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Sleeping 12-year-old hit by brick

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:41
A 12-year-old boy is hit in the face by a brick thrown through his bedroom window as he slept on his bed in Cullybackey, County Antrim.

Legal Loopholes Leave Some Kids Without Dental Insurance

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:40

Dental coverage is a required benefit for children under the Affordable Care Act. But it's not turning out to be quite that simple. For one thing, there are no federal subsidies to help pay for stand-alone dental policies.

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There She Blew! Volcanic Evidence Of The World's First Map

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:38

Some archaeologists have long suspected that a faded painting from the ruins of the 9,000-year-old village known as Catalhoyuk might be a map — of a settlement at the foot of an erupting volcano. Others said no. Now geologists have evidence that the volcano indeed erupted around that time.

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The Fruits Of Free Trade: How NAFTA Revamped The American Diet

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:37

Signed 20 years ago this month, the landmark trade agreement radically altered the way we get our fruits and vegetables, encouraging year-round imports from Mexican farms. That's why it's now no big deal to find, say, raspberries in winter. But critics say it also has trained consumers to value convenience over flavor and has dulled knowledge of where food comes from.

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Blending Red Wine With Porter Ale: A Crossover Beer Worth The Buzz?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:36

Two of mankind's oldest beverages are being mashed together in a new generation of brews. These beer-wine blends, boasting layered, complex flavors, are part of a broader trend of experimentation, as craft brewers seek to distinguish themselves in a crowded field.

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Johnson rested for first one-day game

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:33
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will be rested for the first one-day international against England on Sunday.

Tesco, Morrisons and M&S: Ouch

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:27
Recovery's patchy nature shown up by falls in store sales

Phones become tricorder and stun gun

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:23
Add-on hardware that turns smartphones into electric "stun guns" and a Star Trek-style health scanning tricorders are part of a new trend.

VIDEO: Case turns phone into shock stun gun

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:19
A US firm has unveiled a smartphone case that turns the handset into an electric shock stun gun with a 650,000 volt sting

BBC Sound of 2014: Ella Eyre

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:07
Pop singer Ella Eyre is this year's runner-up

Duggan shooting prompts camera move

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:06
The Met Police Commissioner says firearms officers will wear video cameras following the death of Mark Duggan, as he prepares to meet community leaders in north London.

Out gay top-flight player 'a way off'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 23:51
Thomas Hitzlsperger says there is "a long way to go" before a top footballer comes out as gay while still playing.

Loehmann's To Liquidate; Macy's Cuts Jobs In Reorganization

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 23:51

Going-out-of-business sales will begin Thursday at 93 Loehmann's stores. And on Wednesday, Macy's Inc. announced 2,500 employees will be laid off.

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Moffett to stand for WRU election

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 23:41
Ex-WRU boss David Moffett intends to stand for election to the governing body in a bid to end the row with the regions.

Outkast to headline Coachella 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 23:35
The American music festival will take place over two weekends, April 11-13 and April 18-20, in California.

VIDEO: Travelling the frozen road to Hell

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 23:24
Weather records have tumbled across North America, after snow storms swept across much of the US and Canada.

VIDEO: Europe's highest suspension bridge

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 23:06
Imogen Foulkes takes in the view from Europe's highest suspension bridge.

Rodman sorry over N Korea detainee

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 22:58
Dennis Rodman apologises for angry comments he made about a US detainee in North Korea, saying he was stressed and had been drinking.

North America deep freeze to ease

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 22:55
The deep freeze that has left people in North America shivering for days, shattering century-old temperature records, is set to loosen its icy grip.

Hammers fans turn against boss Allardyce

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 22:46
Manager Sam Allardyce's job is in danger after West Ham's pathetic League Cup loss to Manchester City, says Phil McNulty

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