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Bidding Starts Early For Site Of Obama's Future Library

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 03:05

The Barack H. Obama Foundation launched this week, with the goal of raising millions of dollars to fund the 44th president's library and museum. The politics of picking a city for the venture, however, makes fundraising look easy.

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M6 closed after body recovered

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 02:56
The M6 motorway in the West Midlands is closed after a body is found on the southbound carriageway.

Man dies after street stabbing

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 02:54
A man aged in his 20s dies after being stabbed on a street in west London.

Trapped bobsledder smashes door

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 02:21
American bobsledder Johnny Quinn smashes through a jammed bathroom door inside the Sochi 2014 athletes' village.

Attacks leave teenagers in hospital

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 02:05
A disturbance in Glasgow that left two teenagers in hospital is being treated as attempted murder by police.

ICC votes for 'Big Three' powers

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 01:59
The International Cricket Council approves plans to give more control to the 'Big Three' of England, India and Australia.

Kotsenburg wins first gold of Sochi 2014

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 01:58
US snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg wins the Games' first gold with Britain's Jamie Nicholls and Billy Morgan missing out medals.

VIDEO: Bringing virtual reality to air travel

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 01:34
Turbulence, limited leg room and upset children are just some of the stresses of air travel being tackled by scientists from the University of Nottingham using virtual reality.

Ministers in joint trade mission

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 01:12
Ministers from Stormont, Dublin and Westminster go on their first-ever joint trade mission, to Singapore, next week.

Spike in Afghan civilian casualties

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 01:11
The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan rose 14% in 2013, with women and children particularly badly affected, the UN says.

Bullied soldier 'attempted suicide'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 01:11
A former soldier tells the BBC he tried to commit suicide several times after the Army ignored his claims of bullying.

VIDEO: Stag imitation contest held in Germany

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 21:21
The 16th annual stag competition has taken place in Dortmund, Germany.

'Stormageddon' and Sochi spectacle - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 21:07
The flooding crisis - with warnings of worse to come - appears on virtually every front page on Saturday. The Winter Olympics opening ceremony also features.

Woody Allen denies abusing daughter

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 19:33
The filmmaker again denies abusing adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, saying in the New York Times she has been "used as a pawn for revenge".

VIDEO: Stars gather for Hoffman funeral

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 19:28
Friends and family of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman have paid their respects at a funeral in New York City.

Stabbed man found in car crash dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 19:03
A man found stabbed in a car which was involved in a crash with a bus near a south London tube station dies.

Argentine head-on bus crash kills 17

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 17:50
At least 17 people are killed near the Argentine city of Mendoza when a lorry driving on the wrong side of the motorway hits a bus.

Why moving to all-cash can cost you

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-02-07 17:35

First there was Target, then Neiman Marcus, then White Lodging, which maintains some major hotel franchises. Consumer data breaches at these companies left millions of us vulnerable to identity theft.

With our cards at risk, is the safe bet to switch to cash?

Some say yes, Rob Wile says no. He's an energy and economics reporter for Business Insider, and he recently wrote a piece that highlighted 13 reasons "Why Cash Is Bad."

#2 Cash is inconvenient

On average, the Tufts researchers found, Americans waste 28 minutes a month traveling to an ATM, or 5.6 hours a year. Much of that time would likely have been spent on leisure. But at the mean wage, that means $31 billion lost annually. "...It is indicative of just how much time in the aggregate is spent managing currency," the Tufts professors write.

VIDEO: Does Russia have #SochiProblems?

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 17:27
Russians say stop moaning and enjoy the games

In pictures: Bokassa's ruined palace in CAR

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 17:27
Pictures of a crumbling palace now home to an abandoned army

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