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The man who defied death threats to play at the Masters

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 16:57
The man who defied death threats to play at the Masters

Reports: State Department Recommends Removing Cuba From Terror List

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-09 16:55

President Obama said the State Department completed its review. The AP and Reuters are reporting that the department has recommended removing Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

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Who Gets To Dance In 'Swan Lake'? The Answer Is Changing

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-09 16:51

For the first time ever, two black dancers will star in 'Swan Lake' in a major American production. NPR's Elizabeth Blair peeks behind the curtain to see why it's been so hard for ballet to diversify.

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Being overweight 'cuts dementia risk'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 16:12
Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, while underweight people face the highest risk, according to a study involving nearly two million Britons.

Man Is Shot At U.S. Census Bureau In Maryland

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-09 16:12

Police told media outlets that the man was guarding the gate outside the facility. Police said he had suffered "life threatening injuries."

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Terror bird find reveals 'deep voice'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 16:05
A 90%-complete "terror bird" skeleton found in Argentina suggests these big-beaked predators had good low-frequency hearing and deep voices.

Plucking hairs 'can make more grow'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:59
Plucking hairs in a precise pattern can make more pop up in their place in mice, a US study shows, but it is uncertain if this applies to humans.

The changing face of death

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:59
The burden of disease has changed remarkably over the past century, challenging how the health service is run. But what will the coming decades bring?

Currency 'volatility', rail fare pledge, and the oil 'bonanza'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:53
On a very mixed day for headlines, the pound's volatility in face of political uncertainty, a pledge to freeze rail fares, and news of a massive oil find in the Home Counties all make the front pages.

UKIP candidate in sausage roll probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:47
A UKIP candidate faces questioning over allegations he tried to influence votes by giving away food at an event featuring snooker star Jimmy White.

LinkedIn purchasing Lynda.com for $1.5 billion

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:34

Kind of a biggie in the social media professional networking space: LinkedIn said this morning it's going to spend $1.5 billion to buy Lynda.com,  a company that specializes in online professional training videos and tutorials.

The bet LinkedIn is making, of course, is that people will go to LinkedIn for something other than just random clicking around looking for a new job.

Which is what you guys do too, right?

LinkedIn purchasing Lynda.com for $1.5 billion

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:34

Kind of a biggie in the social media professional networking space: LinkedIn said this morning it's going to spend $1.5 billion to buy Lynda.com,  a company that specializes in online professional training videos and tutorials.

The bet LinkedIn is making, of course, is that people will go to LinkedIn for something other than just random clicking around looking for a new job.

Which is what you guys do too, right?

The Texas 'liberty city' rebellion

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:32
The town that pays almost no taxes

Parents marry at dying son's bedside

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:28
A terminally ill boy whose dream was to see his parents marry has his wish fulfilled when they have their wedding at his hospital bedside.

'He was our Richie - a true one-off'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:26
Peerless and unflappable, he was the doyen of commentators

Benaud: Much more than a commentator

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:15
Tribute to a true cricketing pioneer - from leg-spin bowling and captaincy to television commentary and catchphrases.

Carolina police release second video

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:13
South Carolina officials have released a new video showing the moments before a US police officer shot dead an unarmed black man in the back.

Ashya hospital staff speak out

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:11
Doctors and nurses who treated cancer patient Ashya King criticise his parents while speaking out for the first time in a BBC documentary.

Jawbone to start UP3 deliveries

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:10
Jawbone says it will begin deliveries of its top-end UP3 fitness tracker from 20 April, four months later than originally promised.

VIDEO: The Pennine Way at 50

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:07
Looking back at the early years of Britain's first national walking trail, the Pennine Way, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary

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