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Microsoft alerts police to child porn

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:07
A man is arrested in Pennsylvania after Microsoft discovered suspected child abuse images in his OneDrive and email accounts and alerted officials.

VIDEO: Ebola drug 'poses ethics questions'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:06
Tarik Jasarevic from the World Health Organisation told the BBC that an experimental drug has been used.

Construction Industry Missing Key Tool: Skilled Workers

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:02

Construction is booming once again in the Gulf Coast, Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. But there are about 20 percent fewer skilled workers in construction than there were in 2008.

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GP charged with sexual offences

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:01
A doctor from Norfolk is arrested and charged with historical serious sexual offences against girls.

Ukraine Faces Buildup Outside The Border And Fatigue Within

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

Anton Troianovski of The Wall Street Journal just left Ukraine and is now in Moscow. He speaks to Audie Cornish about continued clashes in Ukraine and reports that Russia is amassing troops along the border.

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George W. Bush Steals Show In Africa Summit's Finale

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

President Obama, leaders from Africa and even former President Bush all took part in a busy final day for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's conclusion.

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Ebola Casts A Shadow Over Obama's Africa Press Conference

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

President Obama delivered remarks to conclude a summit that invited leaders from Africa to meet with U.S. businesses. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's last day.

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Uncertainty Stalls Recruiting Efforts For Deportation Relief

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

Two years ago, the Obama administration began granting relief from deportations with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Yet half of the unauthorized immigrants who are eligible still haven't applied.

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Plotting The American Role In Fighting The AIDS Epidemic

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

To learn about the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Melissa Block talks with Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS coordinator. Birx talks about combating complacency in the fight against the AIDS epidemic.

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Who's The Boss? Labor Board Says It's McDonald's, As Much As Franchisee

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

In a preliminary finding, the National Labor Relations Board said McDonald's could be held responsible for its franchisees' mistreatment of workers on wage and firing issues. It's an early step, but it's already sending tremors through the fast-food industry and other areas of the economy that depend on contracted or franchised workers.

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Play Doesn't End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

Play among children is vital for their social development. So what's in it for adults?

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Up Close And Personal With A 40-Story Oil Rig In The Gulf

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

The Gulf of Mexico accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S. domestic oil production. But few see these operations far offshore.

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Peace vigil at Belfast City Hall

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 11:52
Several hundred people say prayers for peace at a vigil at Belfast City Hall.

VIDEO: Inseparable couple die hours apart

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 11:46
A US couple, who were married for nearly 62 years, died just hours apart, their granddaughter has said.

Detroit porch shooting trial ends

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 11:46
Theodore Wafer, who killed an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch, should have called the police if he was afraid, prosecutors say.

Syrian weapon chemicals 'destroyed'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 11:32
A consignment of chemicals transported to the UK as part of an agreement to dismantle Syrian weapons is destroyed.

Twin hurricanes threaten Hawaii

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 11:23
Hawaiians are stocking up on supplies as twin hurricanes barrel toward the US Pacific island state, threatening heavy winds and flash flooding.

Walgreens Drops Plan To Move Headquarters — And Profits — Overseas

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 11:10

The pharmacy giant will conclude its merger with British retailer Allliance Boots in a $15 billion deal. But the company decided to drop plans to move its headquarters abroad for tax purposes.

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Brief Counseling May Not Help With Most Drug Problems

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 11:02

Studies show that a chat with a doctor during a routine checkup can sometimes be enough to curb problem drinking. But the model doesn't work as well with problem drug use.

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Malaysia Flight Wreckage Was 'Like The End Of The World'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 10:42

The New York Times' Sabrina Tavernise was among the first to arrive at the site of the downed flight in Ukraine in late July. She says it's hard to get the faces of the dead out of her mind.

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