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BC-What We're Talking About 1430 GMT

BC-What We're Talking About 1430 GMT

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BANNED WORDS - 'So' list of overused terms to ban includes 'problematic,' 'walk it back,' 'secret sauce.' SENT: 500 words. With BANNED WORDS-LIST (sent).

MUSLIM WOMEN-SELF DEFENSE - A woman once attacked for her head scarf is offering a self-defense class in New York to empower young Muslim women. SENT: 720 words, photos.

BRITAIN-QUEEN'S HONORS - Queen's honors list recognized stage and screen stars along with Ebola fighters and others. SENT: 530 words, photo.

AMPUTEE CAT-AMPUTEE GIRL - Family of 2-year-old cancer survivor, amputee adopts rescued kitten that also lost a limb. SENT: 130 words, photos.

CANADA-AIR CANADA FLIGHT DIVERTED - Shanghai to Toronto Air Canada flight diverted to Calgary, passengers injured by turbulence. SENT: 90 words.

INDIA-AIR INDIA RAT - An Air India plane flying to London is forced to return to Mumbai after passengers spot a rat on board. SENT: 230 words, photo.

OBAMA-SEINFELD - President Obama and comedian Jerry Seinfeld compare cars and trade one-liners in a 19-minute episode of "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee." SENT: 260 words, photo.

NATURALLY DRUNK DEFENSE - Woman beats drunken-driving charges with unusual claim: Her body ferments food into alcohol. SENT: 640 words.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-TRUMP-HAIRSPRAY - Dump the pump: Donald Trump riffs on why he misses aerosol hairspray for his signature wave. SENT: 260 words, photos.




BILL COSBY - A look at the legal wrinkles in the Bill Cosby prosecution, including whether other accusers will be allowed to testify and whether his changing story can be used against him. UPCOMING.

HAWAII-SMOKING AGE - Hawaii will become the first state to outlaw smoking for people under 21 years old under a law that goes into effect Jan. 1. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.




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Updated : 2021-07-24 23:28 GMT+08:00