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A week to make you miss manners

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:46

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Wednesday, May 14:

In Washington, the Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for April.

Macy's is scheduled to report quarterly earnings.

Hold that door, dude. National Etiquette Week continues.

On May 14, 1973, America's first space station was launched into orbit. Skylab was a home away from home for three crews.

And she recently won an Oscar for her work in "Blue Jasmine." Cate Blanchett turns 45.

Pfizer takeover 'could delay' drugs

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:35
The chief executive of AstraZeneca warns that new drug development could be hit if it were taken over by Pfizer, but Business Secretary Vince Cable says blocking a takeover is "tricky".

England set for hurt, says Whitehall

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:35
There is a "high probability" England will miss the later stages of the World Cup, a government document says.

Two new 'potential' US Mers cases

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:33
Two Florida healthcare workers who came in contact with a confirmed Mers case are being tested for the virus after beginning to show flu-like symptoms.

Juninho joins BBC team for Brazil

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:26
Former Brazil and Middlesbrough midfielder Juninho joins the BBC punditry team for this summer's World Cup finals.

Harris 'relationship not consensual'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:22
A woman who accuses TV entertainer Rolf Harris of assaulting her from when she was a teenager denies "making up" the allegations.

Nigeria 'ready' for Boko Haram talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:21
The Nigerian government is ready to negotiate with Boko Haram for the release of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls, a minister tells the BBC.

Police chief suspended over claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:54
A police chief is suspended following "serious allegations" of inappropriate behaviour towards female officers and staff.

4 Workers Killed In Turkish Mine Explosion

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:49

An unknown number are missing following the explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey. The accident was the latest in a long series of mining disasters in the country.

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At Least 20 Workers Killed In Turkish Mine Explosion

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:49

Dozens are missing and hundreds still trapped following an explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey. The accident was the latest in a long series of mining disasters in the country.

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6 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Ambush

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:45

Meanwhile, Germany's foreign minister was trying to jumpstart talks between the central government in Kiev and pro-Russian militants in the east.

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Big Questions Now That Europeans Can Edit Google Search Results

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:34

The ruling by the European Union's highest court will require Google to remove material that citizens find embarrassing or harmful. But how does this play out, practically?

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Terry signs new one-year Chelsea deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:29
Chelsea captain John Terry signs a new one-year contract that will see him stay at Stamford Bridge until 2015.

International Envoy To Syria Lakhdar Brahimi Will Step Down

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:29

Lakhdar Brahimi steps down without making any progress toward ending Syria's civil war. Brahimi took over for Kofi Annan, who resigned in 2012 after a similarly frustrating term.

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VIDEO: Deep-sea 'graveyard' filmed

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:21
Footage recorded by the oil and gas industry shows the carcasses of four large marine creatures in a deep-sea "graveyard" off the coast of Angola.

Free school meals plan 'red rating'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:18
Nick Clegg's plan for free school meals in England has been given a "red" rating in a Whitehall risk assessment.

Artist H.R. Giger, Creator Of Surreal Biomechanics, Dies

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:10

You might not know the name, but you probably know the work: H.R. Giger created some of the most powerfully creepy visuals in Hollywood's history for 1979's sci-fi film Alien.

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AUDIO: Free school meals 'will be delivered'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:09
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg insists schools will be ready to provide free lunches for all their infant pupils by the time the scheme starts this September.

City tram ticket prices announced

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:08
Ticket prices for Edinburgh's new tram service are confirmed at £8 for a return and £5 for a single journey.

Ban wartime gas masks, schools told

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 07:51
Schools should not let children try on wartime helmets and gas masks as they may contain asbestos, says updated advice.
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