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Top Gear 'regrets' Myanmar remark

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 01:49
The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism.

In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 01:23

One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.

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Blair warns West over radical Islam

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 01:22
Tony Blair warns Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.

Future of the net debated in Brazil

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 01:20
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.

One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 01:03

One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids' prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program's director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.

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Aereo case has its head in the clouds

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-04-23 01:00

If you're of a certain age, you'll recognize this familiar sight:

From the VHS of yore, this bright green FBI warning prohibited the "public performance" of any content. That distinction between public and private is what will largely decide the outcome of Aereo's case. Aereo argues that since the content is going directly to a customer, it's not that different than picking up a TV signal via an antenna you might buy and set up in your house. Or as CEO Chet Kanojia puts it, it's what makes it legal for you to sing a Miley Cyrus song in your shower: no one but you is enjoying/suffering through that performance but you.

But there's more than just television at stake in this case, something that everyone involved seems to be aware of. Cloud computing companies in particular are keeping a watchful eye on how this all plays out.

A lot of companies that rely on the cloud are worried that depending on how the court rules, it could mean companies will need to look differently at the content on their servers, including issues of copyright and licensing.

 

VIDEO: How will US trade deal effect Japan?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:53
US President Obama is embarking on a week-long tour of Asia, with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal high on the agenda.

Seamer Junaid returns to Lancashire

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:52
Pakistan left-arm seamer Junaid Khan will return to Lancashire this season as an overseas limited-overs signing.

US threatens more Russia sanctions

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:44
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington will impose further sanctions on Russia if it does not de-escalate tensions in east Ukraine.

Cost 'no issue' in plane search

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:35
Australia vows it will not abandon the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, if the current mini-sub search is unsuccessful.

Putin's Chess Moves In Ukraine: Brilliant Tactics, But Bad Strategy?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:34

As Western leaders craft another round of sanctions to counter the Russian president's moves in Crimea, they might do well to consult a grandmaster at chess — Russia's national pastime.

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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:32

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

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Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:31

Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.

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Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:30

Archaeologists in South Carolina are excavating a Union officer prisoner-of-war camp site, hoping to find historical artifacts before they are buried under new construction.

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Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:29

High unemployment and the growing use of meth and other drugs have fueled an explosion of property crimes. Amid cuts to law enforcement, community watch groups are cropping up to fill the vacuum.

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Boy, 11, dies after canal rescue

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:20
An 11-year-old boy who fell into a canal as he was playing dies after he was rescued from the canal in Lancashire.

Flybe in London City Airport deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:12
Flybe is to offer flights to and from London City Airport after signing a five-year deal.

President Obama: Knuckles lives on

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:07
US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have written a to the friends and family of the late musician.

The ways tattoos can get you into trouble

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:59
The Sri Lankan authorities are deporting a British tourist because of a Buddha tattoo. Here are five other ways tattoos can get you into trouble.

VIDEO: The return of 'bedroom' programming

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:50
Developer Lucas Pope explains how he created the award-winning game Papers, Please.

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