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Billboards That Drop Angels On Your Head

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 05:32

There you are in a train station, and if you stand in the right space, suddenly an angel — a lady with enormous wings, looking like the real deal — appears at your side. She's not real. She's a billboard display gone wild. Which is what a bunch of billboards have been doing lately. We visit three of the wildest.

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Australia protests over shark 'cull'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 05:15
Thousands of people take to the beaches to protest against plans by the government of Western Australia to kill large sharks off Perth beaches.

VIDEO: First time buyers return to market

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 05:10
The number of people buying their first home is thought to have risen by more than a fifth last year.

Phil Everly Dies; Transformed Rock 'N' Roll With Brother Don

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 05:00

The tight harmonies in the Everly Brothers' string of hits in the '50s and '60s were huge influences on others such as Simon & Garfunkel, The Hollies, and The Beach Boys. Among their biggest songs: "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie" and "All I Have To Do Is Dream." Everly was 74. Brother Don is 76.

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Comic Artist Yumi Sakugawa On Friend-Love, Identity And Art

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 05:00

How should you tell your friends that you're in friend-love with them? Sakugawa, the artist and author of I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You shares what inspires her work.

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Two A&E units closed at weekends

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:49
Accident and emergency units at two Northern Ireland hospitals are to close at weekends "until further notice".

Baby birth at Sports Direct probed

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:41
Police investigate the "unusual circumstances" of the birth of a baby at a sports retail warehouse.

Schumacher health reports irk family

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:38
F1 legend Michael Schumacher's manager warns about "invalid" reports of his health, after one was quoted as saying his life was no longer in danger.

Boy, four, killed by horse on farm

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:23
A four-year-old boy has died, after apparently being crushed by a horse at his family's farm.

22 States Curb Access To Abortion In 2013

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:15

The 205 restrictions enacted between 2011 and 2013 outpaced the 189 enacted during the entire previous decade. Also, the number of U.S. states deemed by a leading reproductive rights group to be "hostile" to abortion rights continues to rise — from 13 states at the turn of the millennium to 27 today.

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Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:09

The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.

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Man charged over multiple stabbings

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:02
A man appears in court charged with attempting to murder four people in County Antrim.

More arrests over crossbow shooting

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 03:43
Three more people are arrested by police in connection with a crossbow shooting in Liverpool in which a man lost part of his ear and finger.

Man arrested following death in flat

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 03:36
A 27-year-old man is arrested in connection with the death of Derek Moore at a flat in the Govan area of Glasgow.

England's disaster movie turns into farce

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 02:59
England managed the impossible, writes Tom Fordyce, by conjuring up a new low in a feeble Ashes surrender

Tube work to disrupt busy station

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 02:58
Tube passengers will have to contend with disruption for almost a year as two main lines will not stop at central London's Embankment station.

England a distant second - Gooch

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 02:57
England have been "outskilled and outcompeted" by Australia in the Ashes, says batting coach Graham Gooch.

Lovebirds + String + Watering Can + Dog = Rube Goldberg Magic

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 02:53

The term "Rube Goldberg machine" has become shorthand for a convoluted contraption made up of a series of chain reactions. But Goldberg was also a real person, whose ideas for whimsical devices have captivated imaginations for decades.

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England's tired top order has no fight - Agnew

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 02:06
England can now expect to suffer a 5-0 Ashes whitewash after another disastrous day in Sydney, says Jonathan Agnew

Transgender Issues Follow Path Blazed By Gay Rights

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 01:46

Some gay and lesbian activists say 2013 was "the gayest year ever," but as 2014 opens, another issue is gaining traction — transgender rights.

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