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Iraq bodies decision 'unfortunate'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 09:10
A decision to take Iraqi insurgents' bodies back to a British base after a firefight had "unfortunate" unforeseen consequences, the Al-Sweady Public Inquiry hears.

Frolicking Fido, Cozy Cats: How Your Pets Are Chilling Out

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 09:09

Some pets enjoyed playing outside in the snow, while others preferred curling up near the fireplace. We asked you for photos of how your pets are dealing with the weather — and you folks delivered.

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VIDEO: US snow: 'Indianapolis a ghost town'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 09:03
ABC News reporter Ryan Owens said the Indianapolis governor told motorists on Monday it would be illegal to drive on interstate roads in the state of Indiana.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 09:02
An attempt to boost research into mesothelioma is rejected by the Commons.

Syria rebel groups 'execute rivals'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 09:01
Rebels from rival groups in north-west Syria are reported to have carried out mass killings amid an ongoing inter-rebel war, activists say.

What Is The Polar Vortex And Why Is It Doing This To Us?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 09:00

This super cold air is usually whirling around the Arctic. But a big piece has plunged further south than normal. One way to think about what's happening: If a spinning ice skater extends her arms, she slows down. Sometimes, she wobbles and falls. The polar vortex has sort of stretched out an arm.

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Olympian Smith to make comeback

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:58
British gymnast Louis Smith is to resume training in an attempt to compete for England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Smithfield Prods Its Pork Suppliers To Dump Pig Crates

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:57

The world's largest hog and pork buyer wants its contract farmers to move pregnant sows out of constrictive crates and into group houses, generally considered more humane, by 2022. The move is significant because independent farmers supply about 40 percent of the company's sows.

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Fallujah Veterans Ask Hard Questions About Their Sacrifices

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:55

A radical group with links to al-Qaida has taken intermittent control of key parts of Fallujah in western Iraq. It's the same area where U.S. troops saw some of their bloodiest fights during the Iraq war a decade ago, costing the U.S. more lives than in any other region in Iraq.

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Turkey clears military over bombing

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:46
Turkish military prosecutors drop an investigation into the deaths of 34 Kurdish civilians in an air force bombing raid in 2011.

Shot PC 'made video death threat'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:42
A policeman shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat threatened to hang himself on a video call while forcing his estranged wife to watch, an inquest hears.

British Museum buys Picasso linocuts

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:41
Two sets of unique Pablo Picasso linocuts, called Still Life under the Lamp and Jacqueline Reading, are acquired by the British Museum.

New Law Allows Transgender Students To Choose Bathrooms And Sports Teams

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:40

A new California law allows transgender students to choose restrooms and sport teams based on the gender they identify with. Host Michel Martin speaks with a parenting roundtable about the pros and cons.

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Chris Kluwe On What Cost Him His Job With The Minnesota Vikings

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:39

The punter says his outspoken support of same-sex marriage got him fired, but adds that he has no regrets. He tells NPR's Michel Martin: "If you're not willing to speak out for the rights of other people, then who do you expect to speak out for you when it's your turn?"

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How To Successfully Link GED Tests And Jobs

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:39

For hundreds of thousands of adult students, the General Educational Development test is a good way to finish their education. LaGuardia Community College in New York is going a step further, by tailoring prep courses for jobs in particular fields. Host Michel Martin speaks with Gail Mellow, the president of LaGuardia Community College to learn more.

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Ice cream seller held man as 'slave'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:34
An ice cream seller admits imprisoning a 34-year-old man with learning difficulties in his garage and treating him "like a slave".

Scots P1-P3 pupils to get free meals

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:33
All Scottish pupils in first three years of primary school will get free school meals from January 2015, First Minister Alex Salmond announces.

Health Care Inbox: From Medicaid Eligibility To Tax Credits

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:33

If you buy insurance through a marketplace and you lose your job, it will pay to let the marketplace know. The reduction in income while you're unemployed could make you eligible for a bigger tax credit to help pay for coverage.

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Benefits Street 'encouraged crime'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:32
Bosses of a documentary about a street in Birmingham are criticised for portraying residents in a bad light and encouraging criminal behaviour.

AUDIO: Dire Straits bassist on hearing loss

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:27
The bassist of rock band Dire Straits says more must be done to tackle hearing loss resulting from loud music.

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