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Look Out Potholes! This 67-Year-Old Retiree Is Out To Fill You

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 11:23

Gandgadhara Tilak Katnam is an ordinary guy with an extraordinary mission: getting rid of India's killer potholes.

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VIDEO: The moment Johnson won The Open

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 11:16
Watch the moment Zach Johnson wins The Open after Louis Oosthuizen misses a putt on the final play-off hole.

Italian designer Elio Fiorucci dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 11:10
Italian fashion designer Elio Fiorucci has died at his home in Milan at the age of 80.

Greek Banks Reopen With Limits Still In Place

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 11:05

Also today, Greeks were greeted by higher prices on basic goods because of a eurozone-imposed sales tax between 13 and 23 percent.

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Children treated after fire at flats

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 11:01
Four children and two adults have been taken to hospital after a fire at a multi-storey block of flats in Glasgow.

More Choices Of Health Plans At Work. What's The Catch?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 10:44

An Obamacare tax that starts in 2018 may increase the number of employers establishing private health insurance exchanges. They'll give their workers cash to choose from a bigger variety of plans.

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Why The Pig Is The Most Loved And Most Loathed Animal On The Plate

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 10:32

As long as pigs have existed, humans have weighed desire for their meat against disgust for how the animals lived and what they ate. Today we have fresh cause for worry about how pigs are living.

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Teenager 'in 12-year HIV remission'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 10:24
An 18-year-old French woman is in remission from HIV - despite not having taken any drugs against the virus for 12 years.

Military Finds U.S. Paid $14.7 Million For Overdue Warehouses In Afghanistan

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 10:11

In early 2014, the Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency accepted a newly built warehouse facility. There was one snag: the agency was poised to leave the country.

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What Not To Do In The NICU

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 10:04

Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit often get multiple tests and treatments a day. Not all of them help, and some can hurt. Neonatologists have picked the five least likely to do good.

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NI man dies on holiday in Ibiza

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 10:02
A young man from Northern Ireland dies while on holiday in Ibiza.

Gawker's Top Editors Quit Over Deleted Post

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 09:43

The gossip website last week published a story about the personal life of a media executive. Following a backlash, Gawker's managing partnership voted to take the post down.

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Muslim cemetery sparks row in Texas

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 09:42
Residents in a small town in Texas are seeking to block plans to build an Islamic cemetery over fears it is part of a wider Muslim "takeover".

Intelligent Life In Our Galaxy? Stephen Hawking Says 'We Must Know'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 09:22

Hawking's project will explore over 10 times more sky than previous programs.

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What is the context of the royal 'Nazi salute' film?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 09:14
What is the context of the royal 'Nazi salute' film?

Paypal worth $50bn in Nasdaq return

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 09:12
PayPal has been valued at almost $50bn (£34bn) after splitting from eBay and relisting on Nasdaq.

Police 'must reform to survive cuts'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 09:00
Police services in England and Wales need radical reform if they are to survive tough budget cuts, a leading officer says.

VIDEO: Mother's anguish at park death

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 08:42
A five-year-old girl has been killed in an accident in which a log broke within a park play area.

Aide to China's Hu Jintao charged

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 08:31
China charges former President Hu Jintao's top aide Ling Jihua with corruption, state media reports.

Fallon: MPs not ignored over Syria

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 08:29
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon rejects claims that MPs have been kept in the dark about the involvement of British pilots in airstrikes in Syria.