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Man Utd sign rookie Bolton defender

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 15:00
Manchester United sign 21-year-old Bolton Wanderers defender Andy Kellett on loan until the end of the season.

Austria sees first Pegida march

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 14:42
The anti-Islamist group Pegida, which began in Germany, hold its first rally in Austria, but marchers find themselves outnumbered by rival protesters.

VIDEO: Footage shows huge starling formation

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 14:32
A murmuration, or flock, of starlings flew spectacularly in the sky near Rahat in Israel.

VIDEO: F1 testing: Vettel sets pace in Jerez

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 14:30
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel sets the pace again on day two of the first pre-season test in Jerez as McLaren-Honda continued to struggle.

Sundance Festival Opens Doors For Minority Filmmakers

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 14:15

The festival has become a launching pad for emerging filmmakers of color who face challenges in historically white, male-dominated Hollywood.

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US expands Venezuela visa bans

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 14:12
The United States imposes visa restrictions on unnamed Venezuelan officials over alleged human rights violations and corruption.

VIDEO: Childhood abuse: Surviving the pain

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 14:09
Fergal Keane speaks to survivors of child abuse and hears their stories of survival.

Fuhgeddaboudit: New York Accent On Its Way Out, Linguists Say

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 14:05

New York City is home to more than 700 languages, including distinct "New Yorker" accents. A new exhibit examines how changes in the city's population are contributing to their decline.

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Child's money taken in foodbank raid

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 13:54
Money which had been raised to help a 10-year-old girl who was injured in a hit-and-run incident has been stolen in a raid on a foodbank.

Moving on from Teapot Dome, 90-plus years later

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-02-02 13:51

On Friday, the Department of Energy finalized a deal to sell off the Teapot Dome oilfield. Yes ... that Teapot Dome.

The oilfield, located in Wyoming, was central to the Teapot Dome bribery scandal that scarred the Warren Harding Administration in the 1920s.

Anyway, taxpayers got 22 million barrels of oil out of the ground over the years. We sold off the oilfield for $45 million.

Economists Say Millennials Should Consider Careers In Trades

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 13:47

Many economists say a big missing piece of the economic puzzle are apprenticeships that give high school graduates access to good-paying, higher skilled jobs in the trades.

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Libyan MPs revoke anti-Gaddafi law

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 13:45
Libya's internationally recognised parliament revokes a controversial law that banned Gaddafi-era officials from taking part in politics.

How Unboiled Eggs Could Help Fight Food Waste

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 13:40

No yolk: Researchers have discovered how to unboil egg whites. The chemical technique could help the food industry and others utilize more enzymes for cheese or beer with less waste.

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Everton loan for Spurs winger Lennon

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 13:33
Everton sign Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon on loan until the end of the Premier League season.

'Adventures Of Beekle' Wins Caldecott; Newbery Goes To 'The Crossover'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 13:19

The American Library Association awarded its top medals to Dan Santat's tale of an imaginary friend on a mission and Kwame Alexander's story of basketball-playing twins.

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Super Bowl XLIX Was Most Watched Show In TV History

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 13:08

According to ratings released by Nielsen, 114.4 million Americans tuned in to watch the Patriots beat the Seahawks. It surpassed the 2014 Super Bowl by 2 million viewers.

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Energy bills should be lower - Which?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 13:00
Recent cuts in consumer energy bills should have been much bigger and made much earlier, research from consumer body Which? has found.

Detroit Man Who Commutes 21 Miles A Day On Foot Will Get A Hand

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 12:55

James Robertson began walking to and from work a decade ago after his car broke down. His plight has led to an outpouring of help from people across the U.S.

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Whitney daughter 'fighting for life'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 12:53
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, is "fighting for her life", her family says, two days after she was found unconscious at home.

Lack Of Patients Hampers Ebola Drug And Vaccine Testing

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 12:45

Scientists launched a large trial Monday to test two vaccines. But testing Ebola drugs in West Africa is proving more difficult than expected because the disease is disappearing rapidly.

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