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"It's not down to students being lazy; it's down to improving how students come in to school."
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Cardi B has made history as the first woman to win Best Rap album at the Grammys.
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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn look set to hold further talks over Brexit, but no date has yet been set.
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In 2015, Vic Reeves interviewed last night's BAFTA Best Actress winner, Olivia Colman, for Chain Reaction. It's a wonderful listen – enjoy! 🎬🐇
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From the Westminster Bridge attacks to being discovered by Jay-Z: Grace Dent revisits four powerful stories recently featured in The Untold, to find out where life took them next.
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@BiddyHD1 @BBCRadio3 @BBCGetIn Well done Brigid! Have a great placement.

There was a *lot* going on at the Grammys – here are some of the stand-out moments.
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Is Britain in the middle of a youth mental health crisis – or are we just getting better at recognising symptoms, and providing a diagnosis?
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Hungarian women with four children or more are to be exempted for life from paying income tax, in new plans designed to boost the number of babies being born.
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In 2015, Thomas Page McBee became the first trans man to fight at Madison Square Garden, boxing’s hallowed hall. He was there to find answers to the question of why men fight. His memoir, Amateur, is our , starting today at 9.45am.
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RT @BBCr4today: Arrange six 🥛 in a row. Looking from left to right, the first three are filled with water and the other three are empty. By…

How far does evolution explain mental health? On Start The Week at 9am, Kirsty Wark discusses the mind with the evolutionary psychiatrist Randolph Nesse, neuropsychologist AK Benjamin, theatre director Rachel Chavkin and poet George Szirtes.
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Stonechats are well named: their call sounds just like two pebbles being struck together. The males are striking birds with a black head, white collar and orange chest and are about the size of a plump robin.
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Was 2017 really the "the worst ever"? Cognitive psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker (@sapinker) shares data with Chris Anderson (@TEDchris ) that shows: actually, it was one of the best overall. So why so many people find this idea so challenging?
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"I want people from every background in the Met." Cressida Dick, the @metpoliceuk's first woman commissioner, tells @laurenlaverne about increasing diversity in the force.
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"Claire talked to the laboratory that tested her blood and asked how often they followed up to find out whether a baby given a test result indicating a high risk of Turner Syndrome actually turned out to have it. The answer was, they didn't do this."
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Is all this screen-time really damaging us? 📲 📵 📲 📵 📲 📵
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"And so he keeps setting out - without keys or money or a plan -
casting himself upon the world, sure that it will come:
the divine hand that reaches down to switch off the engine
-the point of arrest, the rest."
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A generalistic fast (low TTL) Mastodon instance for USA and Canada.

A no-nonsense, Nazi-free social media. Serving Philadelphia-New York-Toronto-Montrèal areas with fast response and low latency.

Home of the Mastodon Newsbot Service

The following newsbots are running on this instance:

  • NPR / National Public Radio (United States)
  • WHYY / WHYY Philadelphia (an NPR radio station)
  • BreakingNews / NBC Breaking News (posts to public)
  • BBCRadio4 / Intelligent, insightful programming from BBC Radio 4
  • 6ABC / WPVI Television in Philadelphia
  • KIRO7 / KIRO Television in Seattle, Washington
  • TheHill / US Political news from The Hill (all posts behind CW)
  • Reason / Reason Magazine - Politics from a pragmatist libertarian point of view

Tech Newsbots

Some other newsbots

  • RT - Russia Today, the Russian state news broadcaster (English)
  • Le Monde - The World, popular French newspaper (French)