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VIDEO: My friend was executed on Saddam’s orders

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:18
Remembering UK journalist executed for probing bomb blast

Belgium 2-1 USA

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:11
Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku send Belgium into the World Cup quarter-finals at the USA's expense.

Burkina Faso’s French knicker-makers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:08
The African tailors sewing knickers for French lingerie label

Today at Wimbledon: Wednesday at a glance

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:07
All you need on a bumper day with Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Eugenie Bouchard, Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep in action.

Another Day, Another Reason For Voters To Loathe Congress

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:02

At a time when congressional approval ratings are at rock bottom, the House Ethics Committee quietly made it harder to track privately financed trips taken by members of Congress.

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Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:01

Indigenous children from Guatemala who arrive at the border speaking little or no Spanish present complications to officials and attorneys who are better primed to serve Spanish-speaking immigrants.

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Oldest tennis firm still got its swing

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:00
Why the oldest family firm in tennis remains a big hitter

VIDEO: Google's DIY virtual reality headset

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 14:41
Google has produced a cheap DIY virtual reality headset made solely of cardboard, embedded with two lenses.

VIDEO: Highlights: Belgium 2-1 USA (aet)

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 14:40
Belgium score two goals in extra time to beat USA 2-1 and book their place in the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals.

Why wildcard Kyrgios looks like a winner

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 14:19
Rafael Nadal's last two Wimbledon conquerors got lucky, says Tom Fordyce - Aussie teen Nick Kyrgios looks like he's got what it takes.

South Belfast crash kills two men

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 14:18
Two men are killed in a collision on the Milltown Road in south Belfast.

Nervous Messi feared Argentina exit

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 14:07
Lionel Messi says he feared Argentina would exit the World Cup before Angel Di Maria's extra-time winner against Switzerland.

Influx Of Children Creates New Strain On Beleaguered Immigration Courts

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 14:00

Tens of thousands of Central American children have been detained this year crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Many will now enter a legal system where cases can take 18 months or longer to resolve.

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Hong Kong crowds rally for democracy

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 13:47
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents hold a pro-democracy rally, days after an unofficial poll on universal suffrage in the territory.

Sarkozy held over influence claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 13:43
Nicolas Sarkozy is detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling - unprecedented for a former French president - and his lawyer is charged.

Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 13:37

The University of California, Davis is the source of most commercial strawberries. Now, the university's strawberry breeders are going into business for themselves, and farmers are worried.

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Panama gangs get one-month amnesty

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 13:36
The new President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, gives criminal gangs operating in the Central American nation one month to disarm.

People don't conference call during the World Cup

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-07-01 13:33

Today's US-Belgium World Cup game arrived at a most inconvenient time, coming as it did just an hour before deadline here at Marketplace.

20 mins before showroll, is @kairyssdal stressing about the day's script, or the defense in the #USAvsBEL game? pic.twitter.com/W473rkEdaf

— Marketplace (@Marketplace) July 1, 2014

We got the first half in.

But anyway: From the files of Intercall, a conference calling company, this little nugget (which we found on Quartz):

Conference call volume last week during the US-Germany game  was off 11 percent. That's "volume" as in the number of conference calls, not "volume" as in sound.

And to be honest, we were kind of lucky to get the show on the air today.

Fans watch valiant US World Cup exit

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 13:29
Workplaces across the US emptied early as millions watched the national team exit the World Cup in a thrilling defeat to Belgium in Salvador.

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BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 13:28
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