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Silicon Tally: The selfie drones are coming

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-05-15 02:00

It's time for Silicon Tally! How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

This week, we're joined by Kristen Bellstrom, senior editor at Fortune Magazine, where she writes The Broadsheet—a daily newsletter about the world’s most powerful women.

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In pictures: BB King's life in music

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:47
The life of legendary blues guitarist BB King

VIDEO: Farage: 'Make your minds up or go'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 01:10
Nigel Farage has called on "two or three people to make their minds up" about whether "their futures are with UKIP".

South African tycoon buys New Look

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:58
Fashion retailer New Look has been bought by a South African billionaire in a deal worth almost £800m.

It's Like The Story Of Job: Ebola Survivors Who Continue To Suffer

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:53

A mysterious set of medical complications plagues some survivors: joint pain, vision loss, rashes. Doctors aren't sure why it's all happening. But they have a name for it: Post-Ebola syndrome.

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Dad Aches For Tween Son Killed By Policeman 20 Years Ago

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:52

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Heyward Jr. was playing with a toy gun in the stairwell of the housing complex where he lived in Brooklyn when a police officer shot and killed him in 1994.

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What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:51

New charities pop up all the time. But how do you know which ones work? Economists have come up with a strategy to figure it out. They've used it to tackle one of the biggest problems in the world.

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What's Driving The Motor City Forward Now?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:50

Six months after Detroit emerged from bankruptcy, Michel Martin heads there to hear from the artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs who are shaping the city's future.

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Channel Tunnel open after 'incident'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:47
The Channel Tunnel is running a reduced service after being shut earlier when a freight train came to a halt inside.

Bomb scare halts Germany model show

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:45
The live final of Germany's Next Topmodel is taken off air and thousands of spectators are evacuated following a bomb scare at the arena.

Is Uber already harming the traditional taxi?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:44
Figures show interest in becoming a London taxi driver is falling and Uber is being blamed.

Death of woman in house 'suspicious'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:34
Police are treating the death of a woman whose body was found at a house in Linwood, Renfrewshire, as suspicious.

Poppy seller 'exhausted by requests'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:32
A 92-year-old woman found dead in the Avon Gorge last week had been plagued by phone calls and requests for donations from charities, her friend says.

Cavendish wins third California stage

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:25
Britain's Mark Cavendish sprints to a third stage win on a rain-soaked fifth leg of the Tour of California.

Third arrest over Oldham boss threats

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 00:00
A third man is arrested over alleged death threats against the Oldham Athletic Football Club manager.

Mother and twin daughters strangled

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 23:58
A mother and her twin daughters who were found dead at a house were strangled, a post-mortem examination finds.

Boca tie off after 'pepper-spraying'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 23:54
Four River Plate players are taken to hospital after being sprayed with an irritant by Boca Juniors fans in the Copa Libertadores.

Massive conger eel close to record

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 23:50
A massive eel caught by fishermen off the coast of Devon narrowly misses the British record.

B.B. King, Legendary Blues Guitarist, Dies At 89

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 23:47

The great bluesman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and toured relentlessly his whole life, wringing peerless emotion out of every note he played.

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Fingerprints 'can reveal drug use'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 23:32
Scientists say they can figure out if someone has been taking drugs by analysing their fingerprint.