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Liverpool boss Rodgers charged by FA

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 10:37
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is charged by the FA for post-match comments following their defeat by Manchester City.

7 Political Dates To Watch In 2014

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 10:22

The year ahead offers much more political catnip than 2013. Aside from a full roster of House, Senate and gubernatorial races, 2014 is shaping up as another critical period for the Affordable Care Act.

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Skier Vies For A Spot On Team USA After Breaking Both Legs

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 10:15

Alice McKennis has a metal plate and 11 screws in her leg after breaking it in 30 places in March. She's had other injuries before that, but she says it gives her an edge over the competition. "To make the Olympics is extremely hard," she says, "so it takes a certain kind of toughness."

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Did Kim Jong Un Feed His Uncle To 120 Dogs? Be Skeptical

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:58

A gruesome story that first surfaced weeks ago is now whipping around the world. But there are many reasons to be doubtful about the claim that Kim Jong Un had his uncle executed by throwing him to a pack of starving dogs.

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Cook not ready for GB Taekwondo return

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:57
Aaron Cook reclaims the world number one ranking but vows to continue fighting outside of the GB taekwondo programme.

Vigil to mark Schumacher birthday

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:55
Fans of injured Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher hold a vigil to mark his birthday at the French hospital treating him.

5 Things That Could Alter The Perception Of Obamacare

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:53

Insurance enrollment will be a key yardstick for assessing whether the Affordable Care Act is working. Almost as important as the total number of people who get coverage is whether a significant percentage of them are healthy.

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Cash piles up for booming Next

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:43
Next shareholders are due for extra payouts after bumper profits leave the retailer with a huge cash pile to distribute.

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:34
Higher levels of vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development, say researchers.

Ford Tops Resurgent U.S. Car Industry, 2013 Sales Results Show

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:23

Ford and GM are calling 2013 the best year for U.S. auto sales in at least five years, as they report double-digit annual gains. Chrysler reported an increase of 9 percent, its strongest year since 2007.

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Ancient Egyptian brewer's tomb found

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:21
The tomb of a brewer who served an ancient Egyptian court more than 3,000 years ago is discovered in the city of Luxor.

From The Ruins Of A Tsunami, A Rebuilt Aceh Rises Anew

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:21

The December 2004 Asian tsunami left nearly a quarter of a million people dead. Indonesia's Aceh province was among the hardest hit. But nine years on, the province is home to a largely successful reconstruction effort, a peace deal between separatists and the government, and economic progress.

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First S Sudan truce talks 'fruitful'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:19
Initial ceasefire negotiations in Ethiopia to end South Sudan's conflict have been fruitful, mediators say, ahead of direct talks.

British man found dead in Libya

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:16
A British man and New Zealand woman are found dead on a beach in western Libya after both being shot.

Sister's appeal for missing teenager

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:15
The sister of teenager Nida Ul-Naseer, missing from her home in Newport for six days, makes an emotional appeal to her to come home.

Tide peaks after NI floods warning

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:14
High tides and strong winds cause flooding in some coastal areas of Northern Ireland but the tide peaked without major flooding in Belfast.

Spain steps into Panama Canal row

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:11
The Spanish government says it is in talks with Panama and Sacyr, the builder at the heart of a row over a contract to expand the global shipping hub.

BNP's Nick Griffin declared bankrupt

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:09
Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, is declared bankrupt but says it will not stop him standing again as an MEP.

Snowboarder Jones 'excited' by Games

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:08
British snowboarder Jenny Jones says the thrill of perfecting tough new tricks has kept her hungry for Olympic success.

'Cut Food': Take A Peek At The Beauty Inside Everyday Edibles

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:07

What happens when you slice foods apart? A whole new world of geometric wonder can reveal itself. The best part? There's relatively little trickery or fancy gadgets involved — so please, do try this at home, say the creative minds behind this photo series.

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