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Gunman Kills 1, Wounds 6 In Shooting At A Pool Party In San Diego

NPR News - Mon, 2017-05-01 05:07

Witnesses say the gunman, who was white, was holding a beer as he fired into the crowd. All of his victims are people of color.

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Need a home health aide? Here's why finding one may be a challenge

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2017-05-01 04:43
A recent article in The Washington Post details the severe lack of home health aides across the country. What's driving the decline? Low wages combined with long hours and an emotionally taxing job that few people are willing to do.  "The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that an additional 1.1 million workers of this kind will be needed by 2024 — a 26 percent increase over 2014," the article reads. The problem? It's mostly women between the ages of  25 and 64 who work as health aides, and this population isn't growing fast enough to keep up with the demand for caregivers.  So this week on Marketplace Weekend, we look into the home health care industry. As Baby Boomers age and demand for home care rises, will demand outstrip supply? What impact will this have on people left doing the job? And on the flip side, what's it like to search for a home health aide as the industry begins to shrink? If you are dealing with issues in the home health care industry — whether you are a provider or someone in need of help — we want to hear about your experiences. You can find us on Twitter and Facebook. Send us an email at, or give us a call: 800-648-5114.

US storms: Deadly flooding and tornadoes leave 13 dead

BBC - Mon, 2017-05-01 04:20
At least 13 people have died as flooding and tornadoes sweep parts of the south and midwest.

Sudden turbulence hits Aeroflot Moscow-Bangkok flight

BBC - Mon, 2017-05-01 04:12
Footage shows the scene after sudden turbulence hit an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok on Monday. Russian officials said that 27 people who received fractures and bruising had not been wearing their seat belts.

France election: Le Pen attacks Macron as 'candidate of continuity'

BBC - Mon, 2017-05-01 04:11
The far-right French presidential candidate attacks her centrist rival as the campaign enters its final week.

Gosport four-dog walking limit comes into effect

BBC - Mon, 2017-05-01 04:01
Fines of £100 can be issued to people walking more than four dogs at a time in Gosport.

Brexit: No 10 'doesn't recognise' account of Juncker dinner

BBC - Mon, 2017-05-01 03:47
A German newspaper suggests big differences between the EC president and Theresa May.

Ex-John Lewis boss Andy Street defends £1m mayor campaign

BBC - Mon, 2017-05-01 03:32
Ex-John Lewis boss Andy Street claims the spend is "appropriate" for a region covering 2.5m people.

05/01/2017: The march for workers' rights

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2017-05-01 03:02
With inflation down from a five-year peak, Julia Coronado at Macropolicy Perspectives joins us to explain how the Fed could handle interest rates in the near future. Afterwards, we'll look at today's planned march for workers' rights, which is expected to focus on immigrant rights, and then discuss the public's rising support for infrastructure as part of our Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.

What Democrats and Republicans stand to gain from Congress' new $1 trillion spending bill

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2017-05-01 03:00
After talk about a possible government shutdown last week, Congress has released a new $1 trillion spending bill that would fund the government until September 30, the end of the current fiscal year. The deal fails to satisfy several of President Trump’s key priorities. There’s no money for the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border that he’s been calling for since his stint on the campaign trail, and stipulations about blocking new grant funding for sanctuary cities aren’t included. Congress has to vote on the bill by the end of this week to avoid a government shutdown, and then the president will decide whether to sign it. Although the plan diverges from Trump's priorities, both Democrats and Republicans get something out of it.  Here's a brief look at what each side stands to gain: For the Republicans The GOP gets an additional $15 billion in defense spending, $2.5 billion of which is dependent on the Trump administration’s creation of a new plan to fight ISIS. Republicans will also get $1.5 billion set aside for border security. Notably, though, that money has to go toward new technology or repairs on existing infrastructure, like fencing. House Republicans also secured funding for a private school vouchers program in Washington D.C. through 2019, according to the Associated Press. For the Democrats There's $2 billion in new spending for the National Institutes of Health. Trump’s budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year called for $5.8 billion in cuts to the facility. Democrats have also pushed to help Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program, which will see an additional $295 million in emergency funding. Nearly half of the island’s residents are enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid. The bill also avoids defunding Planned Parenthood, which receives about $500 million a year in public funds. (However, services like abortions are excluded from using federal money.) One area where there’ll still be cuts: funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, which Democrats have vocalized concerns about. The EPA will see a 1 percent, or about $80 million, reduction of the $8 billion it receives. However, the budget blueprint sought to slash the EPA’s budget by about a third from over $8 billion to $5.7 billion. And there will be funding increases for clean energy and science. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will see a bump of $17 million from the 2016 fiscal year, and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science will increase by $42 million from the 2016 fiscal year. Related A look at Trump's budget blueprint The risky business of building Trump's wall Puerto Rico debt plan calls for austerity, public spending cuts

Line of Duty reaches shocking climax

BBC - Mon, 2017-05-01 02:09
Key information about the show's 'Balaclava Man' figure is revealed in "tense and twisting" finale.

'Mr Gorilla': How I crawled the London Marathon

BBC - Mon, 2017-05-01 02:06
The man who did the London Marathon 'gorilla-style' tells the BBC how he raised £40,000 for charity.

4 Things We Don't Know About AP Tests

NPR News - Mon, 2017-05-01 01:53

Nearly 3 million students take their Advanced Placement exams in the coming weeks. There's very little independent research on the benefits of these courses.

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Guy Hedger shooting: At least two intruders hunted by police

BBC - Mon, 2017-05-01 01:48
Guy Hedger, 61, was shot by intruders at his £1m home in east Dorset.

New photo marks Princess Charlotte's second birthday

BBC - Mon, 2017-05-01 01:28
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's youngest child turns two on Tuesday.

Three women arrested by anti-terror police

BBC - Mon, 2017-05-01 01:23
Women held in connection with last week's anti-terror operation in which a woman was shot by police.

A Singing Cowboy, A Millionaire And Rifles Dominate Montana Special Election

NPR News - Mon, 2017-05-01 01:08

Democrats hope a singing cowboy in Montana will become their party's latest candidate to mobilize enthusiasm and money against Republicans in a special election for the state's only U.S. House seat.

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United Against Trump, May Day Protests Expected To Swell

NPR News - Mon, 2017-05-01 01:00

Monday's protests for worker rights around the country are expected to draw larger than usual crowds this year due to President Trump's efforts to crack down on immigration.

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Environmentalists, Coal Companies Rally Around Technology To Clean Up Coal

NPR News - Mon, 2017-05-01 00:59

The industry has been in decline for years, partly because burning coal creates CO2 and warms the atmosphere. But there's a way to capture it — which has drawn praise from traditional enemies.

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Felix the Cat rescued from docks

BBC - Mon, 2017-05-01 00:55
CCTV footage captures the moment a passer-by saved Felix the cat after she fell into the Thames.