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E. coli found in Winnipeg water

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 08:14
Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.

Arsenal sign £11.2m defender Gabriel

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 08:05
Arsenal sign defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal with striker Joel Campbell moving the other way on loan.

VIDEO: Doubt over serial killer conviction

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 08:03
The foreman of a jury which convicted a serial killer tells the BBC he now believes the Colin Norris is innocent.

Is It OK To Pay Pregnant Women To Stop Smoking?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-28 08:02

It's notoriously hard to get people to quit smoking. Pregnant women in Scotland were more apt to stop smoking if they got $600 in gift cards. But are those kinds of payments ethical?

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Juror doubt at serial killer verdict

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 08:00
The foreman of the jury which convicted serial killer nurse Colin Norris tells the BBC he now believes the man is innocent.

Drone firm blocks White House flights

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:56
Chinese drone-maker DJI is to prevent its kit from flying over much of the US capital, following the crash of one of its aircraft into the White House lawn.

BBC rejects DUP's TV debates demand

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:53
The BBC has rejected the DUP's demands to be included in the TV election debates.

VIDEO: Beavers allowed to stay in wild

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:50
Beavers living on the River Otter in Devon will be allowed to remain living in the wild, if free of disease.

VIDEO: Public Administration Committee

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:31
MPs hear about the civil service's ability to respond to future challenges.

Quiz: Universities take a pass on sexual-assault survey

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:30

More than half the members in The Association of American Universities will not participate in its national survey on campus sexual assault.

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Judge Throws Out Friendship Nine's Civil Rights-Era Conviction

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:30

The nine men integrated a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1961, and refused to pay a fine. Their "Jail, no bail" strategy became a rallying cry against Jim Crow.

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US north-east digs out of heavy snow

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:24
Residents of New England are digging out after up to as 36in (91cm) of snow fell in a day-long blizzard.

Man who killed mother's lover jailed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:17
A man who beat a stranger to death after catching him in bed with his 50-year-old married mother is jailed for four years and eight months.

Life sentence for wife decapitation

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:09
A man who decapitated his wife at their home in west London is sentenced to life in prison.

Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:06

An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it's asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.

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Tweet taunts Labour over Sinn Féin

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:03
The Conservative Party taunts Labour over claims that the party had discussed a post election coalition with Sinn Féin.

Daldry talks hope among the Trash

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:02
Why Stephen Daldry swapped ballet pumps for Brazilian favelas in his latest film

Asda van crashes into bus stop queue

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:02
A supermarket delivery van ploughs into a bus stop injuring three people, one of them seriously.

Pembs chief dispute 'cost £150,000'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 07:01
Pembrokeshire council spent more than £150,000 in legal fees over Bryn Parry-Jones dispute, claims councillor.

Mr. Taxi Driver, You Are GOING TOO FAST!!!!

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-28 06:57

Kenya's passenger vans have a reputation for getting into deadly crashes. A new campaign has cut the accident rate with a simple intervention: Stickers that urge riders to speak up!

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