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Attack In Thai Capital Leaves Two Dead, A Score Wounded

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 16:59

Explosions and gunfire rocked an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thai officials say.

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HIV testing offered in Tesco store

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 16:46
A sexual health charity is to offer HIV tests at a supermarket in Slough.

Screening hope for premature labour

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 16:35
Scientists have developed a blood test which can predict whether women having early contractions will go on to give birth too soon.

Hagel: U.S. Drones Searching For Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 16:30

The defense secretary confirmed that unmanned reconnaissance aircraft were being used to look for 270 girls abducted by Islamic militants last month.

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Universal Credit fraud fears raised

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 16:15
Government attempts to cut fraud by introducing the Universal Credit benefit system could be "seriously undermined" by difficulties with housing benefit, MPs say.

VIDEO: Abalone: New Zealand's 'black gold'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:56
It may not be as famous as an oyster, but across Asia the humble abalone is a popular delicacy - and New Zealand is cashing in.

In pictures: Protests after Turkey mine disaster

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:42
Aftermath of a coal mine explosion in Turkey

Sevilla 0-0 Benfica (Sevilla win 4-2 on penalties)

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:42
Sevilla win the Europa League by beating Benfica - who have now lost their last eight European finals - 4-2 on penalties.

Ticket scams 'cost victims £3.7m'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:40
Ticket scammers defrauded victims out of £3.7m in 2013 with music lovers and holidaymakers the worst hit, police say.

In pictures: California wildfire

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:22
Wildfire in the coastal city of Carlsbad

In Kansas, Professors Must Now Watch What They Tweet

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:12

Last fall, a University of Kansas professor criticized the National Rifle Association in a tweet. Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents approved a strict social media policy for university employees.

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Nigerians defy terror to keep learning

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:07
Nigerian students defy terror to keep learning

VIDEO: Street art, indoors - and other arts stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:05
An exhibition of international street art in Portugal, examining the role of women in modern Iran through the paintings of Afshin Pirhashemi - and more from the world of arts.

VIDEO: Glimpse of Victorian life in London

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:04
Whistler's pictures of Victorian life along the River Thames

Regulators Couldn't Close U.S. Mine Despite Poor Safety Record

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:04

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says it had no authority to shut down the W.Va. mine where two people were killed this week, despite having cited it for numerous violations.

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Can economics be a laughing matter?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:03
Can economics be a laughing matter?

VIDEO: What's hot at Cannes film festival?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:02
Tom Brook looks at the films in competition and investigates the mix of pictures at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

End-of-life care 'deeply concerning'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:00
The care given to people dying in hospital is "deeply concerning", according to doctors who have carried out a review of standards in England.

The $24 admission fee to the 9/11 Museum in context

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:00

The 9/11 Memorial Museum opens to the public this week, but the journey to its unveiling has not been without controversy. Questions over the purpose of the museum have been well-reported, but recent concerns have been raised over the relatively high cost of admission.

Those wishing to visit the memorial will have to pay a $24 admission fee.

At a recent press conference, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that those upset by the high cost should write to Congress. His point? While the U.S. government has provided $250 million towards the contruction of the 9/11 Memorial, more financial resources are needed to maintain security and its high operating costs.

Federal and state support are issues that factor into the price of admission at other memorials in the U.S. and around the world.

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The Oklahoma City National Memorial, for example, does not receive any federal funding to contribute to the cost of its annual operation. Though, like the 9/11 Memorial, the museum did receive funding for the initial construction costs. Along with the $10 entrance fee paid by visitors, the self-sustaining museum covers its expenses using "store sales, the OKC Memorial Marathon, [and] earnings from an endowment and private fundraising."

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The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam also charges an admission fee -- a practice it began in the early 1970s when the Anne Frank Foundation began having diffuclty shouldering the costs of maintaining the house. Revenue from visitors to the museum now covers 95 percent of the organization's annual budget. While it does receive funding from the EU and the Dutch government, the money is reserved exclusively for projects not involved in running the museum.

Back in the U.S, while legislation was introduced in 2011 to set up a regular subsidy for the 9/11 Memorial, it was basically shelved. It would seem that for now, the price of admission remains.

Venezuela detains dozens in protest

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 14:59
Police in Venezuela detain some 80 demonstrators who were marching to demand the release of those arrested in recent anti-government protests.
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