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Hodgson happy with England progress

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:27
England manager Roy Hodgson said his side were making progress even before the "cold shower" of World Cup failure.

Hungary 'outrage' rally draws 10,000

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:22
Around 10,000 Hungarians take part in a "public outrage day" in Budapest, protesting against the government and public corruption.

VIDEO: Celebrating vintage black glamour

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:12
Rediscovering vintage black glamour

Brazil's Petrobras pledges overhaul

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:04
The head of Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras promises to improve the way it is run as it struggles to deal with a corruption scandal.

'Paradise no place for faint hearts'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:56
Ex-England captain and Rangers defender Terry Butcher says Roy Hodgson's men can expect a hostile reception in Scotland.

Charles Manson 'allowed to marry'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:56
Notorious US mass murderer Charles Manson has been granted a licence to marry a 26-year-old woman who has been visiting him in prison, AP reports.

Charles Manson, 80, Gets License To Wed 26-Year-Old Prison Visitor

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:44

Afton Elaine Burton, who maintains websites advocating for Manson's innocence in the Tate-LaBianca murders, told The Associated Press that the wedding was next month.

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For Babies, Preterm Birth Is Now The Number One Cause of Death

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:39

For the first time, the single greatest threat to a newborn's life is not a specific disease. Rather, it's the fact of being born prematurely.

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VIDEO: Bonneville on Paddington, Downton and W1A

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:32
Hugh Bonneville talks to BBC News about his role in Paddington, the continuing success of Downton Abbey and on being the BBC's Head of Values in W1A

Culinary Institute's School For 'Foodpreneurs' To Cook Up Innovation

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:10

The Culinary Institute of America may be best known for churning out chefs. But its graduates are charting new career paths that require more business chops and it's launching a school to mentor them.

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Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:00

Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.

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Drones 'being used to harass people'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 12:35
Unmanned drones are "undoubtedly" being used to harass people and it is difficult catching those responsible, police tell a House of Lords committee.

Paul Rincon: Where next for Philae mission?

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 12:32
Where next for Philae mission?

Slain Aid Worker Shows 'One Person Can Make A Difference,' Parents Say

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 12:28

In a statement, Paula and Ed Kassig remembered their 26-year-old son, Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul-Rahman Kassig, as both a realist and an idealist. Kassig was killed by the Islamic State group.

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Are Modafinil's Brain-Boosting Benefits Hype Or Science?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 12:24

Modafinil has been approved for treatment of narcolepsy, but it's often used to improve mental performance. The question is, does it work? A new study says probably not.

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Channeling Springsteen: Teachers As Performers

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 12:18

The importance of a teacher's presence in the classroom has long been debated. Our 50 Great Teachers project asks: Does does a teacher's performance distract, or does it inspire?

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The Guy Who Delivers HIV Medicine On His Bicycle

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 12:18

A South African teenager got tired of waiting in the clinic for his grandparents' HIV meds. So he came up with a solution. All it took was a bicycle.

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Toxic Tau of Alzheimer's May Offer A Path To Treatment

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 12:18

Faulty forms of the brain protein tau trigger tangles inside and outside brain cells of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists say figuring out how to stop bad tau's spread from cell to cell might be key.

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Trying to get jailed in North Korea

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 12:16
The American who struggled to get jailed in North Korea

VIDEO: Fire tunnel predicts blazes' spread

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 12:12
Spencer Kelly starts a simulated bushfire to see how technology can predict the spread of the flames.

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