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The Hard Work Of Waiting For A Hand Transplant

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 11:57

Kevin Lopez was born missing the fingers on his right hand. Now 20, Lopez has been on a waiting list for a hand transplant since turning 18.

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Alibaba boss in US charm offensive

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 11:51
The boss of the Chinese internet firm Alibaba, Jack Ma, tells the US "we need more American products for China".

Chile law against football hooligans

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 11:44
Chile's government passes a law imposing tougher sanctions on violence and racism at football matches ahead of the forthcoming Copa America.

1D to meet Alton Towers crash victim

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 11:38
The stars of One Direction film a video message wishing for a teenage girl whose leg was amputated following an Alton Towers rollercoaster crash.

Anxious About China, Asian Nations Buy More U.S. Military Hardware

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 11:36

The shopping spree by Southeast Asian nations is expected to total around $40 billion over the next year. But the U.S. has competition, from Russia, Europe and other countries in Asia.

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Teen 'was being blackmailed online'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 11:02
Police are investigated whether a schoolboy believed to have taken his own life after being tricked into posting pictures online was being blackmailed.

Abortion Restriction Law Is Backed By Federal Court In Texas

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 10:52

A federal appeals court has backed key parts of Texas' controversial 2013 law that critics say would put some clinics at risk of closing.

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Tampa Bay Takes 2-1 Lead Over Chicago In Stanley Cup Final

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 10:49

Cedric Paquette scored for the game-winning goal late in the third period, with help from defenseman Victor Hedman.

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My First Job: Rosie the Riveter

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-06-09 10:25

Marian Sousa didn’t have to look very hard for her first job.

The U.S. government hired her right out of a drafting class at UC Berkeley and Sousa became a draftsman at Shipyard Number Three during WWII.

“Actually, I was 17 and underage so I had to kind of fib,” Sousa says.  

Commonly referred to as “Rosie the Riveter(s)” because of Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting of the same name, women who worked in American military factories were an integral part of wartime efforts.

Norman Rockwell's ''Rosie the Riveter''

For Sousa, a shipyard at peak operation was an exciting place to be.

“It was so busy you could actually see the energy in the air, everybody with a purpose,” Sousa says. 

But there was a somber element to her first job too. The troop transports she was helping to build were taking many men to a war they might not come back from.

“But we knew they were going to bring them back and they did. On those ships, on our ships.”

Sousa and other women who worked on the home front were recently invited to the White House and thanked for their service. Sousa says she even got a kiss on the cheek from the President. The attention Sousa has received on account of her first job has come as a surprise to her.

 “I never expected to be recognized, not only just locally, but by the President of the United States. I never, ever, ever expected that to happen. But it did, and I’m sky high.”

My First Job: Rosie the Riveter

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-06-09 10:25

Marian Sousa didn’t have to look very hard for her first job.

The U.S. government hired her right out of a drafting class at UC Berkeley and Sousa became a draftsman at Shipyard Number Three during WWII.

“Actually, I was 17 and underage so I had to kind of fib,” Sousa says.  

Commonly referred to as “Rosie the Riveter(s)” because of Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting of the same name, women who worked in American military factories were an integral part of wartime efforts.

Norman Rockwell's ''Rosie the Riveter''

For Sousa, a shipyard at peak operation was an exciting place to be.

“It was so busy you could actually see the energy in the air, everybody with a purpose,” Sousa says. 

But there was a somber element to her first job too. The troop transports she was helping to build were taking many men to a war they might not come back from.

“But we knew they were going to bring them back and they did. On those ships, on our ships.”

Sousa and other women who worked on the home front were recently invited to the White House and thanked for their service. Sousa says she even got a kiss on the cheek from the President. The attention Sousa has received on account of her first job has come as a surprise to her.

 “I never expected to be recognized, not only just locally, but by the President of the United States. I never, ever, ever expected that to happen. But it did, and I’m sky high.”

Facebook offers free beacon devices

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 10:17
Facebook begins a roll-out of Place Tips - a system allowing businesses to send updates to a person's smartphone when they are nearby.

'Russian hackers' behind TV attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 10:13
A cyber attack on a the French television network TV5 Monde may have been carried out by Russian-based hackers, police believe.

HP to pay $100m to settle lawsuit

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 10:06
Technology giant Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $100m to some of its shareholders to settle a claim over its ill-fated acquisition of Autonomy.

Windsor safe to host vital NI game

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 10:03
The Irish FA finally receives clearance to stage NI's vital Euro qualifier against Romania at Windsor Park on Saturday.

A Gender Revolution Hits The Streets, Two Wheels At A Time

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 10:00

On one ride, a guy knocked one of the girls off her bike. But it didn't discourage these Afghan teens from cruising around Kabul every Friday and challenging the view that woman shouldn't bike.

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Using Obscure Law, Cleveland Residents Seek Arrest Of Police Officers

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:59

The residents want two police officers arrested over the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was playing with a pellet gun in a public park last November.

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As American As Iced Tea: A Brief, Sometimes Boozy History

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:57

At least as early as Colonial times, Americans were drinking iced tea, though early alcohol-laden recipes had more in common with the cocktail from Long Island than the stuff sold by Lipton.

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VIDEO: Free-runner climbs Wembley arch

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:52
A 24-year-old free-runner from Southampton has climbed to the top of the Wembley stadium arch.

'Blood cells' found in dino fossils

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:34
Researchers have discovered what appear to be the remnants of red blood cells and connective tissue in 75 million-year-old dinosaur fossils.

Turkey PM resigns but stays in power

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 09:15
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has resigned in a procedural move after his governing AK Party lost its majority in parliamentary elections.

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