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Locked-in footballer given ovation

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 11:25
Former footballer Gary Parkinson receives a standing ovation from fans while attending his first game since being diagnosed with locked-in syndrome.

New York City's Bloomberg Leaves Mixed Results On Health

NPR News - Fri, 2013-12-27 11:16

Bloomberg reduced smoking in New York City but failed to match that much copied success with other campaigns, such as one to lower obesity rates by regulating the size of sodas sold in city fast-food restaurants.

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Stories Merge As 'Duck Dynasty' Fans Plan 'Chick-Phil-A' Day

NPR News - Fri, 2013-12-27 10:58

Last year, conservatives rallied around Chick-fil-A's president. Now, some are doing the same for Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, who was briefly suspended from his show for things he said about homosexuals. And they're planning a similar show of support.

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Egypt Launches Renewed Crackdown On Muslim Brotherhood

NPR News - Fri, 2013-12-27 10:53

At least three people are dead and more than 250 arrested just days after the Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization.

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Zim envoy to Australia 'defects'

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 10:45
The Zimbabwean ambassador to Australia has claimed asylum, branding President Robert Mugabe's government "illegitimate", local media report.

Stretch Or Splat? How A Black Hole Kills You Matters ... A Lot

NPR News - Fri, 2013-12-27 10:36

Over the past year, a roaring debate has erupted among physicists about what exactly would happen if you fell into a black hole. Would it be "spaghettification," or a quantum firestorm and oblivion where space ceases to exist? The answer has big implications for fundamental physics.

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FA asks Rodgers to explain comments

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 10:32
The Football Association contacts Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers asking him to explain criticism of referee Lee Mason.

NSA surveillance lawful, judge says

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 10:23
A US federal judge rules that mass government surveillance of the phone network is legal, a week after another court found the opposite.

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