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The joy of bidets

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 15:13
A passion for that thing Brits don't know how to use

Will today's children die earlier than their parents?

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 15:04
Will today's children really die earlier than their parents?

Faith & football: Brazil prays for World Cup glory

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 15:04
Brazil will look to a higher power as they seek to fulfil what they believe is their World Cup destiny, writes Ben Smith.

Firms warn against 'hasty' rate rise

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 15:04
The Bank of England should not make any "hasty decisions" on raising interest rates, warns the British Chambers of Commerce.

'Major step' towards Alzheimer's test

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 15:03
British scientists have made a "major step forwards" in developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease.

Payday complaints double since 2012

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 15:02
Complaints about payday loans have more than doubled in the last two years, according to the Financial Ombudsman.

Radcliffe to return with 10k race

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 15:01
Marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe will compete in the Worcester City 10k, her first competitive race since 2012.

Cook needs to score an ugly hundred - Agnew

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 15:00
England need runs from captain Alastair Cook against India as they look to reverse their slide, says Jonathan Agnew.

VIDEO: Is heightism as unacceptable as racism?

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 14:59
Newsnight looks at the issue of heightism after David Cameron joked that John Bercow was one of the Seven Dwarfs.

India series to define Cook - Vaughan

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 14:54
Alastair Cook's England captaincy will be defined by the result of their Test series against India, says Michael Vaughan.

Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 14:53

The landmark deal would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims. The ruling came about two weeks after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages

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Washington State To Start Recreational Pot Sales On Tuesday

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 14:50

The state's Liquor Control Board issued the first 24 marijuana retailer licenses on Monday. Washington is the second state — after Colorado — to allow the sale of recreational marijuana.

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We can cope without Neymar - Scolari

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 14:32
Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says Brazil will cope without Neymar when they face Germany in Tuesday's Fifa World Cup semi-final.

UK airports give charged gadget advice

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 14:27
Heathrow and Manchester airports tell travellers to the US they must charge any electronic devices carried as hand luggage ahead of checks.

Tyler Perry just trademarked "WWJD?"

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-07-07 14:17

From the pages of The Hollywood Reporter: Tyler Perry has moved one step closer to owning the trademark on the phrase "What Would Jesus Do?" 

For whatever it's worth, he can only use it for entertainment purposes - a movie, live show or TV show - not wrist bands or tattoos or the like.

And, no, your T-shirt won't have to say "Tyler Perry presents," because there's a separate "WWJD?" trademark for clothing. 

NFL concussion lawsuit approved

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 13:55
A federal judge approves a settlement that would see thousands of former US football players compensated by the National Football League for concussion-related injuries.

VIDEO: Syria UK doctor 'did not kill himself'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 13:46
Two men, who were in prison with a British doctor in Syria, have spoken for the first time about his death and have cast doubt on the official Syrian explanation.

Civil service job document attacked

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 13:30
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has accused the civil service of drafting a job description for permanent secretaries without "constitutional propriety", BBC Newsnight learns.

Teen Tries To Be The Parent His Own Dad Never Was

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 13:22

Marvin Ramos' father says Ramos ruined his life by having a child at 17. But while he struggles, Ramos, now 18, is determined to be an active part of his daughter's life.

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Bahrain Asks U.S. Diplomat To Leave Over Meeting With Shiite Group

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 13:12

The Foreign Ministry said Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski "is unwelcome." Malinowski met with the Shiite opposition in the island nation that hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.

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