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Spurs close in on Southampton pair

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:52
Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are close to joining former boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.

VIDEO: 'Extraordinary' 59-shot badminton rally

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:49
Watch as an "extraordinary" 59-point badminton rally develops during the mixed team final between Malaysia and England.

Bell & Buttler put England on top

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:48
Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7.

Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:46

Adler joined NPR in 1979 and covered everything from the emergence of the AIDS epidemic to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She was 68.

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It May Be Summer, But For Economists, This Week Feels Like Christmas

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:37

Each day this week will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy.

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Uber ranks drivers... and passengers

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:33

Uber, the ride sharing service in business in major cities around the world, lets you use a smart phone to hail a car.

When you use the service, at the end of the trip, you rank your driver on a five-point scale. A driver's ranking determines how much business he gets. Even if he can stay in business, drivers live in fear of too many low ratings.

It turns out Uber drivers can also rank Uber passengers on a scale of one to five. Uber keeps that number secret. But, over the weekend, the website Medium posted a work-around. With a few keystrokes and some copy and pasting, you could find out how you rank.

Unfortunately, Uber got wind of it all and quickly closed the loophole.

I did this last night, though. And not to brag, but I'm a 4.9.

AH5017 pilots 'asked to turn back'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:29
French foreign minister reveals that the pilots of Air Algerie flight AH5017 requested to return to Burkina Faso after hitting bad weather.

Arsenal sign £16m teenager Chambers

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:26
Arsenal complete the signing of teenage Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee understood to be about £16m.

To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:19

A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.

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VIDEO: 'Prince Harry said no to selfie'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:04
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players who found the Queen had 'photo-bombed' their selfie have tried to have their photo taken with Prince Harry.

Meet Judd and Williams - the next generation

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:52
Jess Judd and Jodie Williams are determined to make their mark at Glasgow 2014, as BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce finds out.

What happens when lightning hits the sea?

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:44
A swimmer has died in a thunderstorm off a Californian beach. But what happens when lightning hits water?

With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:41

The string of genes that make a man a man used to be much bigger, and some geneticists say it may be wasting away. Back off, others say. Y has been stable — and crucial — for millennia.

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AUDIO: How to protect your online reputation

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:39
Recent high profile cases have illustrated the danger of people having their public reputation damaged by negative online rumours and social media sites.

Ex-Virginia governor's trial opens

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:34
Jury selection begins in the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, accused of accepting loans and lavish gifts from a supporter.

Fall in people buying books as gifts

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:29
A UK survey of book buying habits finds the fall in people buying books as gifts is a 'concerning trend' for the industry.

Driver guilty over cyclist's death

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:25
James Sneddon is found guilty of causing Alasdair Dudgeon's death after knocking him off his bike near Kincardine Bridge.

Ferry students 'floated from cabins'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:19
Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster describe how they floated out of flooded cabins, as the trial of the crew continues.

Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:19

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.

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Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:13
Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.

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