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FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 23:29

The suggestion last month that the FCC might let Internet providers charge companies more for faster service prompted a firestorm of protest. The commission votes Thursday to begin debate on the plan.

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Wiggins extends lead in California

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 23:10
Briton Sir Bradley Wiggins extends his lead in the Tour of California to 28 seconds with four stages remaining.

Thousands flee California wildfires

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 23:06
Thousands of people in California are forced to flee after nine wildfires hit San Diego county on Wednesday, damaging homes.

Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 23:04

Bicyclists account for a just a small percentage of commuters in the U.S., but their numbers have grown by nearly 60 percent over the past decade as cities have become more bike-friendly.

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Bye-Bye To Barbara Walters: A Long 'View' Of A Storied Career

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 23:03

After 53 years on television, ABC's Barbara Walters is retiring from her work on camera. Steve Inskeep talks to the groundbreaking broadcaster about her life, career and impact on television news.

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U.S. Border Patrol's Response To Violence In Question

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 23:03

If an agent kills a Mexican across the border, what happens? Some argue not enough. It's hard to sue in these cases, and reports show the Border Patrol is rarely holding its own people accountable.

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Social media fight organisers warned

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 22:59
Young people using social media to arrange fights with rival gangs have been warned they will be prosecuted.

Grace of Monaco slammed at Cannes

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 22:39
Early reviews of the film chosen to open this year's Cannes Film Festival slam it, with one describing it as "a timeless camp classic".

Wilshere gets help from critic Scholes

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 22:38
Jack Wilshere gets advice from ex-Manchester United player Paul Scholes, who has criticised the Arsenal midfielder's game.

Refuse term-time breaks, heads told

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 22:32
Half of Welsh local authorities ask headteachers to refuse all requests for holidays during term-time, a BBC Wales survey finds.

Drive to recruit school governors

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 22:25
A campaign to improve the quality of governing bodies has been launched by an alliance of school leaders, employers and governors' organisations.

VIDEO: Ospreys observatory has 'incredible views'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 22:25
A two-storey wildlife observatory at the home of one of only two known breeding pairs of ospreys in Wales officially opens.

Council leader dies after illness

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 22:22
Tributes are paid to a council leader who has died after an 11-year fight against leukaemia.

White House Deputy Chief Of Staff To Oversee VA Review

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 22:10

The move signals concerns over problems at the VA, particularly reports that hospital administrators in Phoenix kept a secret list to conceal delays as 40 veterans died waiting to get an appointment.

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Hug revels in rivalry with Briton Weir

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 21:51
London Marathon wheelchair winner Marcel Hug says he enjoys his rivalry with six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir.

Boy, 15, charged with park murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 21:26
A 15-year-old boy is charged with murdering a teenager who was stabbed to death in a west London park.

NI arthritis charity in funding call

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 21:20
People with rheumatoid arthritis in Northern Ireland need more funding and support to be in line with the rest of the UK, a charity has said.

PSNI 'dark side' claim rejected

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 21:17
A senior police officer rejects Sinn Féin allegations that the arrest of Gerry Adams was the work of a "dark side" within the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

'A credit to humanity' - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 20:46
Many papers use their front pages to pay tribute to teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton, while others predict a heatwave lasting until next week.

VIDEO: Thousands flee California wildfire

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 20:29
Thousands of people have fled their homes in southern California to avoid an aggressive wildfire that's destroyed several houses so far in the city of Carlsbad, near San Diego.
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