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A Conservative Mayor Fights To Expand Medicaid In North Carolina

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:17

After a small North Carolina town lost its hospital, Belhaven's Republican mayor decided it was time to demand that North Carolina cover more people through the Medicaid program.

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Autistic woman fails to stop move

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:15
A Swansea family loses its bid to prevent a health board moving their 20-year-old autistic daughter to a specialist unit 230 miles away in Brighton.

HIV drugs 'boost SA life expectancy'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:09
Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.

Man jailed for couple's crash deaths

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:07
A driver who killed his sister and her fiancé in a car crash, leaving his nine-week-old nephew an orphan, is jailed for seven years.

VIDEO: London Zoo defends late parties

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:05
London Zoo has defended its "Lates" evening openings where alcohol is served, after claims of drunken behaviour threatening the welfare of the animals.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:05
Nixon's interest in panda mating, and more nuggets from the week's news.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:00
The week's big numbers, visualised

Tropical Storm Bertha Takes Aim At The Caribbean

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:54

Puerto Rico is under a tropical storm warning, while the Dominican Republic has issued a tropical storm watch. The forecast calls for Bertha to head northwest, but stay off the U.S. East Coast.

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As Labor Market Advances, Millions Are Stuck In Part-Time Jobs

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:52

Payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for six months in a row — the longest stretch since 1997. But 7.5 million people are working less than 40 hours per week even though they want full-time jobs.

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Feet sniff abuse teacher spared jail

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:51
A teacher who admitted sexual assault by sniffing the feet of schoolchildren in Lancashire is spared jail.

US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:50
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.

Ebola Moving Faster Than Efforts To Control It, WHO Chief Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:25

WHO announced a $100 million response plan to combat the spread of the virus that has killed more than 700 people. Meanwhile, efforts are underway to evacuate two Americans who have contracted Ebola.

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Arson fear over Eastbourne Pier fire

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:22
A fire that ripped through Eastbourne Pier is now feared to have been started deliberately.

How do you get your face on the dollar?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:21
The US is debating putting a woman's face on the US dollar. How does it happen?

Slow Walkers May Be On Their Way To Dementia

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:11

New research shows that older people with cognitive problems who walk very slowly may be at greater risk for dementia.

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Held GSK detective visited by son

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:09
The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father.

VIDEO: Hammond: 'Diplomacy never dead'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:08
The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said that "diplomacy is never dead" despite a truce between Israel and Hamas breaking down within hours.

Man jailed over teen ecstasy death

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:07
A man is jailed for five years for supplying drugs after a 16-year-old boy died at a rave in west London.

Immigration inspector John Vine quits

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:01
The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, who has been highly critical of the immigration system, will step down more than six months early.

VIDEO: Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 06:50
Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung kill at least 24
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