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How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:03

New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.

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The One American On The Field At Today's World Cup Semifinal

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:58

Referee Mark Geiger is making history with his selection as the fourth official in the game between Brazil and Germany. It's the first time a U.S. referee has been used this late in a World Cup.

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Powerful Typhoon Whips Japan's Okinawa Islands

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:50

When it arrives at the main island of Okinawa, Typhoon Neoguri could bring waves that are 45 feet tall and wind gusts of more than 100 mph.

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Two charged over body in wheelie bin

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:45
A man and woman are remanded in custody charged with murdering a "frail and vulnerable" man whose body was found in a wheelie bin.

Student loan boss 'offered to resign'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:39
The chairman of the Student Loans Company offered to resign over "misleading" letters chasing arrears sent to more than 300,000 graduates.

VIDEO: Government 'slow' on abuse inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:37
Labour leader Ed Miliband accuses the government of being 'slow and piecemeal' in its reaction to historical child abuse claims.

Secret hearings in IRA informer case

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:34
The Home Secretary is granted the right by a judge to use secret court hearings to defend a damages claim brought by a former IRA informer.

Man given stamps after passport lost

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:33
A man is offered six stamps as compensation after Royal Mail loses his passport before a holiday.

Israel launches new strikes on Gaza

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:27
Israel carries out more air strikes on the Gaza Strip, following a volley of rockets fired on Israel by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.

Typical writer 'earns £11,000 a year'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:24
A typical full-time writer earns £11,000 a year, according to research by an authors' society.

Pistorius witnesses 'refused stand'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:12
Some witnesses refused to testify at the televised trial of Oscar Pistorius because of the publicity, his lawyer says, as his defence closes.

Can't Stand Meetings? Try Taking Away The Chairs

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:03

Those who stood at meetings said they felt their colleagues were more open to their ideas, less territorial, and overall, did better collaborative work, researchers found.

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The Collapse Of Corinthian Colleges

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:03

The giant for-profit college chain will unwind after the Department of Education cut off its access to federal money.

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Israel Expands Attacks On Hamas In Gaza

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:01

Responding to recent rocket attacks, Israel conducts airstrikes and calls up reservists. It's also planning ground operations.

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VIDEO: The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:00
How France sank an environmentalist ship

PODCAST: Summer camp for techies

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:00

The CEO of Walmart says that positive job growth numbers are not translating to increased sales -- At least not in his stores, anyway. Is it the same story for small businesses? Plus, a new report says that more than 40% of American homes are mobile phone only. But recently, the rate of cord-cutting has slowed. A look at why the number of people abandoning landlines may have plateaued. And it's summer camp season, which means sending kids off to canoe, make campfires, and...code? More and more summer programs are offering to teach kids programming skills. The positives and negatives of training the next batch of techies.

Mother 'beat Mikaeel for four days'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 02:59
Rosdeep Adekoya, mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, appears in court in Edinburgh charged with his murder.

VIDEO: Are #GazaUnderAttack images accurate?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 02:45
How accurate are the images being shared online?

Soldier saved woman 'being drowned'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 02:37
A soldier ran into the River Taff and saved a woman from being drowned by her boyfriend and another man, Cardiff Crown Court hears.

Lake pulls out of Glasgow heptathlon

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 02:36
England's Morgan Lake misses the Commonwealth Games heptathlon to focus on the World Junior Championships.
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