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Family Leave Laws Enacted In 10 Cities And States In 2013

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:40

Ten cities and states have passed laws guaranteeing access to some kind of family leave this year, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families. NPR's Jennifer Ludden speaks with director Vicki Shabo about efforts to make family leave mandatory.

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France's 75% tax rate gets approval

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:34
France's highest court approves a 75% tax on high earners that is one of President Francois Hollande's signature policies.

TV star returns to Duck Dynasty

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:16
Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson will be returning to the hit US reality show following his suspension earlier this month over derogatory remarks he made about homosexuality.

Thousands Still Without Power As More Snow Due To Fall

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:16

A massive post-Christmas package of precipitation is headed up the East Coast today.

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Barrel bombs 'kill 517 in Aleppo'

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:05
Barrel bombs dropped on the Syrian province of Aleppo have killed 517 since 15 December, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

Ian Paisley in hospital for tests

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 04:04
Northern Ireland's former first minister Ian Paisley has been admitted to hospital for what his family say are "necessary tests".

Ashes rout spells death of a team

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 03:46
Tom Fordyce watches the 'death' of the England team

'Debt crisis will affect millions'

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 03:45
Millions of UK households will face "perilous" levels of debt when interest rates begin to rise, according to a think tank focused on living standards.

Benghazi attack: 'No al-Qaeda role'

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 03:24
Al-Qaeda had no direct involvement in the September 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador, the New York Times reports.

Quango bosses 'pay gap' highlighted

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 03:06
More than half the bosses of non governmental public bodies in Scotland earn more than Scottish ministers, according to a think-tank.

Four held after stinger stops car

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 03:04
Four teenagers are arrested after police stopped a stolen car in west Belfast on Saturday.

Ill Italian denounces 'death wishes'

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 02:09
An Italian student suffering from a rare disease denounces "death wishes" and abuse she received after defending medical experiments on animals.

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 02:09

Children in low-income families hear dramatically fewer words, which often sets them back in school and later life. The gap was officially documented in the 1990s, but has persisted. Now an entire city is trying to close the divide.

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Centuries Before China's 'Great Wall,' There Was Another

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 02:04

Archaeologists are now mapping a wall in eastern China that is as much as 15 feet tall in some places, and predates the more famous barrier by 300 years. Hundreds of miles long, it was likely erected to keep neighboring Chinese dynasties from invading each other, historians say.

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Hodgson boosts youngsters' Brazil hopes

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 02:03
England manager Roy Hodgson says the likes of Ross Barkley and Ravel Morrison can make his 2014 World Cup squad.

This Is (Not) The Most Important Story Of The Year

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 02:03

Stories that titillate, amuse or arouse flash-in-the-pan outrage may be more widely read and shared than solid information. Celebrity and scandals have always attracted media attention, but in the Internet age the balance is shifting more toward entertainment.

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Portrait found to be Van Dyck work

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 01:57
A painting bought for £400 is revealed to be a Van Dyck portrait worth around £400,000 after its owner showed it on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

Kallis hits century in final Test

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 01:48
South Africa's Jacques Kallis scores a century in his last ever Test as he becomes the third highest run scorer in Test history.

Lebanon assassination targets potential prime minister

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 01:10
Lebanon assassination targeted potential PM, Kim Ghattas says

England on a road to nowhere - Agnew

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 00:56
Jonathan Agnew ponders what next for England's cricketers

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