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Hong Kong police arrest protesters

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:50
Police in Hong Kong arrest more than 500 demonstrators who staged a pro-democracy sit-in, hours after tens of thousands marched in the city.

Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:49

Companies say it pays to invest in employee health — productivity climbs and many costs of health care drop. But preserving worker privacy while encouraging fitness can be tricky.

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A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:44

Carol Zachary was 9 when her grandfather gave her an invitation to a hanging he attended in 1917. She peppered him with questions, but the meaning of his gesture still remains a mystery, even today.

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Afghanistan's Slow-Motion Election Strains A Fragile Country

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:39

The presidential vote was held in April. The two-man runoff came on June 14. Preliminary results expected Wednesday have been delayed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, claims widespread fraud.

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VIDEO: Morph loses head in studio accident

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:30
To celebrate the return of Morph, BBC Breakfast presenters created their own versions of the terracotta clay icon.

Israel vows to find teens' killers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:11
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu vows to find those who killed three teenagers, as a Palestinian official says Israel's response is extreme.

Work Programme contracts 'flawed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 23:11
Ministers say the Work Programme is "improving rapidly" after fresh concerns are raised about the flagship back-to-work scheme.
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