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Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 08:01
The week's big numbers visualised.

Oscars hopeful hits funding target

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 08:00
Oscar-nominated British animator Daisy Jacobs is celebrating after winning a Bafta and raising enough money to fund her next project.

Week in pictures: 7-13 February 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 07:57
Photos from around the world: 7-13 February

Police stop-search claim 'inaccurate'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 07:53
Scotland's Information Commissioner denies forcing police to release stop-and search data to the BBC.

Italy probe into baby ambulance death

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 07:46
The Italian health minister launches an inquiry following the death of a baby who died after she was reportedly turned away from three hospitals.

Your Brain May Want That Bottle Of Soda Because It's Easy To Pick Up

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-13 07:37

Coca-Cola has launched a small, easy-to-hold bottle in Kenya. And the size and shape could make people crave it. That's the belief of psychologist Sian Beilock, author of How the Body Knows Its Mind.

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Your Brain May Want That Bottle Of Soda Because It's Easy To Pick Up

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-13 07:37

Coca-Cola has launched a small, easy-to-hold bottle in Kenya. And the size and shape could make people crave it. That's the belief of psychologist Sian Beilock, author of How the Body Knows Its Mind.

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Why Convention Sites Don't Make Very Good Swing State Strategy

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-13 07:36

The idea that convention cities are decided with an eye toward winning the host city's state is popular to the point of being irresistible. But it doesn't fare well against the facts.

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Police bring Winston Rea tapes to NI

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 07:34
Northern Ireland police officers are granted the right to return from the US with sealed tapes of interviews given by an ex-loyalist prisoner to an American university.

Alabama Police Officer Arrested Over Severe Injuries To Indian Man

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-13 07:31

Sureshbhai Patel, 57, was stopped last week as he walked in his son's new neighborhood. Patel remains hospitalized after surgery to fuse bones in his neck; his son says he now has limited mobility.

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Scotland v Wales history in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 07:29
Ahead of Sunday's Six Nations game, a look at what the stats say about Scotland v Wales since rivalry began in 1883.

Internet Pioneer Warns Our Era Could Become The 'Digital Dark Ages'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-13 07:24

Google Vice President Vint Cerf says that our complete reliance on digital information that is often not preserved could result in an information "black hole" for future historians.

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How NAFTA Changed American (And Mexican) Food Forever

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-13 07:16

The trade agreement has helped the U.S., Mexico and Canada sell a lot more food to one another. That's meant more seasonal produce for the U.S., and more processed food and supermarkets for Mexico.

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VIDEO: Could you lose your digital memory?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 07:05
An internet founder fears vast numbers of pictures, videos and documents will be lost for ever as computers become obsolete.

Rural groups angry over Virgin plans

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 07:01
Campaigners say they are disappointed that Virgin's planned £3bn investment in broadband will not benefit rural areas.

Future of NHS set to be examined

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 06:56
A plan to examine the future of the NHS in Wales is agreed by the Welsh government and the Liberal Democrats.

A Radio Journalist Who Put His Life On The Line

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-13 06:48

Yusuf Ahmed Abukar did stories about Somalia's poor and suffering souls. He was critical of the government and of militants. Then one day he got a text message that said someone was coming for him.

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Phone driver cleared of killing pair

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 06:26
A 21-year-old woman is cleared of causing death by dangerous driving after knocking down and killing an elderly couple while using her phone.

Murray loses to Simon in Rotterdam

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 06:07
A subdued Andy Murray is beaten 6-4 6-2 by Gilles Simon in the last eight of the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Calculate how much water you use

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-13 06:05
The average American family of five uses 500 gallons a day, but that depends on many factors. Curious about your own water footprint? Check out our water calculator here:

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