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Garda report ordered on Tuam babies

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:51
The Irish justice minister orders a report from the police on all the information it has on the deaths of almost 800 children at a mother and baby home in the Republic of Ireland.

The prevailing myth of sex before sport

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:46
The prevailing myth that athletes shouldn’t have sex before sport

Bolt 'not ready' to race after injury

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:41
Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt delays his return to competitive action after falling behind in training following injury.

What the work place can learn from professional soccer

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:41

Diversity is good for team performance in soccer, according to a new study by political scientists Edmund J. Malesky and Sebastian M. Saiegh. With the World Cup just days away, we take a look at the benefits of diversity in the field and what the world's biggest businesses can learn from the sport. Sebastian M. Saiegh joins Marketplace's Mark Garrison to share more on their findings.

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Heroes Among Us: When Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:40

There are heroes on the battlefield, but there are also heroes like Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis, who tackled a gunman and, with other students, held him down until police arrived.

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Silicon Tally: Tetris turns 30 and we all feel old

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:31

It's time for Silicon Tally. How well have you kept up with the week in tech news? This week we're joined by New York Times Tech columnist Jenna Wortham. var _polldaddy = [] || _polldaddy; _polldaddy.push( { type: "iframe", auto: "1", domain: "marketplaceapm.polldaddy.com/s/", id: "silicon-tally-tetris-is-30-we-all-feel-old", placeholder: "pd_1402062055" } ); (function(d,c,j){if(!document.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src=('https:'==document.location.protocol)?'https://polldaddy.com/survey.js':'http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js';s=document.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(pd,s);}}(document,'script','pd-embed'));

Lib Dems: Tactical voting to blame

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:14
Lib Dem Danny Alexander says many people voted for other parties to "keep UKIP out", explaining their sixth place in the Newark by-election.

VIDEO: Madeleine: Police focus on new areas

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:12
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have expanded their search of scrubland in Portugal.

Vodafone reveals direct wiretaps

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:04
Vodafone says that a small number of governments have direct access to communications flowing over its networks.

Judi Dench to star in Tulip Fever

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:00
Dame Judi Dench is to star in the film version of Deborah Moggach's popular novel Tulip Fever.

$1.7 Million can buy a lot of Monster Energy drinks

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:56

The Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 Million in a case against Monster Energy Corp for copyright infringement. The disputed Youtube video, posted by Monster in 2012, featured several remixed Beastie Boys hits like "Sabotage" and "Make Some Noise." Beastie Boys members Adam Horovitz "Ad-Rock" and Michael "Mike D" Diamond were on hand for much of the trial, having originally asked for $2.5 Million. While Monster claims that it was an internal mistake -- claiming an employee thought the company had permission to use the music -- the jury still sided with the Boys, awarding them an amount significantly above the $125,000 initially offered by Monster.

The Beastie Boys have long opposed the use of their music in advertisements. The group’s Adam Yauch, who died in 2012, prohibited the use of his music in advertisements in his will.

And in case you were wondering, we crunched some numbers on what $1.7 Million looks like for all parties involved:

813,397

That's how many Monster Energy Drinks you could buy with $1.7 Million

154,826

That's the number of CD copies of "Hot Sauce Committee Part II" you could purchase with the same amount of money. "Make Some Noise," one of the disputed tracks, comes from this album.

VIDEO: Nun wins The Voice in Italy

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:55
A young nun who became an internet sensation after appearing on Italy's version of The Voice, has won the finals of the TV talent contest.

Schillaci: The man whose stare was the Italia '90 star

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:48
Italy legend Salvatore 'Toto' Schillaci recalls riots, wild eyes and magic nights of the 1990 World Cup.

Hundreds attend crash teen's funeral

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:48
Hundreds of mourners turn out for the funeral of a girl killed in a hit-and-run crash.

VIDEO: Scottish effect on border businesses

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:47
The BBC and Chambers of Commerce ask businesses in northern England about the effect of Scottish independence.

VIDEO: India's five-star focus on hotels

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:38
The government says India must offer more hotel rooms, but some are questioning the drive to concentrate on the top end of the market.

Madeleine police focus on new areas

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:28
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann focus their attentions on two new patches of land within the 15-acre search area in Praia da Luz.

Signs of a UKIP backlash in Newark?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:21
Signs of a UKIP backlash in Newark?

Google blunder over D-Day doodle

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:16
Google's failure to honour the D-Day anniversary in its famous daily doodle has angered some users.

The U.S. Finally Gets Past Pre-Recession Jobs Total

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:15

With today's monthly jobs report meeting predictions, the U.S. has surpassed the number of jobs before 2008. But the recovery has been slow and long, economists say.

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