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Fallen Heroes: A Tribute to The Health Workers Who Died Of Ebola

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 08:31

The virus has taken a tragic toll in their ranks. At hospitals and clinics, their photos are displayed along with messages from their friends and family: "May you rest in perfect peace."

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'Neo-Nazi' meeting snares Republican leader

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 08:29
Controversy over Republican House leader Steve Scalise's 2002 speech to a white supremacist group reveals southern conservative racial tightrope and fault lines in Republican political structure.

Philippines flooding 'kills 53'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 08:28
At least 53 people die in flooding and landslides in the Philippines this week with officials saying people may have underestimated the situation.

Obama's Iran Remarks Labeled Conciliatory, Naive

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 08:11

In an interview with NPR, the president left open the door to reopen the embassy in Tehran, called Iran's defense concerns "legitimate" and said it could become a "successful regional power."

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Md. Governor To Commute Sentences Of State's Remaining Death Row Inmates

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 08:11

Martin O'Malley said it didn't make sense to allow this play out in the judiciary when the legislature had already decided to outlaw the death penalty.

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79 City Link jobs in Wales to go

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 08:10
Seventy nine jobs will go at Welsh depots of collapsed delivery firm City Link after a bid to buy the company failed.

City Link announces 2,356 job losses

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 08:03
The administrators of collapsed delivery firm City Link announce 2,356 job losses after a bid to buy the company fails.

US state spares four on death row

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 07:57
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has commuted the sentence of the state's four remaining death row inmates to life in prison.

Liverpool owners happy with results

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 07:45
Liverpool's American owners tell supporters they are encouraged by recent performances after a slow start to the season.

10 Final Thoughts Of The Protojournalist

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 07:13

As the sun sets on The Protojournalist storytelling project, I reflect on the question: What have I done?

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Hooker Phillips to miss Six Nations

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 06:58
Scarlets hooker Emyr Phillips is to undergo surgery on a dislocated shoulder and will be sidelined for up to 12 weeks.

A Look Back At The Top 5 Shots Posts In 2014

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 06:46

In a year filled with gripping health stories, here are the ones that were the most popular with Shots readers. Think beauty pageant queens, pronouns and Ebola.

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Happy New Year! Now, Look Back At The Most Popular Stories Of 2014

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 06:28

Beauty queens and baseball videos, as well as hard news on Ebola and the Michael Brown case in Ferguson were the stories of biggest interest to NPR.org visitors. There were also cats, of course.

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VIDEO: 'Young jobseekers need interview help'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 06:19
Some employers have complained of candidates who are unfamiliar with basic rules of interviews, such as shaking hands.

Pussy Riot arrest at Moscow protest

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 06:10
A member of punk group Pussy Riot is among further people arrested in Moscow after a rally over the conviction of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Experimental drug for UK Ebola nurse

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 06:09
UK Ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey is receiving an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from survivors of the disease.

Houthis hit as Yemen bomb kills 33

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 06:04
A suicide bombing in Yemen's southern city of Ibb, targeting a Houthi religious celebration, has killed at least 33 people, medical sources say.

Wigan owner Whelan banned and fined

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 06:01
Wigan owner Dave Whelan is given a six-week ban and £50,000 fine by the FA for his comments on Jewish and Chinese people.

Woman held over Syria terror offences

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 05:07
A 25-year-old woman has been arrested at Luton Airport on suspicion of Syria-related terror offences, police say.

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