National / International News

Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:18

Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.

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Some Public Pension Funds Making Big Bets On Hedge Funds

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:14

States and cities have been investing billions of pension money dollars in hedge funds. That's costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don't have much to show for it.

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As Ebola Outbreak Worsens, West Africa Turns To Quarantines

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:10

Leaders of the three African nations hit hardest by the Ebola virus met to discuss ways to fight the outbreak. With the situation deteriorating, it's likely more of the region will be quarantined.

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President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy's Gains

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:03

Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress helped.

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Fla. Judge Orders Lawmakers Back To Work On A New Congressional Map

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:01

A Florida judge has ordered the state legislature to come back from recess for a special session. Lawmakers will be expected to draw up new maps for congressional districts found unconstitutional. The judge says he may push back the November 4 election date and order special elections in the affected districts.

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In July Jobs Numbers, Fodder For Cautious Optimism

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:01

According to new numbers, the U.S. economy continued to add jobs at a steady pace in July. Employers added 209,000 jobs to their payrolls, and while the report showed the unemployment rate ticking up slightly to 6.2 percent, even that was a somewhat positive sign.

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Company fined over walkway collapse

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 11:45
A housing company is fined for "breathtaking" health and safety breaches after a flats walkway collapsed.

Fragapane wins historic fourth gold

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 11:25
Gymnast Claudia Fragapane becomes the first Englishwoman to win four golds at a single Commonwealth Games since 1930.

Ebola-fear athletes seek longer stay

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 10:54
Up to 30 Commonwealth Games athletes from Sierra Leone are considering extending their stay in Glasgow amid fears over the Ebola virus.

Uganda court annuls anti-gay law

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 10:52
Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.

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