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Pulis is pranked by NI footballer

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:44
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis is pranked by a Northern Ireland footballer impersonating Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon.

PHOTO: Rosetta Sends 'An Impressive New Perspective' On Comet

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:42

The European Space Agency probe has sent a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from about 77 miles away.

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'The Shark' Has Died: Coach Jerry Tarkanian Was 84

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:39

Famous for his ever-present white towel and what seemed to be a perpetually worried expression, former college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has died.

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Death crash driver recounts incident

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:36
A 21-year-old woman who denies two death by dangerous driving charges after hitting an elderly couple says she could not have avoided the impact.

HMRC calls in police and SFO on HSBC leak data

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:35
The HMRC tax evasion investigation is widened and will now look at money laundering

EastEnders actress 'in racist rant'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:35
EastEnders actress Linda Henry hurled racist abuse at a community warden and shouted "do you know who I am?", after being reprimanded for dropping a cigarette butt, a court hears.

Google introduces illness tips

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:29
Google begins providing doctor-checked medical guidance - including illustrations and possible treatments - to relevant search results.

Paramedic sentenced over man's death

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:28
A paramedic is sentenced over the death of a man who collapsed outside the A&E department at Walsall's Manor Hospital.

'Fake degrees' at Uganda university

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:26
One of Uganda's top universities launches an investigation into allegations that fake degrees were awarded to students.

Quiz: College completion gap widens

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:25

According to The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, college completion rates for Americans with the highest family incomes have been rising, but the rates for lower families incomes have not changed.

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Murray beats Mahut in Rotterdam

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:13
Andy Murray defeats Nicolas Mahut in straight sets in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

One Of The Chapel Hill Victims Was Raising Funds To Help Syrian Refugees

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:01

Following the shooting at Chapel Hill that left three young Muslims dead, a donation fund created by one of the victims is receiving a flood of contributions.

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Damascus strikes 'kill nearly 200'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:51
Air strikes carried out by Syria's air force have killed almost 200 people in the past 10 days, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

England bans smoking in cars

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:45
From October, drivers in England will be banned from smoking in their car if they are carrying children as passengers.

Panel Says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Disease, And Renames It

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:41

"Systemic exertion intolerance disorder" might not fall trippingly off the tongue, but an Institute of Medicine panel says it better matches the symptoms. The disease, they say, is real.

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Boston's massive snowfall brings in business

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:34

Boston is getting pummeled by snow. More than 78 inches have fallen on the city this winter, making it one of the snowiest winters in the city's history.

But it's not over yet. The city is bracing for more snowfall Thursday night.

The winter weather has turned out to be a blessing for entrepreneurs in the snow-clearing business.

Frank Ippolito, who owns Ippolito Snow Services in Boston, offers "flake-to-flake" services for some lucky customers.

"The first flake falls, we have a team there, in front of a retail store or a high-end residence where we're there for the entire storm," he says. "Just pushing snow to the curb, and keeping them clean for the whole time so it doesn't build up."

Ippolito says his company is fielding up to 70 calls a day. But it'll cost to hire him. Ippolito charges around $4,000 to clear a small parking lot.

Root tips captain Morgan to impress

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:17
England batsman Joe Root backs captain Eoin Morgan to find his best form in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

From The Cold Depths Of Space, A Smile Emerges

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:17

In the Hubble image of a galaxy cluster, two bright galaxies resemble eyes, NASA says, "and the misleading smile lines are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing."

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Kayla Mueller's Death Underscores Risks For Aid Workers Abroad

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:15

Humanitarian groups say the world's more dangerous than 15 years ago. How can they keep their staff safe in places of turmoil?

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VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 07:10
MPs take evidence on the performance of directorates responsible for immigration checks and management.