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Quiz: The art of the academic turnaround

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:18

Low-performing schools reported how they are trying to improve in an Education Department survey of administrators whose schools are eligible for School Improvement Grants funds.

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Millwall v Bolton Wanderers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:12
Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Championship game between Millwall and Bolton Wanderers.

Harry charity trip caught on camera

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:11
Prince Harry is shown at work and play in a series of photographs released to mark a recent charity visit to Africa.

Council cuts: Who will lose out most?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:07
How is your local authority affected?

Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:03
Find the country that matches your drinking habits

Judge quashes GAA stadium approval

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:03
A High Court judge quashes a ministerial decision to grant planning approval for the redevelopment of Casement Park stadium in west Belfast.

FIFA Begins Meeting After American Lawyer's Angry Resignation

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:55

Soccer's governing body will, among other things, discuss preparations for the 2018 World Cup. But it's the resignation of Michael Garcia over his corruption report that is likely to draw attention.

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30 calls after TV appeal over rape

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:46
About 30 people respond to an appeal on Crimewatch for information after a teenage girl was raped twice by a gang of youths in a Cardiff park.

US probes $2m Uganda 'currency scam'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:42
US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for leading a large international counterfeiting ring, the BBC has learned.

Is Your State Ready For The Next Infectious Outbreak? Probably Not

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:30

Public health has a way of slipping off the radar when people aren't scared about Ebola or anthrax. But that doesn't mean the threats go away. And most states aren't prepared for the next one.

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Boston bombing suspect in court

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:29
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in a US court for the first time since July 2013, ahead of his trial in January.

U2 video shoot causes complaints

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:28
Some residents of Olympia Drive in the Village area of south Belfast have complained about disruption caused by a production company making a U2 video.

Aer Lingus shares jump on bid report

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:27
Shares in the airline Aer Lingus jump after a report in the Financial Times says that British Airways-owner IAG is considering a takeover offer.

2014 Saw Fewest Executions In 20 Years, Report Finds

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:25

The Death Penalty Information Center, which opposes capital punishment, says executions dropped in part because some states had issues with their lethal injections.

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Bats 'showing signs of recovery'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:24
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.

Putin: Sanctions, Falling Oil Prices Causing Ruble's Tumble

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:17

In a year-end news conference, the Russian President said the worst-case scenario for his country's economy would involve two more years of unease.

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Is this Pakistan's watershed Taliban moment?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:09
Has the real war on terror finally started in Pakistan?

VIDEO: Armies united for WW1 truce re-match

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:08
The British and German army football teams have played a match to commemorate 100 years since the World War One Christmas truce.

Dozens of Egyptian Islamists jailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:05
Dozens of Egyptian Islamists accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi are jailed for up to 15 years.

Worries About Unusual Botulinum Toxin Prove Unfounded

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:47

A previously unknown form of botulinum toxin was thought to be resistant to standard treatment raised public health concerns. Subsequent research has allayed those fears.

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