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Partisan Evolution Gap? Politically Insignificant, GOP Says

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:55

A new Pew survey showing that belief in evolution has dropped among Republicans is fueling critics who argue the GOP is anti-science. But Republican strategists say it's not an issue that will matter at the polls.

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Solskjaer: 'Mild, gentle, tough and ambitious'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:48
New Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is as "mild" and "gentle" as he looks, say those who know him - but tough, adaptable and ambitious too

VIDEO: South Sudan: Refugee conditions worsen

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:47
Fighting is continuing in South Sudan as the two sides prepare to begin peace talks, but aid agencies are warning that supplies are urgently needed for those who have been forced to flee their homes.

Village suffers further flooding

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:42
Further rainfall brings more flooding to an area of Kent which was severely affected by floods over Christmas.

VIDEO: Severe weather warnings for UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:35
People in coastal areas in the south and west are being warned to expect further surges and flooding as another storm moves in.

Tidal storm surge warning for Wales

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:30
Forecasters warn that storm force winds and some of the highest tides in decades could bring further flooding misery.

2014 Resolutions: Eric Sawchak

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:28

Happy New Year! In 2014, Marketplace Money will follow a few listeners from around the country who’ve resolved to make over their personal finance lives. We’ll be checking up on their financial New Year’s resolutions periodically throughout the year and see if they're achieving their goals!

Name: Eric Sawchak, 21
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Resolution: “I'm going to get a job this year after I graduate, hopefully. And I would like to start saving for all the long-term goals that I have, most specifically: retirement and planning ahead for the family that I'm probably going to have. My parents set me up with a Roth IRA a few years ago, so I kind of got the bug early."

"I'm not going to graduate with any debt because my parents set me up with a 529 [college savings plan], for which I owe my parents a whole load of thanks. I have a part-time internship, that provides me about $10 an hour for the 10 hours a week I work there, so I have a little bit of extra income. But when I graduate that's all pretty much going to stop, if I can't find a real job, full-time job, then ... geez, I don't even know what I'm going to do. But for the present, I'm in a pretty good situation."

Carmen says: “We can plan all we want, but it's gotta be: Start with now! So what are those immediate needs? What's going to happen is that your income ... that is going to fuel the expenses for your family in the future, your retirement. So without thinking about how that job is going to happen, you can't get at that money. Think about the practical about getting that job, which means living on your own. And what would those costs be? And you can estimate, 'How much would my budget be for rent? I would have to save up for first and last month's payment."

Island of Reunion brushed by cyclone

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:27
The French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is brushed by cyclone Bejisa, leaving 15 people injured, power lines cut and some homes damaged.

In pictures: More flooding for UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:23
Met Office warns more rain and high winds on the way

Defying GOP Leaders, Rep. Trey Radel Won't Resign After Rehab

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:20

The Florida congressman, who was arrested in November for cocaine possession, said he's returning to Congress. But the Republican hasn't said yet whether he'll seek another two years in Congress when his term expires this year.

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Using Sound To Levitate Objects And Move Them Midair

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:19

Researchers in Tokyo have put a new twist on the use of sound to suspend objects in air. They've used ultrasonic standing waves to trap pieces of wood, metal and water – and even move them around.

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Newspapers: 'Whistle-Blower' Snowden Deserves Clemency

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:16

The New York Times and Britain's The Guardian have published editorials saying accused spy Edward Snowden has sparked an important debate about the proper limits of electronic surveillance.

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Five killed in Beirut car bomb

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:13
A car bomb explodes in a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut, killing at least five people and injuring more than 60.

We could do without FA Cup - Lambert

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 13:54
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert believes the majority of Premier League clubs would prefer not to play in the FA Cup.

VIDEO: Prince William 'selfie' was a dare

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 13:45
A girl who persuaded Prince William to pose for "selfie" photos says it all started with a dare from her mother.

Hibernian 2-1 Heart of Midlothian

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 13:41
Liam Craig's late penalty gives Terry Butcher victory in his first Edinburgh derby as Hibernian manager.

Lure Of China's Gray Economy Reaches Rich And Poor

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 13:35

The proceeds from corruption, and legal and ethical gray areas, are a daily fact of life in China. The practice of gray income, which shows no sign of abating, may make political reforms more difficult.

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Obamacare Brings Medicaid To Skid Row's 'Ugly Reality'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 13:16

Among those who stand to benefit the most from the expansion of Medicaid are homeless adults. Many of these men and women are mentally ill or addicted to drugs and alcohol. Enrolling them can be difficult, but the benefits should be substantial.

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VIDEO: Antarctic rescue: 'Really exhilarating ride'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 13:13
Scientific researchers who had been stranded on board an ice-bound vessel in the Antarctic have been airlifted to safety.

Lawro's FA Cup predictions

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 13:12
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Sutton United's FA Cup giantkilling hero Matthew Hanlan

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