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Statuettes and medals

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:20

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Friday, May 16:

In Washington, the Commerce Department reports on construction of new homes for April.

Viewers tune in to "The View" for Barbara Walters' final regular appearance.

Skip the gas pump. Fuel up on Wheaties instead. It's Bike to Work Day.

Gymnast Olga Korbut celebrates her 59th birthday. She wowed crowds with her gold medal winning moves in Munich at the 1972 Olympics.

And the first Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929. "Wings" took top honors for best picture, the only silent film to do so.

New York dedicates 9/11 museum

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:19
President Barack Obama joins September 11 survivors and rescuers at the dedication of a memorial museum on the site of the attacks.

The truth about the next election

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:16
James Landale reveals the truth about the next general election

After Cory Booker, Newark Takes A New Turn

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:13

Ras Baraka was elected mayor of New Jersey's largest city after criticizing the charter schools and corporate interests that thrived when Booker, the high-profile mayor-turned-senator, had the job.

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Man Utd face £30m drop in income

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:04
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward reveals the failure to qualify for Europe will cost over £30m.

Detained Egyptian reporter in video

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:02
A video is posted online of an al-Jazeera Arabic reporter who is on the 107th day of a hunger strike against his detention in Egypt.

VA's Shinseki 'Mad As Hell' Over Alleged Delays At Facility

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:55

At issue are accusations of delayed treatment and preventable deaths at the VA hospital in Phoenix. Eric Shinseki, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is testifying before a Senate panel.

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Putin: Ukraine must pay cash for gas

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:53
Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will demand payment in advance for gas supplies to Ukraine starting from 1 June.

Priest dismissed over abuse claims

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:45
A catholic priest from Fife at the centre of child abuse allegations is dismissed from his duties.

Seven men allege Cyril Smith abuse

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:40
Seven men allege they were abused by former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith at a residential school in Greater Manchester, say police.

Morrissey in talks for Archers role

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:39
Singer Morrissey has revealed he has been asked to appear on cult BBC Radio 4 soap The Archers.

'She's A Hero!' Boy Says Of Cat Who Fought Off Attacking Dog

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:34

A family's story of how their cat ran off a dog that had attacked their young son is making waves far beyond Bakersfield, Calif., as the incident was captured in a dramatic video.

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Statins side effects claims probed

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:32
Two articles claiming cholesterol-reducing statins may be unsafe are being investigated by the British Medical Journal and could be retracted.

San Diego County Wildfires Prompt Evacuations, State Of Emergency

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:28

More than a half-dozen wildfires are burning in the Southern California county. Thousands of residents have been evacuated. Renee Montagne speaks with reporter Erik Anderson of member station KPBS.

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GM recalls 2.7 million more cars

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:24
General Motors announces the recall of a further 2.7 million cars, most of which have brake light defects.

VIDEO: Plaid 'perfectly relaxed' on EU referendum

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:20
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood is "perfectly relaxed" about a referendum on Welsh membership of the European Union.

Meat supplier fined for label breach

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:18
A meat wholesaler is fined £15,000 for having meat in its freezers which had passed its "use by" date, in some cases by several years.

VIDEO: 'Plug and play': Solar charging a PC

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:12
A solar power system has been developed that allows computers to work while they are being charged.

Harris 'a dirty old man', jury told

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:10
Rolf Harris's youngest alleged victim tells a court the veteran entertainer is a "dirty old man" who assaulted her "out of nowhere".

AUDIO: Are schools ready for free meals?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 05:58
Are English schools ready to serve free meals in September?
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