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There is no surveillance state - May

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:58
Britain faces a string of security threats but there is no programme of mass surveillance, the home secretary insists.

Sham marriages 'easy to spot'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:56
A registrar tells MPs she can easily spot sham marriages because the couples are "too amorous" - as border inspectors warn of the threat.

Federal Judge Rules No-Fly List Process Is Unconstitutional

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:55

The system, the judge ruled, provides no effective way to challenge one's placement on the list, so that violates Americans' constitutional right to due process.

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Bob Dylan lyrics set auction record

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:51
A working draft of one of Bob Dylan's most popular songs, Like a Rolling Stone, sets a record at auction for a popular music manuscript.

US urges unity to expel Iraq rebels

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:48
The US secretary of state tells the BBC there must be regional unity to expel Isis rebels, as he holds talks with Kurdish leaders in north Iraq.

Costa Rica 0-0 England

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:47
England end their poor World Cup 2014 campaign with a goalless draw against Costa Rica to finish bottom of Group D.

Sri Lanka beat England in thriller

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:32
England lose off the penultimate ball as Sri Lanka win a thrilling second Test at Headingley to secure a series victory.

Militants 'seize women' in Nigeria

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:27
More than 60 women and children have been abducted in northern Nigeria by suspected militant Islamists, residents and officials say.

I don't care if I never get back...or ever get back?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:22

Eric Brewster and Ben Blatt are close friends who met while attending Harvard University, a few years ago. Their new book "I Don’t Care If We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever" is about their 30 day road trip across the United States visiting all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums.

Blatt admits he was very sports eccentric and loved conducting money ball type studies as a hobby during college. He wanted to find the optimal way to visit all 30 ballparks in 30 days and invited Brewster to go along with him. However, Brewster didn’t quite share the same interests. He says he hates baseball.

"We were driving from city to city, going from the first pitch to the last pitch, just a pure baseball road trip," says Blatt.

Although Brewster doesn’t enjoy the sport, he agreed to join him because he thought it would be a great opportunity to visit most of America.

"I thought this trip would be the ultimate road trip experience," says Brewster. "The reality of it was it was total chaos, it was driving 20 hours, going to a four hour baseball game, then driving 15 more hours to go to another 4 hour baseball game, and putting that on repeat for 30 days."

One thing they both realized while visiting all of the different ballparks on the trip is that baseball is a business.

"It was one of the most surprisingly reinforced things we witnessed," says Brewster. "You just got to feel how much this was just a giant conglomeration of companies that are there to drive a profit. And that is what every minute of every game is about from that perspective."

Britons killed in Turkey crash named

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:22
Two Britons who died in a reported jeep safari accident in Turkey have been named by the authorities there, and a further two remain in hospital.

NTSB: Too Much Technology, Too Little Training Caused Asiana Crash

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:18

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that the crash of Flight 214 last year in San Francisco was due to automated systems that the crew did not fully understand.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Italy 0-1 Uruguay

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:15
Diego Godin scores the winner for Uruguay in their 1-0 victory over Italy, which sees Uruguay qualify for the last 16 and eliminates Italy.

VIDEO: Shot of day two - Nadal's stunner

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:02
Watch the best shot of day two from Wimbledon as two-time champion Rafael Nadal recovers from a slip against Martin Klizan to hit a searing cross-court winner.

VIDEO: Highlights: England 0-0 Costa Rica

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 09:59
England bowed out of the 2014 World Cup in disappointing fashion after limping to a 0-0 draw with eventual group winners Costa Rica.

VIDEO: Prince Harry faces penalties in Brazil

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 09:57
Prince Harry has visited a private sports facility in Belo Horizonte and faced some penalties from children.

VIDEO: Suarez appears to bite Chiellini

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 09:57
Uruguay's Luis Suarez appears to bite Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, which would be the third time the Liverpool player had committed such an offence.

2-2 game 'most viewed in US history'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 09:57
The World Cup match between USA and Portugal on Sunday, which finished with high drama, was the most viewed football game in US history, provisional figures suggest.

Andy Coulson guilty of phone hacking

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 09:51
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson is found guilty of conspiring to hack phones while ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is cleared of all charges.

Tributes to dead 'white collar' boxer

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 09:43
Tributes are paid to a man who died following a "white collar" boxing match at a nightclub in Nottingham.

Never Too Young: Pediatricians Say Parents Should Read To Infants

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 09:29

Parents have been told they should read to their children early, but most don't think that means the day you bring Junior home from the hospital. Pediatricians say start now to help learning later.

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