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Banned From The Ride-Share Business In Spain, Uber Turns to Food Delivery

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:53

The ride-share company Uber has decided to try its luck arranging rides for takeout food after it is prohibited in Spain from carrying passengers.

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Banned From The Ride-Share Business In Spain, Uber Turns to Food Delivery

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:53

The ride-share company Uber has decided to try its luck arranging rides for takeout food after it is prohibited in Spain from carrying passengers.

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Canadian Lawmaker Uses 'Tight Underwear' Excuse To Explain Absence

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:17

Blaming his absence during a vote on too-small underwear that makes him uncomfortable, a member of Canada's House of Commons earns applause from his colleagues.

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Thailand Moves To Outlaw Surrogate Services To Foreigners

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:12

The law comes after high-profile scandals have shed a negative light on the practice. In one case, an Australian couple refused to accept their Down Syndrome child born to a Thai surrogate mother.

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UCLA Outbreak Highlights Challenge Of Curbing Infections

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:09

The lethal bacterium that sickened people at a Los Angeles hospital is one of three types the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said hospitals should most urgently monitor and prevent.

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Twin Cyclones Slam Australia's North Coasts

Fri, 2015-02-20 05:06

Cyclone Marcia made landfall north of Brisbane as a powerful Category 4 storm but has since been downgraded. Cyclone Lam hit in sparsely populated Arnhem Land.

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Eurozone Ministers Weigh Greece's Bid To Extend Bailout

Fri, 2015-02-20 04:55

Greece made its latest proposal Thursday, just over a week before the bailout is due to expire. Friday brought reports of a German-led bloc that's willing to have Greece exit the Eurozone.

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U.S.: Major Offensive Planned Against ISIS In Mosul This Spring

Fri, 2015-02-20 03:42

Looking to take back a city with strategic and symbolic value, the Iraqi military is preparing to launch an offensive against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, a U.S. military official says.

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An American Dream, A Cuban Soul: Poet Richard Blanco Finds 'Home'

Fri, 2015-02-20 03:33

While immigration is a subject of some of the most intense political debates in this country, inaugural poet Richard Blanco says it also drives his art. He shares his journey to becoming an American.

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At Baseball's Spring Training, Giants' Bochy Has Heart Surgery

Fri, 2015-02-20 02:38

For defending champions the San Francisco Giants, the excitement of spring training is tempered by concern for manager Bruce Bochy, who underwent heart surgery Thursday.

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Life After Death

Fri, 2015-02-20 02:03

The world is starting to forget about Ebola. The village of Barkedu can't.

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U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find Alternatives

Fri, 2015-02-20 01:32

Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.

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The World Could Be On The Verge Of Losing A Powerful Malaria Drug

Thu, 2015-02-19 23:36

Malaria parasites in Myanmar are learning how to fend off the incredibly effective drug called artemisinin. That could cause a lot of problems there — and beyond.

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Iranians Wait And Wonder If A New Dawn Is Coming

Thu, 2015-02-19 23:34

NPR's Steve Inskeep profiles three Iranians who discuss their dreams — and hopes that have been dashed previously.

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More Muslim Groups Voice Willingness To Combat Extremism In Their Faith

Thu, 2015-02-19 23:33

Many leaders are reluctant to say al-Qaida's or ISIS' terrorism has roots in Islam. But some Muslims say the time has come to acknowledge an extremist strain in the religion, and to combat it.

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For Students In Ohio, A Crib Sheet For Interacting With Police

Thu, 2015-02-19 23:31

In Akron, Ohio, some students made a reference card designed to improve relations between the community and police. It offers tips on how to behave — and how to report police misconduct.

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Why California's Superbug Outbreak Isn't As Scary As It Seems

Thu, 2015-02-19 17:44

The outbreak of drug-thwarting bacteria that contributed to the deaths of two patients at a UCLA hospital isn't likely to spread further, doctors say. Still, drug resistance is trouble nationwide.

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Venezuela Arrests Major Opposition Figure, Claiming Coup Plot

Thu, 2015-02-19 16:50

Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma was taken into custody by members of country's intelligence service. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to fight against those who try to destabilize his country.

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Chelsea Soccer Clubs Suspends Three People Over Paris Metro Incident

Thu, 2015-02-19 16:04

A video showed fans pushing a black man off a crowded train and then chanting, "we're racist." The club said it may seek to ban those people for life.

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Air Force Reservists Say Effects From Agent Orange Exposure Still Linger

Thu, 2015-02-19 16:01

The planes used to spray Agent Orange in Vietnam weren't retired from service — they were used by reservists in the U.S. for more than a decade after the war, exposing the crews to harmful chemicals.

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