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Post Office Could Rack Up Billions By Offering Money Services

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:26

As the U.S. Postal Service continues to lose money, a new report suggests a way to add to its bottom line: offer banklike services, such as a cash card that would allow customers to load their paychecks and pay bills online. The idea is to provide services that are now unavailable in many communities.

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In Team Event, Figure Skating Rivals Cheer For Each Other

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:24

This is the first Olympics where figure skaters from each country are competing as teams. It's twice the skating, which is great for ratings, but it also means athletes in this individualized sport now have to work together.

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U.S. Still Working For Syria Resolution, Envoy To U.N. Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:23

Samantha Power tells NPR the U.S. is enlisting the help of Russia in particular to secure humanitarian access to civilians trapped in the fighting.

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Injured Pickering out of Olympics

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:15
Ex-sprinter Craig Pickering withdraws from the British bobsleigh Winter Olympics team after suffering a slipped disc.

Concert-goers fall ill at rave event

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 23:38
Dozens of young people are treated by paramedics after becoming ill at a concert venue in Belfast and 15 are taken to hospital to be treated for the effects of drugs and alcohol.

Violent clashes at Rio fares protest

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 23:35
Hundreds of Brazilian demonstrators clash with riot police in Rio de Janeiro, in a protest against a rise in public transport fares.

Health experts back car smoking ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 23:31
More than 700 doctors and other health experts put their names to a letter urging MPs to back a ban in England on smoking in cars with children.

VIDEO: Smoking in cars: What are the risks?

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 23:26
A tobacco specialist from a cancer hospital explains why he thinks there should be a ban on smoking in cars carrying children.

Police want derby day focus on match

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 23:10
Swansea City and Cardiff City fans are being urged to give another positive image to millions of TV viewers by ensuring Saturday's derby is trouble-free.

West Ham may create monster - Lambert

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 22:56
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is concerned a dangerous precedent will be set if West Ham get Andy Carroll's red card quashed.

NI house prices 'on way up'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 22:47
House prices in Northern Ireland were marginally higher at the end of 2013 compared to the start of the year, according to research.

Banksy mural removed in east London

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 22:38
A well-known stencil image of a girl with a balloon by graffiti artist Banksy is being removed from the wall of an east London shop.

Hazard aims for Messi and Ronaldo

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 22:26
Chelsea's Eden Hazard tells BBC's Football Focus he wants to step up to the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

'Corrie Ken' verdict prompts questions - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 21:39
Papers react to William Roache's acquittal on rape charges, weigh up David Cameron's task in dissuading Scots from independence and find fun to be had at Sochi.

Stolen Stradivarius found in attic

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 21:37
Police in Wisconsin arrest two men and a woman in connection with the theft of a rare Stradivarius violin, which was recovered in an attic.

Children 'unaware of Bible stories'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 20:36
Widespread ignorance exists among children and parents about the contents of the Bible, research suggests.

HK police defuse huge US WW2 bomb

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 20:26
Hong Kong police successfully defuse a 2,000 pound (900kg) bomb from World War Two, described as the biggest wartime bomb to be found in the city.

U-turn for councillor living in Asia

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 20:23
A councillor who resigned live on radio after being criticised for working from Asia changes his mind.

VIDEO: Clashes at Rio fare rise protest

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 20:08
Hundreds of people in Brazil have clashed with police during a protest against increased fares for public transport.

VIDEO: Honda eyes India car market growth

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 19:27
Honda is battling other Japanese carmakers such as Suzuki and Toyota for a piece of India's growing car market.

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