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VIDEO: Cameron: 'I rejected child benefit cut'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 11:24
David Cameron has been questioned over the Conservatives plans for benefits cuts in the final televised leaders event before the election.

Health System Took Control To Make Joint Replacement More Profitable

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 11:21

Baptist Health System in San Antonio made money doing what used to be industry heresy: reducing patients' use of medical care.

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Climate change risk 'to many species'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 11:18
One in six species on the planet could face extinction due to the effects of climate change if nothing is done to reduce emissions, according to analysis.

Why We Can't Take Chipotle's GMO Announcement All That Seriously

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 11:09

Chipotle says providing "food with integrity" means dropping genetically modified ingredients. But critics say the company's new policy is inconsistent and even dishonest.

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VIDEO: What matters to a retired dental nurse

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 11:07
Annie Haynes is a 66-year-old retired dental nurse and water sports enthusiast who lives in north Cornwall.

VIDEO: Pearson & Murphy's heated exchange

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 10:56
Watch Leicester manager Nigel Pearson and BBC Sport's Pat Murphy exchange strong views at a news conference.

Dowsett can break record - Boardman

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 10:49
Former Olympic champion Chris Boardman believes Alex Dowsett can break the hour record in Manchester on Saturday.

Expanding Medicaid Trims Hospitals' Costs Of Caring For Uninsured

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 10:46

One aim of Obamacare was to ease the financial strain on nonprofit hospitals that provide medical care to people who lack insurance and can't pay their bills. That plan is working, hospitals say.

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Peer quizzed in child abuse inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 10:40
Ex-Army chief Lord Bramall has been questioned by police investigating allegations of historical child abuse, the BBC understands.

Commerzbank's bonus plan blocked

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 10:40
The German government blocks a plan by Commerzbank to increase bonuses for its top performers to 200% of their basic salary.

Drought In Calif. Creates Water Wars Between Farmers, Developers, Residents

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 10:36

Fresno native Mark Arax has written about the war over water in his state for decades. "It used to be the farmers against the delta smelt fish, and now it's the urbanite against the almond," he says.

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Small Plague Outbreak In People Tracked To Pit Bull

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 10:12

A woman who caught pneumonic plague in Colorado last summer likely contracted it from her friend or his dog. Antibiotics limited the outbreak to four people and cured them.

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VIDEO: Faint tapping leads rescuers to woman

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 10:00
The BBC's Clive Myrie is with an international search team in Kathmandu as a woman called Krishna is pulled alive from the rubble of a building destroyed in the Nepal earthquake.

How British Farmers Are Making Rapeseed (Canola) Posh And Flavorful

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 09:58

In the U.K., rapeseed is getting a royal treatment. It's called cold-pressing, and it's a method of processing the oilseed to bring out the best of its mustardy flavor.

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Apple Watch does not like tattoos

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 09:37
Apple acknowledges some of the functions on its new smartwatch may not work properly when it is worn over tattoos.

Welsh Guards honoured by Queen

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 09:13
The Queen presents new colours to the Welsh Guards during a ceremony at Windsor Castle as the regiment celebrates its centenary year.

VIDEO: Rows over welfare on day 31

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 09:04
The Conservatives rejected claims that they had planned to cut welfare while in government and the leaders look ahead to Question Time.

VIDEO: How to referee big boxing match?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 08:58
The pressure will be on the referee at the lucrative Mayweather v Pacquiao fight - BBC presenter Matthew Amroliwala finds out how hard it is to adjudicate.

Call to save power for Pacquiao bout

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 08:58
Residents of a Philippine island are asked to switch appliances off on Sunday to conserve power for boxer Manny Pacquiao's big fight.

Sanders enters US presidential race

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 08:53
Bernie Sanders, a US senator and self-proclaimed socialist, says he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency.