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U.S. Teacher: I Did 7 Months Of Forced Labor In A Chinese Jail

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:30

Stuart Foster of South Carolina was jailed last year in Guangzhou for theft. He says he was forced to assemble Christmas lights, some of them exported to the U.S.

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How common is vitiligo?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:25
A contestant on America's Next Top Model has vitiligo. How common is the skin condition?

ACLU Sues California For 'Equal Learning Time'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:24

At high poverty schools, "students rarely experience a normal school day, let alone semester or year."

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Ofsted to stop outsourced inspections

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:23
Ofsted is to stop contracting out inspections of schools and colleges and will only use directly employed inspectors from September 2015.

Murray crushes Matosevic in Paris

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:22
Andy Murray sets up a third-round meeting with Philipp Kohlschreiber at the French Open after beating Marinko Matosevic.

Hamilton gets NI's top police job

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:17
The Police Service of Northern Ireland's new chief constable is to be George Hamilton, who will replace Matt Baggott.

Hodgson impressed with England form

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:09
England manager Roy Hodgson wants to "bottle" the standard of his team's training performances for the World Cup.

PODCAST: The cost of concussions

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:09
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 09:47 Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

This really might not be enough to prevent a concussion.

There's a big rush to reduce concussions in sports. But the technology has yet to catch up with the demand

Ever wonder why public radio sometimes feels a little like a classroom? Well there's a reason. More from our new LearningCurve series

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 29, 2014 Hosted By Stacey Vanek SmithPodcast Title 05-29-14 Marketplace Mid-day Update: The cost of concussionsStory Type BlogSyndication PMPApp Respond No

VIDEO: France's Citroen gets a British boss

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:07
Britain's Linda Jackson talks about her new role as chief executive of France's iconic car company, Citroen.

Deal over Bush-Blair Iraq documents

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:06
After lengthy negotiations, the Chilcot inquiry strikes a deal with the government to publish the "gist" of Iraq war talks between Tony Blair and George Bush - but not full transcripts.

The Future Of Online Ed Isn't Heading Where You Expect

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:03

A workforce-based initiative on a twin island nation shows the true potential of free online education.

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Sue Johnston to join Downton Abbey

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:00
The Royle Family star Sue Johnston is joining the cast of hit ITV period drama Downton Abbey, in a guest role.

Manslaughter arrest over M4 crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:00
A 21-year-old woman is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over a car crash on an M4 slip road in which a teenage driver died.

US measles cases reach 20-year high

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:55
Public health experts in the US are urging people to get vaccinated against measles after a spike in cases in the country this year.

Abbas picks leader for unity cabinet

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:50
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asks his current prime minister to form a transitional government involving rivals Fatah and Hamas.

Can London return aid struggling Brownlees?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:46
The glory and ghosts of the Olympic venue give sibling rivals mixed feelings as they return to the city that defined their careers

Crickets muted by evolution, twice

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:41
To help them hide from deadly flies, male crickets on two Hawaiian islands have separately evolved an inability to sing, biologists report.

Curveball: Celebrity musicians and online education

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:37
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Syria's refugee exodus

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:35
Tracking one of the largest migrations since WW2

Medicare Frequently Overpays Doctors For Patients' Visits

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:34

The agency that runs Medicare said it doesn't plan to review the billings of doctors who almost always charge for the most expensive visits because it isn't cost-effective to do so.

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