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Who Runs The World? Rutgers Says Beyonce

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:52

Rutgers University students now have a homework assignment they might look forward to: Listening to Beyonce. Professor Kevin Allred discusses his course, Politicizing Beyonce.

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How Dreaming Big Led One TV Star To His Big Break

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:52

Before Cesar Millan became a TV personality, he was a homeless, undocumented immigrant from Mexico with a dream. He reveals how his career took off as part of NPR's series, "My Big Break."

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President's Student Loan Action Might Be Too Little, Too Late

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:52

President Obama signed an order that will cap student loan repayments at 10 percent of income for millions of borrowers. Georgetown University's Anthony Carnevale discusses whether it will help.

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Is Teacher Tenure Really The New Brown V. Board Of Education?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:52

A California judge ruled that the state's teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional because they disproportionately affect poor and/or minority students. Education Week's Stephen Sawchuk explains.

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Did Eric Cantor Forget That All Politics Are Local?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:52

The House majority leader says he will step down from that post after a surprise loss. For more, host Michel Martin speaks with Republican strategist Ron Christie and Univision's Fernando Espuelas.

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VIDEO: Driver saved from gas station crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:48
A New York State police officer has saved a man who crashed into a gas station pump after suffering a diabetic shock.

U.S. Drones Kill 13 Suspected Militants In Pakistan

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:40

The strikes are the first by the U.S. in nearly six months, and come just days after the Pakistani Taliban staged an audacious attack on Karachi airport, Pakistan's largest.

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UK boosts Nigeria military aid

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:38
British Foreign Secretary William Hague announces increased military and educational aid to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram.

Forget 10,000 Steps. For Happy Knees, 6,000 Will Do It

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:28

People are often told to walk 10,000 steps a day to be healthy. But if your goal is to avoid being crippled by knee arthritis, just 6,000 a day will to it, a study finds. And 3,000 is a good start.

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Top schools 'too dominant' in acting

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:28
The British film and TV industries are too dominated by actors who went to private schools, according to the chairman of Arts Council England.

Bus' destroyed in arson attack'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:27
A fire which destroyed a bus in Birmingham was the result of a suspected arson attack, the fire service says.

AUDIO: Childminder 'sacked for being too fat'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:26
Danish childminder Karsten Kaltoft denies he was unable to do his job as a childminder because of his size, as his sacking is considered by the European Court of Justice.

VIDEO: Wellers call for child privacy law

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:22
The wife of rock star Paul Weller has called for a change in the law to stop photos of children being published without parental consent.

Chelsea sign Fabregas from Barcelona

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:22
Chelsea sign Spain and former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee on a five-year deal.

SA platinum strike: Deal on table

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:11
An informal agreement that could help end the long-running strike in South Africa's platinum sector is put to striking miners

Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:10

An FDA official warned that wooden boards used to age cheese could harbor harmful bacteria. But cheesemakers say they've long had safety measures in place to prevent any contamination from the boards.

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Murray loses to Stepanek at Queen's

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:01
Andy Murray's 19-match winning streak on grass comes to an end with defeat by Radek Stepanek at Queen's Club.

Bank to get powers to cap mortgages

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:00
The Bank of England will be given new powers to prevent the housing market from overheating, Chancellor George Osborne will announce later.

Salmond faces calls to sack adviser

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:59
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond faces further calls to sack one of his senior advisers who made a false claim about the mother of a disabled child.

Major North Sea oil field approved

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:50
An oil and gas explorer is given approval to develop a major North Sea field 100 miles off the Aberdeen coast.
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