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Ukraine leader returns after illness

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 00:49
Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych is to return to work after four days of illness, as an EU-US aid plan is discussed.

Growing up with Down's syndrome, a coming-of-age story

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 00:46
Documentary reveals challenges for actors with Down's Syndrome

'After Midnight,' And The Cotton Club Is Swinging Again

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-03 00:30

The legendary Harlem nightclub and the artists and music it's synonymous with are being celebrated in a new Broadway revue. Jeff Lunden talks to cast members and the creators about the pleasures and perils of paying homage to a place with a problematic history.

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What's Good For Baby Camels Could Be Good For Human Skin

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-03 00:29

A Jordanian woman brought her camel's milk skin-care line — and a biotech startup — to Missouri. Her company is studying how the long-acting antibodies in camel's milk can help clear up acne.

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Most Teens Aren't Active Enough, And It's Not Always Their Fault

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-03 00:28

Only one quarter of young teens are getting enough exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Organized sports often aren't enough to meet that hour a day goal. But parents can help by building more activity into family life.

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VIDEO: Thousands watch tower demolition

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 00:27
Around 30,000 gathered in Frankfurt to witness the controlled demolition of Frankfurt's university tower, one of the biggest demolitions ever carried out in Europe

Young Athletes Risk Back Injury By Playing Too Much

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-03 00:27

Sports medicine doctors say they've seen a rise in overuse injuries among kids who train long and hard.

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The Games Are A Great Party, But Not A Great Investment

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-03 00:26

Despite the enormous cost of hosting the Olympics, many former venues are languishing away unused.

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Manhunt after sex worker's killing

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 00:21
Detectives hunt for man suspected of murdering a sex worker in west London and attacking another.

Government operates as 'matchmaker' for U.S. business in Mexico

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-02-03 00:16

Today Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker will lead her first trade mission abroad. Over the next few days, she'll visit Mexico along with business leaders from 17 American companies.

For business leaders visiting Mexico or other countries, it's a huge advantage to have the U.S. government make introductions to local companies.

"In a lot of countries around the world, it's important for them to think that you are somehow linked to government. And so that enhances your credibility," says Jock O'Connell, an international trade advisor at Beacon Economics.

Richard Brent has taken one of these trips before.

"The best way I can describe it is a little bit slower than speed dating," says Brent, who is CEO of Louroe Electronics, which manufactures audio monitoring equipment. "The Department of Commerce and our commercial offices in posts around the world do a marvelous job of match-making," he says.

Matches made on the last trip helped boost Louroe Electronics' sales in Mexico by 1,200 percent.

This time, Brent is paying the commerce department $8,000 to tag along on the trade mission. Add in his expenses, and he's looking at $12,000. Brent says, "We consider this an investment, rather than a cost."

But even if all 17 companies see huge bumps in sales as a result of the trip, that new trade won't exactly tip the economic scales.

"While it might be beneficial for the individual companies on this trade mission, the ability of this trade mission to move the numbers -- in terms of US-Mexican trade – is pretty minor," says Jock O'Connell.

Mexico exports more goods to the U.S. than we export to Mexico, to the tune of $60 billion in 2012. That leaves plenty of room for U.S. trade to Mexico to grow.

Bugs money: Software sleuths cash in

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 00:09
How to make money from killing software bugs

AUDIO: Philip Seymour Hoffman 'compelling'

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 00:08
The actor Ken Stott pays tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died aged 46.

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 23:55
Fellow actors and fans mourn the sudden death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, who has died after an apparent drug overdose.

Beijing champion Purchase retires

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 23:50
British Olympic gold medallist Zac Purchase, who also won silver in London, announces his retirement from professional rowing.

Lloyds: 'Normal' again

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 23:42
How Lloyds Bank is "normal" again

In pictures: Mount Sinabung eruption

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 23:32
Relief effort after volcano erupts in N Sumatra

VIDEO: Illegally tattooed at the age of 13

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 23:32
More young people than ever are trying to break the law to get a tattoo, which is illegal for anyone under 18 years old.

VIDEO: Bus hit by tidal wave on Welsh coast

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 23:26
Ten people were rescued after a bus was hit by a large wave in Newgale during high winds and high tides along the Welsh coast.

Death Toll Rises From Latest Indonesian Volcano Eruption

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 23:09

The death toll from an Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months rose to 16 on Sunday. Rescuers found another charred corpse and a critically injured college student died in a hospital, officials said.

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Ex-Chicago Mayor Daley To Be Hospitalized For Several Days

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 22:58

Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley likely will remain hospitalized in an intensive care unit for several days, a spokeswoman for the city's longest serving mayor said Sunday. Doctors are conducting tests to determine why he was feeling ill and disoriented during a conference in Arizona.

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