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We Are Just Not Here Anymore

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 08:11

In the midst of increased connectivity, are we becoming more disconnected from one another — and ourselves?

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Barclays 'can work' with 'Yes' vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 08:02
Barclays Chief Executive Antony Jenkins says the bank "can make it work" if Scotland votes for independence.

Ferdinand not set to retire - Moyes

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 08:02
Reports that Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is set to retire are "rubbish" says manager David Moyes.

Honduras suspends consuls in US

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:56
Eight Honduran consuls working in the US are suspended pending an investigation into allegations they illegally issued identity papers.

Despite Federal Rules, Some States Deny Family Policies For Same-Sex Couples

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:55

Despite a Justice Department decision giving same-sex married couples equal recognition in federal courthouses, prisons and other programs, inconsistency in the treatment of same-sex married couples under the health law remains. States still make their own decisions.

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N.Y. Immigrants Find They Can Earn Bread And Butter From Baking

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:54

In the heart of Spanish Harlem, women from Morocco to Mexico are finding a path to entrepreneurship at the incubator Hot Bread Kitchen. The non-profit has been hailed by President Clinton as scalable model for a training programs worldwide.

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Surrey under water

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:50
Meet residents being flooded out by the Thames

The Internet Flexes Political Muscle With Anti-NSA Protest

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:40

It won't be as powerful as the strike against SOPA and PIPA in 2012, when Wikipedia blocked its site, Google blacked out its logo and millions of people joined in. But "The Day We Fight Back" on Tuesday is intended to show lawmakers that there's ongoing public pressure to reform mass surveillance laws.

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Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:35
Lukaku wants Champions League football, Poyet praises on-loan Borini, Newcastle's Cisse warned, and more.

More art found in Nazi loot probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:31
Dozens more art works emerge at the house of Cornelius Gurlitt, the collector found with hundreds of paintings believed stolen by the Nazis.

Holder Calls For Restoring Felons' Voting Rights

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:31

In a speech Tuesday, the attorney general said laws barring convicted felons from voting are counterproductive and perpetuate "the stigma and isolation imposed on formerly incarcerated individuals."

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Boehner Agrees To Bring Clean Debt Ceiling Bill To The Floor

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:28

The decision means Congress will likely avoid another dramatic — and potentially costly — confrontation over extending the country's borrowing limit.

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Female Ski Jumpers Finally Make Their Olympic Debut

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:22

Jumpers Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome spent a decade advocating for the event's inclusion. "There's nothing to wait for anymore," says Van. "I'm here, and it feels good." Their teammate Sarah Hendrickson, meanwhile, has another battle to fight, as she competes on a newly reconstructed knee.

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'Mind-Boggling,' Historic Ice Storm Headed For Deep South

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:14

The National Weather Service is using strong language to warn people in Atlanta and places nearby that dangerous weather is on the way. Through North Carolina and up into Virginia, significant snowfall is expected.

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VIDEO: MP cat contest vote rigging claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:11
One cat has been withdrawn from a contest among feline-owning MPs after claims of vote rigging when one entrant gained 30,000 votes in seven hours.

Parents spark four Ofsted inspections

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:11
Out of almost 8,000 Ofsted inspections last year, only four were triggered by parents' complaints about schools.

Fingerprinting for Kenya's MPs

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:03
Kenya's parliament launches a biometric fingerprint system to register MPs' attendance, but the parliamentary speaker denies it is to curb allowance fraud.

Rwandan ex-police chief cleared

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 06:54
One of the most senior Rwandan military chiefs convicted of genocide is acquitted on appeal at a UN-backed war crimes tribunal.

How does the Thames Barrier stop London flooding?

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 06:48
The Thames Barrier has been in record use over the past two months. How does it work?

Qatar unveils workers' rights plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 06:47
World Cup 2022 organisers publish new measures to protect workers in Qatar following 185 deaths in the last year.

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