National / International News

The urban explorers of the ex-USSR

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 17:21
Exploring the industrial infrastructure left over from the USSR is a pastime for some young people in the former Soviet Union.

Another day, another delay for the Affordable Care Act

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-02-10 17:06

Another day, another delay for the Affordable Care Act.

The White House announced today that it's going to give medium size companies -- places that have between 50 and 99 workers -- an extra year before they have to offer health insurance to full-time workers. 

Bigger companies -- with 100 or more people -- also got a break on how quickly they need to provide coverage for their workers.

Basically: Just about everyone gets a little longer to figure this all out.

Alarm as Kabul records polio case

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 16:38
A three-year-old girl is diagnosed with polio in Kabul - the Afghan capital's first case of the disease since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

How to deal with the cyberbullies

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 16:21
How do you deal with cyber bullies?

Parents unaware of smartphone danger

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 16:19
Many parents are out of touch with the dangers faced by their children on tablets and smartphones, according to a poll by BBC Learning.

The Norwegian Athlete Who's One Medal Away From History

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 16:19

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen is a biathlete competing for a record 13th medal — which would make him the most decorated athlete ever at the Winter Games. No one has ever been so good for so long in his sport. "He's 40 years old, and he's motivated like an 18-year-old," says one expert.

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Can UK's transport cope with floods?

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 16:09
Allan Urry investigates how well prepared Britain's transport infrastructure is to weather winter storms.

VIDEO: Inside Asia's illegal Rhino horn trade

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 16:02
Britain is to play host to a gathering in London in a bid to get an international agreement to stop the illegal trade in wildlife.

Stoney overwhelmed by public response

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 15:56
Casey Stoney says she has been "overwhelmed" by the response to speaking publicly about being gay for the first time.

GM Says New CEO Will Earn 60 Percent More Than Male Predecessor

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 15:55

Based on erroneous figures, the automaker was criticized for paying Mary Barra too little. To correct the record, GM took the unusual step of releasing full details of their new CEO's pay package.

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In pictures: White House state dinners

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 15:49
White House state dinners over the years

VIDEO: Should Environment Agency be blamed?

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 15:43
Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman asks Lord Smith, Chair of the Environment Agency if it was time to resign.

Time-Delay Question: When Do Announcers Tape?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 15:33

The Winter Olympics brings up many questions about the sports themselves. But people are also wondering whether TV announcers use the U.S.-Sochi time gap to improve their coverage.

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Slopestyle Skier Devin Logan Keeps It Cool, But She's 'All In'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 15:31

Much of the attention on the Olympic slopestyle events has focused on snowboarders, but the downhill event is also done on skis. Devin Logan enters Tuesday's competition as the world's top-ranked female freestyle skier. And at 20, she'll compete before she can legally celebrate with a beer.

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Swollen River Thames floods homes

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 15:19
Flooded homes along the River Thames are being evacuated and thousands more are at risk, as a political row over the crisis deepens.

Debt Ceiling Standoff? Not This Time

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 15:18

When Congress hits its debt ceiling at the end of the month, don't expect another big confrontation. House Republicans don't have the appetite for it and can't even agree on what points to negotiate.

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U.S. Resets Obamacare Deadline For Some Businesses To 2016

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 15:01

In the second delay for medium-size businesses under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration says firms with 50-99 workers now have until Jan. 1, 2016, to provide health insurance. Larger companies must offer the coverage in 2015.

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Can China dominate aircraft manufacturing?

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 14:31
Can China dominate aircraft manufacturing?

Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Slaying Of Border Patrol Agent

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 14:22

The killing uncovered a botched gun-walking scheme known as "Fast and Furious." Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, a Mexican national, is the first convicted in the shooting death of agent Brian Terry.

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Guatemala ex-soldier sentenced in US

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 14:20
An ex-soldier from Guatemala is sentenced by an United States court to 10 years in jail for having lied about his role in a killing in 1982.

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