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Dekker beats Adams in quarter-finals

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 13:58
Three-time BDO World Darts champion Martin Adams is beaten 5-2 in the quarter-finals by Dutchman Jan Dekker.

American Beer Fans, Praise The Heavens: A Trappist Brewery In U.S.

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 13:54

Trappist monks are known for producing some of the world's finest beers. But until recently, all of them were brewed in Europe. Next week, Spencer Trappist Ale, made by the monks of St. Joseph's Abbey in Massachusetts, hits retail shelves.

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Marijuana 'Hash Oil' Explodes In Popularity, And Kitchens

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 13:51

A potent, syrupy extract of marijuana has become a popular way to ingest pot among young people, particularly in places where pot use has been liberalized. That has public safety officials worried, in part because making the substance can have explosive side effects.

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A Story Of The Boston Marathon Bombing, As Told On Skates

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 13:42

Figure skater Ross Miner hopes to qualify for the Winter Olympics, and the final competition starts Friday night in Boston, where Miner will perform his experience of last year's bombing, through moves and music.

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Hull agree fee for Everton's Jelavic

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 13:38
Everton forward Nikica Jelavic is set for talks with Hull after Steve Bruce's side agree a fee for the Croatia striker.

Leicester City 4-1 Derby County

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 13:36
Leicester cruise to victory over rivals Derby to move seven points clear at the top of the Championship table.

US diplomat to leave Delhi embassy

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 13:07
The US confirms that an American official will leave its embassy in Delhi at India's request, amid a diplomatic row over envoy Devyani Khobragade.

How A Community Bank Tripped On Footnote 1,861 Of The Volcker Rule

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 13:00

An obscure provision in the finance overhaul is causing problems for small banks. It turns out, it's hard to figure out which risks banks should be allowed to take.

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Dying Stars Write Their Own Swan Songs

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 12:59

Astronomy professor Alicia Soderberg is turning the final moments of stars into music. In doing so, she's learning just how different the supernova explosions can be.

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An Execution In North Korea Has A Chilling Effect In China

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 12:52

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's execution of his uncle was about more than an internal power struggle. Jang Song Thaek oversaw economic ties with China and was accused of selling North Korean resources to its main ally on the cheap.

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'Turmoil' over flood precaution move

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 12:45
Members of the home building industry accuse the government of being in "turmoil" over the implementation of rules to prevent housing developments making floods worse.

Half of US Congress 'millionaires'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 12:24
At least 268 of the 534 politicians in the Senate and House of Representatives have a net worth of $1m, the first time in US history, finds a study.

Could pregnancy make Ennis-Hill even better?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 12:21
As British athletics' golden girl takes an enforced career break, what are her prospects of a successful return as a mother?

Tech Week That Was: CES, T-Mobile CEO And Predictions For 2014

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 12:11

In this first full week of 2014, tech headlines came fast and furiously out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, and beyond.

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Council leader toppled after vote

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 12:04
A political battle at Powys Council leads to David Jones being ousted as leader in a vote of no confidence.

US chemical spill hits water supply

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 11:44
About 300,000 people in the US state of West Virginia are warned not to drink tap water after a chemical spill into a river near the state capital.

What's Behind The Drop In Unemployment

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 11:43

The unexpected dip to 6.7 percent may seem like good news, but the rate slid in December in part because the country found itself with a smaller workforce as people retired or just dropped out. At the same time, most of the jobs being created are in low-wage industries.

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Half Of A Drug's Power Comes From Thinking It Will Work

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 11:38

Words matter when it comes to medicine. By comparing placebo pills labeled as migraine medicine with medicine labeled placebos, doctors figured out that half of the pain relief of medication comes from a person's belief in its effectiveness.

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