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Stuck In Traffic? It's Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:03

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America's transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.

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Supporters Say Imprisioned Nun Is Being Held In 'Unfair' Conditions

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:03

Megan Rice, an 85-year-old Catholic nun and anti-nuclear activist, is at a crowded facility in Brooklyn. Her friends warn of deplorable conditions there including a lack of health care.

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New Horizons mission eyes Pluto

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:00
The New Horizons probe returns new pictures of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.

Gotcha: Satellites Help Strip Seafood Pirates Of Their Booty

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:51

Most of the seafood Americans eat is imported; a lot of that is illegally caught. Now, environmentalists are using satellites to track pirate vessels on the high seas and help crack down on the trade.

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A Chicago Community Puts Mixed-Income Housing To The Test

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:51

Chicago plans to replace its Lathrop Homes public housing project with a mix of condos and affordable housing. Residents say it doesn't need a revamp — and that the overhaul will displace too many.

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House prices bounce back in January

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:38
House prices "bounced back" in January, with the Halifax reporting a quarterly rise of 1.9% across the UK.

Lennon angry with 'rubbish' referee

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:31
Bolton manager Neil Lennon says referee Roger East "spoiled" their FA Cup fourth-round replay defeat by Liverpool.

VIDEO: US expats panic-buy British chocolate

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:12
Expat Brits in America face missing out on some of their favourite chocolates, after a ban on the import of some of Britain's best-loved treats.

Ten moments that shocked World Cup

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:10
From Leverock's lunge to Kapil's catch and the 'Fredalo', BBC Sport relives 10 jaw-dropping incidents at the World Cup.

Brian Williams sorry for Iraq story

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:09
Brian Williams, one of America's top news anchors, apologises after admitting that accounts he gave about coming under fire in Iraq were not true.

New Standards For Tracking Aircraft In Flight

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:05

After Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished over the Indian Ocean, air safety authorities have argued for more frequent contact in order to better locate aircraft in the event of tragedy.

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Water pollution concern for Rio 2016

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 22:57
Water pollution in the sailing venue is the main concern for Rio de Janeiro, 18 months before the city stages the Olympics.

VIDEO: Manchester to get start-up boost

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 22:51
The government is set to headquarter its new Tech North initiative in Manchester, where firms in the area hope to gain worldwide attention.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 22:48
Berahino seeks new surroundings, Wilshere risks fresh 'smoking' storm, Januzaj facing Man Utd exit, plus more.

VIDEO: The vintage cars found at a French castle

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 22:36
Around 60 vintage cars that were discovered at a remote French castle have gone on show in Paris, ahead of an auction on Friday.

Hackers Strike Health Insurer Anthem, Inc.

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 22:26

The country's second-biggest health insurer says hackers obtained personal information such as names, birthdates and social security numbers of policyholders. No credit card data was compromised.

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Tesco investigated by new regulator

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 22:14
Tesco is to face another investigation into its relations with suppliers, amid concerns that it breached the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.

BT to buy mobile firm EE for £12.5bn

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 22:10
UK phone giant BT agrees to buy British mobile operator EE for £12.5bn, it says

INXS guitarist Farriss severs finger

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 22:04
INXS guitarist Tim Farriss has said he may never play the guitar properly again after severing his finger in a boating accident.

Carlisle reveals suicide attempt

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 21:48
Retired footballer and ex-PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle says he was trying to take his own life when was hit by a lorry in December.

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