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Boko Haram area 'to get $2bn in aid'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 12:28
The World Bank pledges $2.1bn (£1.4bn; €1.9bn) to help rebuild north-eastern parts of Nigeria, wracked by years of Boko Haram militancy, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says.

Sinn Féin meets PM on welfare crisis

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 12:27
Sinn Féin holds "very forthright" talks with Prime Minister David Cameron over welfare reform - the issue that has been threatening Stormont's future for months.

Court Throws Out Some Convictions Of Former Ill. Gov. Blagojevich

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 12:24

The disgraced Democrat is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing the authority of his office for personal financial gain. He will stay in prison pending further court proceedings.

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Women's Brains Appear More Vulnerable To Alzheimer's Than Men's

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 12:21

Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference say there's growing evidence that women are more likely than men of the same age to develop Alzheimer's disease.

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U.S.-Cuba Ties Are Restored, But Most American Tourists Will Have To Wait

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 12:21

Now that Cuba and the United States have restored full diplomatic ties, what will it take to lift sanctions impeding business and travel?

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Trying To Get The World Unhooked From Hookworm

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 12:19

The worm infects 740 million people and causes anemia and loss of protein. A vaccine is in the works. And some brave souls are testing it out by ... getting infected with hookworm.

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Female Genital Mutilation Is A U.S. Problem, Too

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 12:06

A new report says an estimated half a million American girls are at risk. The U.S. and other developed countries can learn from efforts in Africa to eliminate the practice.

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Actor Theodore Bikel Dies At Age 91

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 11:50

Some of Bikel's most notable work took place on stage — from A Streetcar Named Desire to Fiddler on the Roof.

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Two Gene Studies Suggest First Migrants To Americas A Complex Mix

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 11:45

Scientists assume a wave of people from what's now Siberia crossed into North America via Alaska, maybe 23,000 years ago. Genetics support that, but may also suggest another wave from Australasia.

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Luis set to leave Chelsea - Mourinho

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 11:43
Left-back Filipe Luis is close to leaving Chelsea only a year after moving to Stamford Bridge, says boss Jose Mourinho.

England wasn't on my mind - Bairstow

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 11:17
Batsman Jonny Bairstow says he "wasn't even thinking about" a return to the England team after his recall for the third Ashes Test.

The Best Insults Of Donald Trump's Latest Campaign Speech

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 11:03

Trump's kickoff speech in South Carolina was chock full of vitriol, with the added bonus of giving out the phone number of a sitting U.S. senator.

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Trump: Master of the demolition derby

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 11:01
How is Trump leading the Republican field?

Documents Show Red Cross May Not Know How It Spent Millions In Haiti

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 10:54

Reports obtained by NPR and ProPublica show the Red Cross did not monitor many of the earthquake relief projects it funded. So the agency may not have answers to this week's questions from Congress.

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Family Describes Chattanooga Shooter As Being On A Downward Spiral

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 10:45

Based on conversations with the family, a representative offered a narrative of a young man struggling with mental illness and substance abuse who reached a breaking point days before the shootings.

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Full Texas jail death probe urged

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 10:29
The death of Sandra Bland, a woman who apparently killed herself in a Texas jail cell after a traffic stop, is being investigated as a homicide.

Suruc massacre highlights Turkey's Islamic State dilemma

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 10:15
The attack on left-wing activists in Suruc could be a sign that the conflict with Islamic State is spilling over the border into Turkey, writes the BBC's Selin Girit.

With Pap Tests Less Common, Women May Miss Out On STD Tests

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 10:14

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Now that Pap tests for cervical cancer are needed less often, young women may not be getting the recommended annual test for chlamydia.

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Spanish journalists 'kidnapped' in Syria

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 09:57
Three Spanish journalists missing in Syria are thought to have been kidnapped, Spanish media say.

The Ghost In The Car May Be A Hacker

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 09:49

As cars become increasingly computerized and connected, researchers are finding vulnerabilities that may allow autos to be controlled remotely. U.S. lawmakers want standards to make cars more secure.

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