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When Led Zeppelin visited India

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 11:49
When Led Zeppelin visited India

The real scars of Korean gaming

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 11:46
In South Korea, e-sports stars are adored celebrities. Dave Lee gets up close to learn about the real impact of pro-gaming.

Prosecutor Charges Minnesota Archdiocese With Turning 'Blind Eye' To Abuse

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-05 11:46

The six gross misdemeanor charges and a related civil complaint stem from abuse by former St. Paul priest Curtis Wehmeyer.

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Man Changes Name To 'Adam West' To Avoid Paying $336 Airline Fee

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-05 11:35

On Facebook, Adam Armstrong playfully used the name Adam West, the actor who played Batman in the 1960s. But then his girlfriend's stepfather bought him a plane ticket in that name.

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Apple's Cook Takes Rivals To Task Over Data Privacy

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-05 11:35

Tim Cook didn't mention Google, Facebook or Twitter by name, but it's pretty clear those were the companies he meant. But is Apple faultless on privacy issues? It collects lots of data too.

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Ticket for parking fraudster at court

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 11:17
A doctor gets a parking ticket for leaving his car in a disabled bay outside a courtroom - while he was inside admitting misusing his dead mother's disabled badge.

Murray v Djokovic halted by weather

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 10:49
Andy Murray trails in his French Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic when play is suspended with a storm approaching.

The economics of moving for a job

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-06-05 10:36

Next week on Marketplace Weekend, we're talking about migration. We want to know, what would it take for you to leave your current life and move for a job?

Is it money? Cost of living? Tell us your stories of moving for a job, did it work out? Let us know. Reach out on Marketplace's Facebook page, send us an email, or reach us on Twitter, @MarketplaceWKND

Teens Hoping For More Jobs, Higher Wages This Summer

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-05 10:30

Younger workers are likely to find more job opportunities and better wages. But still, it's tough out there. The May unemployment rate for teens was 17.9 percent, about triple the national average.

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2 Dead, More Than 100 Trapped By Avalanche On Mountain In Borneo

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-05 10:25

Many of the climbers, including an unknown number of foreign tourists, are said to have been descending Mt. Kinabalu after reaching the peak before sunrise.

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Doctor charged over abortion death

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 10:24
A doctor and two nurses are charged with the manslaughter of a woman who died following an abortion at a clinic in west London.

VIDEO: Merlin closes more theme park rides

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 10:16
The Merlin Group, which manages Alton Towers, confirms it has temporarily closed three more theme park rides following Tuesday's rollercoaster crash.

#NPRReads: Two Views Of Kids And Parents, And Clinton's 'Mook Mafia'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-05 10:16

Our list of the best reads highlights a gripping story of parents' grief, a take on Stephen Curry's bringing his daughter to a news conference, and more.

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VIDEO: Artists on stage for BBC Music Day

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 10:09
Thousands of musicians and singers have been performing across the UK as part of the BBC's first Music Day.

Tech IRL: Online Communities

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-06-05 10:07

Ever heard of ASMR? It stands for audio sensory meridian response. First a few and then a lot of "vloggers," or video bloggers, create videos, like this one, to cater to the ASMR community:

Ilse, who goes by the name TheWaterwhispers, has had over 27 million views over the last three years, explains ASMR and her channel are "for people who enjoy calming voices (whispering, soft speaking), different sounds (tapping, scratching, crinkles ext), personal attention role plays (haircut, scalp massage ext), seeing some perform a simple task (doing the laundry cleaning different object ext) and much more!" 

These videos are pretty popular in some groups. How popular? Popular enough to make money doing it? Lizzie O'Leary poses this question to Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson, who explains the business behind YouTube stars. 

Giving 'Long-Shots' — Sanders and Others — A Fair Shot

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-05 10:03

Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders worry that the media is writing off their candidate too soon.

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Living at risk in Baltimore

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-06-05 09:53

Conversations about communities sometimes happen only in crisis.

This spring, reporters descended on Baltimore after Freddie Gray's death and the subsequent unrest. Some wrote and spoke only of the immediate events. Some spent time examining the legacies of poverty and unequal investment that exacerbated divides between different communities in the city.

Some, like our Noel King, followed the money, tracing the aftermath of a $100 million investment in the city in the 1990s. 

When we were brainstorming our show about communities last week, we wanted to make sure we talked about Baltimore. Both because it's important to keep covering a story after a lot of your colleagues leave (Marketplace is particularly lucky to have a reporter, Amy Scott, who lives in Baltimore). And because the harder stories — important, incremental, complex — require hearing from the community directly.

So when I got the chance to interview Munir Bahar, we jumped at it.

Bahar is an accountant-turned-activist and leads two programs: COR Community and the 300 Men March. Both have significant reputations in Baltimore and work with at-risk communities. I wanted to talk with him about the aftermath of the protests and violence this spring, and the city's spiralling murder rate. A different kind of crisis.

I also wanted to talk with him about some pretty sobering numbers about growing up in Baltimore that come from some of the best research about economic mobility.

Economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren, who've done groundbreaking work on mobility, have stark numbers on Balitmore as laid out in a Washington Post piece.  

What they translate to: every year a poor boy lives in Baltimore, his future earnings decline by 1.5 percent.

When I discussed those numbers with Bahar, he said he couldn't accept them, in part because every child he works with needs to be seen as having a chance. It's essential to his mission.

To me, motivating children, keeping them safe and encouraging them to succeed in their community ... well, that's exactly where the economy collides with real life. 

Everton sign Cleverley from Man Utd

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 09:53
Everton announce the signing of Tom Cleverley from Manchester United on 1 July in a five-year deal.

Why Wal-Mart's Labor Issues Run Deeper Than Too Much Justin Bieber

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-05 09:41

Wal-Mart has said it will turn up the heat and turn down the Justin Bieber music at stores to appease employees. But it's not addressing the most glaring problems in its supply chain, activists say.

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Boston Bomber's Second Friend Sentenced To 42 Months In Prison

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-05 09:27

Azamat Tazhayakov was convicted conspiracy and obstruction after he and another friend got rid of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's backpack.

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