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Their Senate, Their Rules: GOP May Allow Blocking Of Nominees Again

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

A year after Democratic Senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.

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VIDEO: Schools at risk from 'deadly' pollution

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:46
New schools, care homes and hospitals should not be built next to busy roads because of the dangers of air pollution, according to a group of MPs.

VIDEO: Hands-on with a 'friendly' robot

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:46
The "Pepper" robot is designed to bridge the gap between humans and machines.

Eight cars damaged in 'arson attack'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:41
Three cars are destroyed and five more are damaged in a suspected arson attack at a garage in Gwynedd.

Delhi bans Uber cabs after 'rape'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:37
Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, ban taxi-booking service Uber after allegations that one of its drivers raped a female passenger.

Young and hungry in 2014 Britain

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:28
The people struggling to put food on the table

VIDEO: Pensioner DJs spin for expansion

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:25
Angel Radio is a community station, which currently only broadcasts in Havant near Portsmouth, and us run entirely by pensioners without any prior radio experience.

When It Comes To Day Care, Parents Want All Children Vaccinated

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:22

Parents have strong opinions about vaccination, a poll of parents done by the University of Michigan finds. Most want day care centers to require that children are up to date on their shots.

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VIDEO: Wikipedia founder backs 'Google tax'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:18
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has backed plans for a so-called "Google tax".

VIDEO: Fireworks mark bridge's birthday

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:17
A fireworks display marked the 150th anniversary of the opening of Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge.

U.S. Tech Firms See Green As They Set Up Shop In Low-Tax Ireland

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:17

Google, Apple and other industry leaders have global headquarters in Ireland. But the U.S. Congress and others aren't happy, and the Irish are reconsidering some of these business-friendly tax laws.

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Ugandan maid admits beating toddler

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:14
A maid in Uganda who was secretly filmed beating and kicking an 18-month-old girl pleads guilty in court to the torture of a baby.

Tim Hetherington: Views after the wave

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:13
The late Tim Hetherington's photos of the 2004 Asian tsunami

MP played Candy Crush during committee

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:12
Conservative MP Nigel Mills admits playing a popular puzzle game on his tablet computer during a parliamentary committee hearing.

As schools grapple with coding revolution many may get left out

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:09
A new drive to give children a better set of technology skills is being announced, but are schools prepared?

Home owners 'could handle rate rise'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:37
The majority of people with mortgages could cope with a rise in interest rates, the Bank of England has said.

Maid testifies in Hong Kong trial

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:35
The Indonesian maid at the centre of a high-profile abuse case describes being "tortured" at her former employer's trial in Hong Kong.

VIDEO: Training football stars in Manchester

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:30
Manchester City's new training academy is due to be officially opened on Monday, with the aim of creating new talent for the team and regenerating the local area.

Rubbish fire burns for fourth day

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:14
Firefighters are spending a fourth day at the scene of a fire on an industrial estate in East Sussex where 200 tonnes of rubbish are alight.

'No change' to US hostage raid policy

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:12
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says there is no need for a review into operations to free Americans held by militants despite recent failures.