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New system for serious NHS failures

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 08:49
Health bodies could be put in special measures under new plans to tackle serious failings that occur in the Welsh NHS.

Coulson 'knew about hacking project'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 08:48
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson knew about a "project" to hack phones, the paper's former royal editor tells the Old Bailey.

Top Stories: Search For Missing Jet Narrows; Westboro Baptist Founder Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-20 08:43

Also: U.S. aims more sanctions at Russian officials; Army general gets no jail time in sexual misconduct case.

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Boyd to serve three-match ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 08:41
Hull City winger George Boyd will miss three games after an FA charge against him for spitting at Joe Hart is proven.

New Tom Stoppard play for National

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 08:39
A new Tom Stoppard play will be the final show directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner at the National Theatre before he steps down in 2015.

VIDEO: Tony Benn's son in Commons tribute

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 08:21
Tributes have been paid in parliament to the former Labour Cabinet Minister Tony Benn following his death aged 88.

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-20 08:20

He led a tiny congregation in Topeka, Kan., that drew national attention for its protests at funerals of soldiers and celebrities. Phelps wanted to spread his views about homosexuality and abortion.

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'Half' Syria's chemical arms removed

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 08:06
Almost half of Syria's declared stockpile of chemical weapons has now been removed, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says.

SA opposition lays Zuma charges

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 08:05
South Africa's main opposition party lays corruption charges against the president over the use of state money to improve his private rural residence.

Privacy call for Prince George nanny

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 08:00
Kensington Palace asks for the private life of Prince George's nanny to be respected, as it reveals her identity for the first time.

Man denies 'willing' sex with MP

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 07:58
A man who alleges the former deputy speaker Nigel Evans raped him tells a court that he did not consent to sex with the MP.

Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk For All Women Everywhere

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-20 07:57

Evidence has long suggested that exercise may help prevent breast cancer. After looking at cancer risk in 4 million women, French researchers concluded any type of exercise is beneficial.

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Gender Disparities In Tech Flare Up Again: A Reading Guide

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-20 07:55

A female developer at GitHub resigns, saying the company has a clubby, intimidating culture, and debate brews over whether geeks can lead unwelcoming environments. Get caught up with these reads.

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AUDIO: James Corden backs BBC Three plans

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 07:54
James Corden backs "new and exciting" plans to make BBC Three an online only channel.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 07:45
Martinez rubbishes United Seamus Coleman talks, a new deal for Eden Hazard, Szczesny wants life-long stay, plus more.

Wilders accused of discrimination

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 07:35
A group representing Moroccans in the Netherlands says it will file discrimination charges against Geert Wilders after he calls for "fewer" Moroccans there.

Oprah and Starbucks are teaming up to make tea.

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-03-20 07:35

Starbucks and Oprah are teaming up to make tea.

This would appear to be the corporate version of those comic books where The Penguin teams up with The Joker, Two-Face and The Riddler, and it just doesn't seem fair to the people of Gotham (until Batman shows up, of course... but until that moment, NOT COOL). We've got evil hench-penguins, very flexible, knife wielding circus ladies, and very difficult trivia questions. Before you know it, the entire subway has shut down and no one can get to work.

For a caffeine addicted female like myself, not only am I certainly in the "target audience," I probably won't be able to *not* buy this tea. Together, Oprah and Starbucks will probably activate a long-dormant chip in my brain, and, (again) before you know it, I'll be building fortresses out of boxes of this tea. And talking enthusiastically about it to all of my friends. And "liking" it on Facebook unironically.

"Teavana Oprah Chai" was personally developed by Oprah. It is said to feature strong notes of cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom with a hint of clove.

This already makes me want to start crying and talking about my feelings at what was supposed to be a book club meeting, until everyone had one too many of the signature Love In the Time of Cholera cocktails I made in an attempt to one-up last month's annoyingly perfect "Middlesex homemade sushi" event, and the conversation devolved into how difficult it is to find love when nobody has cholera, and how maybe it would be easier if everyone had cholera, because that might really put things into perspective and how long should you wait to reply to a kind of meh text some guy sent after a date without seeming like the kind of girl who only demands meh texts, but also not seeming unavailable or, worse, like you're playing games, which, of course, you are, but everyone plays games and so you, genuine game-hater that you are, really have no choice.

Does anyone else feel like tea?

Tragically, no Teavana for us until April 29th.

 

The Making of Teavana Oprah Chai

 

Death punch jail term to be reviewed

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 07:34
A man jailed for killing his victim with a single punch will see his sentence reviewed for being unduly lenient.

U.S. To Impose Sanctions On More Russian Officials

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-20 07:27

By choosing to intervene in Ukraine and annex Crimea, Russia has isolated itself and violated international law, President Obama says. The U.S. is seeking to penalize 20 additional people and a bank.

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Oprah and Starbucks are teaming up to make tea.

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-03-20 07:25
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:35 Oprah.com

Oprah and Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz announcing their partnership.

Starbucks and Oprah are teaming up to make tea.

This would appear to be the corporate version of those comic books where The Penguin teams up with The Joker, Two-Face and The Riddler, and it just doesn't seem fair to the people of Gotham (until Batman shows up, of course... but until that moment, NOT COOL). We've got evil hench-penguins, very flexible, knife wielding circus ladies, and very difficult trivia questions. Before you know it, the entire subway has shut down and no one can get to work.

For a caffeine addicted female like myself, not only am I certainly in the "target audience," I probably won't be able to *not* buy this tea. Together, Oprah and Starbucks will probably activate a long-dormant chip in my brain, and, (again) before you know it, I'll be building fortresses out of boxes of this tea. And talking enthusiastically about it to all of my friends. And "liking" it on Facebook unironically.

"Teavana Oprah Chai" was personally developed by Oprah. It is said to feature strong notes of cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom with a hint of clove.

This already makes me want to start crying and talking about my feelings at what was supposed to be a book club meeting, until everyone had one too many of the signature Love In the Time of Cholera cocktails I made in an attempt to one-up last month's annoyingly perfect "Middlesex homemade sushi" event, and the conversation devolved into how difficult it is to find love when nobody has cholera, and how maybe it would be easier if everyone had cholera, because that might really put things into perspective and how long should you wait to reply to a kind of meh text some guy sent after a date without seeming like the kind of girl who only demands meh texts, but also not seeming unavailable or, worse, like you're playing games, which, of course, you are, but everyone plays games and so you, genuine game-hater that you are, really have no choice.

Does anyone else feel like tea?

Tragically, no Teavana for us until April 29th.

 

The Making of Teavana Oprah Chai

 

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 20, 2014by Stacey Vanek SmithStory Type: BlogSyndication: PMPApp Respond: No

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