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Hospital maternity care concerns

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:59
Consultant-led maternity care could be withdrawn from a north Wales hospital for a year due to recruitment problems, warn local politicians.

Grammy audience falls three million

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:56
Sam Smith's Grammy victory was seen by 25.3 million people in the US, the ceremony's smallest audience since 2009.

Are ministers too focused on the NHS?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:49
A high level ministerial committee has been meeting weekly to monitor activity in the NHS - finding solutions or micromanagement?

The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:36

More homeowners are cutting energy costs by installing solar panels, due in part to leasing programs that require no up-front investment. Leasing means less hassle, but may also save you less money.

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Insurers And Austin Mayor Promote Obamacare To Texas Latinos

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:35

It's no secret that most state and federal legislators in Texas aren't fans of Obamacare. But insurers and Texan cities are successfully marketing plans on HealthCare.gov without the state's help.

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The French Debate: Free Speech Versus Hate Speech

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:33

Since the attack on a French satirical magazine, dozens have been arrested for condoning terrorism and inciting hatred. Many are wondering if the crackdown on hate speech is compromising free speech.

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Unions Have Pushed The $15 Minimum Wage, But Few Members Will Benefit

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:33

Most union members won't benefit from a higher minimum wage because they already earn far more than that. With membership declining, some union leaders fear collective bargaining is dead.

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Cancer Patients And Doctors Struggle To Predict Survival

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:30

After being diagnosed with cancer, the first question people have is, "How long do I have?" Doctors usually overestimate the time, and patients often don't understand it's a range, not one number.

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Qualcomm Hit With Record Fine In Chinese Anti-Monopoly Case

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:23

China fined chipmaker Qualcomm $975 million in the biggest of a wave of anti-monopoly penalties that have rattled foreign companies. The San Diego-based company said it will not contest the matter.

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VIDEO: Prince Charles to meet Saudi king

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:19
Prince Charles is urged to raise the case of a Saudi blogger with the country's new king on the latest leg of his tour of the Gulf and the Middle East.

Putting fitness trackers to the test

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:16
Why activity trackers fail to match up

Many 'children taking risks online'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:13
A poll suggests more than half of UK children have done something "risky" or anti-social online.

UBS confirms fresh US tax probe

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 22:51
UBS has confirmed it is being investigated by US authorities into whether it helped Americans evade taxes through investments banned in the US.

'Smart' insulin hope for diabetes

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 22:50
Scientists are hopeful that 'smart' insulins which are undergoing trials could revolutionise the way diabetes is managed.

Spider-Man signs deal with Marvel

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 22:09
Sony Pictures and Marvel sign a deal meaning Spider-Man could join up with the likes of Thor, Captain America and Iron Man in future film releases.

Labour pledges new 'kinship' rights

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 22:04
Labour says it will introduce new rights to support children whose parents cannot care for them, and are brought up by other members of their family.

'Focus on fitness not fatness'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 22:03
In this week's Scrubbing Up, Dr Gavin Sandercock argues there has been a well-meaning but misguided focus on obesity, while the harm caused by inactivity has been overlooked.

Police warn pupils over 'sexting'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 22:01
Police are visiting every school in Wales to warn pupils of the dangers of "sexting".

Macedonia PM 'spied on rivals'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 21:50
Macedonia's government is accused of operating an illegal wire-tapping programme targeting 20,000 people, including opposition politicians.

Ed Sabol, Founder Of NFL Films, Dies At 98

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 21:49

Ed Sabol was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. During his tenure at NFL Films, from 1964-1995, the organization won 52 Emmy Awards.

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