an officer's claim of discrimination from a report, an employment tribunal rules.

Firefighters to join one-day strike

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:07
Firefighters in England and Wales will join a one-day strike by public sector workers on 10 July, the Fire Brigades Union announces.
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