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A Black Chef At An All-White Club Who 'Never Looked Back'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 00:34

After his father suffered a heart attack, 13-year-old Clayton Sherrod got a job washing dishes at a country club in Birmingham, Ala. By the time he turned 19 in 1964, he was the executive chef.

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The Birth Of The Minimum Wage In America

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 00:33

For decades, the Supreme Court ruled that laws regulating things like wages and working conditions were unconstitutional. That changed during the Great Depression, when one of the justices switched sides, paving the way for the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Cash Or Credit? How Kids Pay For School Lunch Matters For Health

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 00:31

A study in the journal Obesity found that students who used credit or debit cards in the school cafeteria chose fewer fruits and vegetables and more desserts than kids paying with cash. But the researchers say schools should work with the bias instead of trying to fight it.

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MLB Approves Expanded Replay Starting This Season

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 00:24

Major League Baseball on Thursday approved a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls that riled players, managers and fans. The NFL, NBA, NHL, some NCAA sports and major tennis tournaments all use a form of replay.

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Surgeon General Adds To List Of Smoking's Harms

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 00:19

A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General's office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job.

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VIDEO: What makes a 'hot' property market?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 23:34
Liew Mun Leong, founder of one of the biggest property empires in Asia, talks to the BBC's Linda Yueh about what makes a "hot" market.

Japanese WWII Soldier Who Hid In Jungle For 30 Years Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-16 23:25

Hiroo Onoda was an intelligence officer who came out of hiding on Lubang Island in the Philippines in 1974. He surrendered only when his former commander flew there to reverse his 1945 orders to stay behind. He died Thursday in Tokyo at age 91.

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Lawro's predictions v Vic Reeves

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 23:21
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on comedian Vic Reeves

Health board's name spelling error

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 23:14
The board which runs the NHS in north Wales changes several signs after its name was misspelt in two different ways.

Japan WW2 holdout soldier dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 22:59
A Japanese soldier who refused to surrender after World War Two ended and spent 29 years in the jungle dies aged 91 in Tokyo.

US in talks plea to Syria opposition

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 22:38
US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Syria's main political opposition group to decide on Friday to attend next week's Geneva peace talks.

VIDEO: CAR lynch mob 'on the hunt'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 22:32
In the Central African Republic, a BBC team has seen the way the violence between Muslim and Christian militias is in danger of spiralling out of control. Thomas Fessy reports.

Essex club buy stand off eBay

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 22:27
'Football stand, used once, must collect from Isle of Wight', bought by club from auction website for FA Vase tie.

Obama and Cameron discuss NI talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 22:20
The US president and the British prime minister agree that responsibility for resolving remaining problems in the Northern Ireland peace process lies with NI's politicians.

Wage rise and 'Bonjour Trigger' - paper review

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 22:07
The papers discuss the prospect of a rise in the minimum wage, bid farewell to Roger Lloyd Pack and see Bernie Ecclestone's grip on F1 loosening.

VIDEO: Has the Sun gone to sleep?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 21:57
Scientists are saying that the Sun is in a phase of "solar lull" - meaning that the Sun has fallen asleep - and it is baffling them. Rebecca Morelle reports.

VIDEO: 12 Years a Slave actor 'thrilled'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 21:44
Chiwetel Ejiofor, who has been nominated to win the best actor award at this year's Oscars, has told the BBC that he is "thrilled".

Players 'need clear heat guidelines'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 21:23
Players need clearer guidance about when heat will stop play at the Australian Open, says the new head of the men's tour.

MPs want tax cut to help bingo halls

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 21:12
MPs are backing calls to cut taxes on bingo, which the industry claims are causing clubs to close at a rate of one a month.

Australia fights bushfires amid heat

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 20:45
Bushfires in Australia's Victoria state kill one person, as firefighters battle dozens of blazes amid soaring temperatures.

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