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Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 13:17
Chelsea hold Atletico Madrid to a goalless draw in Spain to leave their two-legged Champions League semi-final evenly poised.

Pupils 'should have lunch in pubs'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 13:14
Schoolchildren should sometimes be served lunch in pubs to give them "really good quality food" and ensure licensed premises are viewed in a "positive way", a minister says.

What's on that dollar bill? Maybe some anthrax

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-04-22 13:10

And this final note which may rekindle your interest in bitcoin.

From the Wall Street Journal: money is even dirtier than your mother told you it was. The Dirty Money Project at NYU conducted what's called the first comprehensive study of DNA found on dollar bills.

And found the bacteria that causes acne, other bacteria linked to gastric ulcers, pneumonia, food poisoning and staph infections. They also discovered extremely minute traces of anthrax and diphtheria, and DNA from horses, dogs, and white rhinos.

Soldier Speaks Up A Decade After Pat Tillman's Friendly-Fire Death

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 13:02

Steven Elliott, one of the Rangers who mistakenly fired on Tillman's position, says he believed there were no "friendlies" in the area when he pulled the trigger.

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Coulson 'rubber-stamped payment'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:49
Andy Coulson tells the phone-hacking trial he "rubber-stamped" a payment to a police officer despite being warned it could result in criminal charges.

Hospitals Can Speed Stroke Treatment, But It's Not Easy

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:47

The faster people get treatment after suffering a stroke, the less likely they are to be permanently disabled or die. Speeding up hospital procedures helps, studies find. But cost is an issue, too.

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VIDEO: Cable warns firms on 'ridiculous' pay

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:35
Business Secretary Vince Cable talks to BBC Business Editor Kamal Ahmed about his warning to FTSE 100 companies on executive pay

Fuel theft closes Esso pipeline

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:25
Two men are arrested after thousands of litres of diesel, believed to have been stolen from an Esso pipeline, are discovered by police.

Ukraine alert as politician 'killed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:25
Ukraine's acting president orders the relaunch of military operations in the east after two men, one a local politician, are found allegedly tortured to death.

Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:16

Some states have enacted so-called Amazon taxes, forcing the giant online retailer to collect sales taxes the same way traditional stores do. In those states, Amazon's sales fell about 10 percent.

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Who's Getting Preschool Right? Researchers Point To Tulsa

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:14

A national debate over universal preschool has raised an important question: What does high-quality pre-K look like? Researchers say the preschool program in Tulsa, Okla., is among the nation's best.

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Council receives baby ashes report

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:12
Edinburgh City Council receives the report into Mortonhall Crematorium where babies remains were disposed of without their parents' knowledge.

Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:08

A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.

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As Putin Rides Wave Of Popularity, Opposition May Get Swept Under

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin is using a recent surge in popularity to crack down on opposition. Several proposed laws would strengthen penalties against protestors, and officials and local media alike are denouncing criticism of Putin as "unpatriotic."

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Amid Ukraine's Faltering Hopes For Peace, Biden Speaks In Kiev

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:06

During a visit to Kiev, Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia that it must help to reduce tensions in Ukraine. A recent international agreement intended to disarm militant groups seems to be failing.

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Search Efforts For Nigerian Schoolgirls Dogged By Shifting Numbers

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:06

As the search continues for the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls, the exact number of those still missing is in dispute. Michelle Faul, Nigeria bureau chief for the Associated Press, explains more.

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High Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:06

By a 6-2 vote, the Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved measure in Michigan that banned the use of race or gender in deciding admissions to the state's public universities.

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Longtime D.C. Lawyer Is White House's Next Top Counsel

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:06

The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration.

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UKIP's Farage promises 'earthquake'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 11:52
UKIP leader Nigel Farage predicts "an earthquake" in politics if his party wins the European elections.

Man Utd begin hunt but Giggs not in race

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 11:51
Manchester United begin their search for a successor to David Moyes but temporary boss Ryan Giggs is not under consideration to be the next full-time manager.
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