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Panel Says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Disease, And Renames It

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:41

"Systemic exertion intolerance disorder" might not fall trippingly off the tongue, but an Institute of Medicine panel says it better matches the symptoms. The disease, they say, is real.

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Boston's massive snowfall brings in business

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:34

Boston is getting pummeled by snow. More than 78 inches have fallen on the city this winter, making it one of the snowiest winters in the city's history.

But it's not over yet. The city is bracing for more snowfall Thursday night.

The winter weather has turned out to be a blessing for entrepreneurs in the snow-clearing business.

Frank Ippolito, who owns Ippolito Snow Services in Boston, offers "flake-to-flake" services for some lucky customers.

"The first flake falls, we have a team there, in front of a retail store or a high-end residence where we're there for the entire storm," he says. "Just pushing snow to the curb, and keeping them clean for the whole time so it doesn't build up."

Ippolito says his company is fielding up to 70 calls a day. But it'll cost to hire him. Ippolito charges around $4,000 to clear a small parking lot.

Root tips captain Morgan to impress

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:17
England batsman Joe Root backs captain Eoin Morgan to find his best form in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

From The Cold Depths Of Space, A Smile Emerges

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:17

In the Hubble image of a galaxy cluster, two bright galaxies resemble eyes, NASA says, "and the misleading smile lines are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing."

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Kayla Mueller's Death Underscores Risks For Aid Workers Abroad

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:15

Humanitarian groups say the world's more dangerous than 15 years ago. How can they keep their staff safe in places of turmoil?

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VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:10
MPs take evidence on the performance of directorates responsible for immigration checks and management.

At Least 300 Migrants Feared Dead Off Italian Coast

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:09

The refugees and migrants had tried to cross the frigid Mediterranean in open vessels without food and water. The estimate comes from the U.N. refugee agency, which spoke to survivors.

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Pair charged over £1m cocaine haul

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:08
Two men are charged following the seizure of cocaine worth around £1m.

Jeb Bush redacts leaked information

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:03
The US presidential hopeful released a cache of emails from his time as Florida's governor in the interests of transparency. But they included personal details in plain text.

I'm independent - abuse probe judge

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:56
The judge leading the inquiry into historical child sex abuse in England and Wales says she has no links to any person or institution which it might scrutinise.

Samsung TVs put ads in others' apps

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:55
Samsung is investigating why some of its smart TVs are repeatedly showing a silent Pepsi ad to users of third-party apps.

Houses for Ivory Coast football team

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:28
The Africa Cup of Nations winners will be given houses and cash by Ivory Coast's government.

Egypt overturns 36 death sentences

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:27
Egypt's top appeals court overturns death sentences given to 36 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its spiritual leader Mohammad Badie.

VIDEO: Esa launches IXV 'spaceplane'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:23
The European Space Agency (Esa) successfully launches its unmanned mini "spaceplane" demonstrator, the IXV spaceplane.

Man held for North Carolina killings

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:17
A US man is arrested over the death of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, amid speculation over the motive for the killings.

Tax chief denies inaction on HSBC

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:11
HM Revenue & Customs rejects the idea that it failed to take firm action against UK citizens hiding money in HSBC bank accounts in Switzerland.

Where do your old clothes go?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:01
Where do your old clothes end up?

VIDEO: Harman defends Labour pink bus tour

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:59
Labour's Harriet Harman kicks off a Labour campaign to attract women voters with a trip in a pink bus

New-look helmet to improve safety

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:55
A British firm designs a cricket helmet aimed at preventing another tragic death like the one suffered by Phillip Hughes.

Little League Strips Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Of U.S. Title

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:50

Little League International said the team violated residency rules. The U.S. championship has been awarded to Mountain Ridge Little League from Las Vegas.

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