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$1.35 Billion In Losses Reported By Nevada's Major Casinos

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 16:55

For the fifth straight year, Nevada's big casinos report net losses – a total of $1.35 billion in the most recent fiscal year. Statewide, 263 casinos grossed at least $1 million in gaming revenue, totaling $23 billion, according to a report released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

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France struggles to break nuclear habit

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 16:53
Kicking the nuclear habit is hard, France discovers

Deadly new year

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 16:50
More British people die during the first full week of the year than at any other time. But the cold weather isn't to blame - and it's not clear exactly what is.

US 'open' to new relations with Cuba

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 16:48
The US is "very open" to a new relationship with Cuba, on condition of more political freedom on the communist-run island, a senior official says.

VIDEO: Risks of illegal tanning injections

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 16:30
Inside Out investigates the extreme measures people are willing to go to for a year-round tan including injections with unlicensed medicine.

VIDEO: Where does Britain's tea come from?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 16:25
Adventurer and journalist Simon Reeve heads to Kenya to uncover the stories behind Britain's favourite drink. In this clip he visits a tea plantation and has a go at picking tea leaves himself.

Will Bad Jobless Data Spur Action On Unemployment Insurance?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 16:17

Just as the Senate seemed to descend into another round of partisan gridlock, this time over extending emergency jobless benefits, the arrival of a surprisingly weak December jobs report raised the pressure on lawmakers to act.

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Reagan press secretary Speakes dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 16:12
Larry Speakes, former press secretary to President Ronald Reagan, dies at home in his native Mississippi.

3D images created of ancient volcano

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 15:53
Scientists use 3D technology to help them to better understand an ancient extinct volcano in the north west Highlands.

The Upside Of The Bitter Cold: It Kills Bugs That Kill Trees

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 15:45

Scientists say that the freezing weather can help reduce the population of a beetle that harms trees, as well as other invasive species. In Minnesota, up to 80 percent of the beetle's larvae may die off, buying some time for those who feared its negative effects on the ash tree population.

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VIDEO: Monitoring a top swimmer's heart rate

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 15:37
As a new National Performance Centre opens in Manchester, British Disability Swimming lead physiologist Nicola Rowley explains how a new heart rate monitor is helping to benefit swimmers-in-training.

Alliance youth wing member deported

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 15:34
A member of the Alliance Party's youth wing has returned back to the UK after being deported from Israel.

VIDEO: BBC reports amid Bangui celebrations

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 15:24
Central African Republic's interim President Michel Djotodia has resigned, sparking celebrations on the streets of the capital Bangui.

VIDEO: Community spirit for flood-hit village

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 15:06
More than 100 residents of Muchelney in Somerset have been cut off for a week because access roads are under water.

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