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15-mile M4 queue before Six Nations

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:27
Stop-start traffic is reported for 15 miles on the M4 into Cardiff ahead of the opening Six Nations clash between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium.

Quiz: Where cafeteria food doesn’t come cheap

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:25

Federal K-12 funding fell 21.5 percent between 2011 and 2012, according to the Department of Education, but schools still have mouths to feed.

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ISIS Claims U.S. Hostage Was Killed Friday In Jordanian Attack

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:25

The claim was made on Twitter and reported by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi activity.

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What Microbes Lurk In The Subways Of New York? Mysteries Abound

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:22

Think expedition to the rain forest, but one where you'll need a MetroCard to get around. The microbial life of the New York subways turns out to be as rich, odd and confounding as the city itself.

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Budget leak civil servant avoids jail

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:13
A press officer for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been given an eight-month suspended sentence after he admitted leaking details of the 2010 budget to the Sun.

'Air strike on IS kills US hostage'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:12
Islamic State militants claim US female hostage killed in a coalition air strike in Syria, monitoring website says.

VIDEO: Marine Le Pen: Full BBC interview

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:11
The leader of the far-right French Front National party, Marine Le Pen, has claimed that controlling immigration is essential in the fight against Islamist extremism.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:10
The week's big numbers visualised.

Outrage Over Government's Animal Experiments Leads To USDA Review

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:07

Lawmakers also introduced a bill to strengthen laws protecting farm animals used in research. Both moves come out of a New York Times investigation of animal suffering at a federal research center.

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Donations Roll In For Detroit Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:06

More than $300,000 has been raised in less than a week for James Robertson, who had to commute to his factory job by foot.

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Tech IRL: When hacking does good at Google

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:06

The word "cheating" typically carries a negative connotation, but there is a such thing as "good" cheating. Guest host Lisa Desjardins speaks with Parisa Tabriz, hacker and security manager for Google, about hacking to do good.

Listen to the full interview in the player above.

Tech IRL: When hacking does good

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:06

The word cheating typically carries a negative connotation, but there is a such thing as good cheating. Lisa Desjardins talked to Parisa Tabriz, hacker and security manager for Google, about hacking to do good.

Listen to the full interview in the player above.

Berahino has 'been on naughty chair'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:05
West Brom manager Tony Pulis says Saido Berahino was wrong to make comments about his future in a television interview.

Singer cleared of second sex charge

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:05
Folk-rock musician Roy Harper is cleared of indecently assaulting an 11-year-old girl in the 1970s.

Europe's war with big US tech firms

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:04
Why Europe is protecting itself from big US tech firms

Britain advance to Fed Cup play-off

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:04
Great Britain recover from the brink of elimination to defeat Ukraine and top their group in Fed Cup qualifying.

Watchdog threatens East Coast probe

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:02
Competition watchdog orders Stagecoach and Virgin to take action on overlapping routes.

VIDEO: Buses run on despite Ukraine 'booms'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:01
James Reynolds reports from Donetsk, as the French and German leaders are due to meet Russia's President Putin to try to halt an escalating offensive by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:01
Why cats love hiding in cardboard boxes, and more news nuggets

Slovakia to vote on gay rights curbs

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 08:00
Slovakia is set to hold a referendum on restrictions on gay rights and the adoption of children by same-sex couples.

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