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Arrests in UK over Microsoft scam calls

BBC - Wed, 2017-06-28 02:30
Two men and two women are arrested after a probe into an IT support scam.

Qatar condemns Saudi refusal to negotiate over demands

BBC - Wed, 2017-06-28 02:26
Doha says its neighbour's stance is "contrary to the principles" of international relations.

Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray top seed ahead of Djokovic, Federer & Nadal

BBC - Wed, 2017-06-28 02:14
Britain's defending champion Andy Murray is named top seed as the 'big four' in men's tennis head the rankings for Wimbledon.

In pictures: The V&A's new wing

BBC - Wed, 2017-06-28 02:12
Images of the newly opened Exhibition Road Quarter at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

#NPRHotPot: Share Your Food Memories With Us

NPR News - Wed, 2017-06-28 02:12

Post a video or photo of a favorite dish on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #NPRHotPot from now until August 1. We'll gather some of our favorites and post them on our website.

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Her Mother Taught Her To Make This Filipino Dish. Now She'll Teach You

NPR News - Wed, 2017-06-28 02:00

Like many girls around the world, Wilma Consul had kitchen duty growing up in the Philippines — and resented it. But today making a childhood dish brings back fond family memories.

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Flights affected by Edinburgh Airport power cut

BBC - Wed, 2017-06-28 01:06
Normal check-in procedures and flight movements were halted when the electricity failed.

Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill

NPR News - Wed, 2017-06-28 01:00

In a new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll, 55 percent of Americans say they disapprove of the Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Trump Fails To Reach Beyond Base, As Independents' Disapproval Grows

NPR News - Wed, 2017-06-28 01:00

An NPR-PBS Newshour-Marist poll finds that independents were willing to give President Trump a chance once he took office, but now they're increasingly dissatisfied with his performance.

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This GOP Health Bill Proposes New Limits To Medical Malpractice Awards

NPR News - Wed, 2017-06-28 01:00

The bill H.R. 1215 would limit awards for non-economic damages — such as pain and suffering — to $250,000. President Trump supports the bill, but many others across the political spectrum don't.

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I Am Learning Inglés: A Dual-Language Comic

NPR News - Wed, 2017-06-28 01:00

In a dual-language classroom, sometimes you're the student and sometimes you're the teacher. Here's what it's like for 6-year-old Merari.

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Venezuelan Police Helicopter Fires On Supreme Court, Interior Ministry

NPR News - Wed, 2017-06-28 00:57

President Nicolás Maduro says the helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what he called a failed "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power.

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China launches new warship type to boost military strength

BBC - Wed, 2017-06-28 00:31
The launch comes as Beijing is increasingly assertive in the South China Sea.

Uber to appeal against English tests for drivers

BBC - Wed, 2017-06-28 00:28
The firm says the policy would cause thousands of private hire drivers to lose their licence.

Michelle Payne: Melbourne Cup-winning jockey tests positive for banned substance

BBC - Wed, 2017-06-28 00:10
Michelle Payne, the only female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, is stood down from riding after testing positive for a banned appetite suppressant.

London fire: Fire safety risk inspections pointless, says expert

BBC - Tue, 2017-06-27 22:55
The current system councils use "does not take into consideration important factors like cladding".

Sarah Palin Sues 'New York Times,' Says Editorial Defamed Her

NPR News - Tue, 2017-06-27 22:23

The Times editorial, which was corrected later, linked one of Palin's political action committee ads to the mass shooting in January 2011 that severely wounded then-Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords.

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Birmingham terrorism arrest: Man held in Spanish inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2017-06-27 22:12
The arrest was on behalf of Spanish police investigating so-called Islamic State, West Midlands Police said.

Millennials of color are worse off financially

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2017-06-27 22:00
One of the main reasons why millennials — those 18 to 34 years old — hate the term “millennial” is because it is often used to make blanket statements about their generation. Millennials are the largest and most diverse generation of Americans, with about 19 percent of them identifying as Latino or Hispanic, 13 percent as black or African-American and six percent as Asian-American. African-Americans and Latino millennials are more likely to be economically vulnerable than their white and Asian-American counterparts, according to a new report called "Gen Forward." The report, which is based on 1,853 interviews, provides full representation of the generation, according to Cathy Cohen, political science professor at the University of Chicago and one of the authors. “We know that African-American and Latino millennials are more likely to be unemployed,” Cohen said. “They are also more likely to receive less benefits from their employer. It’s not only that they are unemployed, they are less likely to have health care. They are less likely to receive dental care. They are less likely to be receiving payments into their retirements. So even when they are working, there’s still an economic gap that we would want to pay attention to.” Related Millennials teach credit card companies a few lessons Millennials actually aren’t noncommittal slackers, says new study Often economic data tends to be divided into people of color and whites, but Cohen suggests grouping millennial whites and Asian-Americans in one category and blacks and Latinos in another. “When we think about who is more likely to have a checking account, we see Asian-American and white millennials. When we ask who is more likely to have a savings account, again Asian-Americans and white millennials. When we look at who is more likely to have a credit card and who is more likely to pay off the balance of their credit card each month, again Asian-American and white millennials,” she explained. It’s not that African-American and Latino millennials don’t want credit cards, it’s that white applicants are more likely to be approved, she said. And while not having a credit card can be a good way to not spend the money you don’t have, it also means not building a credit history. “Without credit, you don’t build a record of credit management, and therefore when you are ready to do something like buy a house, it becomes more difficult to secure a loan, especially a loan with a decent interest rate,” Cohen pointed out. Even when African-American and Latino millennials have credit cards, they are less likely to pay them off on time. “They are incurring interest and eventually debt, which puts them further behind in terms of economic achievement,” she added. With limited access to credit, African-Americans and Latinos are more likely to be using less efficient and more costly financial services, such as payday loans. Such loans tend to come with high interest rates and are often described as discriminatory. One of the reasons that millennials of color are more likely to use these services is because communities of color are “banking deserts.” “In African-American and Latino communities, you are less likely to have kind of the traditional banking establishments,” Cohen said. “Instead what we find are more predatory or costly banking opportunities in those communities. And so again, that’s why we see African-American and Latino millennials are more likely to engage in those costly forms of banking.” Despite being more financially secure, white millennials tend to be more pessimistic about their future. When asked if they are more likely to do better than their parents, white millennials were the least likely group to say yes. “They believe, in fact, that they are under attack, they are less likely to do better and that they are losing ground,” Cohen said. “I think that might be a part of the reason why a plurality of white millennials voted for Donald Trump.” Overall, a majority of those 18 to 29 years old (55 percent) voted for Hillary Clinton while just 36 percent of them voted for Trump. Yet when those numbers are broken down by age and race, 47 percent of white voters who were 18 to 29 years old voted for Trump, compared to 9 percent of blacks and 26 percent Latinos. Related Why do we care if millennials are buying homes? Millennials are helping to strengthen the home market

News Daily: Labour's pay vote and Hillsborough decision

BBC - Tue, 2017-06-27 21:22
Your morning briefing for 28 June 2017.