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Why can't we let go of our old tech?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:28
Why can't we let go of our old tech?

Scotch 'worth £5bn to UK economy'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:28
Scotch whisky contributes almost £5bn to the UK economy and supports more than 40,000 jobs, according to industry research.

Snow warning issued for Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:24
Yellow "be aware" warnings are issued by the Met Office for frequent snow showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.

England drives global football deals

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:24
Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total

Costa 'stamps' accidental - Mourinho

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:16
Diego Costa's two 'stamps' in Chelsea's League Cup semi-final win over Liverpool were "accidental" says Jose Mourinho.

VIDEO: Survivors gather to remember Auschwitz

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:06
Some of those who survived Auschwitz have gathered there for a commemoration 70 years after the camp was liberated by Soviet troops.

The twins of Auschwitz

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:04
How a Nazi doctor experimented on identical siblings

The village that just got its first fridge

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:03
The village that has just got its first fridge

Obama Administration Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:56

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

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VIDEO: Inside Libya: Living with fear

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:40
The BBC's Ian Pannell travelled to Libya's capital to discover a country now in the hands of militias.

Koch Brothers Put Price Tag On 2016: $889 Million

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:28

The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican Party spent in the last presidential election cycle.

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Tell us what the economy feels like to you

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:13

It’s doing better by lots of measurements – but people don’t feel it. Which is part of what President Obama was out stumping for through November.

The data says the economy’s doing better – much better. But does it feel better? How’s your economy doing? 

Tell us your story below, and we might include it in the show.

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For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:12

Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ.

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Pakistanis View Obama's India Visit With A Touch Of Irritation

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:57

Obama's trip to India has prompted Pakistanis to leaf back through their visitors' book with an aggrieved eye, and reinforced their view that U.S. policy tends toward cynical pragmatism.

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In Case You Were Wondering, Marshawn Lynch Is Here For One Reason

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:51

At a (mandatory) NFL media appearance for the upcoming Super Bowl, Lynch stuck to one response Tuesday: "I'm just here so I won't get fined."

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Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:37
Shetland's spectacular annual Up Helly Aa fire festival, which celebrates its Viking heritage, is celebrated with the burning of a replica longship.

How Did Obama Play In India? We Ask Four Villagers To Weigh In

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:37

President Obama paid a visit, watched a parade and promised $4 billion in investments and loans. He made headlines, of course — but what did the village people think of it all?

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Mexico insists 43 students are dead

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:33
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.

Could you see your dog in the snow?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:28
Charting snow depth in the US - using six dogs

Operator Of Drone That Crashed At White House Works At Intelligence Agency

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:25

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said one of its employees was operating the quad copter that crashed Monday on the grounds of the executive mansion. The worker was off duty at the time.

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