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Personalizing Cancer Treatment With Genetic Tests Can Be Tricky

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-15 10:49

Genetic profiling of cancer cells can help guide treatment, but such profiles can be ambiguous. Results would be more accurate if all labs tested normal cells from each patient, too.

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Man detained over missing student

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 10:35
Police investigating the disappearance of an Irish student in Glasgow detain a 21 year-old man, BBC Scotland understands.

Dog Team Races To Rescue Lost Hiker In The Himalayas

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-15 10:34

A 47-year-old man disappeared 11 days ago on a popular trail. The weather is so bad that helicopters can't help. His only chance of survival is via a small search team with four dogs.

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Documents Show Global Outpouring Of Grief Over Lincoln's Assassination

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-15 10:29

The State Department has released documents from 1865 that highlight the disbelief and and profound sympathy over Lincoln's death from governments and private citizens the world over.

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Suicide blast at UN base in Mali

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 10:24
A suicide attack on a UN base in northern Mali kills three civilians and seriously injures nine peacekeepers, the UN says.

Will US Congress scupper Iran deal?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 10:17
The US Congress will have a say on a nuclear deal with Iran - does this mean they could scupper this global agreement?

Aircraft lands on US Capitol lawn

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 10:13
A small aircraft known as a gyrocopter has landed on the west lawn of the US Capitol building.

IMF says UK still in deficit in 2020

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 10:07
How embarrassing for Tories is it that the IMF says UK official projection of a return to surplus is wrong?

VIDEO: Cameron rejects 'rich party' tag

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 10:05
David Cameron has said accusations the Conservatives are "the party of the rich" make him "more angry than almost anything else".

Gyrocopter With Single Occupant Lands On Capitol Grounds

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-15 10:03

A Capitol Police spokeswoman said one person has been detained. The identity of that person is unknown.

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Greece in new credit rating downgrade

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:42
S&P downgrades Greece's credit rating saying it expects its financial commitments will be "unsustainable".

Labadie given six-month biting ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:32
Dagenham & Redbridge striker Joss Labadie is banned for six months for biting Stevenage's Ronnie Henry in March.

Sight of rescuers 'led to capsize'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:29
A shipwreck in which about 400 migrants are feared dead off Libya was caused by excitement at the arrival of rescue ship, survivors say.

U.S. Predicted To Be Net Energy Exporter In Next Decade; First Time Since 1950s

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:28

Citing a boom in natural gas as well as shifts in demand, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. could stop being a net energy importer "sometime between 2020 and 2030."

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PM anger at 'party of the rich' claim

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:19
David Cameron tells the BBC accusations that the Conservatives are "the party of the rich" make him "more angry than almost anything else".

Call for tougher 'legal highs' laws

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:03
A Belfast based anti-drugs group calls for tougher laws to be introduced to deal with the sale of "legal high" drugs.

Huawei phone gets 'pro' camera

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 09:02
Huawei says a new type of sensor and image stabilisation technology allows its new flagship phone to outclass other premium rivals.

Pentagon To Exhume Remains Of Sailors Aboard USS Oklahoma

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-15 08:39

The ship with 429 sailors and Marines sank Dec. 7, 1941, in the attack on Pearl Harbor; 388 remain unaccounted for. The Pentagon decision, citing scientific advances in DNA testing, marks a reversal.

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Where next for Klopp?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 08:37
Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal - are any of these clubs interested in Jurgen Klopp? BBC Sport assesses the German's next move.

Who's On The List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism, And Why

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-15 08:26

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Iran, Sudan and Syria are also on it. But some states have made it off, too.

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