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Classes Canceled, 1,300 Quarantined In S. Korea's Scramble To Stop MERS

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 01:00

Additional confirmed cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, have led to more than 200 school closures and a minor public panic in South Korea.

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Why Jeb Bush Can't Bank On Faith Like His Brother Did

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 01:00

Bush, who is likely running for president, is a firm Catholic. But that might not be enough for evangelical Christians in Iowa who see him as moderate and are looking elsewhere.

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Free Online Test-Prep For The SAT

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 00:58

The College Board has announced a unique partnership with Khan Academy to make prep materials for the SAT college-entrance exam available.

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VIDEO: Morgan defends Academies plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 00:47
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says turning failing schools into Academies will give those running the schools greater freedom.

VIDEO: Would you wear your phone's charger?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 00:32
Cindy Sui visits the Computex technology show in Taiwan and sees some of the latest gadgets, including a wearable charger.

World Cup could rival men's contest

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 00:19
Eniola Aluko says that the World Cup in Canada can have a huge commercial impact while taking the game to new frontiers.

Eurozone still in denial about Greece

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 23:57
Even if Greece and its creditors agree a temporary rescue this week, the really hard negotiation on how to rescue the Greek economy is yet to be had.

Godzilla finally gets citizenship in Japan

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 23:55
Meet Japan's newest official resident: Godzilla

Most Commuter Rails Won't Meet Deadline For Mandated Safety Systems

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 23:48

Most commuter trains are several years away from implementing Positive Train Control system to prevent derailment. With Americans taking 490 million commuter rail trips last year, the stakes are high.

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A Taxi App Aims To Build Trust Where Crime Is High

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 23:47

In Nairobi, people don't like getting into cabs driven by strangers. They prefer to call drivers they know or who their friends recommend. A new app assigns drivers a trust score based on social ties.

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Emergency Rooms Crack Down On Abusers Of Pain Pills

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 23:46

Hospitals in some states have begun tracking the names of patients who show up repeatedly seeking opioids. Denying these patients pills saves hospitals money, but some doctors question the ethics.

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Are The Vaccine Court's Requirements Too Strict?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 23:45

Before awarding compensation, the court wants a "preponderance of evidence" that a vaccine caused the injury. Some years the nearly $4 billion fund earns more interest than it pays out in claims.

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Two young men die after Derry crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 23:17
Two young men are killed in a one-vehicle crash outside Londonderry.

Sony 'could lose James Bond rights'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 23:17
Sony Pictures could lose the rights to distribute further James Bond films when its deal with producers MGM expires this year.

Iglesias injury 'worse than expected'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 23:16
Enrique Iglesias, who sliced his fingers on a drone, will need extra time to recuperate after it is discovered his injuries are worse than expected.

Annual UK house price growth 'slows'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 23:04
The annual pace of UK house price growth slowed last month, according to the latest survey from Nationwide.

VIDEO: Hadron Collider 'close to full power'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 22:43
The world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, is returning to full operations after a two year upgrade.

Questions raised by Yangtze River sinking

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 22:42
The BBC's Jo Floto in Beijing delves into the many questions raised by Eastern Star's capsizing in the Yangtze River.

VIDEO: Forensic teams amass at Yangtze site

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 22:11
John Sudworth watches as the Chinese authorities prepare to recover bodies from a capsized boat on the Yangtze River.

Warnings over IS cyber-threats

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 21:53
A growing band of hacktivists is helping Islamic State spread its message by attacking media organisations and websites, a security company suggests.