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Leicester City 1-3 Chelsea

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 12:40
Chelsea fight back to beat in-form Leicester and are now just one win away from the Premier League title.

When You Make Kids' Meals Healthier By Default, They Still Eat 'Em Up

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 12:29

When a restaurant chain revamped its kids' menu, making items like strawberries and salad the default sides instead of fries, it improved the healthfulness of meals ordered — by a lot, a study finds.

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Rubella eradicated from Americas

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 12:24
North and South America become the first regions to completely eradicate rubella, or German measles, after no cases in five years

Jobs event for Tullis Russell staff

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 12:22
Staff made redundant when a Fife paper-making firm went into administration have the opportunity to meet employers interested in recruiting next week.

Tumour memoir wins £30,000 book prize

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 12:18
A memoir written by the wife of an art critic who died of a brain tumour wins a £30,000 prize for new books about medicine, health or illness.

VIDEO: Historic Clandon House up in flames

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 12:17
Dozens of fire-fighters are tackling a large blaze at Clandon Park House, a stately home in Surrey.

Quake Briton tells of narrow escape

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 12:08
A British survivor of the earthquake in Nepal speaks of his narrow escape from death, as he is reunited with his family in the UK.

California ramps up emissions fight

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 12:00
The US state of California has stepped up its attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting tough new targets for 2030.

Concussion causes Hohaia to retire

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:51
St Helens half-back Lance Hohaia says he is retiring because of "recurrent post match concussion type symptoms".

Real Madrid 3-0 Almeria

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:49
James Rodriguez's stunning volley sets Real Madrid on the way to a victory over Almeria that narrows the gap on leaders Barcelona.

Ohio Kidnapping Survivors Recount Captivity, Escape From Horror

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:34

In 2013, three young women who had vanished years earlier escaped from a house where they had been held captive. Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, along with writer Mary Jordan, discuss their new memoir.

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Why Not Start Addiction Treatment Right In The ER?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:33

Like asthma or diabetes, opioid addiction is a chronic condition. Could treatment that begins when people show up in the ER get them on the right road faster?

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Report: FBI Vetted Middleman In Ransom Payment For U.S. Hostage

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:33

The Wall Street Journal is reporting the family of Warren Weinstein paid $250,000 to his captors after the FBI helped facilitate the payment. Weinstein was killed in a U.S. operation in January.

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In Baltimore, A Different Historic Moment: A Fan-less Baseball Game

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:28

Because of the unrest that has rocked the city, Major League Baseball decided to close the game to fans. So players came on the field to no cheers, and a home run was marked by the crack of a bat.

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Japan's Prime Minister Makes Historic Address To Congress

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:49

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid out his vision of increasing ties with the U.S., and expressed his remorse over Japan's wartime atrocities.

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US interest rates kept at record low

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:43
The US Federal Reserve keeps its target interest rate at a record low at the end of a two-day policy meeting.

Charlie artist ends Muhammad cartoons

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:42
Charlie Hebdo artist "Luz", who designed the satirical magazine's front page after the Paris attacks, says he will no longer draw the Prophet Muhammad.

Welcome To The Neighborhood: 2 Super-Earths Discovered

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

Astronomers using telescopes in Hawaii and California have found two exoplanets orbiting a star a mere 54 light years away. The discovery is important for two big reasons.

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Street cordoned off after baby death

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:26
Police are treating a death of a baby in Culloden in Inverness, which led to officers cordoning off a street for a time, as "unexplained".

VIDEO: Assault victim open letter to attacker

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:12
A young woman who was sexually assaulted late at night in a London street has written an open letter to her attacker.

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