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The French Go Crazy For 'An American In Paris'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 23:28

The first-ever stage production of the 1951 Hollywood film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, with a Gershwin score, is getting rave reviews during its premiere in the city that inspired it.

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Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola's New Milk

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 23:27

Coca-Cola got a lot of attention in November when it announced it was going into the milk business. In fact, its extra-nutritious milk product was invented by some dairy farmers in Indiana.

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Pope Francis And His Gift For Blending The Spiritual And The Political

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 23:26

Despite detractors within the church, Pope Francis' emphasis on humility and mercy has won him strong support worldwide. He has addressed thorny issues such as Vatican finances and clerical sex abuse.

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Pittsburgh Tries To Attract Enterprising Immigrants And Refugees

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 23:26

Pittsburgh is the latest Rust Belt city hoping to lure high-skilled immigrants into its labor force by helping refugees and other immigrants land the kind of jobs they held back home.

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A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 23:25

World War I had just begun and the battles were blazing in the winter of 1914. But on Christmas Eve, something strange and unexpected happened. The soldiers in the trenches decided to call a truce.

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A Punch Line In The U.S., Christmas Fruitcake Is Big In Calcutta

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 23:24

Seen as indestructible in the West, fruitcakes are indispensable in the bustling Hindu city. Bakers of all faiths have the ovens running round the clock to feed Calcutta's appetite for the cakes.

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VIDEO: Queen to highlight poppy tribute

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 22:56
The Queen will highlight the ceramic poppy tribute to World War One casualties and those dealing with the Ebola disease, in her Christmas Day broadcast.

Christmas Day swim marks 50th event

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 22:54
A half-century of folks dashing into the cold sea on Christmas morning is being celebrated on the beach in south Wales.

Road 'pinch points' action call

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 22:48
Tackling road "pinch points" is key to improving the economic prosperity of north Wales, says a report.

'Alcohol issues higher than drugs'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 22:45
More people are seeking help for alcohol problems than those with drug issues, one of Wales' biggest charities says.

Pope Celebrates Christmas Eve Mass, Calls Iraqi Refugees

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 21:51

Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass Wednesday in St. Peter's Basilica and a phone call to some Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes by Muslim militants.

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Obama Hits The Links With Malaysia's Prime Minister

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 21:42

What do two world leaders do when they find themselves on the same Hawaiian island on Christmas Eve? If you're President Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Razak, you meet on the golf course.

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St Louis shooting 'unlike Ferguson'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 20:36
The mayor of the US suburb where a police officer shot dead a black teenager says the death cannot be compared to that of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

VIDEO: Cardinal condemns 'blasphemous' IS

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 20:13
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, condemns Islamic State as 'barbaric' and 'blasphemous'.

VIDEO: Pakistan army to try terror suspects

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 20:00
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says new military courts will hear terrorism-related cases after an agreement between political parties.

VIDEO: Online release for The Interview

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 19:59
Sony Pictures is distributing its film The Interview online, after a cyber-attack and a row over its release.

Keeping your Christmas gadgets safe

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 19:06
Basic steps to keeping your Christmas gadgets safe

Forecasters predict icy Christmas

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 18:12
Christmas travellers are warned to be prepared for ice and snow across large areas of Scotland.

US lab worker monitored for Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 17:40
A US laboratory technician is being monitored after possible exposure to the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Doctors warn of Loom bands danger

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 17:22
Doctors are warning parents to be vigilant after seeing a spate of young children with loom bands stuck up their noses.

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