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Portuguese man-of-war washed up

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 10:10
People are being warned to take care after a Portuguese man-of-war is washed up on a beach in Cornwall.

Dylann Roof Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Hate Crime Charges

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 09:58

The 21-year-old is accused of carrying out the ruthless attack that killed nine worshippers in a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., last month.

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Men charged over roadside shooting

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 09:42
Two men are charged with attempted murder and possessing a firearm following a shooting in Mountain Ash.

#NPRReads: Considering The Language Of Wine And What's In A Toddler's Mouth

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 09:16

Also, we explore a piece that argues that you should want robots to take your job. No. Seriously.

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Striker Lambert joins West Brom

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 09:15
Striker Rickie Lambert joins West Bromwich Albion from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.

Marine Version Of F-35 Reportedly Deemed 'Combat Ready'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 09:10

With a total program cost estimated at $400 billion and a per-plane price tag of $135 million, the Joint Strike Fighter program is considered the most expensive in U.S. history.

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No better feeling than this - Finn

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 09:07
England bowler Steven Finn says "there's no better feeling" after his eight wickets help beat Australia in the third Test.

Rise of facial recognition queried

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:54
A government-related agency in the US has published a report on privacy concerns relating to facial recognition.

She Owes Her Activism To A Brave Mom, The ADA And Chocolate Cake

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:54

Born deaf and blind to a refugee mother, Haben Girma has had opportunities in the U.S. she'd never have had in Eritrea. But it was an urge for dessert that led her to advocate for the disabled.

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Mali 'religious sign' draws crowds

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:54
Thousands of people in Mali's capital are flocking to see what it believed to be a religious sign that suddenly appeared on a wall of a toilet.

Toxic Lead Contaminates Some Traditional Ayurvedic Medicines

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:49

Traditional Ayurvedic treatments are popular in India and the United States, but some can be contaminated with high levels of lead and other toxic metals. People continue to be harmed.

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Celtic set for Premiership defence

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:45
Celtic are 1-50 odds-on favourites to win their fifth successive title as the Scottish Premiership gets under way on Saturday.

Despite High Expectations, Sentencing Reform Proposals Still On Ice

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:43

Sen. John Cornyn suggested a hearing and markup on reform proposals could be imminent. But multiple sources tell NPR that concrete language is still being hotly debated behind closed doors.

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Former Anglo staff jailed over fraud

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:41
Three former Anglo Irish Bank employees are jailed for conspiring to hide accounts connected to the bank's former chairman from Irish tax authorities.

Chemical Brothers top album chart

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:39
The Chemical Brothers' Born in the Echoes gives the dance act their sixth UK number one album, as Little Mix top the singles chart for a third week.

Charleston gunman pleads not guilty

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:34
Charleston gunman Dylann Roof pleads not guilty to federal charges including hate crimes

Russia 'considers gay emoji ban'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:29
Russia may ban emojis depicting same-sex couples from social media if a state watchdog rules they infringe controversial "gay propaganda" laws.

We are playing with 10 men - Clarke

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:21
Australia captain Michael Clarke says his team are "playing with 10 players" because of his lack of batting form.

Mental health services to get £143m

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:06
The government is to invest £143m improving children's mental health services in England this year, BBC News learns.

Ukraine court backs self-rule plan

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:04
Ukraine's top court says rebel-held areas in the east can get limited self-rule - but MPs are yet to vote on the changes.