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Love to captain US Ryder Cup team

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 13:33
Davis Love III has been named US Ryder Cup captain for Hazeltine 2016, the second time he has been given the honour.

'Invest more' in protected areas

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 13:31
The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research.

Juventus 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:54
Juventus settle for a narrow first-leg lead after beating Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last 16.

Gerbils Likely Pushed Plague To Europe in Middle Ages

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:53

Shifts in climate in the Middle Ages likely drove plague bacteria from gerbils in Asia to people in Europe, research now suggests. Rats don't deserve all the blame.

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Here's Where Emoji Skin-Tone Colors Come From

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:42

Apple will be rolling out with a more diverse set of emojis with browner — and yellower — skin tones. Here's the science behind how they come up with the colors.

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Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:38
Luis Suarez scores twice as Manchester City lose at home to Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 first-leg match.

Little-Known Laws Help Sex-Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:38

"I'm not ever going to forget what I've done," says a woman once convicted of prostitution. "But, at the same time, I don't want it thrown in my face every time I'm trying to seek employment."

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Younger Women Hesitate To Say They're Having A Heart Attack

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:26

Even when women suspected they were having a heart attack, they didn't report it because they feared being called hypochondriacs, a study finds. That may contribute to women's higher death rates.

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Jordan's King Balances Threats Abroad And Critics At Home

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:24

Jordanians are now supportive of the military campaign against the Islamic State. But King Abdullah still faces domestic opponents, religious and secular, who chafe at restrictions they face at home.

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VIDEO: Commuters injured in US train collision

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:21
At least 28 people have been injured after the train they were travelling on collided with a truck in California.

College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:16

Vocational education is enjoying a renaissance in many U.S. schools. In Nashville, all high schoolers, regardless of college plans, are encouraged to take three career training classes.

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'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:12
Healthy gay men should be offered drugs which are normally used to treat HIV in order to prevent infection, say UK Medical Research Council scientists.

How Did A Celibate 82-Year-Old Buddhist Monk Contract HIV?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:01

His doctor injected him with a used syringe. Each year, millions of people contract HIV, hepatitis and other diseases that way. The solution: a syringe designed to prevent re-use.

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Row over Everest climb permits

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:59
Hundreds of climbers forced to abandon Everest expeditions after last year's avalanche want to know if they can try again with the same permits.

VIDEO: Guns cache found in Somerset river

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:57
Mystery surrounds a cache of guns found at the bottom of a river in Somerset.

Thousands stand with Mariam

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:56
Thousands support a Muslim lawyer targeted by the far right

Councils 'to control £6bn NHS budget'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:55
The £6bn health and social care budget for Greater Manchester will be taken over by councils under devolved NHS powers, it is understood.

Brazil roadblocks 'affect exports'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:54
Brazilian lorry drivers block roads in protest against the high cost of fuel and tolls, with officials saying exports are being affected.

U.S. Diplomat Says Change In Immigration Policy For Cubans Is Not On The Table

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:54

Roberta Jacobson, the U.S. official who will lead negotiations on reestablishing diplomatic ties with the Cubans, says that this will be a long journey, but she has hope for better relations.

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Will Vaping Reignite The Battle Over Smoking On Airplanes?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:37

It's been 25 years since people could light up with impunity on domestic airline flights. But that doesn't mean they're not still trying. And e-cigarettes are reviving conflict over clean air aloft.

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