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WATCH: On Sandy Anniversary, Gov. Chris Christie Faces Off With Heckler

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:36

Christie, known for fierce confrontations with detractors, finished this particular exchange by saying, "Sit down and shut up."

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Unexpected ways to wake up your brain

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:35
Is eating sage better for your alertness than coffee?

Samsung profit lowest in three years

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:29
Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.

The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him magic powers

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:29
The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him special powers

How will future city signs look?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:29
Jetpacks, driverless cars and solar roads

Money in politics: More than a game

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:17
This year's mid-term elections are set to become the most expensive in US history. Where is this money coming from and what is it doing to campaigns, candidates and the political process?

Drugs strategy and tax pledges

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:15
The government's strategy on illegal drugs, tax pledges and care for the elderly are among the stories on the front pages.

The Rumble in the Jungle revisited

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:06
Forty years since Ali took on Foreman in Kinshasa

Sickness benefit cuts 'considered'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:06
Papers seen by the BBC suggest cuts to the Employment and Support Allowance are being contemplated but ministers say it is not policy.

Omagh bomb information withheld

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:05
The RUC Special Branch withheld some intelligence information from detectives trying to catch those responsible for the Omagh bombing, a report has found.

Report doubts drug use and penalties

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:01
A Home Office study of drug policies used across the world suggests there is no link between how tough penalties are and the level of drug use.

Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:59
The developer forced to leave her home due to threats

Burgess will succeed, says Robinson

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:50
Dual-code great Jason Robinson believes "there is no doubt" Bath-bound convert Sam Burgess "will play a massive part for England".

Ferdinand suspended & fined £25,000

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:43
QPR defender Rio Ferdinand is suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 by the FA for comments he made on Twitter.

Inventor Of 'Operation' Game Says He Can't Afford His Own Operation

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:32

John Spinello missed out on a lot of money, because he sold his patent for the legendary game for just $500. Over the past few years, things have been rough for Spinello.

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Police apology over murderer's guns

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:29
Surrey Police apologises to the family of two women for returning guns to a man convicted of murdering them at a puppy farm near Farnham.

FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers About 'Unlimited' Data Plans

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:05

The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T slowed data speeds for 3.5 million customers, sometimes up to 90 percent.

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Young Fathers win Mercury Prize

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:03
Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.

US attends Ebola conference in Cuba

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 14:55
Two health officials from the United States attend an Ebola conference in Cuba despite frosty relations between the two long-standing adversaries.

Lava flow creeps toward Hawaii homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 14:55
Rain has helped tamp down smoke from a creeping lava flow, which continues to threaten residents of a Hawaiian village.

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