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Weekly Wrap: Surprise, surprise (oh wait)

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-10-10 10:43

To absolutely nobody's surprise, the week ended badly on Wall Street. All three major indices headed south Friday, and most of the other indexes as well.

The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy and Redfin's Nela Richardson joined Kai Ryssdal to talk about the week that was.

Microsoft CEO Nadella's Remarks Add To Tech's Sexism Problem

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 10:36

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is facing public criticism after his comments suggesting that women should not ask for raises. But they also underscore questions about tech's male-dominated culture.

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Porridge Aficionados Vie To Make Theirs The Breakfast Of Champions

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 10:27

Once derided as Scottish food better suited to horses than people, porridge these days is more cool than gruel. In the U.K., competitions have porridge lovers battling with their best recipes.

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Grassroots football in crisis - Dyke

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 10:14
FA chairman Greg Dyke says training facilities need a £250m investment with the grassroots game "in a degree of crisis".

Sloppy Splinting Can Make A Child's Broken Arm Much Worse

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 10:08

A pediatrician who specializes in fixing broken bones in kids and teens says about 90 percent of the fractures he treats have been splinted improperly in a community ER or urgent care center first.

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Oregon First Lady Sorry For 'Marriage Of Convenience' With Green Card Seeker

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:58

In 1997, Cylvia Hayes received money to marry an Ethiopian who wanted a green card. Her fiance, Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, is seeking a fourth term. She says he didn't know of the marriage.

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Ebola hospital defends patient's care

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:44
The US hospital that treated Ebola victim Eric Duncan says his nationality had no bearing on the standard of care he received before his death.

Turkey Agrees To Train, Equip Moderate Syrian Opposition

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:36

The pledge to create a force to assist in fighting the self-declared Islamic State comes a day after Ankara called for creating a buffer zone around its border with Syria.

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First suspected Ebola case in Brazil

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:36
Brazil says it has identified a suspected Ebola case who arrived in the country on Thursday from Guinea, one of the worst affected countries.

Nuclear waste ship 'on the move'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:34
A cargo ship carrying nuclear waste which sparked an emergency rescue mission earlier this week has resumed its journey.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:31
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:22
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

No charges for Paul Gambaccini

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:16
BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini will not face action over alleged historical sex offences, prosecutors say.

Hundreds trapped in Kobane, warns UN

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:58
The UN special envoy to Syria says up to 700 people, mainly elderly, remain trapped in the Syrian border town of Kobane, besieged by IS militants.

Spain sets up Ebola 'crisis' group

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:53
Spain sets up a special committee to deal with the impact of Europe's first case of Ebola, which has killed nearly 4,000 people, mainly in West Africa.

Ofsted inspects Islamic schools

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:51
Three independent Islamic schools in London have been subject to snap inspections from education watchdog Ofsted recently, it emerges.

French 'destroy' al-Qaeda convoy

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:50
An al-Qaeda convoy carrying a shipment of weapons from North Africa to Mali has been destroyed by French forces, according to officials in Paris.

Rich kids v poor kids in Tehran

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:45
The satirical Instagram accounts highlighting inequality in Iran

Bacall treasures to be put on sale

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:44
Artworks, jewellery and furniture belonging to the late Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall are to go under the hammer, auction house Bonhams has said.

SNP calls for major post-'No' powers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:42
The Scottish government has called for full control over fiscal and tax policy to be devolved from Westminster, in the wake of the vote against independence.

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