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VIDEO: Will.i.am: Dangers of a digital life

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:33
One of the founding members of The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, has warned about the dangers of living a digital existence.

In Google Newsroom, Brazil Defeat Is Not A Headline

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:21

Google is mining its search data from the World Cup games, trying to make factoids that go viral. Its "newsroom" is focused on happy thoughts, not sad ones — like Brazil's brutal defeat.

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VIDEO: 'Covering up child abuse is a crime'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:17
The head of the NSPCC, has said that people who cover up child abuse should face criminal prosecution.

Roadshow Van Dyck fails to sell

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:06
A painting revealed to be a Van Dyck portrait on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow fails to sell at auction in London.

Big rise in abnormal drug test results

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:05
Abnormal drug test results in sport increased by 20% in 2013, according to a report by world anti-doping body Wada.

Time for Brazilian football to find its missing mojo

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:37
If there is consolation in a World Cup rout, it is that Brazil must now ditch the pragmatism stifling their game, says Tim Vickery.

Gay Teacher Files Sex Discrimination Claim Against Georgia School

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:33

Flint Dollar had to leave a Catholic school after officials learned he plans to marry his partner. Federal anti-discrimination laws don't cover sexual orientation, so he's fighting back another way.

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States Push For Prison Sentence Overhaul; Prosecutors Push Back

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:32

Several red states, including Louisiana, have been diverting some offenders away from prison and into drug treatment and other incarceration alternatives. But not everyone is embracing the effort.

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Like All Animals, We Need Stress. Just Not Too Much

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:32

A racing mind and a pounding heart aren't all bad — the stress response can help humans and other animals deal with the unexpected. So what makes a vital system, that evolved to help us, turn toxic?

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Modi's mountain to climb

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:30
Can India's Modi harness 'infectious optimism' in first budget

Competition pushes shop prices lower

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:22
Shop prices in June fell at the fastest annual rate since at least 2006 as retailers fought to attract customers, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) says.

The women who serve in danger zones

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:16
Why were female diplomats banned until 1946?

VIDEO: 'The law is not protecting children'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:12
Head of Policy at the NSPCC, Alan Wardle, says children are not being protected by the law as it stands, and people who cover up child sex abuse should be prosecuted.

Australia visit amid Sri Lanka row

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:11
Australia's immigration minister visits Sri Lanka, as asylum seekers handed over to the Sri Lankan navy say they were abused by Australian officials.

Harbour death railings were opposed

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:00
Bristol's tourism board was among groups that opposed harbour railings which could have saved a cyclist who fell and drowned, the BBC learns.

Health board data breach criticism

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 22:55
Sensitive medical information about patients was sent mistakenly by a health board to another patient, a data protection watchdog has discovered.

MP granddad 'tried to reveal abuse'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 22:42
The granddaughter of the MP Geoffrey Dickens talks about how her granddad "tried to lift the lid on child abuse claims".

US-China clash would be 'disaster'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 22:35
Confrontation with the US would be a "disaster", Chinese President Xi Jinping says, opening an annual dialogue between the two countries.

VIDEO: How organ transplant changed my life

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 22:14
The number of organ transplants carried out in the UK has reached a new record - with more than 4,600 patients benefiting from operations last year.

VIDEO: Germany's four goals in 400 seconds

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 21:46
Watch the astonishing 400 seconds in which Germany score four goals to end Brazil's World Cup hopes.
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