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Police to review 'neglect' deaths

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 15:48
Police are to scrutinise evidence given at a tribunal in a case where five "severely" neglected patients died in two weeks at a Northampton home.

VIDEO: Insurers face cost of UK storms

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 15:45
Insurers prepare to pay out millions of pounds to the owners of homes and businesses flooded during the winter storms.

VIDEO: 'Benefits Street' residents respond

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 15:42
Some residents who feature in the Channel 4 programme Benefits Street claim the makers have portrayed them negatively.

VIDEO: Christie sacks aide over 'bridgegate'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 15:22
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has apologised for the scandal over an alleged orchestrated traffic mayhem to pursue a political vendetta.

Bastille and Disclosure lead Brits

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:59
Pop acts Bastille, Disclosure and Ellie Goulding lead the nominations at the 2014 Brit Awards, in a field that leans heavily towards new bands.

West Brom name Mel as head coach

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:58
West Brom appoint former Real Betis manager Pepe Mel on an 18-month deal to be their new head coach.

Natural Gas Boom Cuts Into Pennsylvania's State Forests

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:52

Pennsylvania is the fastest-growing state for natural gas production, but the development is cutting through swathes of previously unbroken forests. Some scientists say this could affect wildlife, which perform important functions like climate and insect control.

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Afghan Taliban prisoners to be freed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:47
Afghanistan says it will release scores of prisoners regarded by the US as a security threat, saying there is insufficient evidence against them.

White House Picks Choctaw Nation To Fight Poverty In Oklahoma

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:39

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is one of the first five groups to benefit from a new federal anti-poverty program called "Promise Zones," which also include communities in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Antonio and southeastern Kentucky. Tribal leaders hope the initiative will bring more opportunities to their impoverished rural community.

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VIDEO: Will.i.am's Lady Gaga 3D print idea

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:37
Musician and television personality Will.i.am is hoping that traditional music merchandise is heading for a change.

S Sudan army moves on rebel cities

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:37
South Sudan's army moves against the key rebel-held centres of Bentiu and Bor, as rebels strengthen defences in Bentiu.

Man sold illegal tobacco to children

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:27
A man who turned his Devon home into a shop selling illegal cigarettes to school children, is spared a jail sentence.

VIDEO: Black hole set to 'eat a gas cloud'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:27
A gas cloud is being sucked towards the black hole at the heart of our galaxy, giving astronomers a rare viewing opportunity.

Bunting fights back to reach semis

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:19
Top seed Stephen Bunting fights back from two sets down to beat Rick Hofstra 5-2 and reach the BDO World Darts semi-finals.

Gates Memoir Could Prove Helpful To Hillary Clinton In 2016

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:17

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes a hit in a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. But she also receives high praise, which could prove very helpful.

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Gates Memoir Could Prove Helpful To Hillary Clinton In 2016

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:17

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes a hit in a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. But she also receives high praise, which could prove very helpful.

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Amiri Baraka's Legacy Both Offensive And Achingly Beautiful

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 14:02

The former New Jersey poet laureate, born LeRoi Jones, died on Thursday at the age of 79. Much of his work — including well-regarded poetry and plays — reflected his commitment to Black Nationalist ideals. He co-founded the Black Arts movement, and wrote poems that were as controversial as they were influential.

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