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Moon dust bag sold for $1.8m at New York auction
The bag was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first ever samples of the Moon in 1969.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Jul-2017 00:28

Froome takes big step towards Tour title - but victory 'not yet certain'
Chris Froome should win his fourth Tour de France title - but the race is "not over yet", says ex-British road race champion Rob Hayles.
bbc.co.uk | 21-Jul-2017 00:25

Trump's Private Clubs In Florida Are Seeking Visas For Foreign Workers
President Trump is marking "Made in America" week to promote American labor. At the same time, his two Florida clubs are seeking visas to bring in foreign workers for low-wage jobs.
npr.org | 21-Jul-2017 00:23

Exxon Mobil Sues After Treasury Fines It $2 Million For Alleged Sanctions Violations
The U.S. Treasury is accusing Exxon Mobil of violating sanctions on Russia in a series of deals in May 2014. "What were they thinking?" wonders one of the architects of the sanctions.
npr.org | 21-Jul-2017 00:07

With So Many Obamacare Repeal Options In Play, Confusion Reigns
Congress has been trying to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act for years. Now it's down to the wire, but there are multiple proposals on the Senate's table, and more could be on the way.
npr.org | 21-Jul-2017 00:00

Reality check
As President Trump finishes his first half-year in office, we look at which campaign promises he's fulfilled.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 23:54

Obituary: Linkin Park star Chester Bennington's hurt made beautiful music
"Most of my work has been a reflection of what I've been going through," Bennington once said.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 23:45

Spieth, Koepka & Kuchar share Open lead - report & video
Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar shoot 65 to share the first-round lead on five under at The Open at Royal Birkdale.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 23:44

How Did The Afghan All-Girl Team Do At The Robotics Competition?
The Afghan team made headlines even before the event started when their visas were denied. But they made it after all!
npr.org | 20-Jul-2017 23:27

Cockroft wins third gold & Hermitage sets world record
Hannah Cockroft wins her third gold medal of the World Para-athletics Championships, while Georgie Hermitage storms to victory.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 23:22

OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison
The former sports star and actor is granted parole after almost nine years in prison for armed robbery.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 23:04

Andrea Leadsom: 'Jane Austen among greatest living authors'
Andrea Leadsom's slip of the tongue sparked a deluge of social media merriment.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 23:02

The Navy Gets Its First Female SEAL Candidate
Along with the SEAL officer candidate, another woman is up for an elite job as a special boat operator, some 18 months after the Pentagon opened front-line combat jobs to women.
npr.org | 20-Jul-2017 22:46

Aberdeen through in Europa League after win in Bosnia
Greg Stewart and Gary Mackay-Steven are on target as Aberdeen win in Siroki Brijeg to progress in the Europa League.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 22:42

Conservative Political Blogger Confirmed For Seat On Federal Appeals Court
John Bush's controversial online views on abortion and race were criticized at a hearing last week but did not stand in the way of his Senate confirmation on a party-line vote.
npr.org | 20-Jul-2017 22:42

Chester Bennington: Linkin Park vocalist 'took his own life'
A coroner says the star, who was close to Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, took his own life.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 22:34

Is It A Good Idea To Pay Villagers Not To Chop Down Trees?
Governments dole out millions each year. Researchers debate whether the payouts actually work. A new study from Uganda offers some answers.
npr.org | 20-Jul-2017 22:30

West Ham agree £16m deal for striker Hernandez
West Ham agree a deal with Bayer Leverkusen to sign Mexico striker Javier Hernandez for a fee of £16m.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 22:21

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down
The AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were known for trade in drugs, weapons and malware.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 22:03

GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists
There's a push in Congress to rewrite how science gets used in regulation — and that has researchers worried. The industry-backed bill would let business nitpick raw data and ignore valid results.
npr.org | 20-Jul-2017 21:58

What you should look out for at Comic-Con this weekend
The films and TV shows getting people excited at this year's fan fest in San Diego.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 21:54

What's It Really Like To Work In A Prison Goat Milk Farm? We Asked Inmates
Whole Foods has been forced to stop selling goat cheese made from milk that came from a prison farm, where inmates work for less than a dollar an hour. Yet the inmates themselves aren't complaining.
npr.org | 20-Jul-2017 21:31

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead At 41
One of the lead singers of the band Linkin Park, which found great success in the early 2000s, died Thursday in Los Angeles.
npr.org | 20-Jul-2017 21:31

'That's almost cheating!' - best shots from The Open first round
Watch a selection of the best shots from day one of The Open at Royal Birkdale, featuring Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson & Matt Kuchar.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 21:11

New Mexico boy trips over 1.2 million year old fossil
A 10-year-old boy's stumble unearthed a prehistoric skull, which he then got the chance to help excavate.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 21:07

India impress to set up World Cup final against England - report & video
Harmanpreet Kaur's stunning century helps India beat six-time champions Australia and reach the Women's World Cup final.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 21:04

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole
Speaking to the parole board, the former NFL star stressed that he has been a model inmate during his time at the Lovelock Correctional Center. He has served nearly nine years for armed robbery.
npr.org | 20-Jul-2017 20:56

Newest Senate Health Care Overhaul Would Increase Uninsured By 22 Million, CBO Says
The latest report has similar findings to prior estimates: big increases in the uninsured population, with some deficit reduction. But there's a big caveat: This bill will likely change.
npr.org | 20-Jul-2017 20:36

This is not a Facebook Live of a rotating thunderstorm
Social media users question a Facebook Live video purporting to show a rotating thunderstorm.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 20:20

Florida man shoots tyres on trucks parked outside home
Utility workers called 911 as the homeowner methodically fired at all the tyres on their vehicles.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 20:11

Fear And Fury In Venezuela, As Strike Protesting 'Dictatorship' Begins
President Nicolas Maduro plans to rewrite Venezuela's Constitution. As a general strike begins, the Organization of American States expresses fear that security forces might start a "bloodbath."
npr.org | 20-Jul-2017 20:10

Holding hands
US President Donald Trump gave a wide-ranging interview which threw up some surprising nuggets.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 19:58

The Insecurity Of America's Old And Underfunded Voting Systems
Cybersecurity reporter Kim Zetter warns that our election systems, including our voting machines, are vulnerable to hacking: "We can't rule out that elections haven't already been manipulated."
npr.org | 20-Jul-2017 19:58

Justice Department Announces 'Largest Darknet Takedown In History'
A joint operation by the department, the FBI and international law enforcement has shut down AlphaBay and Hansa, two of the world's largest anonymous marketplaces for illicit drugs and goods.
npr.org | 20-Jul-2017 19:25

Xanda, son of Cecil the lion, 'killed by hunter' in Zimbabwe
Xanda, the six-year-old son of Cecil the lion, is said to have been shot by trophy hunters.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 19:00

Margaret Thatcher suggested threatening Saddam with chemical weapons
President George HW Bush said the move would "put the US in the wrong in world opinion".
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 18:44

Poland court bill: Parliament votes for judicial reforms
Critics say the bill is a threat to the rule of law, giving control of the judiciary to politicians.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 18:43

Yorkshire helicopter sex films PC hid 'voyeurism'
Adrian Pogmore used the aircraft to film people sunbathing naked and his friends having sex.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 18:37

Firefighters revive dog after California house fire
Emergency services video shows firefighters using a special oxygen mask in California.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 18:35

Alabama man shoots huge wild boar in his front garden
Wade Seago tells the BBC he had no choice but to kill the beast which was terrifying his daughter.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 18:16

BBC pay: What else did we learn?
We found out that all the top earners were older, white men - but what else have we discovered?
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 17:55

Why a midwife shared a photo of blood-stained trousers
A midwife in Sweden has posted a picture of her blood-stained trousers to demonstrate her lack of time to change her sanitary products
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 17:52

The Vince Cable story: Profile of new Lib Dem leader
The life and times of the new Liberal Democrat leader.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 17:36

OJ Simpson - the spectacular fall of 'The Juice'
The story of Orenthal James "OJ" Simpson is that of the fall of an American hero.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 17:11

North Korea drought: Children at risk in 'worst crisis since 2001'
Children and the elderly are at risk from the country's worst drought since 2001, the UN says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 17:01

Justine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police ambush claim 'ludicrous'
A lawyer for the family of an Australian woman who was shot dead dismisses officers' "ambush" fears.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jul-2017 16:42

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