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31-Year-Old Hopes To Ski Past Her (Younger) Competitors

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:30

Holly Brooks made the switch from coach to world-class athlete in 2009, after an epiphany on a hospital gurney. Now she's hoping to compete in the Winter Olympics for a second time. She says she has something many of her younger competitors lack: perspective.

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31-Year-Old Hopes To Ski Past Her (Younger) Competitors

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:30

Holly Brooks made the switch from coach to world-class athlete in 2009, after an epiphany on a hospital gurney. Now she's hoping to compete in the Winter Olympics for a second time. She says she has something many of her younger competitors lack: perspective.

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Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:29

In 1964, President Johnson traveled to Martin County, Ky., to try to sell his "war on poverty" to the American public. The initiative spawned dozens of government programs, including Medicaid and Head Start. Residents in Martin County say the programs helped — but what they really need is steady work.

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VIDEO: Computer code lessons at primary school

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:28
Lessons in computer programming will be adopted by the national curriculum for primary schools in England from September - but this is not a new concept for schools in Estonia.

Thai lawmakers face Senate probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 23:51
Thailand's anti-graft body says it will charge 308 politicians over a failed constitutional amendment, as Bangkok protests continue.

BBC Sound of 2014: Banks

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 23:43
Sultry R&B singer Banks comes third in BBC new music list

Four killed in helicopter crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 23:40
Four people are killed as a US Air Force helicopter crashes while on a "low level" training exercise in north Norfolk.

VIDEO: Hell freezes over in the US

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 23:13
As cold weather continues to hit the US, the small town of Hell in Michigan has ground to a halt due to a thick carpet of snow.

Evans makes good start in qualifying

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 23:02
British number two Dan Evans beats Liang-Chi Huang of Taiwan 6-1 6-2 in the first round of qualifying at the Australian Open.

Council plans more cuts to save £70m

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 22:59
Museum, theatre and leisure centre closures are being considered as ways of helping one south Wales council save £70m over four years.

Flower denies ultimatum reports

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 22:58
England coach Andy Flower denies reports he has issued an ultimatum that he will leave if batsman Kevin Pietersen stays.

Rain brings fresh flooding fears

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 22:48
Parts of Britain are at risk of more flooding, as the Met Office forecasts more heavy rain in the coming days.

England's worst Ashes tour in history - the numbers prove it

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 22:45
England's Ashes whitewash may be only their third in 130 years, but statistics suggest the current tour plumbed new depths

Trucker to spaceman

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 22:45
The roundabout journey to Nasa astrophysicist

Search continues for missing Nida

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 22:44
Police are continuing the search for missing teenager Nida Ul-Naseer who disappeared 12 days ago.

Man charged with UVF double murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 22:16
A man is charged with the murders of two Catholic builders in north Belfast almost 20 years ago.

NI 'needs 200 new foster families'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 22:13
At least 200 new foster families will be needed in Northern Ireland this year to keep up with increasing demand, a charity says.

Bird survey assesses light pollution

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 22:06
Public asked to take part in a sunrise garden bird survey to measure the effect of light pollution on urban birds.

Extreme weather and pay rises in press

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 21:57
Striking images of extreme weather conditions - in Europe and America - appear in all the papers, which mull the prospect of a rise in the minimum wage and ponder whether Nick Clegg had a happy birthday.

3D food printers debut at CES

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 21:47
3D Systems unveils two printers that can create chocolates and sugar-based sweets shaped into intricate designs at the CES tech show.

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