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Tap dance your way into the White House, kids

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-05-19 07:25

From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Tuesday, May 20:

On this day in 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants with metal rivets; you may know them as blue jeans.

And in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.

In Washington, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will hold a roundtable on economic security for working women.

And First Lady Michelle Obama and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities will host the first-ever White House Talent Show.

Uganda nurse jailed over HIV risk

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 07:23
A Ugandan court sentences a nurse to three years in prison for negligence over the potential infection of a two-year-old boy with HIV.

S Sudan president warns of 'famine'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 07:00
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir tells the BBC his country faces "one of worst famines ever" unless the current conflict is ended.

PODCAST: AT&T bids $48.5 billion for DirecTV

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-05-19 06:57

AT&T is buying satellite TV company DirecTV in a $48.5 billion deal. Like so many other media mergers, the news has executives and Wall Street analysts tossing around corporate buzzwords. There’s the old favorite “synergy,” of course. But “bundle” is the key word for this proposed combination.

And we're reporting from London this week, and what London market report would be complete without a visit to Smithfield Market? Where even at 1:30 in the morning you can buy wholesale bits of cattle. Michell Hucks, who works at Abslom and Tribe at Smithfield, gives us an inside look.

Banks, brokers, markets -- London has it all. Add to that a sturdy legal system and you can begin to understand why it's the financial capital of the world. The city is loved by its locals and foreigners seeking a safe -- and profitable -- haven.

 

Giggs - Man Utd's 'unique freak'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 06:49
From quicksilver winger to midfield schemer - Ryan Giggs retires

Fired 'New York Times' Editor: 'Losing A Job You Love Hurts'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 06:38

In a commencement speech, Jill Abramson used humor to tackle her controversial dismissal from The New York Times. Like the college students before her, she said, she doesn't know what's next for her.

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May: Send 'signal' over knife crime

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 06:31
Home Secretary Theresa May gives her public backing to tougher sentences for knife crime amid a coalition disagreement.

Inquest over sunken ship crew deaths

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 06:16
An inquest into the deaths of six Russian sailors after a cargo ship sank off Gwynedd hears a dramatic account of its last minutes.

Gandhi resignation offers rejected

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 06:11
India's Congress party rejects an offer by leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to resign after its disastrous election showing, a party official says.

VIDEO: Jackson hologram steals Billboard show

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 06:11
Justin Timberlake won seven awards at the Billboards

Funeral for Afghanistan crash pilot

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 06:07
Hundreds of mourners line the streets at the funeral of an Army pilot who died when his helicopter crashed in Afghanistan.

Game set for stock market flotation

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 06:05
Game intends to relist on the London Stock Exchange two years after the video game retailer collapsed into administration.

Miliband sets out minimum wage plans

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 05:59
Ed Miliband says a Labour government would set a statutory minimum wage target linked to average earnings, as he sets out plans to tackle low pay.

Gordon Willis, Cinematographer Who Gave Woody Allen Films Their Look, Dies

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 05:53

He shot eight films with Woody Allen and was particularly known for his work on dark films of the 1970s, such as the Godfather series. Wills was dubbed the "Prince of Darkness" for his use of shadows.

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Missing day release killer arrested

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 05:50
A murderer who absconded while on day release from prison in Merseyside is arrested in Greater Manchester.

U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against Chinese Officials Over Cyberspying

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 05:42

The Justice Department accuses five Chinese officials of stealing trade secrets by spying using military and intelligence facilities. These are the first charges of their kind to be made by the U.S.

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Putin orders Ukraine border pullout

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 05:30
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops near the Ukraine border to return to their permanent bases, the Kremlin says.

Mladic war crimes defence begins

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 05:27
The defence in the genocide and crimes against humanity trial of former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic opens its case in The Hague.

Day in pictures: 19 May 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 05:22
News photos from past 24 hours: 19 May

VIDEO: PA calls for football chief's resignation

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 05:17
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore is coming under increasing pressure to resign, following sexist comments he made in a series of leaked private emails.
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