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When did 'die-ins' become a form of protest?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:19
Previous generations had sit-ins. When did it change?

After $4.75 Million Auction, Watson Will Get Nobel Medal Back

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:10

"In my opinion, a situation in which an outstanding scientist has to sell a medal recognizing his achievements is unacceptable," says Russian business tycoon Alisher Usmanov.

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Clarke set to play on for Australia

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:01
Australia captain Michael Clarke has had treatment on his back and hopes to be able to play on in the Test against India.

Detroit poised to exit bankruptcy

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 13:59
The largest US city to go broke will officially exit bankruptcy on Wednesday, according to a letter from its emergency manager.

DNA scientist to get back sold Nobel

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 13:57
Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov reveals that he bought US scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize gold medal in order to return it to him.

VIDEO: Korean Air 'nut rage' official quits

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 13:30
A Korean Air executive who delayed a plane because she was angry with the way she had been served nuts by an air steward has resigned, the airline says.

Bob Dylan, In New Album, Will Cover Frank Sinatra

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 13:17

But Dylan in a statement said he doesn't see himself as "covering these songs in any way." Instead, he said he and his band are "uncovering them." Shadows in the Night will be released Feb. 3

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This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 13:15

The staff's goal was to reduce the prescription of antipsychotic drugs by 20 percent. In the first year, they cut use by 97 percent. How? By addressing the real reasons for agitation and aggression.

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Congress Says Goodbye To Its Last World War II Vets

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 13:12

When the next session of Congress begins in January, it will be the first in more than 60 years without a veteran of World War II. It's a generation that dominated the House and Senate for decades.

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UKIP boss 'lied over relationship'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 12:52
UKIP activist Natasha Bolter says party boss Roger Bird was "lying" when he said they had a relationship, after he released text messages which he said proved it.

Cyber crime-fighters profit in a 'hacked economy'

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-09 12:51

More than two weeks have passed since hackers virtually paralyzed Sony Pictures and traumatized thousands of workers by dumping their personal information all over the Internet.

The data includes such sensitive information as Social Security numbers and salaries. Several of Sony's unreleased films were leaked following the hack attack. Cleaning up the mess could cost Sony hundreds of millions. But, as is almost always the case,  Sony's loss will be someone else's gain. An entire industry has sprung up around cyber crime as individuals and companies try to protect information. 

Gartner research analyst Avivah Litan says the companies profiting now are those that can quickly detect and contain breaches, rather than prevent them. Entire industries are spending widely to protect themselves. Julie Conroy, research director for Aite Group's retail banking group, says the hacking of tens of millions of credit cards from Target last year spurred the coming shift to the more-secure "chip."

Sasha Romanosky, who researches the economics of data security, says insurance companies are the big winners. Premiums for "cyberinsurance" have risen from next to nothing five years ago to an estimated $2 billion this year.

'Sarah's Law' call over child rapist

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 12:28
Communities should know where a child rapist is living, says a children's charity after a judge ruled it was unlawful to keep him in prison.

VIDEO: UKIP boss 'lied over relationship'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 12:23
Natasha Bolter tells BBC Newsnight that UKIP's general secretary Roger Bird was "lying" when he said they had a relationship.

Police killing of 22 dogs 'unlawful'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 12:17
A police crackdown that saw 22 dangerous dogs rounded up and destroyed across Merseyside was "unlawful", a court rules.

Nut Rumpus Prompts Korean Airline Exec To Apologize And Resign

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 12:17

Cho Hyun-ah, whose family runs Korean Air, forced a Korea-bound jet to return to a New York terminal so she could eject its cabin crew chief over the presentation of macadamia nuts.

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Supreme Court Rules Employers Are Not Required To Pay For Security Time

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 12:16

The decision is a major victory for retail enterprises and manufacturing businesses that could have been on the hook for billions of dollars in back pay for time spent in security screenings.

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5 Interrogation Methods The CIA Used On Terrorism Suspects

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 12:09

The Senate's report says CIA interrogators used methods such as rectal infusion and waterboarding on detainees. The report says the techniques were ineffective, a point the agency disputes.

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'Sons Of Anarchy' Ends As A Macho Soap Opera Often Anchored By Women

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 12:09

FX's biker drama Sons of Anarchy airs its final episode tonight, capping a seven-season run. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says cable's most macho series succeeded by finding strong roles for women.

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Venison As Benison: Food Banks Score From Deer Overpopulation

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 12:09

With the start of hunting season, wildlife managers are tackling the overabundance of deer in parks around the country. Some of that meat is being salvaged and processed to distribute to the hungry.

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'Torture Report': Did Harsh Interrogations Help Catch Osama Bin Laden?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 11:39

The Senate Intelligence Committee found that the detainee that provided key information did so before he was submitted to enhanced interrogation. The CIA questions that account.

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