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US measles cases reach 20-year high

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:55
Public health experts in the US are urging people to get vaccinated against measles after a spike in cases in the country this year.

Abbas picks leader for unity cabinet

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:50
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asks his current prime minister to form a transitional government involving rivals Fatah and Hamas.

Can London return aid struggling Brownlees?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:46
The glory and ghosts of the Olympic venue give sibling rivals mixed feelings as they return to the city that defined their careers

Crickets muted by evolution, twice

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:41
To help them hide from deadly flies, male crickets on two Hawaiian islands have separately evolved an inability to sing, biologists report.

Curveball: Celebrity musicians and online education

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:37
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Syria's refugee exodus

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:35
Tracking one of the largest migrations since WW2

Medicare Frequently Overpays Doctors For Patients' Visits

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:34

The agency that runs Medicare said it doesn't plan to review the billings of doctors who almost always charge for the most expensive visits because it isn't cost-effective to do so.

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Curveball: Celebrity musicians and online education

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:33
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AUDIO: Dementia sufferer: 'I feel no different'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:33
John Humphrys speaks to people suffering the early stages of dementia.

LeBron James And Lance Stephenson Share Odd And Quiet Moment In NBA Game

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:33

There are many ways to psych out an opponent. The Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson went the unconventional route last night, softly blowing into LeBron James' ear.

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With Swift, Quiet Moves, Nigerian Group Limits Religious Violence

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:29

The town of Jos has been the scene of widespread Muslim-Christian killings for years. One group is now working — with some apparent success — to keep the violence from spiraling out of control.

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Google's White Male-Heavy Staff Underlines Tech's Diversity Problem

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:28

After years of stalling, Google released a demographic breakdown of its staff that shows the company as 70 percent male and 61 percent white.

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'Belle': Romance, Race And Slavery With Jane Austen Style

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:17

After the success of movies about the brutality of slavery, the film Belle brings a whole new perspective. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw talks about her role as a mixed-race 18th century heroine.

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Harris's daughter 'smashed paintings'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:14
Entertainer Rolf Harris tells a court his daughter smashed two of his paintings in anger when she first heard claims he had abused one of her friends.

VIDEO: Huge queues amid new China checks

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:02
Heightened security checks cause disruption and delays for commuters in the Chinese capital Beijing

Missing nurse murder probe continues

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:51
Investigations continue following the disappearance of a nurse from Bournemouth following her shift at a hospital almost a week ago.

VIDEO: 1940s propaganda films digitalised

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:45
Over a hundred short films, made in the 30s and 40s to promote Great Britain, go online for the first time.

Hunt asks Gove for Trojan answers

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:40
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has written to Michael Gove over 'unanswered questions' about the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham schools

Arredondo leads Colombia Giro charge

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:39
Colombia's Julian Arredondo wins stage 18 at the Giro d'Italia, while compatriot Nairo Quintana retains the pink jersey.

How maternity jeans and T-shirts led to Juicy Couture

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:32

The Juicy Couture brand is probably best known for the brightly colored tracksuits that were favored by celebrities in the early 2000s. But athletic wear wasn’t what Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor had in mind when they started the brand -- a story they tell in a new book, “The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture for $200 and Turned It Into a Global Brand”.

Skaist-Levy says the two knew they wanted to make a ready-to-wear line together:“So we set out to create the perfect T-shirt. We’re really not into disposable clothes, we love things to last,  [to] get better and better as you wash them.”

To the pair, the perfect T-shirt was “buttery, buttery, buttery soft. We love soft,” says Skaist-Levy.

In the beginning, those T-shirts were branded with the tagline, “Made in the Glamorous USA.”

“In the beginning, what’s crazy is that everything we made, every bit of cotton, everything, came from the U.S., came from the Carolinas,” says Nash-Taylor. “Today, you couldn’t do that. You just couldn’t, none of those mills even exist anymore.”

Listen to the full interview above to hear more from the Juicy Couture founders including why maternity jeans were so important to their first collection; how they spent that first $200; and what it was like to sell their company at the height of its popularity.
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