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After Cold, Icy Winters, Lake Michigan Is Rising Rapidly

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

Just two years after dropping to a record low, Lake Michigan's water level is rebounding at a near record rate. It's good news for restoring the habitat, but not so good for some who live on the lake.

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Investigators Seek The Gunman's Motivation In The Chattanooga Shooting

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

Federal authorities in Chattanooga, Tenn., say they still don't know why a man shot up two military installations last week, killing five people. But they are releasing new details on the shooting.

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Kenyan Novelist Explains What President Obama's Visit Signifies

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:04

Kenyan novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor provides a tour of her homeland and discusses what President Obama's visit means to the African nation.

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Is Hillary Clinton 'Likable Enough'?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:03

A new round of polls in key swing states showed Hillary Clinton's favorability ratings suffering badly. It's a warning sign for Clinton's campaign, but also for politicians, generally.

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Ben Carson, A Man Made In Detroit

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 01:02

A Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon, Carson was born and raised amid the tumult of Detroit in the 1960s. Even as a young man, Carson sought a different path from his peers.

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Health board chief sorry over waits

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:36
The head of the Health and Social Care Board apologises to patients who have waited an "inordinate amount of time" for surgery.

More than 11,000 sniff whiffy flower

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:35
A rare "corpse flower" that attracted 11,000 people for a sniff of its rotting odour has started to wilt, Cambridge University says.

Wickerman festival bans legal highs

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:35
People found with so-called "legal highs" at the Wickerman festival could be removed from the site, police warn.

VIDEO: Rare wildcat kittens emerge from den

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:32
Three wildcat kittens bred at a wildlife park in Scotland emerge from their den for the first time since birth.

Fast-Food Workers Cheer As $15 Minimum Wage Advances In New York State

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:30

The increase, which boosts the minimum wage for many fast-food workers from $8.75 to $15 over several years, needs the labor commissioner's OK. Franchise holders say they're being targeted unfairly.

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Income bars access to natural beauty

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:26
Families need an annual household income of at least £45,000 to be able to enjoy the natural beauty of their environment.

IVF since the first 'test-tube baby'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:23
How has IVF changed since the first 'test-tube baby'?

US 'aiding' Boko Haram with arms ban

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:10
The US is "aiding and abetting" the Boko Haram Islamist militant group by refusing to provide weapons to Nigeria, President Buhari says.

VIDEO: Guatemala dig uncovers Mayan artefacts

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 00:10
Archaeologists working in northern Guatemala uncover three well-preserved Mayan panels dating back around 1,400 years.

Mourinho defends Begovic after loss

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 23:49
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho defends "tired" goalkeeper Asmir Begovic after he conceded four goals on his debut.

Prescott tells Blair to 'calm down'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 23:49
Labour former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott criticises Tony Blair's intervention in the Labour leadership contest, telling him to "calm down".

Younger Adults with Alzheimer's Are Key to Drug Search

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-22 23:47

A very rare genetic mutation causes some people to develop Alzheimer's in their 30s. It also makes these people the ideal candidates for tests of potential Alzheimer's drugs.

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Detoxing The Buddhist Way: Nuns Preserve Art Of Korean Temple Food

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-22 23:42

In South Korea, Buddhist temple food is viewed the way spa food is in the U.S.: curative, cleansing, perhaps even medicinal. Buddhist nuns have preserved these cooking techniques for 1,600 years.

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Daily Mail hit by lower ad revenues

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 23:36
The publisher of the Daily Mail has lowered its profits guidance after continued falls in print advertising revenues.

B&Q owner sees sales growth improve

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 23:30
Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q, Screwfix and Castorama, says sales growth in the UK and France has accelerated in recent weeks.