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Covered California Votes To Cap What Patients Pay For Pricey Drugs

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:46

The agency that administers Obamacare in California moved to make expensive medicines more affordable in 2016. In most plans, patients will pay no more than $150 or $250 a month.

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Carmichael admits Sturgeon memo leak

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:33
Former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael admits he was behind the leak of a memo which suggested Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron to remain as PM.

VIDEO: UK's worst train crash 100 years on

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:29
Friday marks 100 years since Britain's worst rail crash that claimed the lives of 226 people, the Quintinshill rail disaster.

VIDEO: Telecoms firm Telecel's fate unclear

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:28
As Telecel's operating licence is cancelled, concern mounts for its employees and the possible impact on Zimbabwe's economy.

Who is Savage's manager of the year?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:28
Robbie Savage reveals his choice for Premier League manager of the year, and four other bosses who deserve credit.

Bank of Scotland to close branches

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:07
Bank of Scotland announces plans to close more than a dozen branches in Scotland this year, following a strategic review.

Man gives daughter away in hospital

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:05
The daughter of a cancer patient gets married in hospital to grant him his "dying wish".

Can you reduce sugar in food without anyone noticing?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:03
Can you reduce sugar in food without anyone noticing?

2 Biker Rallies: One White, One Black — One 'Badass,' The Other, Just 'Bad'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:48

A pair of motorcycle rallies in Myrtle Beach, S.C. — one black, one white — tell us a lot about who gets the benefit of the doubt when it comes to biker culture.

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The amazing elephant selfie. But is it a world first?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:46
Thai elephant stuns tourist with stolen 'elfie'

Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:37
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Fan's dog eats play-off tickets

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:36
A football fan is left in a panic after his dog eats his tickets for Monday's Championship play-off final.

A Wedding And A Challenge: Lebanese Couples Fight For Civil Marriage

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:34

No one ever said marriage was easy, but in Lebanon, it's even harder: The country has 15 sets of matrimonial laws for 18 different religions and sects. Activists want the right to civil marriages.

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A Wedding And A Challenge: Lebanese Couples Fight For Civil Marriage

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:33

No one ever said marriage was easy, but in Lebanon, it's even harder: The country has 15 sets of matrimonial laws for 18 different religions and sects. Activists want the right to civil marriages.

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FA to raise girls' football age limit

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:23
The FA is to raise the age limit at which boys and girls can play football in the same teams from 16 to 18.

Pipeline Operator: Possibly Months Before Cause Of Calif. Spill Found

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:04

Plains All American, the company that operates the pipeline, says it has yet to uncover the problem. So far, 9,000 gallons of sludge have been removed from a nine-miles stretch of Calif. coast.

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VIDEO: 'Risk to life' from Wembley bomb

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:58
Homes and businesses are evacuated after builders uncover an unexploded Second World War bomb near Wembley Stadium in north London.

Eiffel Tower shut over pickpocketing

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:58
Staff working at the Eiffel Tower in Paris close down the iconic attraction in protest over a surge in pickpocketing gangs who roam in its area.

SQA calms 'impossible' exam fears

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:52
Scotland's exams body seeks to calm fears that pupils will be disadvantaged by a Higher maths paper which candidates claim was impossible.

AUDIO: Cotton broadcasts last Radio 1 show

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:52
DJ Fearne Cotton has broadcast her final show on Radio 1, after almost 10 years at the station, and six at the helm of the mid-morning show.

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