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BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:50
Arsenal agree a deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, Chelsea want Tyrone Mings from Ipswich, plus more.

Men held over beauty queen killing

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:32
Police in Honduras arrest two men over the killing of beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister who vanished on a night out last week.

Designers gave us the Doublemint twins – and much more

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:23

The new book "Dorothy and Otis: Designing the American Dream" explores the life and work of designer Dorothy Shepard and her husband, Otis. Regarded as giants in early 20th century advertising, the pair had a hand in creating the Doublemint twins and uniforms for the Chicago Cubs. 

Their association with P.K. Wrigley, son of chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley Jr., gave the Shepards a platform for their now-iconic work, which included planning and promoting Catalina Island as a resort.

The book's authors, Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel, marveled at how ahead of their time the Shepards were.

"Wrigley owned the Cubs, as he owned the chewing gum, as he owned Catalina Island,” Nadel says. “And I think he trusted Otis so much that it was just sort of, 'Oh, somebody needs to do this … so why not the guy I entrust with everything else?'"

 

The couple that designed the American dream

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:23

"Dorothy and Otis: Designing the American Dream" explores the life and work of designer Dorothy Shepard and her husband, Otis.

The pair had a hand in creating the Doublemint twins and uniforms for the Chicago Cubs, and authors Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel marveled at how ahead of their time the Shepards were.

Their association with P.K. Wrigley, son of chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, gave the Shepards a platform for their now-iconic work.

"Wrigley owned the Cubs, as he owned the chewing gum, as he owned Catalina Island,” Nadel says. “And I think he trusted Otis so much that it was just sort of, 'Oh, somebody needs to do this … so why not the guy I entrust with everything else?'"

 

Delinquent Mine Fines: 'Clearly Troubling ... More Can Be Done'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:21

"We have tools in place to crack down on these scofflaws, but what's missing is a stronger commitment," says John Kline, a key House Republican.

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Is Beaujolais Nouveau making a comeback?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:17
In the 1980s Beaujolais Nouveau Day was a national event in the UK. Is it making a comeback?

Motown's Jimmy Ruffin Dies; Sang 'What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:14

Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who was born in Mississippi but lent his soulful voice to hits for Detroit's Motown Records, died Monday at age 78, according to reports.

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Why do people die shovelling snow?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:09
Why not shovelling the snow from your driveway might just save your life.

Drastic cut in police station hours

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:03
There will be only two police stations with 24-hour enquiry desks across Northern Ireland as a result of PSNI cuts.

VIDEO: UK denies 'pick-up artist' Blanc visa

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 14:01
Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been barred from entering the UK by the Home Office.

City at war - where a police officer is killed every day

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 13:53
The city where a police officer is killed every day

VIDEO: Aldershot 1-0 Portsmouth

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 13:14
Conference Premier side Aldershot knock the 2008 FA Cup winners Portsmouth out of the competition with a 1-0 win in their First Round replay at the Recreation Ground.

FBI threats to MLK prompt snooping warnings

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 13:13
FBI letter to Martin Luther King prompts snooping warnings

Dujardin is Sportswoman of the Year

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 13:11
Olympic, European and world dressage champion Charlotte Dujardin is named Sportswoman of the Year.

Church school fails on Islamic group

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 13:08
A Church of England school in east London is expected to be put into special measures, following concerns about a sixth-form Islamic Society.

Oh, The Places You'll Go: Toilet Signs Try To Help (And Often Fail)

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 12:57

Do I squat or sit? What can I flush? Is there even a way to flush? Signs from around the world aim to answer your vital toilet questions. Sometimes they're helpful. Sometimes they're just ... weird..

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Senate 'Torture Report' Findings Expected This Year

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 12:56

An executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's two-year-old report will be made public before Democrats relinquish control of the Senate in January.

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Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 12:52

The troopers who police rural Alaska can't do their jobs without a good bush pilot to fly them into remote areas. In Bristol Bay, that pilot is John Bouker.

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VIDEO: Molesley scrambles in Aldershot winner

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 12:45
Midfielder Mark Molesley forces the ball over the line following a goalmouth scramble to give Aldershot a 1-0 lead over Portsmouth in their FA Cup 1st round replay.

For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 12:27

Noelle Johnson has about $20,000 in student loans and is still working on her degree. Without the higher earnings a B.A. can bring, even a modest student debt load can pose a big challenge.

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