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Frozen sequel announced by Disney

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 11:56
Disney announces it will produce a sequel to runaway hit Frozen, which last year became the highest-grossing animated film of all time.

Moon River? No, It's An Ocean On One Of Jupiter's Moons!

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-12 11:45

Scientists announced in a NASA teleconference that the biggest moon in our solar system has a salty ocean hidden below its icy surface.

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VIDEO: Wearable graffiti

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 11:26
The jewellery made from urban decay

Southerners Are Getting Creative With Their Favorite Nut: Pecan

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-12 11:26

The pecan has become the latest obsession of Southern farmers, chefs and craft breweries. They're giving the buttery nut new opportunities to shine in the form of oil, flour and even beer.

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Evans' actions disgusting - FA

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 11:23
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans spitting at Newcastle's Papiss Cisse was "simply disgusting", says an FA panel.

Disney Announces Title Of Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Film

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-12 11:15

It'll be called Rogue One, and it's coming to theaters Dec. 16, 2016. The film stars Felicity Jones, most famous for her Academy Award-nominated performance in The Theory of Everything.

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VIDEO: Joy as baby found after 17 years

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 11:14
A couple is celebrating being reunited with their long-lost daughter, 17 years after she was snatched from her mother's bedside as a baby in a hospital in South Africa.

Cheltenham jockey taken to hospital

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 11:13
Amateur jockey Tom Weston is airlifted to hospital following a fall at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday.

Frozen 2 confirmed by Disney

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 11:11
It's time to build another snowman - Disney bosses confirm that a Frozen sequel is in the works.

Federal government approves powdered alcohol for sale

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-03-12 11:05

The Associated Press reported on Thursday that the federal government approved powdered alcohol for sale:

The product, called Palcohol, had received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau briefly last year before the bureau backtracked and said the label approvals had been given in error. 

On Wednesday, bureau spokesman Tom Hogue told The Associated Press the issues were resolved and that four varieties of Palcohol were approved. But Hogue noted that states can also regulate alcohol sales in their borders.

It's apparently freeze-dried alcohol packed in small easy to carry pouches. You can get it in vodka, rum, cosmopolitan, margarita and lemon drop flavors.

Left unexplained, is why — just kidding. I know why.

 

 

FCC releases 400-page net neutrality order

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-03-12 10:56

The Federal Communications Commission voted to approve new rules on Net Neutrality two weeks ago. On Thursday, the FCC released the 400-page document

Because the record overwhelmingly supports adopting rules and demonstrates that three 
specific practices invariably harm the open Internet—Blocking, Throttling, and Paid Prioritization—this 
Order bans each of them, applying the same rules to both fixed and mobile broadband Internet access
service.

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Swatch counter-attacks smartwatches

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 10:46
Swatch, the world's bestselling watchmaker, reveals plans to install Bluetooth and near-field communication chips in its products.

Clifford in Operation Yewtree arrest

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 10:46
Former celebrity publicist Max Clifford - serving an eight-year jail term - has been arrested by Operation Yewtree officers, the BBC understands.

McCall relishing Rangers challenge

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 10:35
New Rangers interim manager Stuart McCall says it's "an honour and privilege" to be named Ibrox boss.

Historic abuse blamed for rape rise

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 10:34
Historic sexual abuse is fuelling the rise in the number of child rape cases being recorded in some parts of Wales, say two police forces.

New mystery 'suicide' in Ukraine

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 10:33
A former regional governor becomes the latest ally of Ukraine's deposed president to be found dead in mysterious circumstances.

After Rescue, Massive Sea Turtle Will Be Released In S.C. Thursday

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-12 10:32

A rare 475-pound leatherback sea turtle "immediately responded to treatments" of fluids, vitamins and antibiotics after it was rescued in South Carolina on Saturday.

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Day in pictures

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 10:17
Images from around the world: 12 March

Lawro's predictions v Dermot O'Leary

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 10:10
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Comic Relief star Dermot O'Leary in the weekend Premier League games.

Cover for life-threatening 999 calls

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 10:10
Ambulance crews agree to respond to 999 emergency calls for cases that are life-threatening during Friday's planned strike.

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