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VIDEO: New shield for Chernobyl site

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 01:44
A new protective dome is being built to shield the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, at Chernobyl in Ukraine.

Van der Garde settles Sauber dispute

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 01:42
Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde reaches a settlement with Sauber after ending his legal action against the Formula 1 team.

Winkleman honoured for Strictly debut

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 01:32
Claudia Winkleman is named best entertainment presenter at the Royal Television Society Awards, beating Graham Norton and Keith Lemon.

Even if it's not "123456", change your password

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-03-18 01:30
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The age Rep. Aaron Schock was elected to the Peoria school board, shortly after graduating. He would become board president at 22 and eventually represent Peoria's district as one of the youngest lawmakers on Capitol Hilly. Schock resigned Tuesday amid a spending probe, and the Washington Post has traced the congressman's rapid rise and the never-too-big attitude that may have been his undoing.

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The gap between when students were alerted to a shooting at Florida State University via Yik Yak and when the school's emergency notification came through. The app, popular on college campuses, is part of a theme the Marketplace Tech team has seen running through SXSW Interactive this year: Users want more than just data privacy, they value anonymity too.

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Speaking of privacy, that's the most common password among 15 million put online by a security analyst and Russian hackers, Quartz reported. That seems obvious, but interestingly that pattern of keystrokes is also the most common, accounting for passwords like "qwerty," "asdfgh" and any other combination of six adjacent keys to the right. Here are the other most common combinations:

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The age group researchers at Syracuse University found a sizeable gap in employment between veterans and non-vets. There's plenty of anecdotal evidence showing veterans from the post-9/11 era have more trouble finding employment, Marketplace's Dan Weissmann learned hard numbers are difficult to come by.

The soup method

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 01:28
Why is a UK town following Detroit's example?

South Africa ease into semi-finals

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 01:04
South Africa thrash Sri Lanka by nine wickets in Sydney to cruise into the semi-finals of the World Cup.

'More victims' of PC in sex case

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 01:00
A police officer from Gloucestershire who admitted having sex with three vulnerable women he met while on duty has "more victims", his force says.

Man killed in M6 lorry collision

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 00:45
A man dies in a crash involving three lorries on the M6 near the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border.

VIDEO: Darpa creates dark web search engine

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 00:39
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has created a search engine that can analyse the dark web.

Aid starts reaching Vanuatu islands

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 00:28
Emergency aid is beginning to reach some of the worst-hit islands of Vanuatu, after a cyclone tore through flattening entire villages.

Riot in Frankfurt targets new ECB HQ

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 00:15
Anti-austerity protesters in the German city of Frankfurt burn police cars in protest at the opening of the European Central Bank's new building.

Finaldi to head National Gallery

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 00:05
Gabriele Finaldi is appointed the new head of the National Gallery in London, replacing Nicholas Penny who announced his retirement last year.

New £1 coin designed by teenager

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 00:01
A 15-year-old has won a competition to design the new £1 coin, which will be in circulation from 2017.

VIDEO: Mexico introduces circus animals ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:36
The Mexican authorities have introduced a new law banning certain animals - among them tigers, elephants and zebras - from performing in circuses.

Serbia arrests 7 over Srebrenica

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:34
Serbia arrests seven men suspected of taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia.

Kentucky Right-To-Work Battle Shifts To Counties

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:24

While 25 states have passed right-to-work laws, Democrats in the Kentucky Legislature have long blocked attempts to pass legislation. Now there's a county-by-county effort to pass these laws locally.

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After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:22

A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. They want to move the waste to two abandoned clay mines.

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Free bassist Andy Fraser dies at 62

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:22
Bassist Andy Fraser, who co-wrote Free's 1970 hit All Right Now and had been fighting cancer and Aids, dies in California aged 62.

Tiger-tagging app to boost tracking

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:13
A new iPad app is asking users to "tag" tigers in images gathered from the internet, to help researchers with counting and tracking the animals.

Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:12

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.

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