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How Many Crimes Do Your Police 'Clear'? Now You Can Find Out

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:11

Police say a crime is "cleared" when they make an arrest or identify a suspect. Clearance rates vary widely by city, but you can use our tool to look up how the police are faring where you live.

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Mystery surrounds shirtless burns man

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:10
Images of a shirtless man found walking the streets after he suffered serious burns have been released in a bid to solve the mystery of his injuries.

Open Cases: Why One-Third of Murders In America Go Unresolved

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:04

Police today are identifying fewer murder suspects than they did a generation ago. One criminologist says that may be because departments are more focused on preventing crimes than on making arrests.

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In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key to Harmony

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:04

The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse, the better its residents get along.

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Employers And Insurers Gain Control In Workers' Compensation Disputes

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:03

In 10 states, injured workers are finding it more difficult to get or keep medical treatment their doctors prescribe because of reforms to workers' comp laws.

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VIDEO: Dissolving Parliament - in 15 seconds

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 00:31
BBC News looks at what it means to dissolve Parliament ahead of a general election - in 15 seconds.

Kingfisher fails to nail French deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 00:21
The owner of B&Q, Kingfisher, has abandoned its planned purchase of French DIY chain Mr Bricolage.

'Few second chances for black bosses'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:59
Former England and Liverpool forward John Barnes says black managers struggle to find a new job after being sacked by a club.

Battle lines set as campaign begins

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:48
The general election campaign gets under way in Wales with Conservative and Labour launches.

Labour's big offer to business - Europe

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:42
On the first day of the election campaign, Ed Miliband is attempting to cover what many see as a weak flank.

With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:42

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.

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Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:41

There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.

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Sure Use A Treadmill Desk — But You Still Need To Exercise

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:40

Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don't use them enough to make a difference.

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Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:39

Tight elasticized socks, sleeves and T-shirts supposedly make you a better athlete. But alas, science is pouring some cold water on those alluring claims.

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Knife attack kills Bangladesh blogger

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:31
A blogger has been hacked to death in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, weeks after a prominent atheist writer was killed in a similar attack.

Man charged with abducting girl, six

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:24
A man is charged over the abduction of a six-year-old girl who was taken in a car in Burnley.

Israel ex-PM guilty of corruption

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:21
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial after being cleared in 2012.

VIDEO: Twitter founder wants social empathy

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:16
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone talks about his new app, Super.

VIDEO: Australia introduces cockpit rules

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 22:55
Australia has introduced a new rule to ensure two people are in the cockpit at all times, following the Germanwings air crash last week.

Aberdeen University to cut 150 jobs

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 22:44
Aberdeen University is to cut about 150 jobs as part of efforts to save tens of millions of pounds in the coming months.

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