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Vauxhall warns over Corsa steering

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 12:20
Vauxhall warns owners of 3,000 Adam and Corsa cars registered from May 2014 not to drive them due to a steering problem.

RUC 'failures' over fatal stabbing

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 12:18
Police failed to investigate properly the killing of a Belfast man who was stabbed to death 22 years ago, a police ombudsman's investigation finds.

Florida's Manatees: Big, Beloved And Bitterly Contested

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 12:11

In one coastal community, some residents are trying to get manatees off the endangered species list. But manatee advocates say the sea cows, threatened by ecotourism, need more protection, not less.

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As The Ebola Outbreak Worsens, A Book About Compassion

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 12:11

This week, the CDC predicted there could be tens of thousands of Ebola cases if the disease is not controlled soon. Author Alaya Dawn Johnson turns to a favorite novel for wisdom amid this epidemic.

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VIDEO: NHS to pay for Ashya King's treatment

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 12:05
The NHS has agreed to fund five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King's treatment in the Czech Republic, as Nomia Iqbal reports

The Ebola Survivor Who Works In An Ebola Ward

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 12:03

When the 23-year-old Sierra Leonean tells patients to follow their doctors' orders and to keep fighting, they really listen.

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MPs support UK air strikes against IS

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 11:43
MPs back UK air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq by 524 votes to 43.

Oklahoma Police Ask FBI To Investigate Beheading Incident

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 11:37

A man, who police say recently tried to convert co-workers to Islam, allegedly severed the head of one of his colleagues after he was fired from his job.

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No water for thousands as pipe bursts

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 11:36
Thousands of people in Bristol are without water after a mains pipe burst on Thursday, affecting 8,000 homes.

Gilligan's Island At 50: A Goofy Show From A Time Of TV Innocence

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 11:35

As classic sitcom Gilligan's Island celebrates its 50th birthday, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it is an example of a show much loved by fans despite widely acknowledged mediocrity.

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VIDEO: Fired US worker beheads colleague

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 11:34
Oklahoma police say a US man who is suspected of beheading a female colleague and wounding one other after being sacked is in hospital after being shot.

'Foreign substance' forced Rosberg out

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 11:31
Mercedes say Nico Rosberg's retirement from the Singapore GP was caused by his car being contaminated by a "foreign substance".

VIDEO: Ryder Cup 2014: Shots of the Day

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 10:54
BBC Sport picks the best shots from a brilliant day's golf in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles as Europe take a 5-3 lead.

Somali pirates 'fight over ransom'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 10:53
At least five people die in Somalia in clashes between pirates fighting over a ransom paid for a recently released hostage, sources tell the BBC.

Anjem Choudary released from custody

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 10:51
Radical preacher Anjem Choudary is released from custody after being arrested on suspicion of being a member of a banned terrorist group.

Your Wallet: Getting financial aid, and getting out

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-26 10:16

This week, we learned that defaults on federal student loans declined in 2013 for the first time in years. 13.7 percent of student borrowers *who were in their third year of repayment defaulted on payments after they started coming due, that’s about a point lower than last year. But defaults are still far above what they were before the recession. Student loans can be scary and emotional… but key to getting an education.

How would you redesign student financial aid?

Here's what students at the University of Southern California had to say.

*CORRECTION: A previous version of this article did not clarify that this applies to borrowers who were in their third year of repayment.

Your Wallet: Getting financial aid, and getting out

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-26 10:16

This week, we learned that defaults on federal student loans declined in 2013 for the first time in years. 13.7 percent of student borrowers defaulted on payments after they started coming due, that’s about a point lower than last year. But defaults are still far above what they were before the recession. Student loans can be scary and emotional… but key to getting an education.

How would you redesign student financial aid?

Here's what students at the University of Southern California had to say.

NHS to pay for Ashya King's treatment

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 10:10
The NHS agrees to fund the care of brain tumour patient Ashya King who is undergoing proton beam treatment at a Czech clinic.

Europe take 5-3 Ryder Cup lead

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 09:57
Europe stage a stirring comeback to lead the USA 5-3 going into the second day of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Thai Leader Threatens New Takeover: The TV Soaps

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 09:57

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha says he's ordered a complete rewrite of Thailand's daily fare of infidelity and violence, and if it's not done right, he's threatened to do the job himself.

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