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Race to cleanup California oil spill

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:39
Two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, have formed off the coast of southern California after an onshore pipeline ruptured.

Is Harvard Showing Bias Against Asian-Americans?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:37

A coalition of more than 60 organizations says the university has adopted higher expectations for Asian applicants in order to limit enrollment of this minority group.

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Family's tribute to charity worker

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:31
Relatives of a young charity worker who died in India have praised their "beautiful, bright, caring girl".

Desperate Rohingya Granted Temporary Shelter. But What Next?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:30

Malaysia and Indonesia will allow migrants stranded at sea to come ashore. But it's a one-year, one-off deal, with no signs the flow of the Muslim minority fleeing persecution in Myanmar will stop.

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'Mercedes deal was never in doubt'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 11:48
Lewis Hamilton on his new Mercedes contract, having a point to prove at Monaco and Ayrton Senna's out-of-body experience.

David Letterman Is Set For Final Curtain Wednesday Night

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 11:48

"What this means now," the talk show host told a hushed audience as he announced his departure in December, "is that Paul and I can be married."

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IS 'in control' of Syria's Palmyra

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 11:38
Islamic State militants in Syria take near full control of Palmyra, which contains prized ancient ruins, activists and witnesses say.

On top of the One World Trade Center

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 11:21
A first look from the observatory of New York's One World Trade Center, built on the site of the twin towers destroyed on the 9/11 attacks.

I'd Like To Buy The Emerging World A Coke

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 11:16

The Mad Men finale featured the classic jingle: "I'd like to buy the world a Coke," sung by a globally diverse group. Today, the global market is more important than ever to Big Soda.

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Court reveals race to stop IS family

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:58
How a family was stopped from joining IS militants

VIDEO: Celebrities on Cannes high heel row

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:55
Stars at the Cannes Film Festival give their reaction to claims by a film producer that she was turned away for wearing flat shoes.

Paracetamol in pregnancy warning

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:52
Pregnant women should be careful when using paracetamol as long-term use could affect the reproductive health of their sons, a study in mice suggests.

Osborne faces up to productivity challenge

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:32
The Chancellor has acknowledged, some would say belatedly, that the future prosperity of the UK depends on ending the flatlining of productivity

Osborne: No let-up in growth plans

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:30
George Osborne says his focus is on boosting productivity and reducing the UK's debts as he vows not to "take his foot off the pedal" after the election.

Popular Health Exchange In Jeopardy After Surprise Republican Win

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:22

Kentucky has one of the best-run health exchanges in the country, Kynect. It's led to the second-biggest drop in uninsured nationwide. But if a GOP primary result holds up, its days could be numbered.

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Cable: I was a victim of Tory fear

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:20
Former Lib Dem MP Vince Cable says he lost his seat at the election because of a Conservative campaign of "fear".

'Hitler's horse sculptures' found

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:16
Two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's chancellery are recovered by German police.

Axe death sister 'always caring'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:15
A student was hacked to death by her brother after returning home to support her mother after he had tried to kill himself, an inquest has heard.

What was on Bin Laden's bookshelf?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 09:51
Newly released documents show the former Al Qaeda chief was a fan of 9/11 conspiracy theories and had a particular interest in France.

Wales 'wins' in EU says Crabb

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 09:45
Welsh business are "huge winners" from being part of the European Union, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says.