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With Much Controversy, Boston Begins Removing Parking Space Savers

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 13:42

The near-record winter is testing a longtime Boston tradition of allowing residents to save a parking space they shoveled out 48 hours. The problem is that the snow hasn't stopped falling.

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'No hiding' from abuse failures

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 13:30
There is "no hiding" from the failures of authorities in Oxfordshire where young girls were groomed, a retired detective tells Newsnight.

Terry hopeful over new Chelsea deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 13:28
Chelsea captain John Terry says he is keen to have "a few years" more at the club, but would not leave to play elsewhere.

Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 13:20

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.

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Singapore 'world's priciest city'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 13:07
For the second year running, Singapore tops the list as the world's most expensive city to live in, says the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 13:04

People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.

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Pakistan anti-vaccine parents held

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 13:03
Hundreds of parents are arrested in north-west Pakistan for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio.

Britain's Muslims: Still Feeling The Need To Explain Themselves

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:58

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain, but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.

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Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:58

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.

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Parliament may be abandoned - Bercow

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:55
The Houses of Parliament could have to be "abandoned" within 20 years without extensive repair work, Commons Speaker John Bercow says.

How 'Flower Beds' Give Love And Lentils To Moms And Babies

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:51

When mothers need day care for their children, the best person to turn to might be another mother. That's the lesson of the new cooperative nurseries in an Indian state.

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Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Independent Redistricting Commissions

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:41

Arizona voters approved a bipartisan commission to draw lines between congressional districts. Now the Supreme Court has been asked to put the legislators back in charge.

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Bright spotlight on Ceres mission

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:39
As Nasa's Dawn satellite prepares to enter into orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, scientists say they are excited to learn more about the two bright spots on its surface.

Tinder to charge over-28s more

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:28
Dating app Tinder announces it will charge the over-28s nearly four times as much for its premium features as it does younger users in the UK.

FA wants Team GB sides at Rio 2016

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:28
The Football Association is planning to enter men's and women's Great Britain teams at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

IRA play park name debate blocked

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:26
Sinn Féin councillors in Newry block unionist efforts to reconsider naming a Newry play park after an IRA man.

US markets reach all-time highs

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:19
US stocks hit record levels, with both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 closing at all-time highs and the Nasdaq breaking the 5,000 barrier for the first time in 15 years.

Sen. Mikulski, 'Ground-Breaker' For Women Legislators, Won't Seek Re-Election

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:15

"Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?" the Maryland Democrat asked, announcing she will not seek a sixth term in the Senate.

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GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipyschotic Drugs For Dementia Patients

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:15

Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes.

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Judge Reduces Sentences For Amish Involved In Beard-Cutting Attacks

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:02

Last summer, a court overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 men. Today, their leader, Sam Mullet, and the 15 others received reduced sentences ranging from 10 years to seven months.

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