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Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:31

Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.

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Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:30

Archaeologists in South Carolina are excavating a Union officer prisoner-of-war camp site, hoping to find historical artifacts before they are buried under new construction.

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Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:29

High unemployment and the growing use of meth and other drugs have fueled an explosion of property crimes. Amid cuts to law enforcement, community watch groups are cropping up to fill the vacuum.

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Boy, 11, dies after canal rescue

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:20
An 11-year-old boy who fell into a canal as he was playing dies after he was rescued from the canal in Lancashire.

Flybe in London City Airport deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:12
Flybe is to offer flights to and from London City Airport after signing a five-year deal.

President Obama: Knuckles lives on

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 00:07
US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have written a to the friends and family of the late musician.

The ways tattoos can get you into trouble

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:59
The Sri Lankan authorities are deporting a British tourist because of a Buddha tattoo. Here are five other ways tattoos can get you into trouble.

VIDEO: The return of 'bedroom' programming

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:50
Developer Lucas Pope explains how he created the award-winning game Papers, Please.

'High violence rate' at youth prison

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:37
A damning report into a young offenders institute finds violence levels too high, inefficient security and drug usage three times above targets.

Renewable energy projects approved

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:31
Eight renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, are given the green light by the government.

VIDEO: Scotland: The Bard and the border

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:28
Scottish voters will decide whether or not they want to leave the United Kingdom in September but the issue is also being discussed across the British Isles.

VIDEO: Dancer death prompts violent clashes

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:16
Violent protests have broken out in Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.

AUDIO: Page on Led Zeppelin song finds

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:00
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page reveals two previously unheard recordings that were were kept in his own personal archive and Led Zeppelin's archive.

Led Zeppelin unleash unheard work

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:49
Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin make public two previously unheard recordings.

Liverpool plan summer transfer spree

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:40
Liverpool will hand boss Brendan Rodgers a significant summer transfer kitty following qualification for the Champions League.

Clwyd hospital care claims rejected

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:30
Serious complaints made by a Labour MP over the hospital care given to her husband before his death are rejected following an independent investigation.

Woodland site's lottery grant boost

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:12
A woodland surrounding a derelict Monmouthshire mansion is to be boosted as a visitor attraction by nearly £300,000 of heritage lottery funding.

U.S. Clears Egypt For Some Military Assistance

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:11

The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

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Sherpas Leave Everest; Some Expeditions Nix Climbs

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

Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday. It's an unprecedented walkout to honor 16 of their colleagues who were killed last week in an avalanche.

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Order and ex-prisoners back course

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 21:38
The Orange Order and a republican ex-prisoners' organisation lend their support to a new course at Queen's University that examines the use of public space to express identity.
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