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Costa Rica tops Latin American countries on Social Progress Index

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-04-11 06:50

When it comes to wellbeing, Costa Rica tops the list of countries in Latin America. That’s according to new data from the Social Progress Imperative, an organization which aims to understand how countries are performing on a variety of measures including health, education, technology, and opportunity.

Stephen Keppel, who covers economics at Univision, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to explain why Costa Rica performs so well. Click on the audio player above to hear more. 

Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You're Doing It Wrong

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-11 06:44

Food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that's an homage to eggs. And where do Americans so often go wrong? Ruhlman says we usually overcook even the simplest dish of scrambled eggs.

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This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You'll Feel Better Faster

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-11 06:35

When it comes to resetting your biological clock, calculus can help. Mathematicians say they've found a faster way to adjust to time zone changes, and they've used it to drive a smartphone app.

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Indian artists warn against Modi

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 06:12
Leading Indian artists and academics write an open letter warning against the possible election of Hindu nationalist politician Narendra Modi.

'More than 600' Gibraltar incursions

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 06:12
Spanish government vessels have entered British waters around Gibraltar hundreds of times since the start of 2013, the Foreign Office says.

VIDEO: Gamer's Minecraft videos a global hit

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 06:11
A 22-year-old from Northamptonshire has become a global phenomenon - and is on his way to becoming wealthy - thanks to a computer game called Minecraft.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 06:10
Eto'o talking to Besiktas, Evra to leave Man Utd, Newcastle wanted Sir Alex, Rooney to miss run-in, plus more

Protests as Condi Rice joins Dropbox

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 06:06
Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's appointment to the board of technology firm Dropbox draws criticism from some customers.

Cameron finds 'guidance' in faith

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 06:04
David Cameron speaks of the "peace" and "guidance" he finds in his Christian faith, as he releases an Easter message.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 05:49
There's a type of spider attracted to Mazdas, plus other factlets

Pope Francis Asks Abuse Victims' Forgiveness

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-11 05:49

In what are being described as his strongest comments so far about the church's sex abuse crisis, the pope also condemned the evil deeds of some priests.

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AUDIO: Man held for giving wife pain patch

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 05:21
An elderly man was locked up for seven hours after giving his wife a painkiller patch at her care home.

VIDEO: The films making science captivating

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 05:20
David Reid travels to the Cern institute in Switzerland to find out how film-makers are helping to make science stories more accessible to the public.

Ukraine in offer to troubled east

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 05:14
Ukraine's interim PM Yatsenyuk offers more powers to the turbulent east, where armed pro-Russian protesters are defying the government.

California teen bus crash kills 10

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 05:14
Ten people, including five teenage students, are killed in a fiery bus crash in California, authorities say.

Optimism, But No Breakthrough In Search For Malaysian Jet

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-11 05:00

Even as Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was saying he's "very confident" that pings from the plane's black boxes have been detected, the man leading the search effort was urging caution.

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AUDIO: Whistleblower resigns from police

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 04:55
A police whistleblower, who raised concerns about the Metropolitan Police's crime statistics, explains why he resigned.

AUDIO: Pope asks forgiveness for clergy abuse

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 04:41
Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the evil committed by Roman Catholic priests who've sexually abused children.

CPS 'right to take Evans to court'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 04:37
The director of public prosecutions insists that the Crown Prosecution Service was right to take the Nigel Evans sex abuse case to court.

AUDIO: Julie Walters on her Bafta nod

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 04:30
Actress Julie Walters, will be inducted into the Bafta Fellowship, at this year's television Baftas in May
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