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McIlroy to donate Irish Open money

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:19
Rory McIlroy says he will donate his prize money from this week's Irish Open to his charitable foundation.

Penn State Bounces Fraternity For 3 Years Over Nude Photo Scandal

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:57

Penn State has shut down the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity chapter for three years, after an inquiry over a Facebook group page that collected pictures of nude women uncovered other transgressions.

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How A Claim That A Childhood Vaccine Prevents Leukemia Went Too Far

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:32

It seemed to make sense that the childhood Hib vaccine could cut leukemia risk by keeping the immune system in check. But proving there's cause and effect at work turns out to be a challenge.

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Excess caffeine health warning - EU

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:28
Drinking more than five espressos worth of caffeine a day may be damaging to health, according to the European Food Safety Authority.

Nigeria fires 'cowardly soldiers'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:24
Nigeria's army sack at least 200 soldiers for cowardice and failure to fight against Boko Haram militants, several soldiers tell the BBC.

IS 'driven from Assyrian villages'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:21
Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Assyrian Christian villages they had seized in north-eastern Syria in February, activists say.

Man struck by ride at fairground

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:18
A man is taken to hospital after being struck by a fairground ride on Barmouth promenade.

Criminals steal US tax returns

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:14
A security breach at the United States' Internal Revenue Service has allowed criminals to gain access to more than 100,000 tax returns.

How a peaceful protest changed a violent country

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:01
Using Facebook to change Guatemala without bloodshed

Attempt To Get More People On Board With Organ Donation Backfires

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:56

To increase the number of organ donors in the U.S., psychologists have advocated for changes to how we ask people to donate. In California, officials tried something new — but it may have backfired.

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FA Cup final tickets 'fall from sky'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:46
An Arsenal fan from Sussex bags a pair of FA Cup final tickets sent into the stratosphere ahead of Saturday's match.

Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:38
Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?

IS suicide bombings kill Iraq troops

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:29
At least 17 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in Anbar province, security officials say.

What's in a referendum question?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:25
Are people more likely to vote Yes?

Ambulance 999 response improves

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:12
Ambulance response times improve for the fourth month in a row, according to the latest figures.

Five-year-old 'ran across rail line'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:10
Children as young as five have been seen running across the railway line between the platforms at a station in Edinburgh, it emerges.

Man jailed for trying to join IS

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:05
A British man who attempted to join Islamic State in Syria is jailed for six years.

Triple murder deaths 'unimaginable'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:03
The family of the victims in a suspected triple murder in Didcot describe it as an "unimaginable" tragedy.

5 Things You Should Know About Rick Santorum

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:03

The former Pennsylvania senator is getting in the race for president again. Here's a reminder of who he is.

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Santorum Hopes To Catch Lightning In A Bottle A Second Time

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:03

The former Pennsylvania senator, who won Iowa in 2012, hopes he can do it again. But with a more crowded field, he might find it difficult to stand out.

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