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VIDEO: The lift that goes sideways

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 00:23
A new system of lifts is being proposed that operate without cables.

VIDEO: UKIP: 'Growing pains of growing party'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 00:19
As Kerry Smith resigns as UKIP's parliamentary candidate for South Basildon and East Thurrock, Iain Watson looks at the difficulties facing the party in the wake of recent scandals.

Sen. Warren Warns That Spending Bill Sets Dangerous Precedent

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 00:19

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a passionate stand against a provision in the spending bill that rolls back a major part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation.

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'Warning Shot': Sen. Warren On Fighting Banks, And Her Political Future

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 00:19

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a passionate stand against a provision in the spending bill that rolls back a major part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation.

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VIDEO: Labour's UKIP strategy leaked

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 00:12
A leaked Labour document tells party MPs and activists to move campaigning conversation away from the issue of immigration.

Rail replacement bus hit by lorry

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 00:10
Three people are injured when a broken-down rail replacement bus is hit by a lorry on the A34 in Oxfordshire.

Man badly injured in takeaway brawl

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 00:06
A man caught up in a brawl that spilled out on to the street from a takeaway in Wakefield is left with life-threatening injuries.

Firm apologises for Amazon 1p glitch

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 00:03
A Londonderry-based company apologises for a software glitch that led to hundreds of items being sold for just 1p on Amazon.

In pictures: Sydney siege

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:34
Armed police seal off an area around a cafe

Trek Around The World Marked By Obstacles Both Natural And Man-Made

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:31

Journalist Paul Salopek's seven year trek has recently brought him face-to-face with the possibility of losing his toes to frostbite — and with one of the largest mass migrations in modern history.

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Around-The-World Trek Hits Obstacles Both Natural And Man-Made

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:31

Journalist Paul Salopek's long walk recently brought him face to face with the possibility of losing his toes to frostbite — and with one of the largest mass migrations in modern history.

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Lockheed Martin Case Puts 401(k) Plans On Trial

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:30

The aerospace company is being sued for choosing retirement funds that were poorly managed and charged high fees in a case that tests the limits of a company's responsibilities to its employees.

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UKIP - power struggle, not soap opera

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:29
UKIP - power struggle, not soap opera

When Grandma's House Is Home: The Rise Of Grandfamilies

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:26

In a shift driven partly by culture and largely by the economy, the number of grandparents living with their grandchildren is up sharply. About 1 in 10 kids is living with a grandparent.

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New enterprise campus in Aberystwyth

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:25
Aberystwyth University is set to confirm it plans to build a new innovation and enterprise campus in the town.

Congress To Nutritionists: Don't Talk About The Environment

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:25

Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.

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To Stop Teen Drinking Parties, Fine The Parents

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:24

For some teenagers, parties with alcohol are almost a rite of passage. Surveys show the vast majority of parents in these homes know the alcohol is flowing. Cities are now cracking down on the adults.

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Hamilton's 'surprise' win tops great night

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:20
Rory McIlroy may have been favourite, but Lewis Hamilton's win shows nothing is certain at BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

PetSmart To Be Sold To Investor Group

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:19

The Phoenix-based pet store retailer says investors, led by buyout firm BC Partners, have agreed to pay $83 per share in cash to the company for a total of $8.7 billion.

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India Christmas conversions banned

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:01
Police in India's Uttar Pradesh state say they will not allow Hindu nationalist groups to hold a religious conversion ceremony on Christmas Day.

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