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Feds Add Coal-Dust Coverup Allegation To Mine CEO's Indictment

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 19:14

Six weeks before trial, the government accused Don Blankenship of hiding the true levels of breathable coal dust in a West Virginia mine that later exploded. He already faced conspiracy charges.

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Feds Add Coal-Dust Coverup Allegation To Mine CEO's Indictment

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 19:14

Six weeks before trial, the government accused Don Blankenship of hiding the true levels of breathable coal dust in a West Virginia mine that later exploded . He already faced conspiracy charges.

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Ferguson city manager resigns

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 19:02
The chief executive of the US city Ferguson, in Missouri, resigns after a federal report released last week alleged widespread racial bias.

Who wants what in Libya?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 18:16
Four years after the fall of Colonel Gadaffi, Libya has two governments, two parliaments and two armies. And now Islamic State as well. What do they all want?

Churchill Magna Carta plan revealed

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 18:14
Papers revealing Winston Churchill's plans to give the US one of four copies of Magna Carta in return for support in World War Two are part of an exhibition bringing them together for the first time.

US state considers firing squads

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 18:04
Lawmakers in the US state Utah pass a bill proposing the use of firing squads to carry out the death penalty if lethal injections drugs are not available.

Armour-piercing bullets remain legal

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:59
Bullets able to pierce police officers' protective vests will remain legal in the US after a proposed ban met with fierce opposition.

Colombia suspends bombing of Farc

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:46
Colombia's President Santos suspends bombing raids against Farc rebels for a month to support continuing peace talks between the two sides.

Why the surge in Muslim prisoners?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:42
The rise in Muslim prisoners in England and Wales has been far greater than the Muslim population increase. The BBC's Danny Shaw looks at possible explanations.

Publisher's Mum campaign fails - or does it?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:31
Publisher's Mother's Day campaign fails - or does it?

In pictures: Syngenta Photography Award

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:28
Award-winning photos on the theme of scarcity and waste

A life-changing mistake

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:23
The couples who were given the wrong babies

'I'm 39 and have Alzheimer's disease'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:21
Former soldier's struggle with early onset Alzheimer's

Attitudes to apprentices 'out-dated'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:11
The skills minister says apprenticeships can take participants "as far as they want to go", despite the "out-dated" attitudes of many parents and teachers.

A woman on a mission to save Italy's pigs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:04
A woman on a mission to save every pig in Italy

Ferguson, Mo., City Manager Out Amid Shakeup

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:04

John Shaw's departure follows a Justice Department report that accused the city's police department and court system of racial bias. The report followed the death of Michael Brown, 18, in 2014.

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Ferguson, Mo., City Manager Out Amid Shakeup

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:04

John Shaw's departure follows a Justice Department report that accused the city's police department and court system of racial bias. The report followed the death of Michael Brown, 18, in 2014.

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Government 'fails children in care'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:03
Children in care 'get a raw deal' and the government is not doing enough to help them, MPs have said in a report.

On board the world's biggest ship

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:02
How do you unpack the world's largest ship?

Older workers 'boost jobs for young'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:45
When people in their 50s stay on in the workforce, it creates more, not fewer, jobs for younger people - according to a government-backed report.

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