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Toledo Water Ban Persists After New Test Results Cause Concerns

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-04 00:32

Mayor D. Michael Collins said early Monday that tests done by the state and federal authorities and the city show a positive trend, but that more testing will be done because some concerns remain.

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Guardians swoops to top box office

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 00:19
Disney's Marvel adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy takes $94m (£55.8m) to top the North American box office in its debut weekend.

Airstrike Kills Militant Leader In Gaza Strip Ahead Of Truce

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-04 00:08

An Israeli airstrike killed a militant leader in the Gaza Strip on Monday, just hours ahead of an expected seven-hour truce announced by Israel that was meant to open a "humanitarian window" for aid.

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Proposed Gondola For Grand Canyon's Rim Has Community On Edge

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 23:33

Developers and the Navajo Nation are negotiating to bring a tourist complex — and jobs — to the edge of the Grand Canyon. But some Native Americans say the project would tread on sacred land.

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The American President And A Little Town Called Obama, Japan

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 23:31

A small town in Japan is celebrating the American president — with lots and lots of kitsch. But Obama Onsen has a rich history in its own right.

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One Step To Combat Obesity: Make Stairs More Attractive

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 23:30

In modern buildings, stairs are often stuck in a corner, ugly and hard to find. Now some architects want to return to the days when stairways were grand — focal points that people wanted to climb.

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As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 23:28

Colorado is embroiled in debate over how to regulate oil and gas development. Up to four energy-related issues could be on the November ballot, and the run-up is causing confusion among voters.

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Is There Any Empathy Left In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 23:27

A generation ago, Israelis and Palestinians routinely rubbed shoulders. But they have become increasingly segregated and the current fighting has only added to the friction between Arab and Jews.

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Is There Any Empathy Left In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 23:27

A generation ago, Israelis and Palestinians routinely rubbed shoulders. But they have become increasingly segregated and the current fighting has only added to the friction between Arab and Jews.

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A Tax Bill Killed By The Push And Pull Of Politics On The Hill

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 23:21

Sometimes seemingly nonsensical moves — like most of what happens behind the scenes on Capitol Hill — are deftly calculated plays for political survival.

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What Makes Us Fat: Is It Eating Too Much Or Moving Too Little?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 23:17

Americans are much less active in their leisure time than they were 20 years ago; that's true even for young people. Up to half of people say they're completely sedentary. Desk jobs don't help.

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Forgoing School To Pay The Bills

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 23:01

In one predominantly Latino neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C., young people are working instead of going to school at four times the national average.

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From playing fields to World War One battlefields

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 22:59
Sporting wartime stories of bravery are recalled on the centenary of the start of Britain's involvement in World War One.

Co-op sells farms to Wellcome Trust

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 22:42
The troubled Co-operative Group sells its farms business for £249m to health charity the Wellcome Trust.

M4 junction closure trial starts

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 22:34
The controversial part-time closure of a slip road on the M4 near Neath Port Talbot is coming into operation.

Hoard work shortlisted for award

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 22:34
Conservation work on the Staffordshire Hoard is shortlisted for an international award.

VIDEO: Deadly Gaza strike outside UN school

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 22:24
At least 10 people have been killed in a strike outside a UN-run school housing Palestinians displaced by the Gaza conflict, medics say.

India evacuations over flood fears

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 22:23
Authorities in India evacuate 60,000 people in Bihar amid flash flood fears after a landslide blocks a river in Nepal, officials say.

Ostrich conman held in South Africa

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 22:02
On-the-run conman, drug dealer and money launderer Martin Evans is arrested in South Africa, the National Crime Agency confirms.

Gatwick's Ebola scare - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 21:23
A mixed bag of front pages for Monday's paper include an Ebola scare at Gatwick airport, and news on how retirement in the future will be a "gradual" affair.
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