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VIDEO: First up-close look at Bucks sinkhole

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 08:18
A sinkhole 30ft (9m) deep has opened up on the driveway of a house near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, swallowing a family car.

Yellen Becomes Fed Chair, And Bernanke Heads To Think Tank

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-03 08:11

Ben Bernanke, who saw the country through a recovery from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, will join Brookings' Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.

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6 Odd College Courses In America

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-03 08:11

On the surface, certain academic pursuits may seem trivial, but sometimes odd courses can be instructive and illuminating.

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Maitland ruled out for Scotland

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 08:06
Scotland winger Sean Maitland will miss Saturday's Six Nations clash with England because of concussion and a leg injury.

Baghdad car bombings leave 14 dead

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 08:02
At least 14 people have been killed in a series of car bombings in and around Baghdad, officials say.

The Woody Allen ethical dilemma

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 07:57
Should child abuse claims affect how fans see his work?

10 Places Where Health Insurance Costs The Most

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-03 07:56

Some of the priciest markets for insurance include rural counties in Georgia and the areas around ski resorts in Colorado. While many people in these places will receive government subsidies to help pay for premiums, the portion that they pay will still be higher than what they would have to foot elsewhere.

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AUDIO: Is the end nigh for coins and notes?

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 07:53
As London bus drivers stop accepting cash, does this mark the beginning of the end for notes and coins?

Joe Namath's Fur Coat: Nothing New, But It's A Talker

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-03 07:53

The legendary quarterback showed up for the coin toss at Sunday's Super Bowl in one of his trademark coats. Social media went nuts. Older fans, though, knew that it would have been bigger news if Broadway Joe didn't come wrapped in a fur.

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Monday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 07:52
Man Utd face competition for Kroos, Hull's Ince frustration, Fenerbahce bid for Cisse, plus more.

VIDEO: Crow on returning to country roots

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 07:49
Singer Cheryl Crow talks to BBC Breakfast about how her life changed after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Rape claim soldier 'was bullied'

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 07:16
A Royal Military Police officer who alleged she was raped by two servicemen said female soldiers "started to turn on her", an inquest hears.

Nelson Mandela 'left $4m estate'

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 07:11
Nelson Mandela left an estate provisionally valued at some 46m rand ($4.13m; £2.53m) plus royalties, a public reading of his will reveals.

What makes someone relapse into addiction years after rehab?

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 07:09
What makes someone relapse into addiction years after rehab?

Anelka gesture comic banned from UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 06:50
The French comedian at the centre of the Nicolas Anelka racism row has been banned from entering the UK, the Home Office says.

PODCAST: Matchmaking in Mexico

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-02-03 06:48

Today, the new Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead her first trade mission abroad. Over the next few days, Pritzker visits Mexico along with business leaders from 17 American companies. And what are some metrics for judging whether one of these trips is worth the money?

Plus, if the lopsided Super Bowl didn't fill your sports needs, just wait a few days. The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, kicks off Friday. Athletes are pumping themselves up, but so is law enforcement, including those in Russia doing counter-terrorism.  Beyond that, the international crime-fighters at Interpol have a $20 million deal with the International Olympic Committee to crack down on dopers, match-fixers, and corrupt betting schemes.

Meanwhile, if you think your internet bill is high, try paying to keep 680,000 computers online. As schools try to make sure that every student has a computer or a tablet at their disposal, one often overlooked cost is access to the network itself.  The country's second largest school district, Los Angeles Unified, is learning the real costs of connecting students to the world of data. 

Al-Qaida Says It Has No Ties With One Syrian Rebel Force

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-03 06:42

In a message posted on jihadist websites, al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri distances the terrorist network from one of the groups fighting in Syria. There have been rebel vs. rebel clashes there.

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Two killed in Moscow school shooting

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 06:37
An armed student who killed a police officer and a teacher at a Moscow school and took fellow pupils hostage, is arrested, Russian police say.

VIDEO: Accurate immigration facts and figures?

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 06:30
Immigration statistics cause heated debate inside and outside politics, with disputed claims over the number of those entering and leaving the UK.

Roache jury 'must not be overawed'

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 06:20
A judge tells the jury at the trial of Coronation Street actor William Roache they should not be "overawed".

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