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How 'Foodies' Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 13:53

A viral video shows people lauding fare billed as an "organic" fast-food option that was actually McDonald's. It wasn't just pranksters playing tricks on these poor folks, but maybe their brains, too.

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Art forger collection fetches £50,000

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 13:39
A collection of art by a master forger whose work fooled dealers and galleries around the world sells at auction for more than £50,000.

VIDEO: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberia

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 13:36
There have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola, with Liberia the worst affected country. Around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital Monrovia.

UCI & Wada to appeal Kreuziger case

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 13:34
Wada and UCI will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger is cleared of doping offences.

ACLU Challenges Miami Law On Behalf Of Homeless Sex Offenders

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 13:29

Miami-Dade County has strict limits on where sex offenders can live — so strict, many wind up living in outdoor encampments. Now the ACLU is challenging the law, which it says is harsh and arbitrary.

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Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Asteras Tripolis

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 13:25
A hat-trick from Harry Kane and two goals from Erik Lamela help Tottenham to an eventful Europa League win over Asteras Tripolis.

London Welsh 20-52 Bordeaux-Begles

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 13:19
London Welsh are given a lesson in expansive rugby as Bordeaux run in seven tries in the European Challenge Cup.

What's My Risk Of Catching Ebola?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 12:57

Folks in the U.S. are in a panic about catching Ebola. Let's just say, you're more likely to be eaten by a shark. The situation in Liberia, however, is starkly different.

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Celtic 2-1 Astra Giurgiu

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 12:55
Celtic labour to victory against an Astra side who will feel they might have left Glasgow with at least a point.

Your favourite football no-no's

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 12:44
After Mario Balotelli's controversial half-time shirt swap, BBC Sport asked you for your pet hates in the game.

Amazon reports increased losses

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 12:40
Amazon shares plunge over 10% after the company reports a third-quarter loss of $437m (£273m), bigger than many analysts expected.

VIDEO: CCTV of Ottawa shooting suspect

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 12:28
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) releases video footage of the suspected gunman arriving at the country's parliament building during Wednesday's shooting incident.

Cigarette-Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking At Work

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 12:22

Until now, Reynolds employees have been able to light up at their desks. But come January, workers will have to either go outside or use specially equipped smoking rooms.

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FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 12:22

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.

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Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 12:22

"When it comes to voice mail, they're just over it," says Jane Buckingham, a trend expert. But it's still important at work, so younger generations will have to learn what to do after the beep.

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Guinea paying Ebola compensation

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 12:18
The head of Guinea's Ebola mission says the government has started paying compensation to the families of health workers who have died of the virus.

Report Says UNC Grade-Boosting Scandal Involved Fake Classes

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 11:49

An independent investigation found that the school's African and Afro-American Studies Department used the "paper classes" to inflate grades for more than 3,000 students, nearly half of them athletes.

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Kosovo minister in key Serbia visit

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 11:28
Enver Hoxhaj becomes the first minister from Kosovo to officially visit Serbia since his country unilaterally seceded in 2008.

A game of (porcelain) thrones

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-10-23 11:27

Data journalism may have just jumped the shark.

Real estate brokerage firm Redfin recently calculated the number of residential toilets per capita in the country's biggest metropolitan areas.

Boulder, Colorado is the winner, so to speak: 102 commodes per 100 people. That’s 305,200 total toilets, using more than 5.3 million gallons of water per day. Miami, Florida comes up last at 62 per 100, and the national average floats at 83.

Redfin says too few toilets in a home is often a deal breaker for many prospective buyers. After all, nobody likes standing outside the bathroom waiting for Dad to finish reading the newspaper.

Lille 0-0 Everton

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 11:25
A well-organised Everton stay top of Group H ahead of Wolfsburg after claiming a deserved Europa League point at Lille.
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