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Organizers Of Anti-Islam Rally In Germany Commemorate Paris Attack

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:46

The protest in Dresden drew about 25,000 people who are against what they see as the "Islamization of Europe." Their rally was met by counterdemonstrations.

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VIDEO: Afghan fears over growth of IS

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:40
The first concrete evidence has emerged of attempts to recruit fighters in Afghanistan for the so-called Islamic State (IS).

VIDEO: China's drinking binge

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:38
Fears over new online drinking game going viral

VIDEO: Goal 'could help boost women's game'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:31
Stephanie Roche, who came second in Fifa's goal of the year award, says she hopes her goal will help change perceptions of women's football.

Obama unveils cybersecurity proposals

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:30

President Obama announced a series of cybersecurity proposals Monday, in advance of the State of the Union address. He wants to require companies to notify consumers of a data breach within 30 days, and he says more companies will soon provide free credit scores. Those plans only address what happens after a breach, though. Are companies learning from the hacks at Target, Sony and Home Depot?

President proposes rules for companies hit by breaches

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:30

President Obama announced a series of cybersecurity proposals Monday, ahead of the State of the Union address. He wants to require companies to notify consumers of a data breach within 30 days, and he says more companies will soon provide free credit scores. Those plans only address what happens after a breach, though. Are companies learning from the hacks at Target, Sony and Home Depot?

Lovin' the McDonald's ad – and hatin' it

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:30

A new ad from McDonald's that aired during the Golden Globes is getting almost as much buzz on Twitter as a celebrity’s red carpet outfit. Reactions range from lovin' it: I think the @McDonalds spot that aired during the #GoldenGIobes2015 is the most human the brand has ever felt. Not bad for fast food. — Miranda Lemon (@lemonmira) January 12, 2015 To those who make the ad seem like a McDisaster: @McDonalds I just threw up in my mouth watching your commercial during the #GoldenGlobes. Desperate attempt to rescue your image. Blech! — Jessica Boaman (@JessicaBoaman) January 12, 2015 Against a musical backdrop of kids singing, the ad shows local franchises using their signs to support their communities — including "We remember 9/11" and "Keep jobs in Toledo." The chain also has a blog telling the stories behind each marquee. It's unclear if the company's portrayal of itself as a community-builder will be enough to strengthen its ailing brand. The whole thing has us wondering... what's the sign say at the McDonald's where you live? Is it more "Happy 30th Ed and Beth" or "Over 99 billion served"? Let us know on Facebook.

Lovin' the McDonald's Ad?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:30

A new ad from McDonald's that aired during the Golden Globes is getting almost as much buzz on Twitter as a celebrity’s red carpet outfit. Reactions range from lovin' it: I think the @McDonalds spot that aired during the #GoldenGIobes2015 is the most human the brand has ever felt. Not bad for fast food. — Miranda Lemon (@lemonmira) January 12, 2015 To those that make the ad seem like a McDisaster: @McDonalds I just threw up in my mouth watching your commercial during the #GoldenGlobes. Desperate attempt to rescue your image. Blech! — Jessica Boaman (@JessicaBoaman) January 12, 2015 Against a musical backdrop of kids singing, the ad shows local franchises using their signs to support their communities — everything from "We remember 9/11" to "Keep jobs in Toledo." The chain even has a blog telling the stories behind each marquee. It's unclear if the company's portrayal of itself as a community-builder will be enough to strengthen its ailing brand. The whole thing has us wondering... what's the sign say at the McDonald's where you live? Is it more "Happy 30th Ed and Beth" or "Over 99 billion served"? Let us know on Facebook.

New Charlie Hebdo to depict Muhammad

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:28
The cover of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo magazine features an illustration of the Prophet Muhammad, below the words "all is forgiven".

Birmingham reacts to 'Muslim-only' gaffe

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:19
Birmingham reacts to 'Muslim only' gaffe

Contador rivalry spurs on Froome

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:17
Chris Froome says he cannot show weakness to his rival Alberto Contador when he bids for a second Tour de France title.

Ducks Vs. Bucks: Who Will Win The NCAA's New Football Title?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:16

Oregon is second in the nation in scoring, with 47.2 points per game. Ohio State was fifth, with 45 points. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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An Exhibit Offers A Different Angle On Life In Public Housing

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:16

An exhibit in Brooklyn aims to upend stereotypes about public housing by profiling residents and their achievements. The curators know their subject well; they once lived in public housing themselves.

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Imagining A Future When The Doctor's Office Is In Your Home

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:12

You can now monitor your heart rhythm with your cell phone. Dr. Eric Topol imagines a day when patients will be doing a lot more of their own medical testing, with doctors as advisers.

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Police called to 'body in water'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:03
Emergency services search the River Taff after a member of the public reported seeing a body in the water.

No Hodgson vote for Ronaldo & Messi

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:02
Roy Hodgson votes Javier Mascherano the world's best player but winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are not on his Ballon d'Or list.

The transgender 13-year-old

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:01
Is 13 too young for transgender therapy?

Murder revisited for witness appeal

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 13:01
Police investigating the murder of a man in County Antrim return to the scene a week later in an attempt to find more witnesses.

Power restored as snow predicted

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 12:57
Electricity is restored to homes that had been left without power by recent storms as forecasters predict snow across much of Scotland.

In France's Muslim Community, Stories Of Heroism, And Some Fear

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 12:54

Muslims were among the first people at the scene of last week's attacks in Paris. An employee of the kosher supermarket saved hostages, and a policeman died responding to the Charlie Hebdo shootings.

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