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BBC Briefing on housing: How do I use it?

The UK is in the middle of what many describe as a housing crisis. Demand for homes has increased, fuelled in part by a rising population, but construction work has failed to keep up with the pace of that demand. This BBC Briefing estimates that the size of the housing supply gap - the difference between the available stock and the number of homes needed for everyone to have a decent place to live - may be in excess of one million homes. What ... Full story

Most voters expect Trump will be reelected - CBS News

Sanders wins Nevada's Democratic caucuses. Whether or not they're voting for him, 65% of registered voters nationwide think President Trump will definitely or probably be reelected, including more than a third of Democrats who think so. Republicans are especially optimistic: more than nine in 10 expect him to win. Still, potential head to head matchups with all the major Democratic candidates against Mr. Trump show a tight race no matter who ... Full story

1 man shot, another killed at suspected illegal cockfighting event

Two men have been shot, one of them fatally, at an alleged illegal cockfighting event. The incident occurred early in the morning on Feb. 22 at approximately 12:30 a.m. when police responded to a reported shooting in a residential area in Pacoima, a neighborhood in northern Los Angeles, California, according to ABC News' Los Angeles station KABC . When police arrived to the scene they found a man in his 20s, who currently remains unidentified, ... Full story

Togo opposition alleges 'fake' polling stations

Image caption Togolese people voted on Saturday for their new president. A Togo opposition leader has accused authorities of setting up fake polling stations in Saturday's presidential election to skew the result in favour of the incumbent. Agbéyomé Kodjo made the accusation against President Faure Gnassingbé who has been in power since 2005 when he took over from his father. The president's office is quoted by AFP news agency as denying the ... Full story

Bob Moore, founder of Bob's Red Mill, on his recipe for success

If you've strolled down the aisle of a grocery store recently, you've probably seen him staring down from a bag of flour with his white beard, trademark hat, and slightly quizzical look. It's the face of Bob Moore, founder of Bob's Red Mill. Correspondent Luke Burbank asked, "What do people say when they come up to you?". "'There really is a Bob?'" Moore replied. "And the other thing is, 'You're not dead, you know?'" he laughed. Not only is he ... Full story

Here’s why dinosaurs matter

Albert Einstein was a complete and utter failure. It’s true he revolutionized science, invented our current framework for understanding the cosmos and bent our very perception of space and time. The principles he laid down made possible the development of GPS, digital cameras, cell phones and countless other products. Computers and semiconductors would not be possible if not for Einstein’s March 1905 paper setting forth his particle theory of ... Full story

Daredevil 'Mad' Mike Hughes dies in homemade rocket launch

Feb. 23, 2020, 5:10 AM UTC. Daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes died Saturday when a homemade rocket he was attached to launched but quickly dove to earth in the California desert. The stunt was apparently part of a forthcoming television show, "Homemade Astronauts," that was scheduled to debut later this year on Discovery Inc.'s Science Channel. Discovery confirmed the 64-year-old's death in a statement. "It was always his dream to do this launch, and ... Full story

Over 65? Why You Should Consider Having Someone Else Clear Your Ice + Snow

As we age, ice-covered sidewalks and driveways are especially dangerous. Learn why you should seek help, or at least plan ahead to ensure you're safe out there. Full story

Tyson Fury dominates Deontay Wilder to become heavyweight champion again

Feb. 23, 2020, 8:23 AM UTC. LAS VEGAS — Tyson Fury reinvented himself once again, and once again he is a heavyweight champion. The "Gypsy King" dropped Deontay Wilder twice Saturday night in their heavyweight title rematch, turning from boxer to puncher to win the title when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel as he was taking a beating in the seventh round. It was a stunning turnaround for a fighter who came back from drug and alcohol abuse to ... Full story

George Washington's turbulent retirement

Through eight grueling years of the Revolutionary War, and another eight as the first President of the United States, George Washington was sustained by a dream … of the day he would return to Mount Vernon, his beloved plantation high above the Potomac River, where at 65 years old he aspired to a peaceful retirement as a farmer. But that's not quite how it turned out. "He got anything but a peaceful retirement," said biographer Jonathan Horn. ... Full story