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VIDEO: Jessica Ennis-Hill is sent rape tweet

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 13:45
Ched Evans row: Jessica Ennis-Hill is sent rape tweet

Borders warning and NHS winter fears - front pages

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 13:39
A warning to the EU over migration, concerns over the NHS this winter and the new SNP leader feature on Saturday's front pages.

Rooney targets 2018 World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 13:34
Wayne Rooney says he wants one more crack at World Cup glory, ahead of his 100th appearance for England.

Court Rejects Challenge To Obamacare Rules On Contraceptives

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 13:32

At issue were regulations to accommodate religious nonprofits that object to including birth control in their health insurance plans. Catholic groups said the regulations don't go far enough.

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How Bacteria In The Gut Help Fight Off Viruses

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 13:29

Rotavirus kills more than a half million kids around the world each year. Now scientists have evidence that the secret to stopping it is hiding in the trillions of bacteria of our microbiome.

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'Man and children' involved in crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 13:13
The emergency services are at the scene of a crash in Glasgow in which a man and two children are thought to have been involved.

Algeria leader 'in French hospital'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 13:12
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, has been hospitalised in France, according to French officials.

Immigration reform battle is about to get ugly

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 13:08
President Barack Obama is reportedly prepared to take unilateral action on immigration. How far will Republicans in Congress go to block him?

Your Wallet: Making Thanksgiving work for you

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-11-14 13:05

This week, we're discussing how you make Thanksgiving work, financially. 

We want to hear about your holiday budget, how you pick a turkey, whether you have plans for your leftovers. 

Let us in on the secrets of your Turkey-day economics. 

Send us an email, or reach us on Twitter, @MarketplaceWKND

Tech IRL: Do you go to the bank?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:56

This week, we took an informal survey by asking people in the financial district of LA "When was the last time you went to the bank?" 

Lizzie O'Leary and Ben Johnson, Host of Marketplace Tech, go to that place where apparently a lot of you aren't going.

Listen to the full story in the audio player above.

Balancing work and life in 4 quadrants

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:51

When we talk about transitions in our daily lives, often it's a question of finding 20 minutes in a busy day to do the thing you love most. It's about transitioning from work life to home life, navigating the way we spend our personal time. 

The whole work/life balance question. 

It's a phrase that comes with baggage: questions about work/life balance can have a gendered element to them, implying that women are somehow supposed to ask for a raise, pack lunch for the kids, and take a bubble bath, all in the same day. Or these questions oversimplify the idea of balance, putting things on a since axis where work makes you unhappy and only "life" -- as in life outside of work -- brings you joy. 

Business coach Lauren Bacon sees things a bit differently. She considers work/life balance on a matrix with four quadrants, a customizable gauge of happiness and energy. 



Russia plans 'alternative Wikipedia'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:41
Russia's presidential library is making a "regional electronic encyclopedia" to rival Wikipedia and portray the country "objectively and accurately".

WATCH: Orphaned Sea Otter Pup Has Snack, Playtime

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:40

Found in late September along the California coast, "Pup 681" spent a month at the Monterey Aquarium before being transferred to her new home at the Shedd in Chicago.

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VIDEO: End of rationing for 'Land Girl'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:34
A woman from Cumbria has completed her five-month challenge of living as a "wartime Land Girl" in aid of charity.

VIDEO: A guide on how to spot a black hole

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:28
Astronomers at Cardiff University say they could have created a "spotters' guide" to help scientists looking for hundreds of black holes.

U.S. Spy Program Targeted Cellphones Of U.S. Citizens

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:23

In the search for criminals, the government has been scooping up data from thousands of Americans through their cellphones. Audie Cornish talks to Devlin Barrett, who broke this news in The Wall Street Journal.

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Pentagon Plans To Spend Billions Upgrading Nuclear Program

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:23

After a major investigation into America's nuclear forces, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says that he will be investing billions of dollars into the system, and changing to the way it's managed.

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Victims Of Online Threats Say Perpetrators Aren't Being Caught

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:23

Women who turn to law enforcement for help are often frustrated that authorities aren't doing enough. Police say tracing the culprits can be a complicated and time-consuming process.

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Why These Kids Love Kale

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:18

With childhood obesity rates high, one program in a handful of Washington, D.C., schools is trying to change kids' lives — one vegetable at a time.

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Ballesteros's son turns professional

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 11:54
Javier Ballesteros, the son of five-time major winner Seve, turns professional and says: "Today my dad comes to my mind."