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Surprise! Some Job-Based Health Plans Don't Cover Hospitalization

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:51

Better read the fine print of your health insurance policy. An unlucky woman in Minnesota learned her policy was woefully skimpy only after she fell while walking her dogs, and faced a $19,000 bill.

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VIDEO: Pygmy hippo calf takes first swim

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:47
A pygmy hippopotamus calf has taken to the water for the first time with his mother at Melbourne Zoo.

VIDEO: Murray: 5 best shots versus Verdasco

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:43
We look back at Andy Murray's five best shots against Fernando Verdasco as he progresses to the Queen's quarter finals.

Substance leaves pupils in hospital

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:40
Nine pupils are taken to hospital in Newport, south Wales, after reportedly taking an unknown substance.

US church shooting suspect arrested

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:34
Police have arrested the suspect in the shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, that killed nine people, US media report.

Murray defeats Verdasco at Queen's

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:32
Andy Murray is on course for a fourth Queen's Club title after a hard-fought win over Fernando Verdasco in round two.

UK relaxes Kenya travel warning

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:31
The UK government lifts its warning against travelling to part of Kenya's coast, including Mombasa.

NFL boss admits helmets could go

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:29
It is "not around the corner" but the chairman of the NFL's safety commission believes gridiron could ban helmets one day.

Slain Charleston Church Pastor Heard Calling At Early Age

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:29

The Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was also a state senator, was among nine people killed in a shooting Wednesday. In 2001, he said he was called to preach at age 13 and wanted "to make a difference."

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High Court Rules Specialty License Plates Constitute 'Government Speech'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:27

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court sided with the State of Texas, which refused to issue a plate for members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans that featured a Confederate battle flag.

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University cuts jobs, student places

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:14
Ulster University is cutting 210 jobs this year and 1,200 student places over the next three years due to a reduction in its funding.

Climate-risk insurance reform urged

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:03
Policymakers have a "once in a generation" opportunity to reform the insurance sector to help those at risk from climate change impacts, say researchers.

May: 'Don't travel' to Syria or Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:00
Britons travelling to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State militants face a "life of war, famine and hardship", Home Secretary Theresa May warns.

I've let Moldova down, says Cook

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 06:57
British-born Aaron Cook says he has "let Moldova down" after being knocked out of the men's taekwondo at the European Games in Baku.

Four jailed over council bribes

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 06:56
Four men who admitted corruption charges over Edinburgh council building repairs have been jailed.

Police hunt Charleston church gunman

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 06:44
US police are hunting a man they suspect of shooting dead nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Is Iran easing its ban on female sports spectators?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 06:38
Will women finally get to watch a volleyball match in Iran?

In pictures: Royal Ascot Ladies' Day

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 06:25
Royal Ascot Ladies' Day

VIDEO: Who are Battle of Waterloo re-enactors?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 06:25
The BBC's Robert Hall reports from a re-enactment camp as rehearsals take place to "fight" key moments of the Battle of Waterloo.

Missing man is dead, letter claims

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 06:18
Police are sent a letter by someone claiming a man missing for three weeks is dead.