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All The Single Ladies: 5 Takeaways About Unmarried Female Voters

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-05 00:21

Going into midterm elections, this key demographic poses a big challenge for Democrats: getting their most reliable female supporters to become more reliable voters.

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Thousands take part in marathon

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-05 00:10
Thousands of people take part in this year's Belfast Marathon, won by Kenyan Freddy Sittuk.

S Sudan oil town offensive falters

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 23:47
South Sudan government troops trying to retake the oil town of Bentiu from rebels have been forced back amid heavy gunfire, a BBC correspondent says.

£184,000 to promote food and drink

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 23:40
More than £184,000 is set aside to help food festivals in Wales promote home-grown produce this year.

South Sudan's Unrest Turns Politicians To Rebels, Tents To Homes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 23:40

Even where there is peace, there is distrust, as the country divides along ethnic lines. In the government-controlled capital, members of the Nuer ethnic group are seeking protection in a U.N. camp.

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Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 23:39

Brain training has become a multimillion-dollar industry. But if you want to improve your memory, don't waste your time and money on brain games. You'd be better off learning how to quilt.

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You Had Me At Hello: The Science Behind First Impressions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 23:39

Maybe it's true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. People are judging your personality from the first word you speak, scientists say. Try it yourself with our quiz.

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Seeking A Fortune Through Search Funds

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 23:38

Normally, investors look for promising companies to invest in. With search funds, they invest in promising people. Investors back "searchers" by covering their pay while they hunt for companies.

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Blessed Be Thy Bicycle: New York Riders Roll Into Church

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 23:37

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine held its 16th annual ceremony to bless the city's bikes and cyclists on Saturday. Some come for God's help; others are just hoping for "a little extra mojo."

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US-Philippine military drills begin

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 23:26
About 5,500 troops from the United States and the Philippines begin an annual military exercise, amid tensions between Manila and China.

VIDEO: Coverage of Pistorius trial

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 23:14
Live coverage of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who denies the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013.

Chaplain speaks of Adams 'memorial'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 23:08
The grand chaplain of the Orange Order tells a public rally he is sad that a new mural erected in tribute to Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is not a "memorial mural".

Are love locks romantic or a menace?

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 23:07
Are love locks on bridges romantic or a menace?

VIDEO: Is less time at work more productive?

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 23:05
A new study by researchers at the University of Leeds suggests the UK economy could benefit from people working fewer hours.

Elena Baltacha's career in pictures

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 22:52
Highlights of former British number one Elena Baltacha's career

VIDEO: Nigeria leader in missing girls plea

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 22:52
President Goodluck Jonathan has admitted that Nigerian security forces still do not know where more than 200 abducted girls are being held.

Canberra talks map out plane search

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 22:46
Officials from Australia, Malaysia and China meet to map out a way forward in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

VIDEO: New blood the secret to youth?

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 22:16
The secret to reversing the ageing process could lie in the blood of the young, according to new research.

Biplane Crashes At Northern California Air Show

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 22:08

A 77-year-old pilot was killed when his vintage biplane crashed on a runway Sunday. He was performing an upside down stunt at a Northern California air show.

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VIDEO: Acrobats injured in circus fall

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 22:00
At least 11 people have been injured, one critically, after a group of female acrobats fell from an aerial platform at a circus in the US state of Rhode Island.
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