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As Governors Eye The White House, Home Takes A Back Seat

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 01:03

Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.

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China's Latest Target: Funeral Strippers

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 00:55

In some parts of rural China and in Taiwan, hiring strippers to perform at the funeral of a loved one isn't considered absurd, but a good idea.

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HSBC considers moving HQ out of UK

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 00:33
HSBC is considering moving its headquarters out of London, the bank says in a statement.

Gay should have had life ban - Bolt

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 00:31
Jamaica's six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt says fellow sprinter Tyson Gay should have been banned for life for doping.

Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 00:30

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.

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O'Sullivan is 'boy who cried wolf'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 00:25
Nobody believes Ronnie O'Sullivan when he says he's going to give up snooker because he says it so often, says Shaun Murphy.

Girl, 3, attacked by family dog

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 00:03
A three-year-old girl is airlifted to hospital after being attacked by a family dog, police say.

Several shots fired at house in city

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 23:59
Several shots are fired through the living room window of a house in west Belfast.

After 25 Years, The Hubble Space Telescope Still Wows Humanity

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 23:56

Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 23:54

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 23:54

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

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Comcast 'abandons' Time Warner deal

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 23:33
US cable giant Comcast will abandon its proposed $45bn acquisition of rival Time Warner Cable after failing to convince regulators the deal would not harm competition, reports suggest.

Row over remarks by health minister

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 23:26
A political row breaks out over remarks made by the Northern Ireland health minister Jim Wells during gay marriage discussion.

Slow Fashion Shows Consumers What It's Made Of

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 23:23

It's been two years since more than 1,100 workers were killed in a garment factory in Bangladesh. "Ethical fashion" is gaining momentum — though what that means depends on whom you ask.

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In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 23:00
Sony World Photography Award winners

'Nothing wrong' with Samuels salute

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 22:55
Marlon Samuels should keep having fun at England's expense, says West Indies bowling coach Sir Curtly Ambrose.

Government reduces Lloyds stake

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 22:43
The government sells more shares in Lloyds, raising about £586m and taking its stake in the bank to below 21%.

'Why Wenger can end Mourinho hoodoo'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 22:31
Robbie Savage on why Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger might get the better of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, at the 13th attempt.

VIDEO: Doing the sums on school funding

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 22:26
Education is a key priority for many people ahead of the general election, but the issue has not featured prominently on the campaign trail so far.

'I've never seen Root bat so well'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 22:21
Joe Root is becoming England's man for all seasons, says Jonathan Agnew, but the tourists missed some opportunities.

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