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VIDEO: North America deep freeze hits east

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 11:54
A brutal blast of arctic air has settled over eastern North America, bringing dangerously low temperatures not seen in decades. Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Washington.

GOP's 2014 Resolution: Keep Pounding Democrats On Obamacare

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 11:54

As far as Republicans are concerned, the ACA is the gift that keeps giving. That's why the RNC announced a series of hard-hitting radio ads aimed at various House and Senate Democrats.

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How to survive extreme cold

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 11:51
How to survive and thrive at -40C and lower

VIDEO: Taiwan man survives 60 hours in sea

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 11:39
A Taiwanese man has survived 60 hours in rough seas even though he did not know how to swim, local media report.

US Senate moves on jobless benefits

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 11:29
A bill to renew payments to 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans overcomes a key vote in the Senate but faces an uncertain path in the House.

Venezuelan Beauty Queen, Telenovela Star Killed In Robbery

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 11:26

The 29-year-old Mónica Spear was crowned Miss Venezuela in 2004 and went on to star in many soap operas aired in the United States by the Telemundo network.

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It's So Cold That You Might Need A Sweater To Read This

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 11:22

It's too cold to ski in parts of Minnesota, your favorite pizza place in Chicago might not be delivering, and schools are closing even in central Georgia. The polar vortex is throwing off everyday life around the nation.

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Security boss jailed for torture

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 11:21
A 52-year-old security boss is jailed for seven years for the "inhumane torture" of a vulnerable man.

Extreme Cold Convinces Escaped Convict To Give Up: VIDEO

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 11:18

How cold is it? It's so cold that at least one escapee from prison asked to be put back behind bars. Robert Vick walked away from a minimum security facility in Kentucky on Sunday. By Monday evening, he'd had enough. So he turned himself in.

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Drinking Too Much? Don't Count On Your Doctor To Ask

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 11:11

Alcohol uses causes a lot of health problems, and most of the trouble strikes drinkers who aren't alcoholics. Something as simple as a five-question screening test and a brief chat about cutting back can help people change course. But more than 80 percent of adults say they've never discussed alcohol use with a health professional.

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Skiing Siblings Hope To Make It To Sochi, Together

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 11:09

Four years ago, cross-country skiers Erik and Sadie Bjornsen tried to make the Olympic team but came up short. This year, one has earned a spot; the other is waiting to find out.

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Veiled woman 'followed' acid victim

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 11:03
A jury is shown CCTV footage of a woman wearing a Muslim veil allegedly following the victim of an acid attack in east London the day of the attack.

Nuclear test debris 'persistent'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 10:58
Radioactive particles from nuclear tests that took place decades ago persist in the upper atmosphere, a study suggests.

First chemical weapons leave Syria

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 10:40
The first consignment of chemical weapons materials leaves Syria on a Danish ship, as part of a UN-backed deal to destroy Syria's chemical arms.

Losing Walcott is a blow - Hodgson

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 10:14
England coach Roy Hodgson says losing Arsenal winger Theo Walcott for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is a blow.

CAR aid worker: We fear attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 10:00
An aid worker at a Catholic mission in Central African Republic tells the BBC he fears an imminent attack, while food supplies are running low for 3,000 refugees.

Scores Of NYC Officers, Firefighters Charged In Fraud Case

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 10:00

Authorities say many falsely claimed they were disabled by their response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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VIDEO: China smog 'turns air toxic grey'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 09:38
Officials in China say they are confident green technology will help overcome the country's notoriously polluted air.

'No danger' over airport alert bag

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 09:35
Managers at Edinburgh Airport say the site has been declared safe following an alert over a passenger's baggage.

Iraq bodies decision 'unfortunate'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 09:10
A decision to take Iraqi insurgents' bodies back to a British base after a firefight had "unfortunate" unforeseen consequences, the Al-Sweady Public Inquiry hears.

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