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Paramedic sentenced over man's death

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:28
A paramedic is sentenced over the death of a man who collapsed outside the A&E department at Walsall's Manor Hospital.

'Fake degrees' at Uganda university

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:26
One of Uganda's top universities launches an investigation into allegations that fake degrees were awarded to students.

Quiz: College completion gap widens

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:25

According to The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, college completion rates for Americans with the highest family incomes have been rising, but the rates for lower families incomes have not changed.

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Murray beats Mahut in Rotterdam

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:13
Andy Murray defeats Nicolas Mahut in straight sets in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

One Of The Chapel Hill Victims Was Raising Funds To Help Syrian Refugees

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:01

Following the shooting at Chapel Hill that left three young Muslims dead, a donation fund created by one of the victims is receiving a flood of contributions.

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Damascus strikes 'kill nearly 200'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:51
Air strikes carried out by Syria's air force have killed almost 200 people in the past 10 days, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

England bans smoking in cars

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:45
From October, drivers in England will be banned from smoking in their car if they are carrying children as passengers.

Panel Says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Disease, And Renames It

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:41

"Systemic exertion intolerance disorder" might not fall trippingly off the tongue, but an Institute of Medicine panel says it better matches the symptoms. The disease, they say, is real.

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Boston's massive snowfall brings in business

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:34

Boston is getting pummeled by snow. More than 78 inches have fallen on the city this winter, making it one of the snowiest winters in the city's history.

But it's not over yet. The city is bracing for more snowfall Thursday night.

The winter weather has turned out to be a blessing for entrepreneurs in the snow-clearing business.

Frank Ippolito, who owns Ippolito Snow Services in Boston, offers "flake-to-flake" services for some lucky customers.

"The first flake falls, we have a team there, in front of a retail store or a high-end residence where we're there for the entire storm," he says. "Just pushing snow to the curb, and keeping them clean for the whole time so it doesn't build up."

Ippolito says his company is fielding up to 70 calls a day. But it'll cost to hire him. Ippolito charges around $4,000 to clear a small parking lot.

Root tips captain Morgan to impress

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:17
England batsman Joe Root backs captain Eoin Morgan to find his best form in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

From The Cold Depths Of Space, A Smile Emerges

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:17

In the Hubble image of a galaxy cluster, two bright galaxies resemble eyes, NASA says, "and the misleading smile lines are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing."

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Kayla Mueller's Death Underscores Risks For Aid Workers Abroad

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:15

Humanitarian groups say the world's more dangerous than 15 years ago. How can they keep their staff safe in places of turmoil?

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VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:10
MPs take evidence on the performance of directorates responsible for immigration checks and management.

At Least 300 Migrants Feared Dead Off Italian Coast

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:09

The refugees and migrants had tried to cross the frigid Mediterranean in open vessels without food and water. The estimate comes from the U.N. refugee agency, which spoke to survivors.

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Pair charged over £1m cocaine haul

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:08
Two men are charged following the seizure of cocaine worth around £1m.

Jeb Bush redacts leaked information

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:03
The US presidential hopeful released a cache of emails from his time as Florida's governor in the interests of transparency. But they included personal details in plain text.

I'm independent - abuse probe judge

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:56
The judge leading the inquiry into historical child sex abuse in England and Wales says she has no links to any person or institution which it might scrutinise.

Samsung TVs put ads in others' apps

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:55
Samsung is investigating why some of its smart TVs are repeatedly showing a silent Pepsi ad to users of third-party apps.

Houses for Ivory Coast football team

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:28
The Africa Cup of Nations winners will be given houses and cash by Ivory Coast's government.

Egypt overturns 36 death sentences

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:27
Egypt's top appeals court overturns death sentences given to 36 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its spiritual leader Mohammad Badie.

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