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Fast-Sprouting Acorn Challenges PBS' British TV Dominance

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

The niche digital portal Acorn holds rights to some of the best-known British TV shows. David Folkenflik reports it's now streaming some of those shows on its own, in competition with PBS and the BBC.

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Here's How To End Iowa's Great Nitrate Fight

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

Des Moines, Iowa, wants to control nitrate pollution in nearby rivers. It's often called fertilizer runoff. But the best way to reduce it involves planting different crops, not using less fertilizer.

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Fight Back Against Parkinson's: Exercise May Be The Best Therapy

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

Several times a week Mike Quaglia dons bright red boxing gloves and pummels a hundred-pound punching bag. What's unusual is he has Parkinson's disease and the boxing helps alleviate his symptoms.

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Ukraine rebels 'to raise 100,000 men'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:53
Pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko announces plans to recruit 100,000 men, as fighting with Ukrainian forces intensifies.

Does cold weather sometimes feel worse than it is?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:51
Does cold weather sometimes feel worse than it is?

Mugging victim's pledge on donations

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:47
A disabled man who was mugged outside his Tyneside home says he will put hundreds of thousands of pounds raised in online donations "to good use".

Calls for £2bn Aberdeen city deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:41
Politicians in Aberdeen will urge ministers to back a £2bn city plan to secure the future of North East Scotland's oil and gas industry.

Kobane: Inside the town devastated by fight against IS

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:40
Inside Kobane, the town which repelled IS but paid a heavy price

Power Rangers actor held over stabbing

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:38
Police are questioning Ricardo Medina after his flatmate was fatally stabbed with a sword.

London's population hits record high

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:37
London's population tops 8.6m, the highest since its 1939 peak, the Greater London Authority reveals.

Trio to fight Blatter for Fifa job

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:27
Jordan's Prince Ali, Luis Figo and Michael van Praag will fight Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.

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