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    Ann Curry on Matt Lauer: 'I am not surprised by the allegations'

    Ann Curry says she's "not surprised" by the sexual misconduct allegations against her former "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer. In an interview on "CBS This Morning," Curry declined to say much more about Lauer, who was fired in November. But in response to questions about the reckoning over sexual harassment and abuse, Curry said that "we clearly are waking up to a reality and injustice that has been occurring for some time." She also described a "climate of verbal harassment" at NBC. Curry left the network in 2015. "I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed," Curry said. "I think it'd be surprising if someone said that they didn't

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    Under pressure: Behind scenes at A&E

    Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales is the country's biggest hospital and its emergency department is the busiest, with more than 140,000 people attending in the past year. So how does it manage to perform consistently better than Wales' other major A&Es? BBC Wales went behind the scenes to find out. Beyond the reception area, the most seriously ill or injured patients are taken either to a resuscitation area (resus) for immediate treatment, or an assessment unit (also known as "majors") where they are given a bed to await admission, treatment or discharge. There is also a "minors" unit where patients can be treated or patched up for ongoing care or discharged home. During our morning, the

  • BBC News

    'I like drawing animals with clothes on'

    Axel Scheffler is the illustrator who’s brought hundreds of children’s characters to life, including The Gruffalo and The Highway Rat. This is how he came up with them, and why he’s chosen to do this job. Hear more on Axel's recent work on The Cultural Frontline from BBC World Service. Video filmed and edited by Ellen Tsang and Rajni Boddington.

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    'Cannabis helped my frightening tremors'

    A mother-of-two with multiple sclerosis has described how a form of cannabis has helped ease her symptoms. Rhian Cowen, 46, from Pembroke Dock, was suffering from tremors and agonising migraines and said: "I was coming home in tears because I managed to get through the day." While she does not use illegally obtained cannabis, she uses products which contain CBD - a non-psychoactive substance found in cannabis - which are not currently licensed for medical use in the UK but are sold online as supplements. Her story comes as assembly members backed calls to legalise medicinal cannabis.

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    Timberlake 'stumbled through' nipplegate

    Pop star Justin Timberlake says he has "made peace" with Janet Jackson, 14 years after his role in her infamous "wardrobe malfunction". In case you've forgotten, Timberlake ripped a panel off Jackson's bodice during the 2004 Super Bowl, revealing her right breast to 14m TV viewers. Although both artists apologised, it was Jackson who got fined and blacklisted by US radio and MTV. "I stumbled through it," Timberlake told Zane Lowe about the aftermath. "To be quite honest, I had my wires crossed. "It's just something that you have to look back on and go, 'OK, you can't change what's happened, but you can move forward and learn from it.'" The star was speaking to Beats 1 radio ahead of his performance

  • BBC News

    A&E safety risks 'unacceptable'

    Emergency hospital consultants in Wales have written to the first minister claiming safety is being compromised "to an unacceptable degree". The group said they recognised funding constraints but said both NHS Wales and the social care sector were "severely and chronically under-resourced". December figures show the lowest level of A&E performance since March 2016 but attendances were 5.4% higher than 2017. The Welsh Government said it had been "open" about the challenges of winter. In December: 78.9% of patients spent less than four hours in all emergency care facilities from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge - the target is 95%. This is 1.5% lower than December 2016 3,741 patients

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    Dylan Farrow: 'Allen's been lying so long'

    Dylan Farrow says she wishes Woody Allen had been charged over allegations he sexually abused her as a child. "He's lying and he's been lying for so long," she told CBS's This Morning, in her first TV interview about her adoptive father. Allen repeated his denial of the claims and issued a new statement on Thursday saying: "I never molested my daughter." Several actors have recently distanced themselves from Allen, as Hollywood's sexual harassment scandal continues. Farrow has long alleged that Allen sexually abused her when she was seven, in her mother Mia's country house. Allen said in his statement: "Even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time's Up