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Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 13:04

People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.

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Pakistan anti-vaccine parents held

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 13:03
Hundreds of parents are arrested in north-west Pakistan for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio.

Britain's Muslims: Still Feeling The Need To Explain Themselves

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:58

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain, but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.

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Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:58

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.

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Parliament may be abandoned - Bercow

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:55
The Houses of Parliament could have to be "abandoned" within 20 years without extensive repair work, Commons Speaker John Bercow says.

How 'Flower Beds' Give Love And Lentils To Moms And Babies

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:51

When mothers need day care for their children, the best person to turn to might be another mother. That's the lesson of the new cooperative nurseries in an Indian state.

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Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Independent Redistricting Commissions

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:41

Arizona voters approved a bipartisan commission to draw lines between congressional districts. Now the Supreme Court has been asked to put the legislators back in charge.

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Bright spotlight on Ceres mission

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:39
As Nasa's Dawn satellite prepares to enter into orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, scientists say they are excited to learn more about the two bright spots on its surface.

Tinder to charge over-28s more

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:28
Dating app Tinder announces it will charge the over-28s nearly four times as much for its premium features as it does younger users in the UK.

FA wants Team GB sides at Rio 2016

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:28
The Football Association is planning to enter men's and women's Great Britain teams at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

IRA play park name debate blocked

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:26
Sinn Féin councillors in Newry block unionist efforts to reconsider naming a Newry play park after an IRA man.

US markets reach all-time highs

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:19
US stocks hit record levels, with both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 closing at all-time highs and the Nasdaq breaking the 5,000 barrier for the first time in 15 years.

Sen. Mikulski, 'Ground-Breaker' For Women Legislators, Won't Seek Re-Election

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:15

"Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?" the Maryland Democrat asked, announcing she will not seek a sixth term in the Senate.

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GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipyschotic Drugs For Dementia Patients

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:15

Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes.

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Judge Reduces Sentences For Amish Involved In Beard-Cutting Attacks

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:02

Last summer, a court overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 men. Today, their leader, Sam Mullet, and the 15 others received reduced sentences ranging from 10 years to seven months.

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The Time Nature And Racism Teamed Up To Wipe Out A Whole Town

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:01

Built in 110 days and destroyed in one, Vanport, Ore. was a symbol of a booming World War II-era economy, but one built on a shaky foundation.

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Science-Based Artist Gives Celebrity Tortoise A Second Life

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 12:01

Lonesome George was was the last surviving member of his species and a conservation icon. When he died, taxidermist George Dante set out to preserve the tortoise's body, and his legacy.

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Castro's revolutionary lover dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 11:39
Natalia Revuelta, who supported Fidel Castro when he was planning his insurgency and became his lover, has died at the age of 89 in Havana.

Poundland mice took food off sale

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 11:30
A mice infestation was the reason food was removed from the shelves of a branch of Poundland in Birmingham city centre, the council reveals.

Lawro's predictions v Circa Waves

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 11:23
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Circa Waves singer Kieran Shudall in the midweek Premier League games.