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Progress For Bill To Bolster Medicare Patients' Hospital Rights

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 06:58

Even when some Medicare patients stay overnight in the hospital, they are are being classified as outpatients under something called observation status. It sounds innocuous but can trigger big bills.

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Mugging victim 'called by God'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 06:45
Disabled mugging victim Alan Barnes says he is moving from the home bought for him through a fundraising campaign.

Banksy street art up for auction

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 06:41
Murals believed to have been left by elusive street artist Banksy on walls in Detroit and Bethlehem are to be auctioned in Los Angeles in September.

Migrant Dies In Calais As Thousands Try To Use Channel Tunnel

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 06:22

Since Jan. 1, French officials have intercepted more than 37,000 migrants who were hoping to jump on trains or trucks heading to Britain via the Channel Tunnel.

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Breaking Bad fan guilty of ricin plot

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 06:20
A man is found guilty of trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.

Greek PM warns rebels of snap poll

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 06:13
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he will have to call snap elections if members of his Syriza party continue to oppose a bailout deal.

On Wyatt Cenac, 'Key & Peele,' And Being The Only One In The Room

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 06:10

Wyatt Cenac's much-publicized confrontation with Jon Stewart says a lot about the pitfalls of being The Only One In The Room. But turns out there's some interesting social science behind it, too.

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Terror police arrest woman at airport

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 05:53
A woman travelling with three children has been arrested on suspicion of preparing to go to Syria to engage in terrorist acts.

Nokia to sell virtual reality camera

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 05:48
Nokia plans to sell a virtual reality camera that can capture "3D audio" later this year, targeting it at movie and TV professionals.

How the internet descended on the man who killed Cecil the lion

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 05:22
How the internet descended on lion-killer

Tom Brady Calls NFL's 4-Game Suspension 'Unfair'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 05:17

Brady said he only destroyed his phone after his lawyers told the NFL his device would "not be subjected to investigation." Brady said he was "disappointed" in the NFL's decision.

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T in the Park's £150k government aid

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 05:04
An MSP calls on the Scottish government to clarify why it gave the organisers of the T in the Park festival £150,000 in funding.

Kenyans mourn comedian 'Mzee Ojwang'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 04:47
Kenyans mourn comedy star Benson Wanjau, known by his TV character's name "Mzee Ojwang", who died too poor to pay his medical bills.

Rangers withdraw shareholder rights

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 04:26
Rangers withdraw the rights of four shareholders to vote, collect a dividend or trade their stake.

Court rejects Mumbai plotter plea

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 04:18
India's Supreme Court turns down a final plea for reprieve by Yakub Memon, convicted in the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings, clearing the way for his execution.

Police raids after gold burglaries

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 04:18
Police swoop on addresses in north Wales to make arrests following a spate of burglaries targeting Asian gold.

Brady accuses NFL over four-game ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 04:13
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady promises to "fight" the NFL over his four-game ban from the 'deflate-gate' scandal.

Rare rhino death leaves just four

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 04:08
One of the last five Northern White Rhino left in the world has died.

Afghan Government Investigates Reports That Mullah Omar Is Dead

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 04:02

Reports of Omar's death have swirled for years. The Afghan government is said to be investigating claims that the Taliban's spiritual leader died two or three years ago.

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Tate Britain announces new director

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 03:33
Alex Farquharson is appointed the new director of Tate Britain, replacing the outgoing Penelope Curtis.

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