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In LA, Missing Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 23:48

Research shows that missing school in the crucial early days of school leads to problems later on. In Los Angeles, educators are working to raise kindergarten attendance.

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Few lobbyists expected on register

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 23:46
The woman in charge of the government's new register of lobbyists says she expects "quite a low level" of applicants when it opens in March.

How Do You Market To Millennials?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 23:46

Young people between the ages of 18 and 35 spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year. NPR asked some in this group how brands and corporations can get their attention.

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Washington State County Unsure If It Can Take Wave Of North Dakota Crude

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 23:42

Once a booming timber area, Grays Harbor County is the site of three proposed oil terminals. The local fishing industry sees the uptick in oil movement as a big risk, with limited economic benefits.

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As Homeland Security Steps Up Cybercrime Fight, Tech Industry Wary

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 23:37

The Department of Homeland Security, an agency repeatedly criticized for internal mismanagement and bloat, is the cornerstone of the new White House initiative to fight cybercrime.

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2022 World Cup 'to begin in November'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 23:36
A Fifa taskforce recommends that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should be shortened and take place in November and December.

Sony World Photography Awards: 2015 shortlist

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 23:33
Finalists in this year's Sony World Photo Awards

Weighing Anchor: An artist at sea

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 23:32
An artists view of the Royal Navy

Indonesia defiant on executions

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 23:22
President Joko Widodo says foreign nations should not interfere in Indonesia's right to use the death penalty, amid plans for more executions.

VIDEO: Liberia's Ebola human waste dilemma

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 23:14
New Ebola infections have fallen in Liberia, but it still has the problem of what to do with huge quantities of potentially infectious human waste.

Uproar over Mother Teresa slur

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 22:58
There is outrage in India over a Hindu leader's comment that Mother Teresa's charity work had one objective - to convert the poor to Christianity.

Teens arrested after 'street fights'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 22:56
Street fights involving large groups of youths in Belfast city centre on consecutive nights lead to arrests.

Greece delivers reform proposals

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 22:49
Greece submits a list of reform proposals to its European and IMF creditors in the hope of securing further lending, the European Commission says.

Comparison order for payday lenders

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 22:43
Payday lenders must make their product details available on at least one price comparison website, the competition watchdog says.

Cardiff board to boycott Wigan match

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 22:40
The Cardiff City board is to boycott Tuesday's Championship game at Wigan as a protest against the DW Stadium club.

VIDEO: Finger on the pulse of bionic research

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 22:11
Scientists at the University of Newcastle are using microchips as fine as human hair to produce a prosthetic hand.

Gayle smashes first World Cup 200

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 22:00
West Indies opener Chris Gayle hits the first double century in the history of the World Cup, reaching 200 off 138 balls.

Week-long search for boy continues

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 21:55
The search for an 11-year-old Carmarthen schoolboy is due to resume, a week after he fell into a river.

Long term pain 'a struggle for 30%'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 21:54
Nearly a third of adults in Wales are struggling to cope with the pain and symptoms of long-term health conditions, according to a new study.

'American Horror Story' Cast Member Ben Woolf Dies At 34

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 21:32

Ben Woolf died Monday after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. The 4-foot-4 actor was hit by the side mirror of a passing vehicle on an LA-area street last week.

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