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Oil Industry Gets An Earful As It Eyes Florida's Everglades

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:46

A Texas company seeking permission for an injection well in the heart of the Everglades is finding stiff opposition from environmental groups and some locals.

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Rare US woman-to-woman HIV case

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:44
US health officials publish details of a rare case of suspected female-to-female HIV infection, reported in the state of Texas.

Sierra Leone's war leader dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:37
Sierra Leone's ex-president and war-time leader Ahmad Tejan Kabbah dies at the age of 82 after a long illness.

Birmingham honours ELO frontman

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:37
Singer-songwriter Jeff Lynne, frontman of the Electric Light Orchestra, is given a star on Birmingham's Walk of Stars.

Amazon Prime's $99 bargain

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:33

Amazon has decided that just being the biggest seller of stuff online isn't enough -- they've got to make a profit, too.   The company announced this morning in what seems like a long-awaited move that its $79 dollar Amazon Prime service will henceforth be its $99 Amazon Prime Service.   The phrase here is "loss leader." Even at $99, Prime is a bargain for shoppers. And it works out well for Amazon, too. One estimate has Prime customers spending $1,340 bucks a year on the site.

England replace Marler with Vunipola

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:33
Mako Vunipola replaces father-to-be Joe Marler for England in Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy in Rome.

Attractor Of Animosity Arthur Chu Leaves 'Jeopardy!' (For Now)

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:22

After an 11-win streak, Chu was finally defeated. Aside from his calculated strategy, Chu is noteworthy for getting such an intensely negative reaction from show fans. But he doesn't seem to mind it.

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Senators Want Watchdog To Investigate Federal Prosecutorial Misconduct

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:22

The senators used a report that details 650 ethics infractions by Justice Department lawyers to bolster their case for an independent inspector general.

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VIDEO: Reflecting the changing face of Asia

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:15
Photographer reflects changing face of Asia's modern cities

Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:14

A new study by Pew Research Internet Project has a surprise: people who use the old-school local library also tend to be highly engaged with technology.

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US Republican in race controversy

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:12
Senior US Republican Paul Ryan says that remarks he made on a radio talk show that were labelled as coded racism were "inarticulate".

With A Spelling-Bee Subversion, Jason Bateman Breaks Bad

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:01

The Arrested Development actor stars in his own directorial debut as a 40-year-old middle-school dropout who decides — for a hidden motive — to compete in a national spelling bee.

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Blunkett 'regrets prison injustices'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:00
Ex-Home Secretary David Blunkett expresses "regret" that indeterminate jail terms, brought in while he was in office, have led to "injustices".

Scores killed in Nigeria attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 12:48
At least 69 people have been killed in days of attacks on villages in Katsina state, north-western Nigeria, officials and witnesses say.

Will Democrats Change Their Health Law Message After Florida Loss?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 12:42

Democrats' Affordable Care Act message, essentially "fix it, don't nix" obviously didn't lead to victory in the Florida special election. But it doesn't look like they'll be changing their approach.

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The World Bank Gets An Overhaul — And Not Everyone's Happy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 12:15

The World Bank is undergoing a vast reorganization, its first in nearly 20 years. The process has been controversial, but the bank's president says it's needed to foster better internal collaboration.

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Electronic Headband Prevents Migraines With Tiny Jolts

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 12:15

The battery-powered device sends electrical pulses through the skin of the forehead. People who used the headband in a study had fewer migraines and took less headache medicine.

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Google's Flu Tracker Suffers From Sniffles

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 12:12

It sounds like a good idea: anticipating flu's spread by monitoring a region's online searches. But sometimes a sneeze is just a cold.

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Russia begins new military exercises

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 12:08
Russia begins new military exercises, involving more than 8,000 troops and large artillery, close to Ukraine's borders amid ongoing regional tension.

Report: Target Missed Its Chance To Prevent Data Breach

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 12:00

The giant retailer was hit by a massive breach that exposed tens of millions of customer credit cards to cyberthieves. A Bloomberg Businessweek investigation found that Target missed early warnings.

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