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A Different Kind Of Catholicism Grows In Latino Communities

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 02:00

The "Charismatic" movement involves worshipping with exuberance, miraculous healings, prophesying and establishing a personal connection with God — and the number of converts is growing. According to a recent survey by NPR, about one-third of Latino Catholics in the U.S. identify as "Charismatic."

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Scotland's top doctor to stand down

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:58
Scotland's chief medical officer, Sir Harry Burns, quits his post to concentrate on fighting health inequalities.

AUDIO: Lansbury: Stage return 'will shock'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:56
Dame Angela Lansbury discusses her career to date, as well as her upcoming return to the stage.

VIDEO: Officer tells BBC of 'full-scale riot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:41
A prison officer has told the BBC that what was described as a disturbance at the private Oakwood Prison earlier this month was actually a full scale riot.

Theatres struggle with ticket resale

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:41
Theatres say there is little they can do to stop tickets being sold at vastly overpriced rates on the secondary market.

More schools are making the grade

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:30
More secondary schools in England are meeting baseline government targets on GCSEs, the latest league tables show.

Driver speaks of 'devastating' crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:09
A lorry driver who was cleared of causing the death of a cyclist almost three years ago speaks publicly for the first time about the "tragic accident".

Are teachers ready for the coding revolution?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:09
Are teachers ready for the coding revolution?

Pakistan protests over Shia bus bomb

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:05
Thousands of people protest in cities and towns across Pakistan against the killing of Shia pilgrims in a bus bomb on Tuesday.

Jail disorder was 'full-scale riot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:59
A disturbance at Oakwood prison that the authorities said was an incident of "concerted indiscipline" was in fact a "full-scale riot", according to a prison officer who went inside to tackle the violence.

Telecoms users now free to switch

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:57
Consumers are being told that, from Thursday, they no longer have to stick with telecoms providers who raise their prices unexpectedly

Illegal match screenings targeted

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:54
The Premier League plans to prosecute pubs in Cardiff and Swansea suspected of showing matches illegally using foreign satellite channels, BBC Wales learns.

Spain Exits Bailout In A Sign Of Progress, Not Full Recovery

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:47

Spain's banking system is officially marking the end of its reliance on bailout loans from Europe — only the second eurozone country to do so. Although the banking system may be on surer footing, the overall economy — with youth unemployment pushing 60 percent — still has a long way to go.

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Spain Exits Bailout In A Sign Of Progress, Not Full Recovery

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:47

Spain's banking system is officially marking the end of its reliance on bailout loans from Europe — only the second eurozone country to do so. Although the banking system may be on surer footing, the overall economy — with youth unemployment pushing 60 percent — still has a long way to go.

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Hudson High Jinks: 2 States, 1 Port Authority, Lots Of Politics

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:43

The government agency at the heart of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal may be little-known outside of the Northeast. But the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey controls a pot of money bigger than the budget of some states.

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Search for man swept away in river

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:42
Rescue crews are searching a stretch of the River Avon in Bath after a man was seen in distress in the water.

Target Hack A Tipping Point In Moving Away From Magnetic Stripes

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:42

After the Target and Neiman Marcus data breach compromised credit card data of at least 70 million American consumers, the banking and retail industries are coming to a consensus to move away from the swipe and signature system to the much more secure chip and PIN process available around the world.

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7 Facts And 3 GIFs: Hellooo Curling

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:41

The Olympic sport of curling is a combination of bowling, bocce ball, billiards and chess — all on ice, and with some sweeping involved. NPR's Tamara Keith spent some time learning how to curl, and put together this cheat sheet.

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From The Trenches To The Web: British WWI Diaries Digitized

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:40

The British National Archives is posting 1.5 million pages of World War I diaries online. The personal accounts provide new insight into the lives of the troops who fought the war that began 100 years ago. "Everywhere the same hard, grim, pitiless sight of battle and war," reads one entry.

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EU vital for UK future, says Clegg

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:33
Nick Clegg argues at the Davos World Economic Forum that it is "vital" the UK stays in the EU - the Conservatives say he is "tagging along" at the conference with David Cameron.

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