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PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:06

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.

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Getting aid to a war zone in a swarm of drones

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:05
The plan to get aid to Syria in a swarm of drones

#NPRreads: Rube Goldberg Machine's Dark Orgins And Spalding Gray's Last Days

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:04

For your weekend reading, our staff also recommends a piece on an HIV outbreak in Austin, Indiana.

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Farage back woes and HSBC quit threat

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:03
The UKIP leader's revelation that he is seeking hospital treatment for a back condition and HSBC's threat to quit the UK attract headlines.

VIDEO: Holding fish and other election news

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:03
BBC News rounds up the fourth week of election campaigning.

Farage reveals hospital treatment

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:03
UKIP leader Nigel Farage admits to being "in a great deal of pain" at the start of the general election campaign.

Hamilton tops UK sport rich list

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:01
Lewis Hamilton is the richest sportsman in Britain with earnings of £88m, as Wayne Rooney moves into second on £72m.

'Paula got people off their bums'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:00
In his BBC Sport column, Steve Cram says Paula Radcliffe inspired millions and deserves a grand London Marathon send-off.

These Animals Might Go Extinct Because No One Wants To Eat Them

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 14:47

Many species have gone extinct because humans hunted them into oblivion for their meat. But there's another group of animals that are endangered because we've lost interest in breeding them.

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VIDEO: 'My son told me to use social media'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 14:25
Nasa astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about using social media in space, including recording "Space Oddity" and taking photos at 8kms a second

Yemen ex-leader appeals for calm

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 14:17
Yemen's former president calls on his Houthi rebel allies to withdraw from territory they have seized in return for a halt to Saudi air strikes.

'Twin' tumour found in woman's head

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 14:17
California doctors have removed what they call an embryologic twin living deep inside the brain of a student who had health problems.

Man charged over 1974 Army shooting

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 14:13
Police investigating the death of a man who was killed by soldiers in County Armagh more than 40 years ago charge a 73-year-old man with attempted murder.

Brathwaite ton frustrates England

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 13:57
England are frustrated by Kraigg Brathwaite's composed century as West Indies have the better of the fourth day of the second Test.

Road closed after serious car crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 13:43
Three people are taken to hospital after a serious car crash in County Fermanagh.

McGill can win world title - Selby

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 13:35
Mark Selby says Anthony McGill has the ability to win the World Championship after the qualifier beat the world number one.

Baltimore Police: Freddie Gray Should've Gotten Medical Help At Scene Of Arrest

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 13:31

Giving an update about how Gray was injured, police said they still have many gaps to fill, but the picture is becoming clearer. Police now know that Gray was never buckled into the police van.

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Weekly Wrap: Nasdaq, Greece and Comcast

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-04-24 13:23

Joining Kai to talk about the week's business and economic news are Felix Salmon of Fusion and Jo Ling Kent of Fox Business News.

The big topics this week: Nasdaq's record high, Greece's meeting with eurozone finance ministers in Riga, Latvia and the collapse of the Time Warner Cable-Comcast merger.

Listen to the full conversation using the audio player above.

 

Canada bails ex-Guantanamo detainee

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 13:20
A Canadian court grants bail to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr until he completes his appeal against his US conviction.

What's That Smell? The Beautiful Tree That's Causing Quite A Stink

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 13:00

Once embraced by cities for its beautiful white flowers, disease resistance and ability to grow just about anywhere, the Callery pear is now considered a nuisance due to its smell and invasive nature.

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