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Van Gaal appointed Man Utd boss

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:05
Louis van Gaal is named as Manchester United manager on a three-year contract, with Ryan Giggs as his assistant.

New Sitcom 'Unapologetically Embraces' Asian-American Family Life

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:05

Fresh Off the Boat will be one of the first network sitcoms in decades to feature an Asian-American cast. Critic Jeff Yang, whose son plays the lead, talks with host Michel Martin.

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Flooding In Balkans Kills Dozens, Threatens Power Supply

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:05

Months' worth of rain has fallen in Bosnia, Serbia and parts of Croatia in recent days. A Bosnian official compared the scope of the damage to the Yugoslav war of the 1990s.

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TV Networks Double Down On Diversity This Fall

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:04

Many new shows this fall feature diverse casts or a person of color in a leading role. But will people actually tune in? NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans weighs in.

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Less Sleep For Little Kids Linked To More Belly Fat Later On

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:04

Need another reason to get the kids to bed on time? The more sleep young children miss out on during early childhood, the more likely they are to be obese at age 7.

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In Europe And America, New Internet Rules Up For Debate

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:03

Rey Junco of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society breaks down recent developments on net neutrality and the control of information online.

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'New York Times' Upheaval: Is This A Barack Vs. Hillary Moment?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:03

The New York Times has fired Jill Abramson, making Dean Baquet the paper's first African-American executive editor. The move has sparked a debate about newsroom diversity and 'editing while female.'

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3 Million Young People Missing From Housing Market? It's Everyone's Problem

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:02

Fewer young adults are buying homes today compared with a decade ago. The National Housing Conference's Lisa Sturtevant and NPR's Marilyn Geewax explain worries that it could harm the housing market.

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Iraq's Maliki 'set for poll win'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 07:45
Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's bloc won the most seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, but fell short of a majority, preliminary results suggest.

Tennis stars attend Baltacha funeral

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 07:43
Tennis stars, including Tim Henman, attend the funeral of Elena Baltacha, the former British number one, who died of liver cancer aged 30.

US charges Chinese with hacking

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 07:42
The US charges five Chinese army officers with hacking into private-sector companies to gain trade secrets, in the first espionage case of its kind.

Supreme Court Will Hear TSA Whistleblower Case

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 07:29

The case pits the Department of Homeland Security against a former air marshal who told reporters about policies he didn't agree with, including a plan to not put agents on long flights.

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VIDEO: Wilkinson wins World Cup for England

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 07:25
World Cup-winning former England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson will retire from rugby at the end of the season.

Tap dance your way into the White House, kids

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-05-19 07:25

From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Tuesday, May 20:

On this day in 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants with metal rivets; you may know them as blue jeans.

And in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.

In Washington, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will hold a roundtable on economic security for working women.

And First Lady Michelle Obama and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities will host the first-ever White House Talent Show.

Uganda nurse jailed over HIV risk

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 07:23
A Ugandan court sentences a nurse to three years in prison for negligence over the potential infection of a two-year-old boy with HIV.

S Sudan president warns of 'famine'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 07:00
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir tells the BBC his country faces "one of worst famines ever" unless the current conflict is ended.

PODCAST: AT&T bids $48.5 billion for DirecTV

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-05-19 06:57

AT&T is buying satellite TV company DirecTV in a $48.5 billion deal. Like so many other media mergers, the news has executives and Wall Street analysts tossing around corporate buzzwords. There’s the old favorite “synergy,” of course. But “bundle” is the key word for this proposed combination.

And we're reporting from London this week, and what London market report would be complete without a visit to Smithfield Market? Where even at 1:30 in the morning you can buy wholesale bits of cattle. Michell Hucks, who works at Abslom and Tribe at Smithfield, gives us an inside look.

Banks, brokers, markets -- London has it all. Add to that a sturdy legal system and you can begin to understand why it's the financial capital of the world. The city is loved by its locals and foreigners seeking a safe -- and profitable -- haven.

 

Giggs - Man Utd's 'unique freak'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 06:49
From quicksilver winger to midfield schemer - Ryan Giggs retires

Fired 'New York Times' Editor: 'Losing A Job You Love Hurts'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 06:38

In a commencement speech, Jill Abramson used humor to tackle her controversial dismissal from The New York Times. Like the college students before her, she said, she doesn't know what's next for her.

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May: Send 'signal' over knife crime

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 06:31
Home Secretary Theresa May gives her public backing to tougher sentences for knife crime amid a coalition disagreement.
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