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First timers boost housing market

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 00:51
First-time buyers in Scotland are key to helping increase activity in the housing market during 2014, according to industry figures.

Bahraini Shia sentenced to death

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 00:50
A court in Bahrain sentences three Shia Muslims to death for last year's bomb attack that killed three police and injured another 13, officials say.

No prosecutions over toddler's death

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 00:06
The Public Prosecution Service says it is standing by its decision not to prosecute two people in connection with a toddler's "non-accidental" death.

Hunt for missing Becky to continue

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 00:02
The hunt for a missing Bristol teenager, who has not been seen for a week, is to continue.

How a rape was filmed and shared in Pakistan

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:50
The woman whose gang rape was filmed and shared

VIDEO: An eco-system inside your home

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:48
The smart garden that fits inside your house and provides fresh healthy food

Gov. Scott Walker Goes Head-To-Head With Labor Over Right-To-Work

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:47

Wisconsin Republicans are fast-tracking a "right-to-work" bill to Gov. Scott Walker. The law aims to weaken private sector unions by letting employees opt out of paying dues.

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Gov. Scott Walker Goes Head-To-Head With Labor Over Right-To-Work

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:47

Wisconsin Republicans are fast-tracking a "right-to-work" bill to Gov. Scott Walker. The law aims to weaken private sector unions by letting employees opt out of paying dues.

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Two new Italy caps to face Scotland

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:46
Treviso centre Enrico Bacchin and Zebre winger Michele Visentin will make their Italy debuts against Scotland.

In Hollywood, MLK Delivered A Lesser-Known Speech That Resonates Today

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:45

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King visited Los Angeles and spoke to a standing-room crowd at Temple Israel. The synagogue honors his legacy by replaying the speech once a year.

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In Hollywood, MLK Delivered A Lesser-Known Speech That Resonates Today

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:45

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visited Los Angeles and spoke to a standing room-only crowd at Temple Israel. The synagogue honors his legacy by replaying the speech once a year.

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Mystery over air crash death cause

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:44
The cause of a fatal crash which saw a microlight aircraft plunge to the ground after take off remains a mystery.

On Net Neutrality, Republicans Pitch Oversight Rather Than Regulation

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:44

Backers say the net neutrality rules will ensure equal access to the net for content providers. But Republicans in Congress are no fans of FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler's plan.

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On Net Neutrality, Republicans Pitch Oversight Rather Than Regulation

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:44

Backers say the net neutrality rules will ensure equal access to the net for content providers. But Republicans in Congress are no fans of FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler's plan.

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Farmers Fear Legal Status For Workers Would Lead Them Off The Farm

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:42

Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers worry that if those workers gain legal status, they will leave agriculture. But some workers say they would stay.

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Do Your Veggies Depend On Workers Who Lack Legal Rights?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:42

Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers believe that when immigrant workers gain legal status, they tend to leave agriculture. Yet the evidence is disputed.

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Earthquake felt in Channel Islands

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:39
Channel Islanders experience a minor earthquake but no damage is reported.

Afghans in frantic avalanche search

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:23
Afghan rescuers are searching for dozens of people believed to be trapped under snow after a series of avalanches that killed at least 187 people.

VIDEO: Dementia 'like having a small child'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:15
Laurie Graham, whose husband suffers from dementia, says having a partner with the disease is "like having a child".

The FCC's Net Neutrality Vote: Here's What You Need To Know

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 23:08

The FCC is set to vote on whether to reclassify the Internet as a utility. If it votes in the affirmative, the commission will not allow Internet service providers to throttle traffic.

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