National / International News

VIDEO: Can horses help autistic children?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 13:18
Rupert Isaacson believes he has found a method to ease the dysfunctional symptoms associated with autism.

Q&A: Surrogate babies

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:52
The legal minefields surrounding international surrogate babies

DC to vote on cannabis legalisation

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:49
Voters in Washington DC will join those in Oregon and Alaska to decide whether to legalise cannabis on Election Day, city officials confirm.

Do You Want To Be Happy? Don't Set Your Expectations Too High

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:47

Pretty much everyone thinks that rewards bring happiness, but it's not the size of the payoff that matters, researchers say. Rather it's whether the reward exceeds your immediate expectations.

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Is Your Watch Or Thermostat A Spy? Cybersecurity Firms Are On It

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:44

The Internet can reside in almost anything inside your home, which heightens opportunities for hacking your personal privacy. Cybersecurity firms face the tall task of keeping you protected.

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Carroll, Iowa: Where The Childhood Paper Route Is Alive And Well

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:44

Most newspapers today are delivered by adults in cars, not kids on bikes. But in Carroll, young people who want to make some money on a paper route are growing up in the right place.

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Celtic 0-2 Legia Warsaw (agg 1-6)

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:38
Celtic's ambitions of a third successive Champions League campaign end after 6-1 aggregate loss to Legia Warsaw.

Donald Trump Sues To Remove His Name From Atlantic City Casinos

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:34

The real estate mogul was a pioneer of the New Jersey shore town's gambling industry. Its decline is hurting his name by association, Trump claims in a court filing.

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Minister scuppered talks - fire union

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:27
The Fire Brigades Union accuses the government of "walking away" from talks ahead of strikes over eight consecutive days.

Putin orders retaliatory sanctions

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:27
Russian President Vladimir Putin bans or limits agricultural imports from countries imposing sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.

Truth In Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule For Gluten Free

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:22

The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it's about time.

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As Ebola Spreads in Nigeria, Debate About Experimental Drugs Grows

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:21

The death toll in the Ebola outbreak has climbed above 900. In response, the World Health Organization will look into whether it's ethical to use experimental medicines in the outbreak.

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Microsoft alerts police to child porn

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:07
A man is arrested in Pennsylvania after Microsoft discovered suspected child abuse images in his OneDrive and email accounts and alerted officials.

VIDEO: Ebola drug 'poses ethics questions'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:06
Tarik Jasarevic from the World Health Organisation told the BBC that an experimental drug has been used.

Construction Industry Missing Key Tool: Skilled Workers

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:02

Construction is booming once again in the Gulf Coast, Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. But there are about 20 percent fewer skilled workers in construction than there were in 2008.

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GP charged with sexual offences

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:01
A doctor from Norfolk is arrested and charged with historical serious sexual offences against girls.

Ukraine Faces Buildup Outside The Border And Fatigue Within

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

Anton Troianovski of The Wall Street Journal just left Ukraine and is now in Moscow. He speaks to Audie Cornish about continued clashes in Ukraine and reports that Russia is amassing troops along the border.

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George W. Bush Steals Show In Africa Summit's Finale

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

President Obama, leaders from Africa and even former President Bush all took part in a busy final day for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's conclusion.

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Ebola Casts A Shadow Over Obama's Africa Press Conference

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

President Obama delivered remarks to conclude a summit that invited leaders from Africa to meet with U.S. businesses. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's last day.

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Uncertainty Stalls Recruiting Efforts For Deportation Relief

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

Two years ago, the Obama administration began granting relief from deportations with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Yet half of the unauthorized immigrants who are eligible still haven't applied.

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