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Emergency halt to Banksy removal

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 10:38
A temporary stop notice is issued to halt work on a Cheltenham house, where a Banksy artwork appeared.

Calm urged after Palestinian killing

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 10:34
Israeli leaders urge calm after the discovery of a kidnapped Palestinian teenager's body sparks clashes in East Jerusalem.

VIDEO: Another stunning Kyrgios winner

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 10:22
Australia's Nick Kyrgios produces a scorching cross-court winner from an impossible angle against Canadian Milos Raonic.

VIDEO: 'Sword stick' teen killers sentenced

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 10:21
A "truly wicked, marauding mob" of five teenagers who murdered a man with a "sword stick" in a launderette have been jailed.

Protesters Turn Back Buses Of Immigrant Detainees Near San Diego

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 10:10

The buses were carrying nearly 140 people who had reportedly crossed the border in Texas. The protest drew a counterprotest by advocates for immigrants.

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'Wicked' teenage killers sentenced

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 10:05
A "truly wicked, marauding mob" of five teenagers who murdered a man in a Liverpool launderette when some of them were 13-years-old are sentenced.

Altitude gene 'from extinct species'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 10:03
A gene that allows present-day people cope with life at high altitude was inherited from an extinct species of human, Nature journal has reported.

NI discussed in London and Stormont

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 09:55
Northern Ireland's main political parties begin further talks at Stormont on how to resolve contentious issues, as Prime Minister David Cameron meets Sinn Féin in the House of Commons.

Federer & Djokovic battle into semis

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 09:47
Seven-time champion Roger Federer and top seed Novak Djokovic fight back to make the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Costlier Digital Mammograms May Not Be Better For Older Women

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 09:43

Digital mammograms are sharper and aid diagnosis, radiologists say. But these scans aren't significantly better than film scans in finding tumors in older women, a study finds. And they cost more.

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VIDEO: Girl's anorexia treatment criticised

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 09:35
The family of a teenage girl who has anorexia have discharged her from hospital because they are so unhappy with her treatment.

Beaten Murray says poor start cost him

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 09:34
Andy Murray says a slow start cost him as he lost his Wimbledon title in an error-strewn showing against Grigor Dimitrov.

'Human corneas re-grown in mice'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 09:08
Researchers have discovered a new way to grow fully functioning corneas using human stem cells.

VIDEO: Effects of white supremacy linger in US

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 09:07
Exactly 50 years since the Civil Rights Act was signed into law in the US, Aleem Maqbool visits Arkansas where the effects of white supremacy are still being felt.

New plan 'needed to stop cattle TB'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 09:07
New research shows that the spread of TB in cattle can only be controlled if more radical measures are adopted.

Unions Fear High Court's Ruling Opens Door To More Trouble

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 09:05

In a major labor law decision, the Supreme Court stopped short of preventing public employee unions from collecting compulsory dues. But some justices might be willing to take that step soon.

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With Help From Extinct Humans, Tibetans Adapted To High Altitude

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 09:03

When it comes to living at extreme altitudes, Tibetans may have gotten a leg up from Denisovans, a species of archaic humans that lived about 50,000 years ago.

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At 50, The Civil Rights Act Creates 'Opportunities For All Americans'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 08:51

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Michel Martin speaks with historians Charles Cobb and Taylor Branch about the legacy of the Act and what it accomplished.

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Mourning In The Closet: She Was More Than My Best Friend

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 08:51

StoryCorps, the team that brings you conversations between loved ones, is now highlighting voices of the LGBTQ community. OutLoud brings a story about losing a partner while living in the closet.

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VIDEO: Revenge porn victim speaks out

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 08:48
A women who was a victim of revenge porn speaks out about it as MPs talk about changing the law.
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