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Amnesty releases anti-spying program

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:28
Amnesty International has released a program that can spot spying software used by governments to monitor activists and political opponents.

VIDEO: HIV now and then: 1982 vs 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:23
How 30 years has changed living with the virus

Russian site lists breached webcams

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:21
Data privacy watchdogs are warning the public about a Russian website that provides links to breached baby monitors, webcams and CCTV feeds.

Double cancer referrals, GPs urged

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:17
New draft NHS guidelines encourage GPs to diagnose and refer almost twice as many cancer patients in England each year.

VIDEO: NY filmmaker: 'I can't go anywhere'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:13
Filmmaker James Grimaldi captured footage of his neighbourhood in Buffalo, New York, which has been blanketed by several feet of snow.

How are organs chosen for transplant?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:11
In the light of the deaths of two men after transplants, what checks are in place to ensure organs are suitable?

VIDEO: Mexico violence: The numbers

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:05
The BBC looks at the latest crime and violence statistics in Mexico, as the disappearance of 43 students continues to grip the country.

'Pick-up artist' and I'm a Celebrity... in papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:04
The Home Office decision to ban controversial "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc from the UK makes headlines, as does the latest from ITV's jungle reality show.

Premier League 'a third English'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:00
English players are getting more minutes in the Premier League but make up just over a third of the total, a BBC Sport study has found.

First test for bonus cap challenge

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:51
The UK government is due to get an indication on whether its battle to overturn an EU law on bankers' pay is likely to succeed.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:50
Arsenal agree a deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, Chelsea want Tyrone Mings from Ipswich, plus more.

Men held over beauty queen killing

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:32
Police in Honduras arrest two men over the killing of beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister who vanished on a night out last week.

Designers gave us the Doublemint twins – and much more

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:23

The new book "Dorothy and Otis: Designing the American Dream" explores the life and work of designer Dorothy Shepard and her husband, Otis. Regarded as giants in early 20th century advertising, the pair had a hand in creating the Doublemint twins and uniforms for the Chicago Cubs. 

Their association with P.K. Wrigley, son of chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley Jr., gave the Shepards a platform for their now-iconic work, which included planning and promoting Catalina Island as a resort.

The book's authors, Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel, marveled at how ahead of their time the Shepards were.

"Wrigley owned the Cubs, as he owned the chewing gum, as he owned Catalina Island,” Nadel says. “And I think he trusted Otis so much that it was just sort of, 'Oh, somebody needs to do this … so why not the guy I entrust with everything else?'"

 

The couple that designed the American dream

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:23

"Dorothy and Otis: Designing the American Dream" explores the life and work of designer Dorothy Shepard and her husband, Otis.

The pair had a hand in creating the Doublemint twins and uniforms for the Chicago Cubs, and authors Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel marveled at how ahead of their time the Shepards were.

Their association with P.K. Wrigley, son of chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, gave the Shepards a platform for their now-iconic work.

"Wrigley owned the Cubs, as he owned the chewing gum, as he owned Catalina Island,” Nadel says. “And I think he trusted Otis so much that it was just sort of, 'Oh, somebody needs to do this … so why not the guy I entrust with everything else?'"

 

Delinquent Mine Fines: 'Clearly Troubling ... More Can Be Done'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:21

"We have tools in place to crack down on these scofflaws, but what's missing is a stronger commitment," says John Kline, a key House Republican.

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Is Beaujolais Nouveau making a comeback?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:17
In the 1980s Beaujolais Nouveau Day was a national event in the UK. Is it making a comeback?

Motown's Jimmy Ruffin Dies; Sang 'What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:14

Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who was born in Mississippi but lent his soulful voice to hits for Detroit's Motown Records, died Monday at age 78, according to reports.

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Why do people die shovelling snow?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:09
Why not shovelling the snow from your driveway might just save your life.

Drastic cut in police station hours

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:03
There will be only two police stations with 24-hour enquiry desks across Northern Ireland as a result of PSNI cuts.

VIDEO: UK denies 'pick-up artist' Blanc visa

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:01
Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been barred from entering the UK by the Home Office.

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