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Froome second in Tour de Romandie

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 09:18
Defending champion Chris Froome finishes second after a sprint finish in stage three of the Tour de Romandie in Switzerland.

When A Yoga Teacher Ticks You Off, Is It Rude to Walk Out?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-02 09:13

The reasons we go to yoga are many, from building strength to finding calm. But a teacher's style might add to your stress level. Is it OK to abandon class? Or are there reasons to stick it out?

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Matt Smith set for Terminator reboot

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 09:09
Paramount Pictures announce Matt Smith is to star opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the reboot of the terminator franchise.

Jezki beats Hurricane at Punchestown

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 09:03
Jezki repeats his Cheltenham triumph over Hurricane Fly as AP McCoy secures another big-race win at Punchestown.

Rock-Paper-Scissors Strategy Could Be More Than Mere Child's Play

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-02 09:03

Scientists have found that the game is less random than it appears because winners tend to replay their winning choice and losers try something else — but according to a predictable pattern.

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Charity cancer teen leaves hospital

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 08:50
Cancer patient Stephen Sutton, who has raised more than £3m for the Teenage Cancer Trust, is discharged from hospital.

Author Sue Townsend's funeral held

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 08:49
The funeral of author Sue Townsend is held in Leicester with colleagues from the literary world paying tribute to her.

Landslide In Afghanistan Reportedly Leaves Hundreds Missing

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-02 08:25

Officials say scores of people are missing and presumed dead after the slide buried a village in the mountainous northeastern province of Badakhshan.

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Sinn Fein Leader's Arrest Ignites Debate Over Academic Freedom

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-02 08:22

Gerry Adams was arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with a 1972 killing. Some of the case evidence is from a Boston College oral history project in which participants were promised anonymity.

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10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 08:16
There's a hidden code in every Pixar movie, plus other factlets

A vast wasteland without Chandler Bing

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-02 08:13

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's an extended look at what's coming up the week of May 5, 2014:

We ease into the week with Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Did you know that more beer is sold for Cinco de Mayo than for the Super Bowl?

On Tuesday, the Commerce Department reports on international trade for March.

The series finale of the TV show "Friends" aired on May 6, 2004.

Also, if you see someone in need of directions or a restaurant recommendation, help 'em out. It's National Tourist Appreciation Day.

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is scheduled to release its monthly consumer credit report.

On May 7, 1824, in Vienna, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony premiered.

Let's get back to tourism for a sec. On Thursday, a hearing in the Senate looks at a plan to attract 100 million international visitors annually by the end of 2021.

On Friday, the Commerce Department reports on wholesale inventories and sales for March.

And on May 9, 1961, then FCC chairman Newton Minow referred to television as a vast wasteland. (Talk about a wasteland, it's been an entire decade since "Friends" was on the air.)

Aberdeen changes baby ash procedures

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 08:06
Aberdeen City Council changes its processes for the cremation of children ahead of a Scotland wide report on infant cremations.

US pushes South Sudan rivals to talk

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 08:05
South Sudan's president has agreed to hold direct talks to end the conflict in the country with his rival, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

Weekendish: Travelling fast and slow

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 08:00
Some of the best from the website this week

Are archaeological digs a thing of the past?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 07:57
Are archaeological digs a thing of the past?

Dutch release Pim Fortuyn's killer

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 07:57
The Dutch authorities release the man who murdered the flamboyant anti-immigration politician Pim Fortuyn in 2002, now that he has served 11 years in jail.

Appeal over halting of fraud trial

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 07:53
A decision to halt a fraud trial because the defendants said legal aid cuts meant they could not find a barrister is to be challenged.

Killers who buried man alive jailed

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 07:49
A woman, her former lover and his friend are jailed for life for murdering her fiance, who was stabbed repeatedly and buried alive.

PODCAST: Strong jobs report undercut by shrinking labor force

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-02 07:36
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 08:23 John Moore/Getty Images

Applicants line up to speak to prospective employers at a job fair on June 11, 2012 in New York City. 

The April 2014 jobs report from the Department of Labor shows much stronger employment growth than economists expected, and a significantly lower unemployment rate. The unemployment rate fell 0.4 percent to 6.3 percent in April.

Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, or Arizona? There can be only one home for the Gigafactory. Or possibly two... if two are built. The Gigafactory is a massive battery plant, built by the electric car maker Tesla, that will take up to 1,000 acres and will include its own on-site wind and solar energy plants. Tesla has narrowed down its choice of location to four states, but rather than pick one now, it will prepare to build in two or three (or potentially all four), CEO Elon Musk announced on Wednesday.

Technically, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Monday this year. But beer companies want people to get an early start, celebrating over the weekend. But celebrating what, exactly? What does Cinco de Mayo mean for marketers and consumers?

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday May 2, 2014by David BrancaccioPodcast Title 5-2-14 Mid-day Update - Strong jobs report undercut by shrinking labor forceStory Type BlogSyndication PMPApp Respond No

Top Gear: A vehicle for controversy?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 07:31
Top Gear's most controversial moments
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