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Top Moments In State Of The Union History

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-28 10:34

When was the first State of the Union delivered? Did every president give one? Who delivered the "Four Freedoms" speech? Find out here.

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'Confusion' led to BBC project failure

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 10:26
Confusion and a lack of planning were the reasons the BBC's £98.4m Digital Media Initiative failed, according to a report.

Two spared jail for 144mph driving

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 10:21
Two motorists caught on camera driving at a speed of 144mph (232km/h) in North Yorkshire are given suspended prison sentences.

The mammoth military task of leaving Afghanistan

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 10:10
How do you get military aircraft, trucks and weapons back home?

Gerrard in £96,000 Hillsborough move

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 10:04
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard donates £96,000 to the Hillsborough Family Support Group ahead of the Merseyside derby.

ICC approves more power for 'Big Three'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 10:00
England, India and Australia are set to have more control over cricket's future under principles agreed by the ICC.

Ukraine's PM and government quit

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:54
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych accepts the resignation of PM Mykola Azarov after the government annuls a controversial anti-protest law.

Gas fitter admits teens manslaughter

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:43
Londonderry gas fitter George Brown pleads guilty to causing deaths of two teenagers by carbon monoxide poisoning in 2010.

Syria pressed on transition at talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:43
The Syria peace talks in Geneva adjourn early, as the opposition demands that the government address the question of a political transition.

Super Bowl Tickets Are 'Cheap,' And Weather Isn't Only Reason

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:41

The forecast for temperatures near or below freezing on Sunday has likely kept resale prices down a bit, brokers say. But an even more important factor may be that the matchup — the Denver Broncos vs. the Seattle Seahawks — just isn't drawing interest from some fans.

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'Nazi links' over eagle symbol

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:39
Conservative MSP Jackson Carlaw attacks a proposal to make the eagle a national symbol of Scotland, recalling its use by Nazi Germany.

College Students Can Learn To Drink Less, If Schools Help

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:36

Drinking too much may seem like an essential part of college life for many students. But interventions aimed at getting students to drink less dangerously do work, a study finds. The efforts need to go beyond generic online courses and involve students on a personal level.

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Coulson 'called hack tape brilliant'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:31
An ex-News of the World journalist played a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for Daniel Craig to his editor, Andy Coulson, a court hears.

Roache 'never met' any accusers

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:25
Coronation Street actor William Roache tells a court he has no memory of ever meeting any of the women accusing him of sexual offences.

UN 'may need 10,000 troops in CAR'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:20
The United Nations believes at least 10,000 troops are needed in any force sent to end unrest in Central African Republic, France's UN envoy says.

Etherington skis to World Cup win

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:15
Visually impaired skier Jade Etherington and guide Caroline Powell win downhill gold in the IPC World Cup race in Tignes.

VIDEO: Bragg plays tribute to Pete Seeger

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:11
Musician Billy Bragg plays a tribute to US folk singer and activist Pete Seeger

'Mega dairy' plan to go to review

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:08
A farmer's plan to build a 1,000-cow dairy is put on hold after an animal welfare group was granted a judicial review.

Rio bridge collapse kills four

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:03
Four people die when a lorry smashes into a pedestrian bridge in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, causing it to collapse onto vehicles below.

Meeting Oxford's research monkeys

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 09:00
Meeting Oxford's research monkeys

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