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In A Crowded Gaza, A Growing Sense That Nowhere Is Safe

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.

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UK experts to retrieve MH17 data

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:09
British air accident investigators will retrieve data from the black boxes of crashed flight MH17, says Prime Minister David Cameron.

Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:06

Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.

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9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:06

Saying that the world has changed "dramatically," the report's authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.

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US courts conflict on Obamacare law

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:04
Two US appeals courts give conflicting rulings regarding a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

Selfie 'sexters' in child sex warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:53
Young couples who send explicit pictures of each other are threatened with prosecution under child sex laws.

Charters, Money And Test Scores

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:38

The University of Arkansas says charters produce a better return on investment. Let's take a closer look.

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Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:31

Researchers have stumbled on an ingenious idea: Use bubble wrap as a cheap test tube and petri dish. They've even run tests on blood that's sitting inside the poppable packaging. So how does it work?

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Boxer Evans out of Glasgow Games

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:24
Gold medal hope Fred Evans is out of Glasgow 2014 as Team Wales suffer yet another major setback in the build-up.

Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:23
A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.

As High School Lacrosse Surges In Popularity, So Does Injury Focus

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:19

Kids who play lacrosse will tell you there's lots of action. Now, there's an analysis of injuries sustained by high school lacrosse players that quantifies the risks.

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Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:17

The largest outbreak in history is giving birth to what may be the largest outbreak of Ebola rumors. It's a curse! It's carried by mosquitoes. Or ... a snake. Here's a look at what people are saying.

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Montana Judge Is Publicly Censured Over 30-Day Sentence For Rape

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:12

Last year, District Judge G. Todd Baugh said that a teacher's victim, a student, seemed older than her age of 14. The girl had committed suicide before the trial began.

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Stolen rabbit discovered in postbox

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:01
A postman in Maltby discovers a rabbit inside a postbox in a "silly prank" after it was stolen from its owner.

A new and faster way of buying concert tickets

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-07-22 10:59

Buying concert tickets these days requires a lot of planning and speed.

You have to be on the dot when tickets go on sale, and even if you are, page loading, internet speed and the always-annoying captcha code can slow you down. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson may have a trick up his sleeve to get tickets faster and with less hassle.

Ticketmaster now has an app for buying tickets. Ben says the things that usually make people nervous about ticket buying — like giving out personal information — can be strengths when purchasing through an app.

"It knows your location, it knows your identity and that means you might get tickets faster and score better seats if you use the app," Johnson says.

Your smartphone can also help you find closer seats even when you've already purchased a ticket. iBeacon uses its technology to pinpoint your location using your mobile phone and ticketing apps use this feature to help you move up. Unfortnately if this option doesn't suit you, there isn't really an alternative, save for standing in line.

A new and faster way of buying concert tickets

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-07-22 10:59

Buying concert tickets these days requires a lot of planning and speed.

You have to be on the dot when tickets go on sale, and even if you are, page loading, internet speed and the always-annoying captcha code can slow you down. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson may have a trick up his sleeve to get tickets faster and with less hassle.

Ticketmaster now has an app for buying tickets. Ben says the things that usually make people nervous about ticket buying — like giving out personal information — can be strengths when purchasing through an app.

"It knows your location, it knows your identity and that means you might get tickets faster and score better seats if you use the app," Johnson says.

Your smartphone can also help you find closer seats even when you've already purchased a ticket. iBeacon uses its technology to pinpoint your location using your mobile phone and ticketing apps use this feature to help you move up. Unfortnately if this option doesn't suit you, there isn't really an alternative, save for standing in line.

Video teasing North Korean leader goes viral

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 10:58
Millions watch video poking fun at Kim Jong-un

VIDEO: World's media prepare for Glasgow 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 10:35
Media organisations from across the world are converged on Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.

Call to end FGM 'in this generation'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 10:19
David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".

Mass eviction of Venezuela squatters

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 10:09
Venezuelan soldiers remove hundreds of families from a notorious 45-storey Caracas skyscraper that dominates the city skyline.
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