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As PC Sales Drop, Intel Delays A Plant Opening And Cuts Jobs

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:35

Intel planned to open a massive chip plant in Arizona, and President Obama even visited it and called it "an example of an America that's within our reach." But demand for PCs has slowed, and it's left the company rethinking its next moves.

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Silencing Many Hospital Alarms Leads To Better Health Care

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:35

Alarms are good and necessary things in hospital care — except when there are so many that caregivers miss signals of a patient in crisis. Trying to conquer "alarm fatigue," one hospital turned off the beeps — and found that patient care actually improved.

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Grand Canyon May Be Older (And Younger) Than You Think

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:34

About 6 million years ago, a new mineral analysis suggests, a mighty river zigzagging across the Colorado plateau may have found its way into older gorges, greatly enlarging them to create the West's most spectacular canyon. Still, some geologists aren't sold.

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Legacy Of Forced March Still Haunts Navajo Nation

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:33

In a series of marches that began in 1864, the U.S. Army forced thousands of Navajo and Mescalero Apache people to walk 400 miles to an isolated reservation; more than a third died. Some say today's ills in Indian Country — severe poverty, suicide, addiction — have their roots in the "Long Walk."

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Bernanke's Fed Legacy: A Tenure Full Of Tough Decisions

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:32

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will preside over his last Fed policy-making meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. During his two terms as chairman, he faced a global financial crisis that threatened to become financial Armageddon, followed by a deep recession.

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How Parents And The Internet Transformed Clubfoot Treatment

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:32

Clubfoot is a common birth defect that can make walking difficult. It used to be treated with surgery, which could have serious side effects, but a simple nonsurgical solution is now the norm. It took years of pushing by parents for that treatment to become accepted.

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DNA link to former IRA man's murder

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:29
Police investigating the murder of a former IRA man in 1999 reveal that they have DNA obtained at the murder scene.

In pictures: Grammy Awards 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:26
Music stars gather in Los Angeles

US condemns Afghan prisoner release

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:23
The US military condemns an order by the Afghan government to release 37 prisoners deemed by the Americans to pose a threat to security.

Lib Dem quits over MP sex claims

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:19
A Liberal Democrat councillor in Portsmouth quits the cabinet in protest at her group's decision to keep Mike Hancock in the council's decision-making body.

Teenager died from single stab wound

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:19
A 17-year-old girl whose body was found in a flat in Oxted died of a single stab wound, a post-mortem examination finds.

Fethullah Gulen: Powerful but reclusive Turkish cleric

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:15
Turkey's 'second most powerful man' breaks silence from exile

NHK boss in 'comfort women' apology

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:06
The new head of national broadcaster NHK apologises for "very inappropriate" comments on Japan's use of sex slaves during World War Two.

AUDIO: What is a 'musical hallucination'?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:02
Dr Sukhbinder Kumar discusses his findings on the suffering of musical hallucinations.

Liverpool Care Pathway 'wrongly blamed'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 23:43
A palliative care expert defends the Liverpool Care Pathway

China's Moon rover hits trouble

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 23:26
China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover is in trouble after experiencing a "mechanical control abnormality", state media report.

VIDEO: Apple Macintosh computer turns 30

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 23:20
Thirty years after its launch, members of the Apple Macintosh design team reminisce about the project.

VIDEO: A hi-tech tennis coach at courtside

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 23:11
Tennis technology has progressed so far that the sport's governing body has moved to regulate new data devices.

Council set to approve £8.5m cuts

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 22:53
Another council in Wales is expected to approve millions of pounds in cuts to try to balance its books.

Google and Samsung sign patent deal

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 22:40
Google and Samsung sign a global patent cross-licensing agreement aimed at "reducing the potential for litigation" and enhancing innovation.

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