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A dingo ate my international leader's passport

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:59
6,500 stores

That's how many stores diet and herbal supplement juggernaut GNC owns nationwide, as reported by the NY Times. In response to recent accusations of  potentially hazardous inclusion of unlabelled ingredients, the company announced Monday that it would enact new testing procedures that go above and beyond what is required by federal law. 

105 years old

That's the approximate age of the Courtland Street Bridge's framework in Atlanta, GA. With repairing transportation infrastructure a national issue, some cities are starting to take charge of funding themselves.

8,000 square feet

That's how much space Inte­grated Device Tech­nology will provide for Northeastern University to open educational hubs embedded directly in select companies in Silicon Valley. The satellite locations will offer some long-term internships mixed with in class curriculum. 

31 international leaders

That's how many international leaders' personal info —including passport numbers, and visa grant numbers — was leaked by the Australian immigration department following the last G20 summit. As reported by the Guardian, the info was accidentally sent to the organisers of the Asian Cup football tournament.

$50

That's the cost of a small media player, known as a "notel," that is reportedly in up to half of all North Korean households. Able to play DVDs and content stored on USB sticks, the device is an outlet for contraband material to make its way into the country. As Reuters reports, notels were legalized by the North Korean government last year, but are still illegally smuggled in from China.

VIDEO: LIVE: Labour launches business plans

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:57
Ed Miliband sets out his party's policies on business at an event in London.

Varoufakis: End 'toxic blame game'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:45
The Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, calls for an end to the "toxic blame game" between Greece and Germany.

Vettel has aced transition - Coulthard

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:42
Sebastian Vettel has handled his transition from Red Bull to Ferrari well, says BBC Sport's David Coulthard.

Miliband warning over EU referendum

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:24
Labour leader Ed Miliband unveils his party's business manifesto, warning that David Cameron's pledge to hold an EU referendum is "a clear and present danger" to jobs.

French elections see swing to right

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:24
Local elections give a big boost to France's conservative UMP, led by ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, and inflict a bruising blow to the ruling Socialists.

Paris Muslims struggle to feel accepted

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:20
Two months on from the Paris attacks, Shaista Aziz found the Muslim community in Paris still struggling to come to terms with the fallout.

How Many Crimes Do Your Police 'Clear'? Now You Can Find Out

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:11

Police say a crime is "cleared" when they make an arrest or identify a suspect. Clearance rates vary widely by city, but you can use our tool to look up how the police are faring where you live.

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Mystery surrounds shirtless burns man

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:10
Images of a shirtless man found walking the streets after he suffered serious burns have been released in a bid to solve the mystery of his injuries.

Open Cases: Why One-Third of Murders In America Go Unresolved

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:04

Police today are identifying fewer murder suspects than they did a generation ago. One criminologist says that may be because departments are more focused on preventing crimes than on making arrests.

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In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key to Harmony

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:04

The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse, the better its residents get along.

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Employers And Insurers Gain Control In Workers' Compensation Disputes

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 01:03

In 10 states, injured workers are finding it more difficult to get or keep medical treatment their doctors prescribe because of reforms to workers' comp laws.

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VIDEO: Dissolving Parliament - in 15 seconds

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 00:31
BBC News looks at what it means to dissolve Parliament ahead of a general election - in 15 seconds.

Kingfisher fails to nail French deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 00:21
The owner of B&Q, Kingfisher, has abandoned its planned purchase of French DIY chain Mr Bricolage.

'Few second chances for black bosses'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:59
Former England and Liverpool forward John Barnes says black managers struggle to find a new job after being sacked by a club.

Battle lines set as campaign begins

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:48
The general election campaign gets under way in Wales with Conservative and Labour launches.

Labour's big offer to business - Europe

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:42
On the first day of the election campaign, Ed Miliband is attempting to cover what many see as a weak flank.

With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:42

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.

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Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:41

There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.

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Sure Use A Treadmill Desk — But You Still Need To Exercise

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:40

Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don't use them enough to make a difference.

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