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AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Liverpool

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:59
Steven Gerrard scores twice as Liverpool avoid an FA Cup third-round scare at League Two side AFC Wimbledon.

Air crash orphan 'needs support'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:54
A six-year-old boy whose parents were killed in a light aircraft crash says he will need the support of those close to him, his school says.

LG tries again with curved phone

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:53
Electronics firm LG has shown off a second version of its curved smartphone at CES in Las Vegas

Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:53

A new wave of self-monitoring devices and apps is hitting the Consumer Electronics Show — ones with explicit medical purposes. They promise to help diagnose everything from ear infections to diseases.

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India's Philanthropist/Surgeon Delivers Cardiac Care Henry Ford-Style

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:49

With an assembly line of operating theaters in India, Dr. Devi Shetty is determined to deliver affordable healthcare to anyone in need.

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Tsarnaev Defense Attorney Has Long History With High-Profile Cases

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:47

Melissa Block talks to criminal lawyer Jonathan Shapiro about Judy Clarke, one of the defense attorneys representing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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VIDEO: Cologne goes dark in Germany protests

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:37
Cologne cathedral goes dark in protest at demonstrations by a group campaigning against the "Islamisation of the West".

Three in hospital after road crash

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:37
Three people are taken to hospital following a two-car crash in Swansea.

US skiers killed in Alps avalanche

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:33
Two junior members of the US ski team are killed in an avalanche near the forthcoming World Cup race venue in the Austrian Alps.

Yoga, Petting Puppies, Halloween: Banned By Malaysia's Muslim Clerics

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:31

The clerics are delivering a growing number of fatwas against what they see as insidious dangers. Liberal Muslims are annoyed by what they say is moral micromanaging.

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Potential Jurors Screened For Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:30

Potential jurors were screened on Monday to decide the fate of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He faces 30 federal counts of murder and terrorism.

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Using sunblock to protect grape crops

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:26
Why Australians are using sunblock to protect grape crops

Big Data Not A Cure-All In Medicine

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Big data is a trendy term for the ever-expanding cloud of information that's online and increasingly searchable. Some researchers say it could change the way medical research is done and the way individual doctors make medical decisions. Others say big data raises too many big questions — especially when it comes to medicine.

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Letters: Lie Detectors, No-Kill Shelters And Net Neutrality

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read listen letters about the problem with so-called lie detectors, and no-kill shelters, and a correction about Amazon, Netflix and "net neutrality."

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Under Strain From Syrian Refugees, Lebanon Enacts Stricter Visa Policy

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Already, an estimated 1.5 million Syrians have fled to Lebanon and Lebanese officials say they can't accommodate more refugees. Robert Siegel talks with Lama Fakih of Human Rights Watch.

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Republican Majorities Should Give Boehner More Breathing Room

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

We've heard a lot about how the new Republican majorities in Congress are historic in size. But just how big are they by historical standards and what difference does the size of the majority make?

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In The World's Rape Capital, Doctors Fight Violence With Science

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

A new research center in the Eastern Congo is giving doctors the resources to investigate the causes and impacts of rape — and to determine which interventions actually help women recover and thrive.

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How A Position Of Power Can Change Your Voice

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Once you become the boss, it's likely that you'll start to speak quite differently. The pitch, resonance and intensity of your speech change in ways that listeners can detect as signs of power.

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From Foster Care To Freshman Year

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Aging out of foster care and into college is a difficult transition that few make successfully. Now, a few states including Michigan are trying to change that.

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Pakistan man given stay of execution

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 12:20
Pakistan's government halts the execution of a man who was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court when he was 14.