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Rescued expedition makes it to Casey

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:48
The rescued Australasian Antarctic Expedition arrives at the Casey research base, just as the ships it left stuck in thick sea ice finally start moving.

Lindsey Vonn Is Out, But Some Advertisers May Still Win

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:36

Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn's decision to withdraw from the 2014 Winter Olympics could mean big changes for companies that were planning to capitalize on her name — and on her potential wins. But some of Vonn's sponsors may find her announcement actually opens new advertising opportunities.

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VIDEO: US deep freeze: 'Painful to breathe'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:35
A brutal blast of arctic air has settled over eastern North America, bringing dangerously low temperatures not seen in decades.

Real Madrid investigate Di Maria gesture

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:26
Real Madrid investigate a gesture by Angel Di Maria after the winger was seen to grab his crotch when he was substituted against Celta Vigo.

Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:25
Manchester United lose a third game in a row as Sunderland win the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg.

U.S. Air Force Helicopter Crashes In England, Killing 4 Service Members

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:24

The Air Force said the Pave Hawk helicopter was on a training mission on the east coast of England.

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VIDEO: Ice cream seller held man as 'slave'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:10
An ice cream seller has been jailed for six-and-a-half years for imprisoning a man with learning difficulties and treating him "like a slave".

Violent storms rage on 'failed stars'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:09
Astronomers have seen ferocious storms circling on a failed star known as a brown dwarf - the most detailed 'weather forecast' ever for a world outside our Solar System.

VIDEO: Flood warnings after coastal damage

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:52
Large swathes of the UK are still being warned of the risk of floods, as the Met Office forecasts heavy rainfall for south and south-east England.

Senate Unexpectedly Moves Forward On Unemployment Benefits

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:43

After a procedural vote in the Senate on a bill that would temporarily extend emergency insurance for the jobless, President Obama held a White House press conference to pressure Congress to keep the momentum going. But Republican leaders say they need spending cuts or job-creation plans in return.

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Tech Fit For The Showroom, But The Runway Might Have To Wait

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:25

Wearable technology is often said to look dorky. "Stylish" and "fashionable" are not words anyone would associate with devices like Google Glass or smart watches. But companies are now working to embed technology into clothing so that it's unobtrusive or even attractive.

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50 Years After Landmark Warning, 8 Million Fewer Smoking Deaths

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:22

Back in 1964, people smoked cigarettes at work, in restaurants and in grocery stores. Few would have predicted that a report from the U.S. surgeon general would spark a public health revolution that has increased life expectancy in this country by 30 percent.

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Wiggo sideburn NHS tweeter cautioned

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:07
A hospital worker who boasted on Twitter about plans to use body hair shaved from a patient to mimic Sir Bradley Wiggins' famous sideburns is disciplined.

Cold Weather Tips To Keep Your Pets In Good Health

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:54

Keep the dog away when you're shoveling snow. Some can't resist jumping toward the flying flakes, and a dog is no match for a shovel blade. The sweet taste of antifreeze can be enticing for pets, but ethylene glycol, the main antifreeze, is also quite toxic. Clean up spills and drips.

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Iraq in 'deadly strike' on militants

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:53
The Iraqi government says it has killed 25 militants in Ramadi in an air strike as it battles al-Qaeda linked militants in Anbar province.

North America deep freeze hits east

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:53
A brutal blast of arctic air settles in eastern North America, bringing dangerously low temperatures not seen in two decades.

UK 'grants asylum to 1,500 Syrians'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:51
Deputy PM Nick Clegg tells MPs the UK has accepted "about 1,500" asylum seekers from Syria, but faces criticism from Amnesty International.

VIDEO: Prince William returns to student life

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:48
The Duke of Cambridge has started full-time studies on an agriculture course at the University of Cambridge.

With Department Steeped In Scandal, L.A. County Sheriff Will Retire

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:48

Lee Baca announced his retirement a month after more than a dozen of his deputies were charged with beating inmates and jail visitors.

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VIDEO: LG's TV bends before your eyes

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:45
The electrical goods manufacturer LG is showcasing a prototype television that has the functionality to bend from flat to curved.

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