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"That was the first time she had seen me standing and walking at all," Sam Schmidt said. There wasn"t a dry eye in the room as he danced.


Lorde reveals how that racy photo became the cover for "Solar Power"
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:40:22 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Lorde is sharing details about her comeback album, world tour and her "feral" cover image for "Solar Power."


1 in 4 couples sleep in separate bedrooms. It affects the whole family.
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:05:58 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Couples sleeping apart has become increasingly common. However, sleeping separately impacts the whole family, and parents must address it with kids.


Biden: $13 wage for federal firefighters "ridiculously low"
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:54:02 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
On average, federal firefighters are paid less than local firefighters, nationwide.


Harlem Globetrotters send letter to NBA, seeking to become an official franchise
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:53:52 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Legendary touring basketball team, citing its longstanding influence on the way the game is played, petitions NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for official recognition.


Tasmanian devils were introduced to Maria Island. Years later, the devils remain but 3,000 little penguins are gone.


Macy"s is throwing its hat into the Amazon Prime Day 2021 ring with 2 days of epic deals
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:01:48 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Macy"s is challenging Amazon Prime 2021 with its Epic Specials sale, featuring discounts on products from Cuisinart, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and more.


MLB may have a fix for baseball"s sticky situation: The Ball Mudder machine
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:00:52 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
MLB is looking for more consistency in how balls are prepared before being used in games to level the playing field for hitters and pitchers.


A 21-year-old male ring-tailed lemur named Maki was reported missing from the San Francisco Zoo in October 2020 before being found two days later.


Selena Gomez says her "past relationships" have been "cursed." Here"s why.
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:16:48 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Selena Gomez is opening up about why she had to "Lose You to Love Me."


Travelers turn to car-sharing platforms amid rental car shortages. Here"s how they work.
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:38:51 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Peer-to-peer car-sharing platforms have seen business pick up as rental car shortages force travelers to look for alternative options.


Emily was conceived when our nation was being strangled by the coronavirus and life was turned upside down. Hope was still many months away.


HGTV"s Christina Haack, Ant Anstead finalize divorce 9 months after separating
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:41:48 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
It"s officially over for "Christina on the Coast" star Christina Haack and Ant Anstead. Both have talked about moving on and co-parenting their son.


Drinking 3 to 4 cups of coffee a day reduces risk of liver cancer, study suggests
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:22:22 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
According to a study published Monday, coffee drinkers who drank three to four cups a day were the least likely to develop chronic liver disease.


Cyclist donates kidney to complete stranger
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:57:12 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
When Wisconsin native Mark Scotch met a man in need of a kidney while on vacation in Louisiana, he didn"t hesitate to volunteer his own kidney.


Elephant in Thailand smashes through family"s kitchen wall to steal rice
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:39:58 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
A hungry elephant broke through the wall of a Thai family"s home and was shooed away after managing to grab a bag of rice.


How to quickly cool down your body using pulse points
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:00:06 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Stay cool during summer by concentrating on your pulse points.


NASA has spent days trying to fix the Hubble Telescope"s payload computer
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:21:17 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Hubble Telescope"s payload computer is broken. NASA has spent over a week trying to fix it.


The first lady"s visit to Mississippi comes as the state ranks last in nation in citizens fully vaccinated.


Selena Gomez says her "past relationships" have been "cursed." Here"s why.
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:16:48 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Selena Gomez is opening up about why she had to "Lose You to Love Me."


Duchess Kate: Her style through the years
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:40:28 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
We haven"t gotten to see a lot of Duchess Kate during quarantine. While we wait for life to return to normal, look back at her greatest style moments.


HGTV"s Christina Haack, Ant Anstead finalize divorce 9 months after separating
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:41:48 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
It"s officially over for "Christina on the Coast" star Christina Haack and Ant Anstead. Both have talked about moving on and co-parenting their son.


Bianca Del Rio, winner of "RuPaul"s Drag Race" Season 6, says her "Unsanitized" tour is about "discussing the insanity that we all experienced."


Ahead of the final "Conan" episode, Paul Rudd pranks Conan O"Brien one last time
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:03:22 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Before Conan O"Brien"s 28-year career in late-night TV comes to a lose, Paul Rudd had to return to prank him one last time.


Billie Eilish is "appalled and embarrassed" over old video of her mouthing a racial slur
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:27:07 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Billie Eilish said that at the time, she didn"t know a word she mouthed from a song is a derogatory term used against members of the Asian community.


T-Pain is opening about how a negative comment from Usher caused him to fall into a years-long depression. "I thought he was joking," T-Pain said.


Stars we"ve lost so far in 2021 include Frank Bonner, Ned Beatty, DMX, Lisa Banes, Prince Philip, Janet Malcolm, Cicely Tyson and more.


Avril Lavigne makes angsty TikTok debut with "Sk8er Boi" tribute featuring Tony Hawk
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 00:49:41 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Avril Lavigne has officially joined TikTokA a and she tapped a famous "Sk8er Boi" for her first video.


John Paragon, Jambi The Genie of "Pee-wee"s Playhouse," dead at 66
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 00:01:25 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Paragon grew up in Fort Collins before moving to Los Angeles and finding fame as Jambi the Genie on Pee-wee Herman"s popular kids show.


"People have threatened to kill us": CNN rides along with NYPD
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:01:52 GMT
From rss.cnn
CNN"s Jim Sciutto speaks with NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea and NYPD officers about the increase in violent crime in the city, while communities across the US debate the role of policing following George Floyd"s murder.


Wisconsin bans use of chokeholds among raft of policing bills
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:56:58 GMT
From rss.cnn
Wisconsin"s Democratic governor approved a series of policing bills bills on Tuesday, including a ban on the use of chokeholds by officers except in life-threatening situations.


Senate Democrats suffered a loss on Tuesday when Republican opposition sunk their signature voting and election bill during a key test vote, underscoring the limits of the party"s power with the narrowest possible Senate majority.


Fact check: Four false claims about Democrats" big elections bill
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:43:07 GMT
From rss.cnn
The Senate is scheduled to hold a Tuesday vote on whether to move forward with a sweeping Democratic elections and ethics bill, known as the For the People Act, that was passed by the House of Representatives in March.


Schumer: I want to be clear about what GOP did ...
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:09:23 GMT
From rss.cnn
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor moments after Republicans voted in unison to not open debate on the Democrats" signature voting rights and election bill, saying saying GOP opposition was "indefensible."


Opinion: Where another Trump presidency could take America
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:48:36 GMT
From rss.cnn
"It"s a fragile time for our democracy," said US Rep. Eric Swalwell, disclosing earlier this month that the Department of Justice had secretly seized his communications records in 2017, when he was on a congressional committee investigating then-president Donald Trump"s ties to Russia.


John King on US economy: Prices are going up big time
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:48:57 GMT
From rss.cnn
John King breaks down the current status of the economy to pre-pandemic times in the US as states struggle to recover.




Sen. Whitehouse faces questions over private beach club membership
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:52:16 GMT
From rss.cnn
Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is facing questions over his family"s membership to a private beach club that is accused of having only White members. CNN"s Sunlen Serfaty reports.


Analysis: Dems" secret weapon for 2022
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 04:57:17 GMT
From rss.cnn
The huge voter turnout over the past three elections could scramble the usual dynamics of midterm voting -- potentially providing Democrats their best chance to avoid losses next year that could cost them control of the House, the Senate or both.


A man suspected of brazenly shoplifting items at a Walgreens in San Francisco last week was arrested while carrying out another such theft on Saturday morning, according to police, and is accused of a spree of similar crimes.


Analysis: Trump keeps stoking false "reinstatement" theory
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:19:54 GMT
From rss.cnn
Donald Trump continues to openly discuss the possibility that he will be reinstated as president, dangerously fomenting the false belief among his followers that this wild conspiracy theory is something other than a total and complete fantasy.A


Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager who housed thousands of refugees during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, is facing terror-related charges in Rwanda that could land him a life sentence. CNN"s Zain Asher speaks with his daughter, Carine Kanimba, about his jail conditions.


Abigail Disney: Wealth is like an addiction
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:40:08 GMT
From rss.cnn
Abigail Disney has a lot to criticize about American billionaires -- especially when they inherit a pile of cash and avoid paying income tax.


Washington Post reporter Dan Diamond analyzes a new book that says former President Donald Trump repeatedly suggested sending Americans infected with Covid-19 to Guantanamo Bay.


Boat captain Jennifer Dowker runs shipwreck tours all summer long, so she knows that there are all sorts of secrets hidden under the surface of Michigan"s waterways, but she was still shocked to find a message in a bottle written in 1926.


Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was arrested in Los Angeles on Sunday after police said they saw a submachine gun in his vehicle, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson told CNN.


Secret Service says nearly 900 employees tested positive for Covid-19
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:44:38 GMT
From rss.cnn
The US Secret Service says 881 employees tested positive for Covid-19 between March 1, 2020 and March 9, 2021.


It"s what the Southwest has been hoping for: rain. But the chance of showers and thunderstorms over the next few days will not provide the parched region the relief it"s looking for, and it could actually make the wildfire situation worse.


A Boy Scout troop booked a home on Airbnb. See what they found instead
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:26:14 GMT
From rss.cnn
A Boy Scout leader shares his frustrations after realizing that his two home rentals, which were suppose to be near the beach, led him to an empty lot. CNN affiliate WSVN reports


Something is off about Sacramento"s water. It smells and tastes a little "earthy," residents are saying -- an effect of compounding climatechange crises: extreme heat, little to no precipitation and a historic drought that has gripped the region for the better part of a decade.


"Bachelorette" Katie Thurston revealed on air that she is a survivor of sexual assault.


aC/ Dangerous Covid variant appears to cause hospitalization spike in a Missouri city


Hotels face labor shortages as travel demand surges
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:43:53 GMT
From rss.cnn
American Hotel and Lodging Association President and CEO Chip Rogers explains why the industry is having trouble finding workers.


What the Delta variant could mean for the US
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:32:35 GMT
From rss.cnn
A coronavirus variant first spotted in India is poised to become the dominant one in the United States, where infectious disease modelers say it could cause a "resurgence" of Covid-19 later this year.






Prime Day deals on our tested product recommendations
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:14:37 GMT
From rss.cnn


Analysis: Why American workers don"t want to go back to normal
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:04:58 GMT
From rss.cnn
Johnny Paycheck sang "Take this job and shove it" in 1977. Today, it may well be the mantra for the post-Covid workforce.


A look back at Britney Spears" conservatorship
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:07:46 GMT
From rss.cnn
The world may hear from Britney Spears regarding her court-ordered conservatorship in a hearing on Wednesday.


Video shows hoverboard burst into flames in home
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:03:16 GMT
From rss.cnn
A video shows a hoverboard catch fire inside a Utah family"s home. The family says they purchased the used hoverboard a few weeks ago and that the previous owner told them it was about a year old. Fire investigators were sent to the home and an investigation is underway.


Living with a short sleep gene: "It"s a gift"
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:38:21 GMT
From rss.cnn
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Coinbase plunges along with bitcoin and the rest of crypto
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:45:12 GMT
From rss.cnn
Bitcoin prices are tumbling. And so are shares of top cryptocurrency trading firm Coinbase Global.






















The best Prime Day clothing and fashion deals
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:09:45 GMT
From rss.cnn




Democrats, act now to protect US democracy from death spiral
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:13:49 GMT
From rss.cnn
Tuesday"s party-line vote in the US Senate to kill debate on the For the People Act certified the modern Republican Party as officially anti-voting rights. Because many Republicans do not believe they can win national elections when every eligible American votes, they are no longer willing to protect the franchise for all citizens. Any Democratic senator who hopes for a future of bipartisan cooperation must act now to use the party"s slim majority to protect voting rights and save our democracy from a death spiral.


My 6-year-old"s first encounter with racism
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:50:31 GMT
From rss.cnn
A short while ago, my little boy told me something that shattered my world. I had been preparing breakfast for him, watching the early morning sunlight dappling his head, bent in concentration over the card he was busy making. Our companiable hush was only broken when he enquired how to spell "because," and then, several minutes later, "people." I looked over his shoulder -- the carefully inscribed message was poignant but full of kindness.


The big problem with the NCAA ruling
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:31:07 GMT
From rss.cnn
If you"ve done this sports writing job long enough, you have stories.


New Yorkers flummoxed by a new way of picking their mayor
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 03:39:00 GMT
From rss.cnn
As ranked-choice voting rolls out in New York City, there are some hiccups. While the process of ranked-choice voting is fairly straightforward, friends and acquaintances tell me that figuring out how to rank very similar candidates is not.


Stacey Abrams" 2022 political calculus
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 00:42:40 GMT
From rss.cnn
This week Democrats will try to advance a sweeping new voting rights bill in the US Senate. The legislation, which passed the US House of Representatives in March, would enact automatic voter registration, expand early voting, modernize our antiquated voting systems, and restore the voting rights of Americans with prior felony convictions.










Why Coalition, Not Allyship, Is the Necessary Next Step in the Racial Justice Movement
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 11:00:17 +0000
From feedproxy.google
As Irish-Nigerian academic and broadcaster Emma Dabiri prepares for the U.S. release of her latest book, she reflects on the thinkers who have inspired her own work. "I feel deeply indebted to specifically Black American intellectuals and writers," she says, "I see them as ancestors who, in many periods of my life, showed me a...

Philippine President Duterte Threatens to Jail People Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:36:35 +0000
From feedproxy.google
aIf youare a person whoas not vaccinated and a potential carrier, to protect the people, I have to sequester you in jail,a Duterte said Monday

Police forces ordered to take aimmediate actiona to explain closure rates



Application numbers double in a month, prompting concern many EU nationals will not apply in time for deadline and could fall victim to hostile environment policies



On fifth anniversary of referendum, nation still deeply divided by decision to leave EU



Broadcasteras boss warns against changes that could cause airreversible damagea



Victim, 26, found bound and gagged in Buckinghamshire in April 1987



Judge says claims the government is legally obliged to publicly probe claims are aunarguablea in court



Firefighters took more than two hours to attend site of attack in May 2017



aDiscrimination by descenta: Legacy of Windrush scandal endures
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:13:46 GMT
From https:

Special report: UK governmentas hostile environment policies continue to wreak havoc upon peopleas lives, they tell Nadine White on Windrush Day



aThe story seems very politicised,a one school leader says



Veteran lawmaker to lead N. Ireland"s DUP after turmoil
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:57:00 GMT
From https:
Northern Irelandas Democratic Unionist Party has named veteran lawmaker Jeffrey Donaldson its new leader


Boris Johnsonas Brexit chief says relationship with the EU will be aa little bumpya for some time



aWindrush Day should be a day of celebration, but instead many people who have made huge contributions to our society are facing an uncertain future,a letter to Home Secretary reads



Senior investigating officer described him as a aselfish, arrogant monstera



Numbers affected by benefit cap grow as effects of Covid hit home
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:50:47 GMT
From https:

System condemned as an aunjust punishmenta for families



Son of Yorkshire Ripperas first-known victim criticises adespicablea promotion



The naturalist has backed a British Broadcasting Challenge campaign.


Scotland lockdown easing delayed by three weeks, Sturgeon announces
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:00:54 GMT
From https:

aCurrent levels will remain in force until 19 July,a says first minister



Relative moderate replaces Edwin Poots, who briefly succeeded Arlene Foster, in bitter party civil war



Unlike Labouras get-together, tickets for the bash are yet to go on sale



It is the highest figure since 13 February



aNo woman must be refused this service,a says campaigner



Exclusive: Expert says every week domestic abuse survivors tell her they have aeither lost residence of their children to their abusers or are at imminent risk of doing soa



Live Brexit and UK politics updates



UK children can prevent nude photos being shared online with new tool
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:57:19 GMT
From https:

aThis tool is a world firsta



Some in the party blamed Jenny Chapman for the by-election loss in Hartlepool



Former employee at site says their atarget was to generally destroy 130,000 items a weeka



aI could understand that, so I tried to calm her. I held her hand,a says Sergeant Xavier Gourelon



Jury finds that Andrew Hall died from a complex series of causes, which included his heart disease



Sir Jeffrey Donaldson: Who is the DUPas new leader?
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:27:50 GMT
From https:

Can new leader turn around partyas fortunes?



Brussels has multiple weapons that would have asignificant economic consequencesa for UK - if relations break down



London underground to get full mobile network by end of 2024
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:38:29 GMT
From https:

The first stations to be connected will include Bank, Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road



aWe do need money to actually improve the quality and availability of social care,a says senior Tory



The crisis-hit Democratic Unionist Party has its third leader in just two months, after Jeffrey Donaldson was crowned without a contest.



Dolphins rescued after being stranded on Scottish beach
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 10:20:57 GMT
From https:

Experts from British Divers Marine Life Rescue were called to Balnakeil Beach near Durness in Sutherland



Autistic boy seen running down road after escaping from nursery
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:31:25 GMT
From https:

Dashcam footage shows Charlie Heslop running in middle of street before being spotted by two workmen



Health secretary dismisses aexpression in middle of challenging and frustrating perioda



NHS England is expected to announce APS40mn in funding for childrenas mental health services later today



Greater focus should be placed on data protection and improving advice to customers, a report finds



aSubstantial numbera are astill not fully awarea of programme, organisations claim



A life-long resident of the city, Ms Wilson died unexpectedly in July 2020, aged 64.



Parliamentary committee says controversial policing bill would give home secretary aunacceptablea powers



Broadcasteras boss warns against changes that could cause airreversible damagea



Homophobic attitudes in the press saw a woman wrongly convicted of the murder of a 19-year-old girl



Footage shot by stunned onlookers shows the man - later revealed to be YouTuber Hunter Kowald - flying a dozen feet off the floor in the drone-like craft which is powered by eight separate propellers.


Just one in 125 deaths linked to Covid during early June, figures show
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:55:35 +0100
From https:
Symptoms of the virus were present in only 0.8 per cent of people who died in the week which ended on Friday, June 11, the Office for National Statistics said.


Johnny Depp and Alec Baldwin have opened up about their grueling - and high profile - divorce battles in a new book written by English actor Greg Ellis.A A A


Israel recorded 125 new cases on Monday - the most per day since April, in a country where more than half the population has been fully vaccinated. Nearly a third were found in vaccinated people.


Amanda "Doris" Hocking, 34, a sports development and coaching student at Plymouth Marjon University, resigned after spotting the tweet from the British Baseball Federation (BBF).


Cara Delvingne opens the doors to her VERY quirky LA home
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:24:19 +0100
From https:
The 28-year-old model offered a video tour of her new Los Angeles home, revealing the inspiration behind the decor was the Mad Hatter"s Tea Party.


Mental health minister Nadine Dorries (pictured), 64, said the increase had come during the pandemic as coronavirus lockdowns put "particular pressure" on people with eating disorders across England.


Peter Cheese, chairman of the government"s Flexible Working Taskforce, said there was a "generational opportunity" to change traditional working patterns after months of setting up office at home.


Migrant children housed in pop-up shelters reported overcrowding, long stays, spoiled or undercooked food and lack of access to showers or clean clothes, according to testimonials filed in court on Monday.


SARAH VINE: This week it was announced that a transgender weightlifter from New Zealand, Laurel Hubbard, will compete in the women"s category at the Olympics.


The designer, 47, shared the snap of herself watching from the stands during the 2006 World Cup in Germany, adding she was "really excited" for the match ahead.


Victorian Plumbing boss Mark Radcliffe scoops APS212m float windfall
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:56:31 +0100
From https:
Radcliffe (pictured) sold around a third of his stake during the float. He still owns 46 per cent of the company - a holding that ballooned in value after shares soared during the first day of trading.


Private equity predators told to raise their bid for Morrisons
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:56:22 +0100
From https:
Buyout barons Clayton, Dubilier & Rice swooped on the grocer with a APS5.5bn bid worth 230p per share last week - but the offer has been spurned for being too low.


ALEX BRUMMER: MPs must stop any Morrisons and private equity deal
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:55:43 +0100
From https:
Much private equity plundering is simply immoral. Blackstone"s adventures in UK care homes, where the most vulnerable people in society became an asset class, is well documented.


Five years since the Brexit vote... How Britain defied the naysayers
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:55:02 +0100
From https:
The dire forecasts of former IMF managing director Christine Lagarde (pictured) after the Brexit vote five years ago are still as fresh in mind because she pronounced them with such aplomb.


The rental revolution: How long before an item becomes cheaper to buy?
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:53:27 +0100
From https:
When Carrie Symonds married Boris Johnson in a borrowed dress, she turned the spotlight on a booming sector - where everything can be hired by the day. So does it pay to try before you buy?


Stop treating scammers" victims as second-class citizens, say experts
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:51:50 +0100
From https:
Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis warns that those who fall prey to scammers are seen as "lesser victims" because people wrongly assume they have the money to spare.


Save your cash from inflationA by ditching easy-access accounts
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:50:51 +0100
From https:
Last week it emerged that inflation had soared to 2.1 per cent - up from 0.5 per cent this time last year meaning savers stand to lose even more money on vast sums held in easy-access accounts.


Can music bring you record returns?A How to make a portfolio sing
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:50:41 +0100
From https:
Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman is finalising plans to a buy part of Universal Music Group - the label behind Taylor Swift (pictured). His 10 per cent stake will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.


Grandparents use wealth in homes to give APS1m a dayA to family
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:50:22 +0100
From https:
Since the start of the stamp duty holiday on July 8, "the bank of gran and grandad" has given away APS323.9mi using equity release, a mortgage for the over-55s.


Why you shouldn"t panic if the property bubble bursts
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:50:04 +0100
From https:
Britain is approaching the end of a property price boom. Asking prices have risen for the fifth month in a row to reach another record high as buyers face an average price tag of more than APS300,000.


DAVID BLUNKETT: Today"s poor white children are NOT privilegedA
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:49:28 +0100
From https:
DAVID BLUNKETT: To put it bluntly, the last thing that young people facing disadvantage need to hear is anything about "white privilege". Hope, support, guidance and adult role models are key.


The arrest carried out by three police officers was recorded by a witness in the city of Teplice in the north-west of the country on June 19. Police said the man later died in an ambulance.


The Prime Minister pledged to "seize the true potential of our regained sovereignty" to "unite and level up" the UK. The referendum saw 52 per cent vote to Leave.


ASK TONY: Scottish Power"s meter error cost me APS7,000 over five years
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:30:07 +0100
From https:
For the past 30 years I have settled my quarterly electric bills with Scottish Power in full. An engineer usually takes my readings, but two years ago I rang the supplier after receiving a suspiciously high bill.


Senior ministers are pressing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to sanction a "big bang" reopening with travel curbs eased at the same time as restrictions are lifted at home.


GUY ADAMS: Valerie Bacot, a 40-year-old mother-of-four, has used a series of interviews, witness statements and a bestselling memoir to tell how she shot her husband in the back of the neck.


Amazon is destroying many millions of products every year. These are products that it has bought from manufacturers in this country and around the world, writes JOHN HUMPHRYS.


Lucy Rayner thought she and her family had secured a pair of Wimbledon tickets for number one court on July 8, then a pair for ladies" finals day, and finally a pair for men"s finals day.


England captain Harry Kane"sA childhood sweetheart Katie Goodland, 27, opted for a relaxed beige shirt and light blue jeans as she took to the stands at Wembley this evening.


Tide is set to launched space approved laundry detergent and Tide pens to the International Space Station for astronauts to clean their clothes instead of burning them in Earth"s atmosphere.


Anthony Rees was crushed when the Aga - which weighed almost half a tonne - fell of a trolley at his home in Ruthin,A Wales after his wife Elizabeth (pictured) asked him to move it.


The singer has expressed "serious opposition" to her controversial conservatorship over the past 13 years, confidential court records reveal.


Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib"s decision to come out as gay has been met with a wave of support from a diverse cross section of the United States.


Mother-of-nine Amanda Owen, 46, flashed her toned abs in a cropped top as she worked on her barn at Ravenseat farm in Yorkshire, where she lives with her brood and her husband Clive, 66.


Influencer Oli London, 31, who had numerous surgeries to look like their Korean boyband idol has been slammed for coming out as a "non-binary person who identifies as Korean."


An anonymous Imgur userA wrote that it"s "absolutely nuts" that he has been with his wife for 20 years and wanted to share what he learned with others.


Fathers 4 Justice activist, 61, and wife, 29, killed in double murder
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:51:10 +0100
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Stanley Elliot (pictured), from Sherborne St John, near Basingstoke, will appear before magistrates tomorrow over the killing of Geoffrey and Michelle Hibbert.


The tech giant"s charity arm, Google.org, has repeatedly provided financial backing for research and studies carried out by Peter Daszak and his New York-based EcoHealth Alliance.


Danyal Hussein, 19, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused murdering Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, in the early hours of June 6 last year in Fryent Way Country Park, near Wembley.


Fendi heiress married handsome beau in full black tie wedding in IbizaA
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:46:24 +0100
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Paola wed her fiancA(c) Aram Ahmed at a 13th-century cathedral in Ibiza before the pair celebrated with an extravagant reception at one of the White Isle"s most luxurious hotels.


John Peach"s sons, Leigh and Jason Peach, were both pupils at the Lord Mayor Treloar College, in Hampshire, during the 1970s and 1980s.


A pensioner has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the "Lady in the Lake" case of Shani Warren, who was found submerged in a lake in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, in April 1987.


Natalie Dyer said she was "disgraced" with the way Andrew Hall was handled at Huddersfield Police Station.


Huge changes are coming for working holiday makers in Australia, meaning even those currently Down Under may no longer need to complete months of farm work.


Data released by the Department for Education (DfE) suggests that Covid-related pupil absence in state schools in England is currently at its highest rate since all schools fully reopened in March 2021.


New advice for valuers aims to help sell homes with Japanese knotweed
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:13:10 +0100
From https:
New advice aims to help homeowners proceed with the sale of their property if it is affected by agressive and destructive Japanese knotweed.


Proton beam therapy - which saved the life of toddler Ashya King in 2014 after his parents won a case to have his treatment in Prague - can now be used to treat thousands of patients in the UK.


Outhay Chokbengboun, 46, says he was sworn at and subjected to racial slurs as he starts filming, pointing the camera at a brunette woman, at a gas station in Charlotte.


British-built solar powered drone can fly at 70,000ft for a YEAR
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:54:00 +0100
From https:
PHASA-35 is a cutting edge drone being developed by BAE systems at their facility in Warton, Lancashire that can fly about at 70,000ft above the surface for 20 months.


Author Abigail Shrier, whose book Irreversible Damage drew both backlash and praise last year, spoke out in a guest essay on Monday for the newsletter of journalist Bari Weiss.


The Association of Lovers of Upper Lusatia say they discovered a document in a local archive which is a blueprint for the tunnels in the town of Luban in southern Poland.


NASA"s Ingenuity helicopter completed its eighth successful flight on Mars on Monday, traveling over 500 feet. The 4-pound helicopter flew 525 feet (160meters) for 77.4 seconds.


Researchers built a model to simulate how COVID-19 could have been carried by tree pollen from person to person. They found that in areas with a lot of pollen, six feet of distancing wasn"t enough.


Travellers shut down town for third day over looting fears
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:00:31 +0100
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A market town remained locked down today after a gypsy festival"s revellers ran amok by allegedly looting shops - with traders too worried to open for business.


RICHARD EDEN: The Sussexes have publicly attacked the monarchy and accused unnamed relations of racism, but the Queen has made it clear she holds no grudges against them.


The world"s largest dinosaur, nicknamed "Cooper" by locals, took 15 years to uncover after first being discovered on a cattle property in south-west Queensland in 2006.


Ministers hope to lift rules such as social distancing, face masks in public spaces and work-from-home guidanceA - and could even allow nightclubs to reopen - in the comings weeks.


Hash, a former translator for British forces, posed with his family for one last picture in his homeland before boarding the plane yesterday at Kabul International Airport.


Ebrahim Raisi, who won a landslide election victory in Iran at the weekend, was on a four-man "death commission" that oversaw the execution of regime opponents in the late 1980s.


Let us pay with cash! Why the purge of notes and coins must end
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:19:14 GMT
From https:
It is now more than two months since non-essential stores opened their doors, but since then, one in five of us has been stopped from paying with cash, according to our survey.


The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured on Tuesday) reportedly agreed to attend the ceremony at Kensington Palace next Thursday.


The cholesterol-busting pills, which cost as little as 4p a day in the UK, drastically cut patients" odds of developing the disease and dying from it.


Some 78 per cent of hospital trust leaders in England are extremely or moderately concerned about the operational pressures they will face.


Footage shot by stunned onlookers shows the man - later revealed to be YouTuber Hunter Kowald - flying a dozen feet off the floor in the drone-like craft which is powered by eight separate propellers.


Symptoms of the virus were present in only 0.8 per cent of people who died in the week which ended on Friday, June 11, the Office for National Statistics said.


Johnny Depp and Alec Baldwin have opened up about their grueling - and high profile - divorce battles in a new book written by English actor Greg Ellis.A A A


Israel recorded 125 new cases on Monday - the most per day since April, in a country where more than half the population has been fully vaccinated. Nearly a third were found in vaccinated people.


Amanda "Doris" Hocking, 34, a sports development and coaching student at Plymouth Marjon University, resigned after spotting the tweet from the British Baseball Federation (BBF).


Cara Delvingne opens the doors to her VERY quirky LA home
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:24:19 GMT
From https:
The 28-year-old model offered a video tour of her new Los Angeles home, revealing the inspiration behind the decor was the Mad Hatter"s Tea Party.


Peter Cheese, chairman of the government"s Flexible Working Taskforce, said there was a "generational opportunity" to change traditional working patterns after months of setting up office at home.


Migrant children housed in pop-up shelters reported overcrowding, long stays, spoiled or undercooked food and lack of access to showers or clean clothes, according to testimonials filed in court on Monday.


SARAH VINE: This week it was announced that a transgender weightlifter from New Zealand, Laurel Hubbard, will compete in the women"s category at the Olympics.


The designer, 47, shared the snap of herself watching from the stands during the 2006 World Cup in Germany, adding she was "really excited" for the match ahead.


Victorian Plumbing boss Mark Radcliffe scoops APS212m float windfall
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:56:31 GMT
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Radcliffe (pictured) sold around a third of his stake during the float. He still owns 46 per cent of the company - a holding that ballooned in value after shares soared during the first day of trading.


Private equity predators told to raise their bid for Morrisons
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:56:22 GMT
From https:
Buyout barons Clayton, Dubilier & Rice swooped on the grocer with a APS5.5bn bid worth 230p per share last week - but the offer has been spurned for being too low.


ALEX BRUMMER: MPs must stop any Morrisons and private equity deal
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:55:43 GMT
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Much private equity plundering is simply immoral. Blackstone"s adventures in UK care homes, where the most vulnerable people in society became an asset class, is well documented.


Five years since the Brexit vote... How Britain defied the naysayers
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:55:02 GMT
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The dire forecasts of former IMF managing director Christine Lagarde (pictured) after the Brexit vote five years ago are still as fresh in mind because she pronounced them with such aplomb.


When Carrie Symonds married Boris Johnson in a borrowed dress, she turned the spotlight on a booming sector - where everything can be hired by the day. So does it pay to try before you buy?


Stop treating scammers" victims as second-class citizens, say experts
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:51:50 GMT
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Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis warns that those who fall prey to scammers are seen as "lesser victims" because people wrongly assume they have the money to spare.


Save your cash from inflationA by ditching easy-access accounts
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:50:51 GMT
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Last week it emerged that inflation had soared to 2.1 per cent - up from 0.5 per cent this time last year meaning savers stand to lose even more money on vast sums held in easy-access accounts.


Can music bring you record returns?A How to make a portfolio sing
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:50:41 GMT
From https:
Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman is finalising plans to a buy part of Universal Music Group - the label behind Taylor Swift (pictured). His 10 per cent stake will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.


Grandparents use wealth in homes to give APS1m a dayA to family
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:50:22 GMT
From https:
Since the start of the stamp duty holiday on July 8, "the bank of gran and grandad" has given away APS323.9mi using equity release, a mortgage for the over-55s.


Why you shouldn"t panic if the property bubble bursts
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:50:04 GMT
From https:
Britain is approaching the end of a property price boom. Asking prices have risen for the fifth month in a row to reach another record high as buyers face an average price tag of more than APS300,000.


DAVID BLUNKETT: Today"s poor white children are NOT privilegedA
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:49:28 GMT
From https:
DAVID BLUNKETT: To put it bluntly, the last thing that young people facing disadvantage need to hear is anything about "white privilege". Hope, support, guidance and adult role models are key.


The arrest carried out by three police officers was recorded by a witness in the city of Teplice in the north-west of the country on June 19. Police said the man later died in an ambulance.


The Prime Minister pledged to "seize the true potential of our regained sovereignty" to "unite and level up" the UK. The referendum saw 52 per cent vote to Leave.


For the past 30 years I have settled my quarterly electric bills with Scottish Power in full. An engineer usually takes my readings, but two years ago I rang the supplier after receiving a suspiciously high bill.


Senior ministers are pressing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to sanction a "big bang" reopening with travel curbs eased at the same time as restrictions are lifted at home.


GUY ADAMS: Valerie Bacot, a 40-year-old mother-of-four, has used a series of interviews, witness statements and a bestselling memoir to tell how she shot her husband in the back of the neck.


Amazon is destroying many millions of products every year. These are products that it has bought from manufacturers in this country and around the world, writes JOHN HUMPHRYS.


Lucy Rayner thought she and her family had secured a pair of Wimbledon tickets for number one court on July 8, then a pair for ladies" finals day, and finally a pair for men"s finals day.


England captain Harry Kane"sA childhood sweetheart Katie Goodland, 27, opted for a relaxed beige shirt and light blue jeans as she took to the stands at Wembley this evening.


Anthony Rees was crushed when the Aga - which weighed almost half a tonne - fell of a trolley at his home in Ruthin,A Wales after his wife Elizabeth (pictured) asked him to move it.


The singer has expressed "serious opposition" to her controversial conservatorship over the past 13 years, confidential court records reveal.


Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib"s decision to come out as gay has been met with a wave of support from a diverse cross section of the United States.


Mother-of-nine Amanda Owen, 46, flashed her toned abs in a cropped top as she worked on her barn at Ravenseat farm in Yorkshire, where she lives with her brood and her husband Clive, 66.


Influencer Oli London, 31, who had numerous surgeries to look like their Korean boyband idol has been slammed for coming out as a "non-binary person who identifies as Korean."


An anonymous Imgur userA wrote that it"s "absolutely nuts" that he has been with his wife for 20 years and wanted to share what he learned with others.


Fathers 4 Justice activist, 61, and wife, 29, killed in double murder
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:51:10 GMT
From https:
Stanley Elliot (pictured), from Sherborne St John, near Basingstoke, will appear before magistrates tomorrow over the killing of Geoffrey and Michelle Hibbert.


The tech giant"s charity arm, Google.org, has repeatedly provided financial backing for research and studies carried out by Peter Daszak and his New York-based EcoHealth Alliance.


Paola wed her fiancA(c) Aram Ahmed at a 13th-century cathedral in Ibiza before the pair celebrated with an extravagant reception at one of the White Isle"s most luxurious hotels.


A pensioner has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the "Lady in the Lake" case of Shani Warren, who was found submerged in a lake in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, in April 1987.


Huge changes are coming for working holiday makers in Australia, meaning even those currently Down Under may no longer need to complete months of farm work.


New advice for valuers aims to help sell homes with Japanese knotweed
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:13:10 GMT
From https:
New advice aims to help homeowners proceed with the sale of their property if it is affected by agressive and destructive Japanese knotweed.


Proton beam therapy - which saved the life of toddler Ashya King in 2014 after his parents won a case to have his treatment in Prague - can now be used to treat thousands of patients in the UK.


Outhay Chokbengboun, 46, says he was sworn at and subjected to racial slurs as he starts filming, pointing the camera at a brunette woman, at a gas station in Charlotte.


British-built solar powered drone can fly at 70,000ft for a YEAR
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:54:00 GMT
From https:
PHASA-35 is a cutting edge drone being developed by BAE systems at their facility in Warton, Lancashire that can fly about at 70,000ft above the surface for 20 months.


Author Abigail Shrier, whose book Irreversible Damage drew both backlash and praise last year, spoke out in a guest essay on Monday for the newsletter of journalist Bari Weiss.


The Association of Lovers of Upper Lusatia say they discovered a document in a local archive which is a blueprint for the tunnels in the town of Luban in southern Poland.


Nancy Pelosi is to set up a House inquiry to investigate the Capitol riot. The idea of a 9/11 style commission was blocked by the Senate in May. But the House does not need Republican support.


RICHARD EDEN: The Sussexes have publicly attacked the monarchy and accused unnamed relations of racism, but the Queen has made it clear she holds no grudges against them.


The officers, assigned to the Laredo Sector Border Patrol, were conducting an inspection of trains in Hebbronville early Tuesday when they found the migrants huddled inside uncovered cars.


A 27-year-old tourist visiting New York City from Colombia was hit in the head with a glass bottle while travelling alone on the subway on Monday evening in Manhattan.


Michael B. Jordan Michael B. Jordan was accused of cultural appropriation after trademarking the word "J"Ouvert" - which is deeply rooted in Trinbagonian and Caribbean culture - for his new rum line,


Ebrahim Raisi, who won a landslide election victory in Iran at the weekend, was on a four-man "death commission" that oversaw the execution of regime opponents in the late 1980s.


Air travel this 4th of July weekend is expected to reach near record levels, with 3.5 million passengers expected to fly. It comes as airlines are struggling to meet demand.


The frightening episode unfolded on Friday whenA Adrian Guillen, 19, and an unnamed 15-year-old girl allegedly stormed into theA unidentified victim"s house in San Antonio.


Khloe Kardashian emerges after split from Tristan Thompson
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:58:19 GMT
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Khloe, 36, was seen taking three-year-old daughter True Thompson, that she shares with theA Boston Celtics star, to a gymnastics class in Calabasas.


Footage shot by stunned onlookers shows the man - later revealed to be YouTuber Hunter Kowald - flying a dozen feet off the floor in the drone-like craft which is powered by eight separate propellers.


The Florida judge recommended the father, who was convicted of double murder, now secure a state-appointed attorney before his sentencing is announced next week.


Johnny Depp and Alec Baldwin have opened up about their grueling - and high profile - divorce battles in a new book written by English actor Greg Ellis.A A A


The Indian "Delta" coronavirus variant, which is more infectious than other strains, now makes up 20.6% of all new cases in the U.S., which is double the 10% it made up two weeks ago


Houston high school English teacherA Katrina Maxwell, 32, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child for allegedly having sex with her 16-year-old male student.


Terrifying security video shows a young girl sleeping in her bedroom in Rochester, Pennsylvania, on Monday night when a male intruder climbs through the window after removing a fan.


Behar and her colleagues were discussing Carl Nassib"s announcement on their ABC show when she kicked off the segment saying: "Come on it"s 2021, is this such a big deal?"


Israel recorded 125 new cases on Monday - the most per day since April, in a country where more than half the population has been fully vaccinated. Nearly a third were found in vaccinated people.


Two men "tried to steal beer wedding reception" and ended up battered
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:34:46 GMT
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William Beeson, 22 (left), and Justin Crowl, 29 (right), have been arrested on theft, trespassing, and disorderly conduct counts following a brawl at an Ohio wedding reception they had crashed.


Marvin Scott, 26, left, was arrested in Collin County on March 14 and died in police custody - and his death was ruled a homicide in April.


Cara Delvingne opens the doors to her VERY quirky LA home
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:24:19 GMT
From https:
The 28-year-old model offered a video tour of her new Los Angeles home, revealing the inspiration behind the decor was the Mad Hatter"s Tea Party.


Jill Biden heads to Mississippi and Tennessee to push COVID vaccines
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:23:15 GMT
From https:
Jill Biden was in Donald Trump country Tuesday to push COVID vaccines as rates fall in the South and the White House concedes it won"t make its July 4th vaccination goal.


Instances of teenagers showing up to a Boston hospital with an eating disorder increased by 300 percent last year as many teens faced mental health issues during the pandemic.


Darius Evonte Lanier, 19, and Eugene Meredith Hubbard, 21, were arrested on Saturday over the shooting, which took place on Interstate 75 last Thursday evening.


Migrant children housed in pop-up shelters reported overcrowding, long stays, spoiled or undercooked food and lack of access to showers or clean clothes, according to testimonials filed in court on Monday.


Airline spokeswoman Sarah Jantz said Tuesday that the cuts could average 50 to 60 flights a day the rest of June and between 50 and 80 a day in the first half of July, or 1% of the schedule.


The arrest carried out by three police officers was recorded by a witness in the city of Teplice in the north-west of the country on June 19. Police said the man later died in an ambulance.


The Randolph Board of Education on Monday night voted 8-1 to overturn the decision made earlier this month to replace the names of all holidays with just the phrase "day off".


Bosses purportedly sent out the menu to employees in an email last Friday, saying they wanted to serve the foods to customers as a way to "honor" the federal holiday.


Chad Alan Craghead, 44,A was arrested by federal agents in Fulton, Missouri last week for allegedly coercing two underage girls into sending him pornographic photos of themselves.


Teamsters launch national push to unionize ALL Amazon workers
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:11:39 GMT
From https:
In a resolution introduced at the powerful union"s national convention on Tuesday, the Teamsters declared that unionizing Amazon workers is a top priority and announced the new push.


The JetBlue website was reportedly down for hours on Tuesday, while those who tried to call the airline giant were kept on hold or disconnected as they tried to book, cancel or change their upcoming flights.


Tiffany Trump applies a bindi while enjoying lunch in Miami
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:04:36 GMT
From https:
The 27-year-old Georgetown Law School graduate was pictured enjoying a lunch date with Michael, 23, and two friends on Sunday.


Chris Brown "is under investigation for battery"
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:58:04 GMT
From https:
Chris Brown is reportedly under investigation for the assault of a woman at hisA San Fernando Valley home which is believed to have taken place over the weekend.


Off-duty cop attacked by three men in the Bronx amid NYC crime wave
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:50:34 GMT
From https:
Video released by the NYPD shows the 33-year-old off-duty officer talking to two men on a street corner in the Bronx at about 11.40am Monday, apparently in a heated argument.


Mayor Muriel Bowser slapped down arguments against D.C. statehood, while also ruffling Republicans" feathers by saying D.C. only had "one night of rioting" last summer.


Three siblings are taking part of Pfizer"s clinical trial for their vaccines in young children. Their parents are neurosurgeons who enrolled their children to protect from the Delta variant.


Shane Fuhrman, the mayor of Silverton, Colorado, has bannedA his Board of Trustees and guests from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at public meetings.


WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Julio Aponte, 63, is seen in disturbing video beating his wife and smashing her with a crowbar at a bus stop in Washington Heights.


Thousands of stranded Afghan translators plead for Biden"s help
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:18:55 GMT
From https:
Many have already seen relatives killed and others fear they will be decapitated. They are now reaching out to Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to give them safe haven in the U.S.


The singer has expressed "serious opposition" to her controversial conservatorship over the past 13 years, confidential court records reveal.


Guatemalan national MarAa Chic finally reunited with her daughter, Adelaida Chic, at a Florida airport four years after they were separated at the southwestern border.


Allison Mack helped convict NXIVM"s Keith Raniere with branding tape
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:48:27 GMT
From https:
Smallville actress Allison Mack Allison Mack, 38,A will be sentenced on June 30 for her role as a "slave master" in Keith Raniere"s NXIVM sex cult.


More than one million nonbinary people are now living in the United States, according to a new study by the Williams Institute, a subsidiary of the UCLA School of Law.


TheA 2,736-square-foot castle sits on an acre of land in Charlestown, Indiana. It has just two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms - and a 10-car garage.


An anonymous Imgur userA wrote that it"s "absolutely nuts" that he has been with his wife for 20 years and wanted to share what he learned with others.


The tech giant"s charity arm, Google.org, has repeatedly provided financial backing for research and studies carried out by Peter Daszak and his New York-based EcoHealth Alliance.


President Joe Biden"s administration conceded it will fall short of its goal of at having partially vaccinated 70 per centA of adult Americans by July 4th - but officials vowed they would "crush" COVID.


Paola wed her fiancA(c) Aram Ahmed at a 13th-century cathedral in Ibiza before the pair celebrated with an extravagant reception at one of the White Isle"s most luxurious hotels.


Trump blamed Mike Pence in a Monday evening interview for his 2020 loss and railed against two Supreme Court picks Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett for voting to uphold Obamacare.


Bitcoin sinks below $30,000 for the first time since January
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:39:34 GMT
From https:
The world"s largest cryptocurrency slumped as low as $28,814 on Tuesday, a 7 percent loss on the day that draggedA down smaller coins such as Ether and Dogecoin.


Around 70 activists staged a demonstration outside the Texas Senator"s $2million property in the ritzy River Oaks neighborhood on Monday morning, before police were called to the scene.


Kate Middleton, 39, cut a relaxed figure as she arrived for a visit to the Natural History Museum in London today. The royal dressed down in blue jeans, a white vest top and APS1,795 blazer byA CHLOA.


The lifeless body of Layla Malon was discovered last Thursday afternoon inside her family"s mansion in Westport - one of the most affluent towns in the United States.


The Bachelorette: Katie Thurston reveals she was sexually assaulted
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:03:05 GMT
From https:
The 30-year-old series star evealed during a group date that she had been sexually assaulted by a man without her consent on Monday"s episode of The Bachelorette.


Outhay Chokbengboun, 46, says he was sworn at and subjected to racial slurs as he starts filming, pointing the camera at a brunette woman, at a gas station in Charlotte.


A good boy has been found. After going missing on June 6, Chuck, a golden retriever, was indeed retrieved by New Jersey State Police in Barnegat Bay on Tuesday.


153 Houston hospital workers fired or quit over COVID vax requirement
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:04:20 -0400
From https:
More than 150 workers at a Houston hospital quit or were fired on Tuesday after being suspended for refusing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.


Joe Bidenas policy puts America last: Goodwin
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:03:49 -0400
From https:
It is said that if you are a hammer, the whole world is a nail. So it is with Joe Bidenas dream of making another nuclear deal with Iran.


Andy Cohenas Maury Moment: The First aBelow Decka Baby Deserved Better
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:00:38 -0400
From https:
Give Lilly Soares an Andy-style (not a Maury-style) welcoming!


Vanessa Bryant and the families of the other victims killed in the 2020 Kobe Bryant crash have reached a settlement agreement with the helicopter company involved in the California disaster.


Wild Max Scherzer sticky substance check ends in Joe Girardi ejection
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:53:50 -0400
From https:
Max Scherzer brought the heat and some attitude to Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday.


Itas neck a and neck a and neck! New Yorkers streamed to the voting booths on Tuesday to cast their ballots in the Big Appleas hotly contested Democratic mayoral primary -- and while it will be a couple of weeks before a winner can be declared, early results showed a three-way race. The first round...


Jonathan Loaisiga turning into bonafide Yankees star
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:39:20 -0400
From https:
The name to know in the Yankeesa bullpen is the same one teammates used to joke was too difficult to say. With every 99 mph fastball, every scoreless appearance and every win, Jonathan Loaisiga has moved further away from the cheesy aJohnny Lasagnaa nickname that followed him up from the minors in 2018 and closer...


Three siblings, ages 1, 3 and 6, get Pfizer vaccine in clinical trial
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:27:52 -0400
From https:
Three siblings less than 7 years old from Louisiana have received their first dose of Pfizer"s COVID-19 vaccine as part of the company"s clinical trials for children, a report said Tuesday.


The Redneck Ravea in Mammoth Cave turned into a crime-filled event, according to reports. There were multiple arrests and six different felony charges in the wild incident.


NBA Draft Lottery order 2021: Full results and order
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:00:59 -0400
From https:
The Detroit Pistons won the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery and will have the No. 1 pick.


Man admits to murder, sex abuse of 10-year-old Alaska girl
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:51:28 -0400
From https:
Peter Vance Wilson pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder and sexual abuse of a minor in the death of Ashley Johnson Barr.


Yankeesa Luke Voit belts homer in first at-bat in return from injury
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:26:21 -0400
From https:
Luke Voit, who is hitting third in the lineup, hit a solo home run in the first inning of the Yankees-Royals game Tuesday night at the Stadium, his first at-bat since suffering a right oblique strain on May 16.


The Biden administration will give migrants whose asylum claims were denied under the now-scrapped "Remain in Mexico" policy another opportunity to seek sanctuary.


Critical race theory is demonizing vast swaths of America over skin color. Itas racism. Democracy does indeed die in darkness, as The Washington Postas motto proclaims. Itas just that the paper itself helps spread much darkness.


Beijing suffocates Hong Kongas loudest voice for liberty
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:19:10 -0400
From https:
For a brief blip, there was hope that Apple Daily, Hong Kongas pro-democracy newspaper, would be able to hold out for a bit longer against the Chinese Communist Party. This, despite the fact that the party froze the assets of its jailed owner, Jimmy Lai, under a draconian new "national-security" law. This month, even after...


Marcus Stroman exits early as Metsa pitching nightmare continues
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:12:54 -0400
From https:
The Mets" shrinking pitching depth took another blow Tuesday night, as Marcus Stroman left his start against the Braves with left hip soreness. The right-hander had thrown three pitches in the top of the second inning when he walked off the back of the mound, leading to a visit from manager Luis Rojas, pitching coach...


Nate Ebner withdrew Tuesday from competing for a spot on the USA Rugby team, a move that should hasten the safetyas opportunity to return to the Giants.


Media allowed itself to be duped by one man on COVID-19
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:07:59 -0400
From https:
The more we learn about Peter Daszak, the one who fed misinformation claims on the Chinese Wuhan Virology Lab to the media -- the worse it gets, Arthur Bloom writes.


Nets assistant coaches in high demand as offseason begins
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:06:44 -0400
From https:
Itas not just the Netsa roster that could undergo an offseason overhaul. The coaching staff could look a lot different, too.


The year 10 students at St Luke"s Grammar School on Sydney"s northern beaches were asked to allocate 25 points based on traits such as popularity, loyalty and attractiveness.


RICHARD EDEN: The Sussexes have publicly attacked the monarchy and accused unnamed relations of racism, but the Queen has made it clear she holds no grudges against them.


The world"s largest dinosaur, nicknamed "Cooper" by locals, took 15 years to uncover after first being discovered on a cattle property in south-west Queensland in 2006.


Victoria has recorded no additional local cases of coronavirus just hours after its government blocked millions of residents in Greater Sydney from entering the southern state.


A 27-year-old tourist visiting New York City from Colombia was hit in the head with a glass bottle while travelling alone on the subway on Monday evening in Manhattan.


Ebrahim Raisi, who won a landslide election victory in Iran at the weekend, was on a four-man "death commission" that oversaw the execution of regime opponents in the late 1980s.


The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured on Tuesday) reportedly agreed to attend the ceremony at Kensington Palace next Thursday.


Khloe Kardashian emerges after split from Tristan Thompson
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:58:19 GMT
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Khloe, 36, was seen taking three-year-old daughter True Thompson, that she shares with theA Boston Celtics star, to a gymnastics class in Calabasas.


Footage shot by stunned onlookers shows the man - later revealed to be YouTuber Hunter Kowald - flying a dozen feet off the floor in the drone-like craft which is powered by eight separate propellers.


The Florida judge recommended the father, who was convicted of double murder, now secure a state-appointed attorney before his sentencing is announced next week.


Johnny Depp and Alec Baldwin have opened up about their grueling - and high profile - divorce battles in a new book written by English actor Greg Ellis.A A A


Terrifying security video shows a young girl sleeping in her bedroom in Rochester, Pennsylvania, on Monday night when a male intruder climbs through the window after removing a fan.


Israel recorded 125 new cases on Monday - the most per day since April, in a country where more than half the population has been fully vaccinated. Nearly a third were found in vaccinated people.


Two men "tried to steal beer wedding reception" and ended up battered
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:34:46 GMT
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William Beeson, 22 (left), and Justin Crowl, 29 (right), have been arrested on theft, trespassing, and disorderly conduct counts following a brawl at an Ohio wedding reception they had crashed.


Donald Trump denied a report heA was so frustrated with the way Saturday Night LiveA mocked him that he asked if the Justice Department to go after the NBC late night comedy show.


Inside magistrate"s lavish life as he pockets $180k death payout
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:32:14 GMT
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A wealthy magistrate who fought to strip the grieving mother of his deadA fiancA(c) of her daughter"s super payout had flaunted his wealth in a flashy home renovation magazine.A


Cara Delvingne opens the doors to her VERY quirky LA home
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:24:19 GMT
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The 28-year-old model offered a video tour of her new Los Angeles home, revealing the inspiration behind the decor was the Mad Hatter"s Tea Party.


SARAH VINE: This week it was announced that a transgender weightlifter from New Zealand, Laurel Hubbard, will compete in the women"s category at the Olympics.


A NSW prison officer has been suspended from work after being charged with sexually assaulting a colleague at a jail in the Hunter region.


The arrest carried out by three police officers was recorded by a witness in the city of Teplice in the north-west of the country on June 19. Police said the man later died in an ambulance.


INTERVIEW BY MIKE DICKSON: It was 40 years ago that he scandalised Wimbledon with an outburst that has gone down in sporting folklore, and defined him more than his Grand Slam titles.


Bosses purportedly sent out the menu to employees in an email last Friday, saying they wanted to serve the foods to customers as a way to "honor" the federal holiday.


GUY ADAMS: Valerie Bacot, a 40-year-old mother-of-four, has used a series of interviews, witness statements and a bestselling memoir to tell how she shot her husband in the back of the neck.


Object 2014 UN271 is slightly closer to the sun than Neptune but will be closer than Saturn by 2031. Experts say it is made of ice and rock, and measures betweenA 62 and 230 miles wide.


Tiffany Trump applies a bindi while enjoying lunch in Miami
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:04:36 GMT
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The 27-year-old Georgetown Law School graduate was pictured enjoying a lunch date with Michael, 23, and two friends on Sunday.


Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce plans to back a net zero emissions target
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:04:13 GMT
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Compensation for farmers and other rural industries will be crucial to a potential deal between the Nationals and Liberals on contentious climate targets.


Mandatory mask rules have been extended by a week in Sydney, QR codes might become mandatory in NSW shops and at least seven new Covid-19 cases will be added to the state"s tally.


Fewer than one in five Australians trust China to act responsibly in the world and even fewer endorse the leadership of Xi Jinping, new polling shows.


WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Julio Aponte, 63, is seen in disturbing video beating his wife and smashing her with a crowbar at a bus stop in Washington Heights.


Thousands of stranded Afghan translators plead for Biden"s help
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:18:55 GMT
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Many have already seen relatives killed and others fear they will be decapitated. They are now reaching out to Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to give them safe haven in the U.S.


Guatemalan national MarAa Chic finally reunited with her daughter, Adelaida Chic, at a Florida airport four years after they were separated at the southwestern border.


As part of an update announced on Tuesday, Tinder will introduce videos into profiles, a new Explore tab similar to Instagram and new ways for people to express themselves.


More than one million nonbinary people are now living in the United States, according to a new study by the Williams Institute, a subsidiary of the UCLA School of Law.


TheA 2,736-square-foot castle sits on an acre of land in Charlestown, Indiana. It has just two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms - and a 10-car garage.


An anonymous Imgur userA wrote that it"s "absolutely nuts" that he has been with his wife for 20 years and wanted to share what he learned with others.


Paola wed her fiancA(c) Aram Ahmed at a 13th-century cathedral in Ibiza before the pair celebrated with an extravagant reception at one of the White Isle"s most luxurious hotels.


Trump blamed Mike Pence in a Monday evening interview for his 2020 loss and railed against two Supreme Court picks Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett for voting to uphold Obamacare.


Bitcoin sinks below $30,000 for the first time since January
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:39:34 GMT
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The world"s largest cryptocurrency slumped as low as $28,814 on Tuesday, a 7 percent loss on the day that draggedA down smaller coins such as Ether and Dogecoin.


Kate Middleton, 39, cut a relaxed figure as she arrived for a visit to the Natural History Museum in London today. The royal dressed down in blue jeans, a white vest top and APS1,795 blazer byA CHLOA.


Huge changes are coming for working holiday makers in Australia, meaning even those currently Down Under may no longer need to complete months of farm work.


Outhay Chokbengboun, 46, says he was sworn at and subjected to racial slurs as he starts filming, pointing the camera at a brunette woman, at a gas station in Charlotte.


Author Abigail Shrier, whose book Irreversible Damage drew both backlash and praise last year, spoke out in a guest essay on Monday for the newsletter of journalist Bari Weiss.


Parents of missing five-year-old girl slam Argentinian police
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:34:21 GMT
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Five-year-old Guadalupe Lucero was last seen more than a week ago at a birthday party at her aunt"s home in the city of San Luis, Argentina, on June 14 at around 8pm.


Sun"s initial eight-year ban was overturned. The retrial was heard by three new judges by video over three days last month and fast-tracked ahead of the Tokyo Olympics opening on July 23.


A computer simulation of how pollen grains spread from a willow tree was created by researchers from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.


The Association of Lovers of Upper Lusatia say they discovered a document in a local archive which is a blueprint for the tunnels in the town of Luban in southern Poland.


NASA"s Ingenuity helicopter completed its eighth successful flight on Mars on Monday, traveling over 500 feet. The 4-pound helicopter flew 525 feet (160meters) for 77.4 seconds.


James Turbitt - who has twice tested negative for Covid and is fully vaccinated - has hit out at Covid bureaucrats for refusing to let him see his dying mother.


Night owls have less self-discipline, study says
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:09:30 GMT
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The relationship between personality and what time you get up and go to bed has been revealed by researchers at the University of Warwick and the University of Tartu, Estonia.


The Washington Post has been criticized for an episode of its podcast urging readers to hold "white accountability groups" and feel "deep shame" over their race.


Georgia and Becky Ashford-Singer, from Bristol, struggled to conceive with the first donor they met but after switching to a different man, they both fell pregnant at the same time.


The heir to the throne, 72, enjoyed a cup of tea before heading out into the pastures at FarmED, an Oxfordshire farm that aims to reverse climate change and increase biodiversity.


The devils were introduced to Maria Island off Tasmania"s east coast in 2012 in the hope of protecting the endangered species from being wiped out by an infectious and deadly facial cancer.


Data on the mental health and drug habits of more thanA 281,000 young adults was analysed by researchers from the US National Institute on Drug Abuse.


Crash between car and train in Tarago, NSW, leaves three in hospital
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:57:04 GMT
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The car collided with a train in the New South Wales Hunter region on Wednesday around midday at a rural rail crossing at Wallarobba, 15km south of Dungog.


TikTok users believe it will cure the "dead" arm" soreness symptom many people are experiencing after a coronavirus jab.


The owner gave sheriff"s deputies permission to shoot Buck the chimpanzee after he attacked her daughter


England fans celebrate Euros group win but Scotlandas dream is over
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:02:37 +0000
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Three Lions fans are celebrating finishing top of their group, but the Tartan Army faced disappointment.


But it has been mocked for coming after many Scottish children go on their summer holidays.


The president met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator and other officials on disaster preparedness


She has now been struck off following the incident, witnessed by another teacher.


Man dies two days after being found in road with aserious stab wounda
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:40:32 +0000
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Two arrests had already been made following the incident in Bury St Edmunds.


Oen Evan Nicholson, 30, was arrested after being wanted in deaths of three people including his father


Joe Biden unveils child tax credit of up to $300 per month
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:02:14 +0000
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Automatic payments from the child tax credit will start hitting bank accounts on July 15


Force used by police in death of black man awas justifieda, jury rules
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:54:43 +0000
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He screamed atheyare killing mea before he died.


Steve Bouquet can be seen making a asudden jerka into a kitten, the prosecution say.


Double-jabbed parents acould take unvaccinated kids abroad from Augusta
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:03:54 +0000
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Plans are due to be announced "within days", according to reports.


By July 4, Americans ages 27 and over will likely hit the 70% mark for vaccinations, but adults 18 and over are projected to reach it in late July


Nicholas MacBeath took a toxic mix of amphetamines and died of cardiac arrest at just 44, leaving behind 11 children and 10 grandchildren.


Intensive care nurse still haunted by faces of dying Covid patients
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:51:42 +0000
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Former British nurse of the year Joan Pons Laplana has left his role after the "exhausting" toll of being on the NHS frontline.


Fred Johnson Jr was at the wheel of a white Dodge Ram pickup in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday when he ran over three people


Postman jailed for careless driving that killed police officer
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:38:22 +0000
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He was driving his van was on the wrong side of the road when PC Oliver Evans" motorcycle turned a corner.


Top Chinese spy adefects to US to share secrets about origins of Covida
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:24:19 +0000
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Rumours of the spymaster switching sides were fuelled by a sketchy report pushed out by the Chinese government via state media.


Her neighbours had to put up with the eyesore for nearly two years.


Farmer avoids jail despite neglecting dozens of horses for years
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:05:02 +0000
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One horse was found with an untreated broken leg while others had hoof problems and bad dental hygiene.


Iave lived in the UK for 20 years, waiting for the day I can go home
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:34:10 +0000
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I was hoping that by the time my medical study was finished in the UK, things would be better in my home country.


One protest at a maximum security jail lasted eight hours and triggered a response from an elite national squad.


The Trump Organization has filed a lawsuit in the state court and argues the city"s decision is "politically motivated"


The commemorative day started in 2018.


And after that easing, Scots can look forward to "a return to almost complete normality in our day to day lives" on August 9.


The aStrawberry moona will shine over the UK this week
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:01:11 +0000
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Despite the name, it won"t appear pink.


Six-year-old Cooper was savaged so badly by another dog that his vet bills are almost three times the excess on his family"s pet insurance.


Vodafone quietly ditches free Wi-Fi on the Tube without telling users
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:54:12 +0000
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Vodafone customers will now be forced to pay for a pass to access the service.


Lord Clarke said the APS200million national flagship demonstrates that some in No 10 believe there is "free money" despite the pandemic.


Maya Gocheva-Ash said she was entitled to the estate - even though Cindy Ash was named as the beneficiary.



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Live Results: The New York City Mayoral Primaries
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:01:18 -0400
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Results from the NYC mayoral primaries.


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"It won"t undo the heartbreak and loss we feel. But only by acknowledging the past can we work toward a future that we"re all proud to embrace," Sec. Deb Haaland said.


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Some movies age like a fine wine while others age like milk left in a hot car overnight.


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Nearly 28,000 immigrants were ordered deported without being present at their last court hearing under Trump-era restrictions that put them at high risk of violent crime while they waited in Mexico.


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Don"t even get me started on Jenny"s Wedding.


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9 Places To Get Your Summer Books
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:43:17 -0400
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From audiobooks at Libro.fm to print books from Bookshop.org to e-books from Kobo, you have more options than you might realize.


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Taking a picture does, indeed, make it last longer.


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"I could give a lot of tough love."


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Just because it fits in a suitcase doesn"t mean you need to bring it on vacation.


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Who doesn"t love a good fan theory?


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Violent attacks and discriminatory laws have taken a toll on the mental health of trans people. Many wish there was as much attention on the well-being of those living with traumas as there is on those who have been killed.


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Just when you thought you"d seen it all in a Kardashian/Jenner house, Kylie does this.


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Borrowing money isn"t *always* a bad thing.


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You gotta be kidding me.


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"I"m almost 35 and have accepted that things like home ownership, marriage, and children aren"t in the cards for me. They are luxuries I literally can"t afford."


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So far, no Gibby in sight.


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"He rode his bike eight miles to my house at 4 a.m."


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Once Again A "Karen" Is Making Black Twitter Mad
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:01:07 -0400
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Let"s take a moment of silence for Jordan Peele"s Twitter notifications.


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"They"ve been friends for 15 years."


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Lance Bass Taught The Backstreet Boys The Iconic "Bye Bye Bye" Dance
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:53:02 -0400
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Can"t way for BackSync to go on tour!


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I"ll die on this hill.


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"I had to change how I interacted with exercise."


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This is so personal to me.


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New York City"s Mayoral Election Could Take A While To Sort Out
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:13:08 -0400
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The shift to ranked-choice voting, thousands of absentee ballots, and the not-so-shiny history of the Board of Elections could mean weeks before a winner is official.


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And, for the record, it has absolutely nothing to do with buttholes.


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Bill Hader Absolutely Lost It At Paul Rudd Pranking Conan One Last Time
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:35:15 -0400
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aWhoever dies first, you have to do that at the other oneas funeral.a


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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, Rachel is the fairest of them all.


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TikTok made me do it.


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Tell Us About A Moment So Bad, It Ruined A TV Couple Altogether
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:15:13 -0400
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There are rough patches, and then there are screaming red flags.


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Megan Thee Stallion is also Megan Thee Scholar.


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"What do you mean I am not supposed to eat the carpet?"


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aThis sparked a new era of a celebrity couple obsession. I mean weave got the Brad-Jen-Angelina triangle, Tom and Katie, Ashton and Demi a|a


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He made a $100,000 donation to the LGBTQ+ youth suicide prevention organization "The Trevor Project."


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100% necessary.


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Ministers will push to privatise Channel 4 in TV shake-up
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:01:11 GMT
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End of an era looms for British broadcasting as government pushes ahead with plans to sell the channel

Channel 4as four decades as a publicly owned broadcaster could be about to come to an end, with ministers pushing ahead with controversial plans to sell the channel as part of a shake-up that could transform the landscape of British television.

The culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, confirmed that he would hold a swift consultation on proposed privatisation, in a move that would mark the end of an era in British broadcasting and would radically alter how one of the UKas leading public service television networks operates.

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Tens of thousands to be issued with warnings to submit applications for post-Brexit scheme or risk losing rights

Tens of thousands of EU citizens living in the UK will be issued with a formal 28-day notice if they have failed to apply for post-Brexit settled status within a week, the government has warned.

The notices will tell them to submit an application or risk consequences which include losing their rights to healthcare and employment.

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More than anything, it was a night when Gareth Southgate needed his attacking talents to express themselves. Safe passage to the last 16 at Euro 2020 had been guaranteed but could England show something to generate a bit of excitement, to fire the feeling that they might be able to cut through teams a a quality that had been wholly absent last Friday in the 0-0 draw with Scotland? Thanks in large part to Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka, who both came into the starting lineup for the first time at these finals, they did so during an enjoyable first half when England asked questions of the Czech Republic with their movement and interplay.

Related: Bukayo Sakaas versatility has Czechs flailing and England flying | Jonathan Liew

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Attempt to enlist schoolchildren in day celebrating British values criticised and ridiculed on social media

The government has been criticised on social media after supporting a campaign encouraging schoolchildren to commemorate aOne Britain One Nationa day on Friday.

A tweet from the Department for Education said it was encouraging schools across the UK to celebrate the day and featured a link to onebritainonenation.com website.

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Keir Starmer set to make major changes to Labour backroom team
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:21:54 GMT
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Several longtime allies including Jenny Chapman to move aside after byelection as leader seeks to shift into campaigning stance

Keir Starmer is expected to announce several new appointments to his top team when he resets his leadership after the Batley and Spen byelection next month, with several longtime allies including Jenny Chapman moving aside.

Lady Chapman, who was an early backer of Starmeras leadership bid, will be shifted from her role as his political director to be a frontbench spokesperson on Brexit in the House of Lords, Labour sources confirmed on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: Emails show PMas aide told head of NHSX ano delay please a just send immediatelya

Dominic Cummings demanded senior civil servants pay half a million pounds to an external data team, according to leaked emails that show the prime ministeras then chief adviser urging officials to bypass government procedures.

On 22 March 2020, the day before Boris Johnson ordered the UK into full lockdown, Cummings instructed civil servants at NHSX, the government unit responsible for digital transformation in health, to grant the money to Our World in Data, a research project run by a not-for-profit organisation with Oxford academics.

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Canada leads more than 40 countries in voicing concern over Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet, sparking clash at UN

Canada has led more than 40 countries in expressing serious concerns over Beijingas repressive actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet, prompting a furious response from Beijing over Canadaas colonial history.

The exchange at the UN human rights council on Tuesday marks the latest downturn in relations between Canada and China, which have deteriorated steadily as the two countries clash over human rights, trade and allegations of ahostage diplomacya.

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South African soprano Pretty Yende, due to star in Bellini opera, given French visa after strip search

The South African opera star Pretty Yende has accused French immigration authorities of aoutrageous racial discriminationa after being detained, strip searched and held in a dark room at Parisa main airport.

aPolice brutality is real for someone who looks like me,a Yende, who is black, said in a social media post on Tuesday, a day after the encounter at the Charles de Gaulle airport.

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New APS50 note featuring Alan Turing goes into circulation
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:01:12 GMT
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Note honouring mathematician, computer pioneer and codebreaker contains advanced security features

The new APS50 note goes into circulation on Wednesday a but with consumers increasingly going cashless, for millions of people it may be months or even years before they see or touch one.

Itas been around for 40 years, but the APS50 note doesnat have a great image: there is a perception that aside from some overseas tourists, the only people who use them are criminals, tradespeople looking to evade tax and gamblers.

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Absences because of infections, self-isolation and closures result in most disrupted week since schools reopened

A quarter of a million children in England missed school last week because of Covid infections, self-isolation or school closures, making it the most disrupted week since schools fully reopened in March and prompting calls for pupils to be vaccinated.

The upsurge has been most marked in northern centres such as Oldham, where Covid-related absences in schools are more than double the national rate. Andy Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester, said that self-isolation rules for children needed to be reformed to avoid further disruption to their education.

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Scotland to remove all major Covid restrictions on 9 August
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:36:11 GMT
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Nicola Sturgeon also said move to level 0 will happen on 19 July, with limits on gatherings eased

Scotland should see the removal of all major legal coronavirus restrictions on 9 August, Nicola Sturgeon has said, as she confirmed that the move to level O of her governmentas five-tier system of Covid controls would be delayed until 19 July, the same date as measures are to be lifted in England.

This pause would allow more time for people to be vaccinated, the first minster said, with the daily case rate in Scotland 40% higher than it was last week as the Delta variant surges across the country.

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Children anot expected to quarantinea if amber-list rules are relaxed
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:47:33 GMT
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Children and double-jabbed adults will not have to isolate under proposals, say sources

Children will not be expected to isolate if new rules are introduced that could spare double-jabbed travellers quarantine when they return from amber-list countries, government sources say.

Ministers are expected to discuss the plans at a meeting of the cabinetas Covid-O committee, likely to be held on Thursday, where they will hear the latest scientific advice about when vaccination rates will be high enough to consider loosening quarantine requirements.

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aOne hell of a partya: readers on their albums of 2021 so far
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:00:03 GMT
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From the sunny vibes of rapper Topaz Jones to the guitar anthems of Du Blonde, here are the records that have really grabbed our readers over the last six months

aC/ Catch up on the Guardianas albums of the year so far

aBeautiful but devastatinga: Livia, 23, student, Glasgow

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Scientists were surprised by results of painting eyeliner on shells of jumping spiders to change their appearance

Researchers have come up with an ingenious way to test the theory that male jumping spiders have evolved colourful stripes to ward off predators a they have put makeup on them.

Unlike the females of the species, the male Habronattus pyrrithrix come in vivid hues to attract mates. But scientists writing in the journal Royal Society Open Science wanted to establish whether their bright, striped backs help protect them from predators.

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The UKas chief negotiator with the EU did his best to prove why he isnat really up to the job

You win some, you lose some. Weare still nowhere near finding out if the government has a coherent plan for tackling social care a only late on Monday the prime minister cancelled a meeting with Rishi Sunak and Matt Hancock due to take place on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the issue. So we can probably assume not. But we are a little better informed as to why the negotiations with the EU over the Northern Ireland protocol have started to unravel badly. And thatas because every time he speaks, the UKas lead Brexit negotiator, David Frost, doesnat seem to be quite as bright as he would like us all to believe.

Tuesdayas appearance before the foreign affairs select committee was a case in point. Having established his credentials as being rather more important than a minister for Europe, Lord Frost then did his best to prove why he wasnat really up to the job. He got off to a bad start by saying that the decision not to fully accredit the EU ambassador to the UK had been aover-interpreteda and that petty point scoring had been the last thing on the governmentas mind. For some reason, the EU had seen it differently and taken offence.

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From Riz Ahmed to Michaela Coel: who should be the next Doctor Who?
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:25:33 GMT
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Jodie Whittakeras departure from the BBC role has been heavily rumoured a but who should be next in the Tardis? Here are 14 faces wead love to play the 14th Doctor

With most modern Doctor Who actors doing three series of the show at most, and rumours of Jodie Whittakeras departure swirling around, hereas our pick of the people wead love to see at the controls of the Tardis next a some more likely than others a|

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Despite comments he made in the past, the directoras production company Amblin has signed a multi-picture deal with the streaming giant. Should cinephiles be worried?

Did another citadel just fall? Has another general just presented his sword in surrender? Steven Spielbergas production company Amblin has signed a deal to produce multiple features a year for the streaming behemoth Netflix a which is precisely that small-screen player that Spielberg seemed to be rebuking two years ago when he proclaimed the importance of the theatrical experience and implied digital streaming content should not be eligible for Oscars. (Spielberg has since disputed the way his words were reported and interpreted.)

Well, now Spielberg has joined that other celluloid master, Martin Scorsese, in taking the Netflix dollar. Of course, this is not an exclusive deal: Amblin still has relationships with other studios, including Universal, and its own producing remit, after all, is for both film and television. It is also the case that Spielberg himself, though credited as a producer on them all, may not actually direct any of the films that are earmarked for Netflix. But it is still a mighty name for Netflix to have in the bag, and his prestige and the attendant coverage are still hugely important for the big streaming service, which is hyper-vigilant in its guarding against any slowing of momentum in subscription growth. We are, arguably, another step closer to the theatrical experience being just another aspect of the content rollout a a luxury loss-leader or promotional event, perhaps, while the main action involves consuming movies on laptops, tablets and even phones. Or are we approaching a postmodern cinema, which is a new version of its nickelodeon beginnings: watching flickering images once again on a tiny screen?

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The Labour leaderas supporters hope he will make more impact after dispensing with several close aides

To disgruntled Labour MPs, theyare known as the Gang of Five, or the Camden Set: Keir Starmeras close-knit team of handpicked aides, some of whom are based in his local north London patch.

When he took over as Labour leader, with the country in lockdown, Starmer entrusted many of the key jobs in his office to longtime, trusted aides.

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aMucky Becka: restoring and rewilding Bradfordas river
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:36:37 GMT
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Measures aim to boost biodiversity on the river as it flows through Shipley and improve public access

It was once known as the filthiest river in England but these days, Bradford Beck is hardly known at all. Much of its seven-mile (11km) route is culverted, meaning its course runs through tunnels constructed beneath the city centre, even passing unnoticed under Bradford city hall.

But its anonymous status might be about to change, after the completion of a restoration project which aims to improve the natural ecology and biodiversity of the beck and surrounding woodland across an urbanised stretch in Shipley.

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The longest swim: solstice swimmers around the UK a photo essay
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:46:11 GMT
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Over 4 million people are involved in open-water swimming in Britain. The Outdoor Swimming Societyas longest swim on the longest day event has more than 500 participants a we joined several groups out for solstice swims around the UK on a damp and grey summeras day

The pandemic has been a tough time for swimmers. Lockdowns and tier systems meant swimming pools were closed for more days than they were open. Outdoor swimming spots were only for use by those local enough to access them easily.

However, despite the restrictions, there has been a huge surge in the popularity of swimming, particularly outdoor swimming in ponds, lakes, reservoirs or the sea.

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Five years on from the referendum, few voters have seen the benefits of leaving the EU. What if they become impatient?

Doesnat time fly? Five years ago we were going to the ballot box to cast our votes in the EU referendum. Now we are approaching 18 months since the UK ceased to be a member state. The transition period ended six months ago, yet, as the latest Ipsos Mori survey indicates, most of the British public still donat think Brexit is over.

Overall, more than two in five think there are still amany important issues to finalisea and alots more negotiationsa to come, with a further one in four saying there are still asome important areas left to decidea. Even among leave voters, only one in five think the future relationship is amostly decided and will hardly changea. They have a point. The full implications of the decision to leave the European Union have yet to be felt.

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If 2,500 of the afootball familya get a free pass into England, the double standards of our self-isolation rules will be laid bare

How encouraging to see Uefa masterminding a return of jeopardy to the Euros. Not in the football, you understand a putting four third-place teams through simply further deflates the group stages of an already format-compromised 24-team tournament. But threatening last week to take the final away from Wembley and move it to Hungary unless 2,500 of their dignitaries can swerve quarantine a well, this is the stuff of which perilous thrills are made.

Not that a Budapest final wouldnat offer something fresh: large numbers of openly racist and homophobic fans who are finally under investigation by Uefa for their conduct thus far during the tournament. The governing body has sensationally abandoned its high-level probe into German captain Manuel Neueras decision to wear a rainbow armband, and seems to be belatedly taking a look at apotential discriminatory incidentsa at Hungary games against both Portugal and France . Honestly, you donat get into football policing for that, do you? Sad when public eyebrow-raising means you get pulled off the equivalent of an unpaid parking ticket and required instead to waste your time on something far bigger a but I guess thatas life in the governing bodyas crack investigations unit.

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Ministersa rationale for privatising Channel 4 looks extremely flimsy
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:22:14 GMT
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The governmentas stale plans for the broadcaster should be rejected in favour of cherishing it as a risk-taker

Whatas the subplot with the governmentas latest flirtation with the idea of privatising Channel 4? There was a clue, possibly, in the view expressed this week by Tory MP Andrew Griffith, who has clout in these matters since he was a long-serving finance director of Sky.

In a column in the Telegraph, Griffith complained about how parochial UK competition regulators have stymied growth in the sector, missed the rise of on-demand streaming and failed to understand that UK-based TV players need scale to compete with the Americans. Specifically on Channel 4, he said: aIts next, and most enduring, contribution to the UK media landscape may be to keep some of its distinctive remit but as part of adding useful scale to another UK-based operator.a

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Fallen from power, he is showing great promise as a poster a and we canat get enough of his online revelations

Just thinking back on the bizarre fever dream of last summer, when Dominic Cummings drove to Barnard Castle and became the most hated man in Britain. Remember that? When he did the little press conference over a trestle table? It feels strange to look back on that moment of British culture now. Because we were all there, we were all involved. We were all doing very bizarre things in lockdowns one, two and three a downloading the Houseparty app, for instance a and for a hot week, being transcendentally angry at Dominic Cummings was one of them. Weall have to explain this to our children, one day. aWell, it was 2020 and nobody really knew if it was legal to leave the house or not,a weall say. aThe isolation was doing very strange things to all our heads. Dominic Cummings a a very bald man who loved bluebells and had a blog 15 years after anyone else in the universe did a worked for the government and we were all very angry at him. No, I donat remember precisely why.a

Anyway, heas back. I feel like this will be a biweekly occurrence until I die now, actually: Dominic Cummings acoming backa, either by dropping a blogpost or doing a tweet or appearing in front of a hearing or bullying Matt Hancock so hard he has to meekly tell assembled press through a union jack face mask that he doesnat think heas hopeless. Cummingsa latest back-coming move was to drop WhatsApp screenshots of Boris Johnson at the start of a pandemic a and nothing soothes the soul quite like knowing the prime minister of the country, a man who messes his own hair up for photo opportunities because itas the only thing that takes the burn off his palpable Eton-ness, actually responded to a pandemic with a panicked aWtf?a at 10.18pm.

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Just like this would-be New York councillor, many young people document every intimate aspect of their lives. Some of that footage will inevitably become public

You have to be something of a masochist to want to get into politics a and Zack Weiner is an unapologetic masochist. Last week, the 26-year-old, who is running for a place on the city council in New York, was something of a nonentity: he had zero name recognition and his campaign had raised just over $10,000 (APS7,200), most of which he had donated himself.

Perhaps the most notable thing about Weiner was the fact his dad is the co-creator of the kidsa TV show Dora the Explorer. But that changed when a video of a man engaged in consensual sadomasochism was posted on Twitter by an anonymous account that claimed the man was Weiner. On Saturday, the New York Post ran a story about the video, complete with salacious screengrab. Pretty soon it made international headlines.

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MPs ought to be embarrassed by a stunt designed to whip up animosity without addressing real problems of inequality and disadvantage

The chairman of parliamentas education select committee has produced a report designed not to illuminate a problem but divert attention from it. Conservative MP Robert Halfon and his colleagues think that awhite working-classa pupils have fallen behind because of the use of terms such as awhite privilegea. They suggest that there is an aindustrya benefiting non-white people. This is a ludicrous culture war stunt to whip up animosity without addressing real and growing problems of inequality and disadvantage.

In Mr Halfonas world, the awhite working classa is the victim of unfair racial competition in which it is outperformed by other minority ethnic groups. The framing is incendiary, and, as the report admits, the data is ropey. Eligibility for free school meals is a crude proxy for disadvantage. The support goes to children with parents who are not usually working; or are not employed more than 16 hours a week; or have very low incomes. How can Mr Halfon make claims about the awhite working classa when he is in fact talking about the poorest 13% of the total white cohort in English secondary schools?

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Ebrahim Raisias engineered win is dispiriting for those inside and outside the country. But the nuclear dealas resurrection is still possible and necessary

The election of hardliner Ebrahim Raisi as Iranas new president is a dispiriting moment for those in the west striving to revive the nuclear deal. The Iranian electorate is hardly more enthusiastic. Battered by the economic fallout from Donald Trumpas withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement, the Covid pandemic and the inability of Hassan Rouhanias reformist government to deliver on promises and overcome obstruction by the clergy and Revolutionary Guard, voters were offered only an engineered election in which Mr Raisias victory was all but certain.

While past elections were tightly controlled a and the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei retained ultimate control regardless of the outcome a they have nonetheless been genuinely competitive. This time, leading reformists and centrists were removed as 600 candidates were whittled down; just four stood in the end. Mr Raisias 62% of the vote came on a turnout of 48%; in Tehran just 26% voted. While participation has at times been low, this was an all-time nadir for a presidential race in the Islamic Republic, and 3.7 million people spoiled their ballots.

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Madeleine Worrall offers a solution that works well in Denmark while Peter Walker highlights a radical approach to empty properties that was used in the second world war. Plus letters from Jeremy Cushing and Andrew Beere

Re your editorial on second homes (21 June), there are useful models in European countries for the regulation of housing in rural and seaside communities. In Denmark (population around 5.5 million), there are around 200,000 summer houses. These cannot be used as year-round residences or bought by non-Danes without permission from the government.

This means that on a popular holiday island like Bornholm, local people can still afford homes because they live in houses classified as permanent residences, while Copenhageners, for instance, buy sensitively constructed holiday houses in peaceful wooded compounds that are controlled by strict planning laws. As they are generally attractive and well-built, there is no snobbery about them, in the way that there is in the UK, where purpose-built holiday accommodation is often in the form of static caravans, for instance, leading to wealthy incomers outpaying locals for picturesque houses in coastal villages.

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Itas not just music festivals suffering | Letters
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:50:24 GMT
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Carol Taylor reports that a Derbyshire arts extravaganza is put off for another year, while Jennifer Jenkins believes we are governed by philistines

Arts festivals in towns and cities across Britain are suffering just as much as music festivals (Summer festivals are crying out for help a but the Tories donat want to hear it, 20 June). The one in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, which has taken place for more than 30 years, centres on a atown traila of more than 130 artists in 100 residentsa homes and public spaces, as well as curated exhibitions, performance, music, food stalls etc. As with a music festival, it takes us many months to put together, but again this year we will not be able to welcome the 5,000 people who used to visit the town on a September weekend. One of the reasons is worry about Covid-19 being passed on in peopleas homes, but insurance is also a big factor. We just hope that after two years with no festival, people wonat forget us.
Carol Taylor
Chair, Wirksworth festival

aC/ I suspect that the reason hordes of sports fans are allowed to sing together in full voice while choirs are still restricted to socially distanced outdoor groups of up to 30 (Letters, 20 June) is that we are governed by a bunch of populist philistines.
Jennifer Jenkins
London

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The expansion of the European Championship to 24 teams helped Scotland to return to tournament football after an absence of more than two decades. The format could not, though, assist with the end to another horror run. The Scots have still never emerged from the group phase of a competition. Victory here would have changed that statistic. Instead, comprehensive defeat. Perhaps that will be easier for the Tartan Army to stomach than any kind of glorious, cliched failure.

As inspired by Luka Modric a who else? a Croatia took a hammer to Steve Clarkeas dream. aNo one is sure how he still manages to play to the level he still does,a the Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said of Modric. aI canat think of the words to describe it.a Join the club.

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The Arsenal youngster was everywhere as Gareth Southgateas side produced a performance that was actually fun to watch

A curious thing happened on Tuesday night. England played a European Championship game at Wembley and it was a and I had to look this word up, so apologies if the meaning isnat quite right a enjoyable. People sang and cheered. The national stadium, so often a theatre of irritations, felt contented and boisterous. England shuffled diffidently a and not without a few grumbles a into the last 16. And on a night when Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire made their return, Englandas leader on the field was a 19ayearaold from west London with five caps to his name.

Electrifying teenage attacker dances his way through a major tournament defence. We all think weave seen this film before, and if you listen closely you can probably already hear the weepy BBC montage at its end. But amid the complications and the paradoxes of Englandas performance here, the uncertain fates and futures, one fact at least felt clear enough. As aItas Coming Homea rained down from the stands, the stage belonged to a man born just a 92 bus ride from Wembley. Welcome a belatedly a to the summer of Bukayo Saka.

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Luis Enrique prepares to auncork the cavaa and restore Spainas fizz
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:35:29 GMT
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Before the crucial final Group E match against Slovakia, the coach insists his side can find their top form at Euro 2020

If Forrest Gump reckoned life was like a box of chocolates, Luis Enrique says the selecciA3n are like a bottle of cava. The former Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart has called Spain ahorriblea, in comments that have provided a surprisingly significant part of the backdrop to their final group game against Slovakia on Wednesday night, but their coach insists thereas something good in there a if only they can find a way to get it out.

Related: Misfiring Spain scramble for answers before must-win Slovakia game | Sid Lowe

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Fairness is at the heart of sport and without separate categories for the sexes there would be no women in Olympic finals

What is fairness? In sport, everything. From childhood, we come to see the head start in the playground race, the shove in the goalmouth, a rogue thumb on the egg (and spoon) as unjust, and quickly, loudly, aOi!a object.

The same sense of probity works its way up into professional sport. Sandpapering a cricket ball: not fair. Boxing with loaded gloves: not fair. Intentional misrepresentation in Paralympic classification: not fair. Colluding with betting syndicates to fix a result: not fair. Doping in sport: not fair. We classify our sports in order to pitch like against like and to keep people safe. Heavyweight boxers never fight flyweights. From puberty, the sexes compete separately in most sports most of the time. These are long accepted norms. Or were.

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Rain and bad light may have decimated the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand but the match heads into its reserve day with a result still possible following a gripping arm-wrestle between the two sides.

By the time stumps were called on day five India had reached 64 for two in their second innings with a lead of 32 runs. Virat Kohli was unbeaten on eight, his head still ringing after being struck by a Tim Southee bouncer late on, with Cheteshwar Pujara 12 not out following an hour of typical obduracy at the crease.

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Eoin Morgan says historical tweets have been ataken out of contexta
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:44:06 GMT
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  • Morgan and Jos Buttler appeared to mock Indian use of English
  • Posts were a asign of respecta, insists Morgan as ECB investigates

Eoin Morgan has dismissed controversy over tweets sent by him and Jos Buttler in 2017 and 2018 that appeared to mock common Indian use of English, insisting the problem is people ataking [them] out of contexta.

The England and Wales Cricket Board is reportedly investigating the tweets, which notably overused the word asira for comedic effect. Asked how he has reflected on his own contribution to the issue of insensitive historical social media posts a after Ollie Robinsonas Test debut this month was overshadowed by the rediscovery of several problematic messages from nearly a decade ago a Morgan said: aI donat really reflect on it a lot.

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  • Four Scotland players set to start in pre-tour fixture
  • Squad leaves for South Africa on Sunday night

Warren Gatland says hugging opponents will be off limits when the British & Irish Lions play their opening game against Japan at Murrayfield on Saturday. The touring squad is anxious to sidestep the Covid-19 self-isolation complications affecting the footballing plans of England and Scotland at the European Championship.

Gatland already has plenty on his plate before Sundayas flight to an increasingly Covid-stricken South Africa, and could do without any squad members being forced to self-isolate for 10 days just as he is seeking to bring the best players from four nations closer together.

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  • Defensive end is leagueas first active player to come out as gay
  • Stars including JJ Watt and Julian Edelman welcome decision

Carl Nassibas decision to come out as gay, the first time an active NFL player has chosen to do so, was welcomed across the league from coaches and teams to some of the biggest names in the sport.

It is hardly a secret that gay players have always existed in the NFL, but a fear of a backlash from fans, teammates and their employers stopped them from doing so. Now times appear to be slowly changing.

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He made things happen, including the all-important goal, and so may have earned his place for the last-16 tie

With 67 minutes gone at Wembley, with the game starting to sag a little and stretch towards its slightly fretful end notes, Jack Grealish could be seen walking slowly, steeped in a sudden fug of melancholy, towards the far touchline. It was a walk with a touch of theatre, a degree of flounce.

It would be wrong to read too much into it. Grealish flounces when heas happy. He had, earlier, flounced all over the opening 20 minutes of this game, creating the opening goal and, together with the hugely impressive Bukayo Saka, reworking not just the trajectory, but the basic sense of joy and possibilities around this rather gaunt and mannered England team.

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Labour MPs who opposed education report face social media attacks
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:15:38 GMT
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Tories had apolitical axe to grinda over report into underachievement among white working-class pupils, say Labour MPs

Labour MPs who voted against a report looking into underachievement among white working-class pupils have found themselves under attack on social media and accused of being athe real racistsa.

The report, published by the Conservative-dominated Commons education committee on Tuesday, said schools could be breaking the law by promoting adivisivea terminology such as awhite privilegea.

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Judge quashes earlier decision by tribunal that accommodation should be provided until all Covid restrictions are lifted

A high court judge has quashed a ruling that said refused asylum seekers who are destitute must be given accommodation during the pandemic until all Covid restrictions are lifted.

At least 1,000 asylum seekers currently in accommodation are thought to be affected by Tuesdayas decision and are now at risk of being made street homeless.

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No 10 backs down in row over funding for new APS200m royal yacht
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:35:21 GMT
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Amid withering criticism of project from likes of Ken Clarke, MoD learns it may not have to pay whole bill

Downing Street has backed down from insisting that the Ministry of Defence should foot the whole bill for new royal yacht Britannia in a Whitehall row about the funding of the APS200m vessel.

The funding dispute comes amid growing criticism from experts and senior politicians about the purpose of the project. The Tory peer and former chancellor, Ken Clarke, called it asilly populist nonsensea and a rear admiral described the plans as resembling an aoligarchas yachta.

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Park in the sky? Charity aims to revamp disused Manchester viaduct
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:19:58 GMT
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The National Trust hopes to open temporary public space next summer as part of longer-term plans

A Manchester viaduct that has not been used for more than 50 years could reopen next summer as a transformed urban green space, with hopes it will emulate New Yorkas High Line as a apark in the skya.

Trains ran on the Grade II listed Castlefield viaduct, built in 1892, to Manchester Central railway station until it closed in 1969.

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Exclusive: shareholders in Babylon Healthcare made donations to Conservatives and Hancockas 2019 leadership campaign

Matt Hancock has promoted a healthcare startup whose shareholders have made donations to the health secretary and the Conservative party, the Guardian can reveal.

The revelations about investors in Babylon Healthcare, a startup that offers smartphone-based NHS GP consultations and symptom-checker services, raise questions about possible conflicts of interest for Hancock.

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ITV News investigation prompts demand from politicians for meeting with UK manager to explain awanton wastea

Amazon is facing fresh political scrutiny after an undercover investigation showed thousands of unsold products, including laptops, TVs, headphones and books a in some cases still in their packaging a being destroyed by the company.

The furore caused by the ITV News report led three Labour MPs, including the chairs of the all-party parliamentary groups (APPGs) on digital skills and data poverty, to demand a meeting with John Boumphrey, the country manager UK at Amazon.

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Paulette Wilson, who died last year, honoured at Wolverhampton base of late aRivers of Blooda MP

A memorial plaque honouring campaigner Paulette Wilson has been unveiled on the Wolverhampton building that used to house Enoch Powellas constituency office, as part of a commemoration ceremony to mark Windrush Day.

Wilson, who died unexpectedly last year, aged 64, was one of the most vocal critics of the government over the Windrush scandal. In 2015 the former House of Commons canteen worker was misclassified by the Home Office as an illegal immigrant, and was twice arrested, before being detained and booked on to a flight back to Jamaica, the country where she was born, but had not visited in 49 years.

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Brexit minister says EU move would be to the detriment of viewers but admits UK is powerless to prevent it

The EU would be harming itself by seeking to reduce the adisproportionatea amount of British content on European television but the government is powerless to stop it, the UKas Brexit minister, Lord Frost, has said.

The Guardian revealed on Monday that the privileges that come with UK film and TV content being defined as aEuropeana are under threat, with the risk of a major loss of the international sales used to finance some of Britainas most popular programmes.

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Security guard goes on trial over Brighton cat attacks
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:24:42 GMT
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Suspect Steve Bouquet charged with deaths and injuries of cats after CCTV footage found

A security guard has gone on trial accused of killing and injuring 16 cats in a spate of attacks that left police stumped for months.

Detectives in the UK had struggled to identify the attacker after receiving anguished reports from owners of nine pets that had been killed, and a further seven injured, in October 2018 and July 2019.

A court heard that despite the force launching an operation to investigate the deaths in Brighton and Hove, no suspect was identified until a CCTV system set up by an owner of a slain cat appeared to capture on camera a different attack, on a nine-month-old kitten.

Rowan Jenkins, prosecuting, told jurors: aIn 2018 Sussex police commenced what became a major investigation following reports of domestic cats being targeted and deliberately stabbed in Brighton. Sometimes owners ... found that their cats were still alive and were able to take timely action to try and save them by rushing them to their vets.a

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Packaging prices spike with 135m boxes languishing in homes or stuck at recycling depots

The nationas online shopping habit is causing a cardboard shortage as empty delivery boxes are hoarded in homes or stuck in council recycling bins.

UK households have amassed 135m cardboard boxes during the pandemic, keeping valuable raw material out of the recycling chain and pushing up packaging prices, according to the packaging specialist DS Smith.

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Do we have to learn to live with Covid-19? a podcast
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 02:00:46 GMT
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The Guardianas health editor, Sarah Boseley, weighs up the race between vaccines and variants and explains why the end of the pandemic does not mean the end of Covid-19

A new wave of Covid-19 cases is threatening to disrupt another summer in the UK as the government extends restrictions for England into July amid concern about the rate of spread of the Delta variant.

The Guardianas health editor, Sarah Boseley, tells Anushka Asthana that this time around we are in a very different position with most adults now having had two vaccine jabs. However, there is still a prospect of a sharp rise in Covid cases and with it more hospital admissions and deaths. Boris Johnson has said cases of the Delta variant are rising at about 30% a week.

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Joe Biden suffered a significant setback on Tuesday as one of his top priorities, a set of reforms to protect voting rights and shore up American democracy, was defeated in Congress.

Related: Trump has azero desirea to be speaker of House, spokesman says

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Navy document, obtained by the Intercept, lists political philosophy alongside anarchists and neo-Nazis

A US military training document has described the political philosophy of socialism a a relatively mainstream term in politics around the world a as a aterrorist ideologya akin to neo-Nazism.

The document, which was obtained by The Intercept news website, was used in the US navy. It was entitled: Introduction to Terrorism/Terrorist Operations, and aimed at some members of the navyas internal police, the outlet reported.

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Singer said conservatorship gave her father power over who she dated and how she designed her home, according to documents obtained by the New York Times

Britney Spears for years expressed serious opposition to the conservatorship that gave her father control over her finances and personal life, according to confidential documents obtained by the New York Times.

The 39-year-old pop star has rarely commented on the unusual legal arrangement that has stripped her of her independence since 2008. But the records reviewed by the Times, which co-produced a documentary on the fraught process that led to the conservatorship, reveal that she has repeatedly objected to the authority that the courts granted her father, Jamie Spears.

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Moscow sees hottest June day for 120 years with more to come
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:56:49 GMT
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Temperatures reach 34.7C in Russian capital as weather bureau blames climate change

Moscow has sweltered through its hottest June day for 120 years after the temperature hit 34.7C with even hotter weather expected over the coming days.

Russiaas weather service, Roshydromet, which blamed climate change for the soaring temperatures.

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ValA(c)rie Bacot admits shooting Daniel Polette, who had raped her aged 12 and had four children with her

To their neighbours in the small village of Baudemont, in the Burgundy region north of Lyon, the Polette family seemed perfectly normal.

They were discreet and did not socialise, but when they did villagers remarked that the four Polette children were well brought up and polite.

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Joe Biden suffered a significant setback on Tuesday as one of his top priorities, a set of reforms to protect voting rights and shore up American democracy, was defeated in Congress.

Related: Trump has azero desirea to be speaker of House, spokesman says

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Deb Haaland announces initiative to auncover the trutha of policies that forced Indigenous children to assimilate

The US government will investigate the troubled legacy of Native American boarding schools and work to auncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequencesa of the institutions, which over the decades forced hundreds of thousands of children from their families and communities.

The US interior secretary, Deb Haaland, has directed the department to prepare a report detailing available historical records relating to the federal boarding school programs, with an emphasis on cemeteries or potential burial sites.

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In Haines, where the salmon once leaped under snow-capped mountains, a massive mining project promises well-paid jobs a and threatens a fragile ecosystem

For 2,000 years, Jones Hotchas ancestors have fished Alaskaas Chilkat River for the five species of salmon that spawn in its cold, clean waters. They have gathered berries, hunted moose and raised their families, sheltered from the extremes of winter by the black, saw-toothed peaks of the Iron Mountain.

Now Hotch fears a proposed mining project could end that way of life.

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Canada leads more than 40 countries in voicing concern over Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet, sparking clash at UN

Canada has led more than 40 countries in expressing serious concerns over Beijingas repressive actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet, prompting a furious response from Beijing over Canadaas colonial history.

The exchange at the UN human rights council on Tuesday marks the latest downturn in relations between Canada and China, which have deteriorated steadily as the two countries clash over human rights, trade and allegations of ahostage diplomacya.

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The rent forgiveness program would pay landlords all of what they are owed while simultaneously giving tenants a clean slate

California is pursuing an ambitious plan to pay off the entirety of unpaid rent from low-income tenants who fell behind during the pandemic, in what could constitute the largest ever rent relief program in the US.

The stateas governor, Gavin Newsom, is negotiating with legislators and said the $5.2bn plan would pay landlords all of what they are owed while giving renters a clean slate.

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Teamsters plan sweeping effort to unionize Amazon workers
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:15:46 GMT
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One of USas biggest unions, with 1.4m workers, to vote on resolution making Amazon employees its top priority

One of the largest unions in the US is expected this week to launch a broad effort to unionize Amazon employees.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents 1.4 million workers in 500 unions nationwide, will vote on Thursday on a landmark resolution to make its highest priority helping Amazon workers achieve a union contract.

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Texas governor vetoes bill protecting dogs from abuse
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:59:26 GMT
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Greg Abbottas decision surprises lawmakers after bill passed legislature with bipartisan support

The governor of Texas has pulled a surprise move, vetoing a bipartisan bill that would have provided greater protections for dogs against human abuse.

The Republican governor, Greg Abbott, vetoed a bill on Friday that would have made unlawful restraint of a dog a criminal offense, sending animal rights activists and legislators on both sides of the aisle into a fray and spurring the hashtag #AbbottHatesDogs.

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Sam, first openly gay football player to be drafted by an NFL team, voiced his support for Nassibas announcement

Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player to be drafted by an NFL team, has voiced his support for Carl Nassib, the first active player to announce he is gay.

Nassib, a defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders, made the announcement on Instagram on Monday.

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Firefighters in Arizona, California, Oregon, Utah and New Mexico are battling blazes amid dry, hot conditions

Dozens of wildfires were burning in hot, dry conditions across the US west, including a blaze touched off by lightning that was moving toward northern Arizonaas largest city.

The mountainous city of Flagstaff was shrouded in smoke on Monday and ash was falling from the sky as a blaze was encroaching on the city. The national forest surrounding Flagstaff announced a full closure set to begin later this week a the first time that has happened since 2006.

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Singer said conservatorship gave her father power over who she dated and how she designed her home, according to documents obtained by the New York Times

Britney Spears for years expressed serious opposition to the conservatorship that gave her father control over her finances and personal life, according to confidential documents obtained by the New York Times.

The 39-year-old pop star has rarely commented on the unusual legal arrangement that has stripped her of her independence since 2008. But the records reviewed by the Times, which co-produced a documentary on the fraught process that led to the conservatorship, reveal that she has repeatedly objected to the authority that the courts granted her father, Jamie Spears.

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Texas group the Informed Consent Action Network has capitalized on fear surrounding supposed vaccine mandates

Just as the Covid-19 vaccine rollout began in earnest in the United States, the Informed Consent Action Network (Ican) sent its subscribers a alegal updatea on its war against employers and schools planning to require the shots.

An unspecified number of organizations had supposedly dropped their mandates a one just after Ican took them to court a and the Texas-based anti-vaccination nonprofit was prowling for more plaintiffs.

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  • Biden wanted to administer at least one shot to 70% of adults
  • About 56% of Americans are fully vaccinated, CDC data shows

The White House admitted on Tuesday that it will miss an ambitious Covid-19 vaccination goal: administering at least one jab to 70% of US adults by the Independence Day holiday.

Related: Anti-vax group mounts legal blitz to sow disinformation against vaccinations

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President says he is aexasperateda by reports of vaccine hesitancy in the capital amid slow rollout

President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as the Philippines battles one of Asiaas worst outbreaks, with a cumulative total of more than 1.3 million cases and 23,000 deaths.

aYou choose, vaccine or I will have you jailed,a Duterte said in a televised address on Monday following reports of low turnouts at several vaccination sites in the capital Manila.

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Two years ago legislation was introduced to require gun insurance. Itas facing a legal minefield

On 28 July 2019, a gunman opened fire on a crowd at the Gilroy garlic festival, killing six-year-old Stephen Romero, 13-year-old Keyla Salazar and 25-year-old Trevor Irby, and injuring 17 others.

The mass shooting sent shock waves through the community, located 30 miles south of San Jose in Californiaas Bay Area, as it elicited all-too-familiar calls from elected officials that athoughts and prayersa were no longer a sufficient response.

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As the legendary album turns 50, the musicians it inspired a and those who inspired it a tell us which track means the most to them and why

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Spuds youall like! 10 delicious, filling and fabulous potato salads
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 11:59:12 GMT
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Whether itas spiced up with anduja, salted with anchovies or sweetened with condensed milk, the potato salad is always the best dish at the barbecue

Whatas your favourite way to eat potatoes? Roast? Mashed? Hasselback? Either way, unless you said asalada, youare wrong. A potato salad is a perfect thing, and a showstopper in its own right. Take a good, warm, properly seasoned potato salad to a barbecue and I guarantee that it will beat the living pants off anything else served that day. We should all be eating more potato salads. With that in mind, here are 10 absolute showstoppers.

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Good on Paper review a Netflix dating comedy is OK on screen
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:00:11 GMT
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Comedian Iliza Schlesinger turns a true story from her dating life into an intermittently entertaining, if inconsequential, movie

It would perhaps be overly generous to say that the Netflix dating caper Good on Paper was itself an embodiment of its title but pre-release there were enough reasons to at least label it afine on papera, a welcome addition to the streameras growing sub-genre of female-fronted, and created, comedies. First, and whatas often most depressingly appealing these days about a Netflix aoriginala is that it was produced by an actual studio before being acquired (in this instance, Universal), gracing it with the feel and aesthetic of a genuine movie. Second, itas based on a true story from comedian Iliza Schlesingeras life, one that sheas turned into a script, craftily giving herself her first major lead and also telling a dating story from an authentic place, rather than leaning on a married personas broad strokes idea of what swiping, flirting and shagging is like in the modern age.

Related: Fatherhood review a Kevin Hart Netflix drama is manipulative reputation rehab

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Petition urges Jeff Bezos to blast into space a and stay there
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:58:36 GMT
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  • Change.org effort has gathered tens of thousands of signatures
  • Bezos to go into space in July on first human Blue Origin flight

A growing group of earthlings is banding together in an effort to keep Jeff Bezos off the planet, after he leaves it in late July.

Related: Sold! Bidder pays $28m for spare seat on space flight with Jeff Bezos

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The president took swift action upon entering the White House, but recent developments raise concern his agenda has stalled

On his first day at the White House, Joe Biden earned praise for following through on several campaign promises, committing the US to strict climate goals and a greener future. Now, nearly six months into his presidency, several of those commitments are being put to the test, and already, many are falling apart.

A court last week ruled that the Biden administration did not have the authority to unilaterally pause oil and gas lease sales across the US. The decision came alongside news that congressional bargaining over Bidenas climate and infrastructure bill is hitting a wall with Republicans and the administration is now considering a slimmed-down version.

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Last week, a stranger threatened to beat up me and my husband at a store. Apparently, this happens all the time. Why?

Last week, a stranger threatened to beat up me and my husband in the checkout area of a grocery store. What set him off was that my husband, en route to return an unwanted item, had brushed past him. The man announced that he was going outside to wait for us and a screaming, snarling, raising his fists a stared at us through the window. Was I surprised that a muscular guy in his 30s was threatening to punch out two grandparents? The woman behind the checkout counter wasnat. She said, aStuff like this happens every few days.a In fact, not long before, in another supermarket, another city, an elderly man raged and shouted at me, claiming that I was standing too close, and the cashier said, aHe comes in here and does this all the time.a

Related: aSorry, I suckeda: Covid has ruined great friendships - and itas time to make up | Emma Beddington

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Just like this would-be New York councillor, many young people document every intimate aspect of their lives. Some of that footage will inevitably become public

You have to be something of a masochist to want to get into politics a and Zack Weiner is an unapologetic masochist. Last week, the 26-year-old, who is running for a place on the city council in New York, was something of a nonentity: he had zero name recognition and his campaign had raised just over $10,000 (APS7,200), most of which he had donated himself.

Perhaps the most notable thing about Weiner was the fact his dad is the co-creator of the kidsa TV show Dora the Explorer. But that changed when a video of a man engaged in consensual sadomasochism was posted on Twitter by an anonymous account that claimed the man was Weiner. On Saturday, the New York Post ran a story about the video, complete with salacious screengrab. Pretty soon it made international headlines.

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Viktor Orban has used a new law to equate gay people with paedophiles. Heas not the first to use this tactic

Last week, the Hungarian parliament banned any portrayal of homosexuality or transgenderism to minors, in educational material or on television. Appending this to a law protecting children from child abuse, the countryas president, Viktor OrbA!n, drew an explicit connection between homosexuality and paedophilia. In so doing, he resorted to a canard that much of the world has long dispensed with, but that is enjoying a troubling new emergence in the global battles against agender ideologya: the danger posed by homosexuals and trans people to children.

aThe logic of the government is to find an enemy and pretend that they are saving the country from this enemy,a said the Hungarian LGBTQ+ leader TamA!s Dombos in a presentation to the United States Congress last week. Dombos described the new law as aa conscious and diabolic political strategya by the government to divert public attention from its messy response to the Covid crisis. The law is also a salvo in a tough upcoming election, and an effective way of staking what I term a apink linea: a nativist boundary protecting, in this case, Hungarian avaluesa against the immoral imperialism of George Soros and Brussels.

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Large-scale environmental destruction affects the future of all life on our planet. Criminalising it would finally hold decision-makers to account

An international team of lawyers co-chaired by Philippe Sands QC and Dior Fall Sow has presented the outcome of its work announced in November last year to develop a legal definition of ecocide. This is a crucial step towards adding ecocide to the list of other major offences recognised by the international criminal court (ICC), including crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.

Making large-scale destruction of nature and its associated loss of biodiversity an international crime means that individuals, not legal entities, can be personally held accountable and prosecuted if found guilty. This implies that responsibility for damage cannot be dealt with by budgeting for potential fines. Corporations very rarely intend to cause mass damage and destruction; rather, it is a consequence of their activities. The proposed definition of ecocide describes the crime as one of recklessness; the perpetrator acted in the knowledge that there was asubstantial likelihooda of serious harm arising from their conduct, but they acted anyway.

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A love letter to Joni Mitchellas Blue | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:20:02 GMT
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Iave known this album for only 20 of its 50 years, but it has seen me from childhood to adulthood, and its genius only grows

aI couldnat look at people without weeping,a Joni Mitchell said, about the time she wrote Blue, her best-loved album, which is 50 years old today. Like every aspiring literary sad girl, I know Blue by heart, though I have loved it for only 20 of its 50 years. I havenat been to California, either, nor did I live through the sexual revolution, or know the pain of giving up a child for adoption. Yet this album has seen me from childhood through to adulthood; its essence has fused with my own.

In her essay The Joni Mitchell Problem, Meghan Daum wrote of the albumas unparalleled adulation: aThe clause aJoni and Mea has been written upwards of 10 million times, mostly in diaries with flowers drawn in the margins a| there is nothing original about being a late 20th-century-born female who feels that every life event a| was accompanied by a Joni song that was custom written for the occasion.a

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  • Defensive end is leagueas first active player to come out as gay
  • Stars including JJ Watt and Julian Edelman welcome decision

Carl Nassibas decision to come out as gay, the first time an active NFL player has chosen to do so, was welcomed across the league from coaches and teams to some of the biggest names in the sport.

It is hardly a secret that gay players have always existed in the NFL, but a fear of a backlash from fans, teammates and their employers stopped them from doing so. Now times appear to be slowly changing.

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More than anything, it was a night when Gareth Southgate needed his attacking talents to express themselves. Safe passage to the last 16 at Euro 2020 had been guaranteed but could England show something to generate a bit of excitement, to fire the feeling that they might be able to cut through teams a a quality that had been wholly absent last Friday in the 0-0 draw with Scotland? Thanks in large part to Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka, who both came into the starting lineup for the first time at these finals, they did so during an enjoyable first half when England asked questions of the Czech Republic with their movement and interplay.

Related: Bukayo Sakaas versatility has Czechs flailing and England flying | Jonathan Liew

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The expansion of the European Championship to 24 teams helped Scotland to return to tournament football after an absence of more than two decades. The format could not, though, assist with the end to another horror run. The Scots have still never emerged from the group phase of a competition. Victory here would have changed that statistic. Instead, comprehensive defeat. Perhaps that will be easier for the Tartan Army to stomach than any kind of glorious, cliched failure.

As inspired by Luka Modric a who else? a Croatia took a hammer to Steve Clarkeas dream. aNo one is sure how he still manages to play to the level he still does,a the Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said of Modric. aI canat think of the words to describe it.a Join the club.

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  • Simmons criticised over inglorious end to NBA season
  • Australian set to put askill developmenta before Tokyo

Andrew Gaze has recommended Boomers therapy for Ben Simmons as doubts grow over the maligned NBA All-Staras desire to join the teamas push for a maiden Olympic medal.

Simmonsas run at an NBA title with the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers came crashing to an inglorious halt in the eastern conference semi-finals.

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  • Defensive end stopped for vehicle violation in Los Angeles
  • Police: aOfficers noticed a bag with an Uzi sticking outa

The Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Frank Clark was arrested in Los Angeles after police saw a submachine gun in his car, police said on Monday.

Related: aProud of youa: NFL players welcome Carl Nassibas decision to come out

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The European champions take on Didier Deschampsa side knowing a loss could result in the ignominy of an early exit

France have the tranquility of knowing they are safely through to the last 16 regardless of the result against Portugal on Wednesday, Didier Deschamps contentedly revealed. Despite his protestations, they also have the motive, opportunity and weapons to deny that luxury to the reigning European champions at the Puskas Arena.

The France manager rejected the theory that his players will be motivated by the thought of potentially eliminating a major rival, and the team that denied them the Euro 2016 title on home soil, before the knockout stages have started. Winning, building confidence and gathering momentum are incentive enough for the world champions, Deschamps argued. But they know. Hugo Lloris, the captain, mentioned at least four times in his press conference that athe stakes are higher for the Portuguesea.

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NFL player Nate Ebner withdraws from hunt for USA Olympic rugby spot
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:22:02 GMT
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  • Patriots and Giants player went to Rio Games in 2016
  • Super Bowl winner cites injury after NFL season

The NFL player Nate Ebner has withdrawn from contention for a second trip to the Olympics with the USA menas rugby sevens squad, citing an injury sustained after the 2020 NFL season he spent with the New York Giants.

Related: aProud of youa: NFL players welcome Carl Nassibas decision to come out

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Do we have to learn to live with Covid-19? a podcast
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 02:00:46 GMT
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The Guardianas health editor, Sarah Boseley, weighs up the race between vaccines and variants and explains why the end of the pandemic does not mean the end of Covid-19

A new wave of Covid-19 cases is threatening to disrupt another summer in the UK as the government extends restrictions for England into July amid concern about the rate of spread of the Delta variant.

The Guardianas health editor, Sarah Boseley, tells Anushka Asthana that this time around we are in a very different position with most adults now having had two vaccine jabs. However, there is still a prospect of a sharp rise in Covid cases and with it more hospital admissions and deaths. Boris Johnson has said cases of the Delta variant are rising at about 30% a week.

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Mischa Barton on success, paparazzi and survival: aIam not brokena
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:00:02 GMT
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As party girl Marissa in The OC, Barton found fame at a time when young female stars were being hounded by the press. She talks about strength, resilience and her battle against revenge porn

For some actors, the roles they have played stick to them like shadows, long after they should have been left behind. Just ask Mischa Barton. It is 15 years since she starred as Marissa Cooper in the teen drama The OC, and yet still she canat shake her off. When Barton appeared in the reality show The Hills in 2019 a inspired by The OCas privileged young Californians but featuring real-life people a she was supposed to be herself, but the producers expected Cooper. aIt is the constant mistake,a she says wryly. aThey were even calling me by my character name. Seriously? Like, this far down the line they canat get my name right?a

The parallels, though, are irresistible. Marissa was a troubled party girl with a love of fashion who met a tragic end. Mischa (even their names are similar) was also a troubled party girl with a love of fashion, whose life at times seemed out of control. There was the extreme fame, the breakdown, the reported threats of suicide, estrangement from her parents and a arevenge porna court case. Barton has weathered it all with a sense of humour and now, at 35, a bit of perspective.

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Late-night hosts mock Trumpas Covid response as outlined in a new book and a conservative crowdas heckling of Mike Pence

Stephen Colbert reluctantly discussed the former president on Monday evening, as a forthcoming book by two reporters at the Washington Post revealed new details about the Trump administrationas early Covid response. aThe main detail? There wasnat one,a Colbert said.

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In a new book and exhibition, the experience and industry of motherhood is viewed through the lens of design

The humble breast pump, long used behind closed doors, is finally getting its moment in the sun.

In 2015, Michelle Millar Fisher, then a curatorial assistant at New Yorkas Museum of Modern Art, proposed the 1956 Egnell SMB Breast Pump be acquired for the museumas design collection. One of the first breast-pump designs derived from observing humans instead of bovine subjects, it seemed to her to be a prime candidate, following the path of other labor-saving devices aimed at women for the home. aWhy couldnat it be there, alongside the KitchenAid and Hoover and other things dreamed up in the mid-20th century that are now enshrined in design collections?a She was gently rebuffed, but she and fellow design historian Amber Winick continued on their own to pursue a larger project about reproduction and design. Post #MeToo, they found a publisher.

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From Riz Ahmed to Michaela Coel: who should be the next Doctor Who?
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:25:33 GMT
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Jodie Whittakeras departure from the BBC role has been heavily rumoured a but who should be next in the Tardis? Here are 14 faces wead love to play the 14th Doctor

With most modern Doctor Who actors doing three series of the show at most, and rumours of Jodie Whittakeras departure swirling around, hereas our pick of the people wead love to see at the controls of the Tardis next a some more likely than others a|

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A new exhibition shines a light on the female creatives and managers who helped turn the home of Joy Division and New Order into a three decade-long powerhouse

From its figurehead Tony Wilson through to the male-dominated bands that found fame on the label, Factory Records is sometimes seen as the epitome of a muso lad fest. But a new exhibition at Manchesteras Science and Industry Museum is having a go at changing all that, casting welcome light on the women who were integral not only to Factoryas birth but its three decade-long survival.

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Singer says she was unaware of the meaning of the offensive word at the time, did not mean to cause offence, and the prospect of causing people hurt aabsolutely breaks my hearta

Billie Eilish has apologised after a video surfaced appearing to show her mouthing a racist slur.

The Grammy-winning pop star, 19, shared a lengthy statement to Instagram Stories, writing that she was aappalled and embarrasseda by the clip.

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South African soprano Pretty Yende, due to star in Bellini opera, given French visa after strip search

The South African opera star Pretty Yende has accused French immigration authorities of aoutrageous racial discriminationa after being detained, strip searched and held in a dark room at Parisa main airport.

aPolice brutality is real for someone who looks like me,a Yende, who is black, said in a social media post on Tuesday, a day after the encounter at the Charles de Gaulle airport.

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Despite comments he made in the past, the directoras production company Amblin has signed a multi-picture deal with the streaming giant. Should cinephiles be worried?

Did another citadel just fall? Has another general just presented his sword in surrender? Steven Spielbergas production company Amblin has signed a deal to produce multiple features a year for the streaming behemoth Netflix a which is precisely that small-screen player that Spielberg seemed to be rebuking two years ago when he proclaimed the importance of the theatrical experience and implied digital streaming content should not be eligible for Oscars. (Spielberg has since disputed the way his words were reported and interpreted.)

Well, now Spielberg has joined that other celluloid master, Martin Scorsese, in taking the Netflix dollar. Of course, this is not an exclusive deal: Amblin still has relationships with other studios, including Universal, and its own producing remit, after all, is for both film and television. It is also the case that Spielberg himself, though credited as a producer on them all, may not actually direct any of the films that are earmarked for Netflix. But it is still a mighty name for Netflix to have in the bag, and his prestige and the attendant coverage are still hugely important for the big streaming service, which is hyper-vigilant in its guarding against any slowing of momentum in subscription growth. We are, arguably, another step closer to the theatrical experience being just another aspect of the content rollout a a luxury loss-leader or promotional event, perhaps, while the main action involves consuming movies on laptops, tablets and even phones. Or are we approaching a postmodern cinema, which is a new version of its nickelodeon beginnings: watching flickering images once again on a tiny screen?

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This special film follows a journalist and a theatre-maker as they attempt to reframe their national identity on stage, even as the project threatens their long friendship

Cinema is often connected to dreams and triumphs, and yet failure can make for a far more arresting subject. This astonishing documentary both demythologises the creative process and captures a tortuous artistic collaboration full of human messiness and complexity.

With an evocative opening image of a man paddling a small boat towards the shore, Sing, Freetown is about returning, both physically and metaphorically. The image recalls the history of Sierra Leone as a territory where liberated Africans resettled after the slave trade was outlawed. Bafta- and Emmy-winning journalist Sorious Samura is also on his own odyssey. Weary of reporting on the poverty and civil unrest in Africa, Samura has come back to Sierra Leone, his homeland, to create a theatre piece that is positive about the nationas pride and its rich history. Joining him is Charlie Haffner, Samuraas friend, mentor and founding figure of modern Sierra Leonean theatre. The pair encounter funding difficulties and resistance from the government. These are to be expected; what they do not predict is how the project would irretrievably puncture their relationship.

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  • Centrist Democrat Adams has criticized adefund the policea
  • Ranked-choice voting means primary winner due on 12 July

After months of campaigning, election day finally came to New York on Tuesday, with a Democratic party primary vote likely to decide the cityas next mayor.

Polls closed on Tuesday evening but there may still be plenty of time before New Yorkers learn the name of their next leader, as a result of ranked choice voting being used for the first time in a New York mayoral election. The official results could come as late as July.

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Navy document, obtained by the Intercept, lists political philosophy alongside anarchists and neo-Nazis

A US military training document has described the political philosophy of socialism a a relatively mainstream term in politics around the world a as a aterrorist ideologya akin to neo-Nazism.

The document, which was obtained by The Intercept news website, was used in the US navy. It was entitled: Introduction to Terrorism/Terrorist Operations, and aimed at some members of the navyas internal police, the outlet reported.

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Leader behind bleach amiracle curea claims Trump consumed his product
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:00:01 GMT
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Mark Grenon says in interview from prison he gave Trump the product and was the source of Trumpas fixation with disinfectant

The leader of a spurious church which peddled industrial bleach as a amiracle curea for Covid-19 is claiming that he provided Donald Trump with the product in the White House shortly before the former president made his notorious remarks about using adisinfectanta to treat the disease.

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Lab analysis of Subway tuna sandwiches fails to identify tuna DNA
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:04:45 GMT
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New York Times commissions test of 60in worth of tuna sandwiches but researchers were unable to pinpoint a species

A lab test commissioned by the New York Times failed to identify any tuna DNA in a series of Subway tuna sandwiches.

Related: Subway bread is not bread, Irish court rules

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Human Rights First report records 3,300 incidents of kidnap, rape, trafficking or assault linked to Trump-era Title 42 health protocol

Nearly 3,300 migrants stranded in Mexico since January due to a US border policy have been kidnapped, raped, trafficked or assaulted, according to a new report by the campaigning group Human Rights First.

The report documents cases of migrants and asylum seekers stuck in Mexico since Joe Biden took office on 20 January. The number of cases has jumped in recent weeks from roughly 500 such incidents logged in April to 3,300 by mid-June.

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aHe doesnat know that Iam his wife,a Lisa Marshall said. So when Peter proposed again, she decided to go for it

A married couple from Connecticut hosted a second wedding ceremony when the groom, who has a type of dementia, proposed to his wife again after forgetting they were already married.

Despite struggling to remember his marriage due to early-onset Alzheimeras disease, Peter Marshall, 56, has never forgotten the love he has for Lisa, 54, his wife of 12 years, whom he has recently mostly regarded as his favorite caregiver given his deteriorating memory.

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Trump has azero desirea to be speaker of House, spokesman says
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:15:45 GMT
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Chatter about the most unlikely of political comebacks has spread among Trump supporters

Donald Trump has azero desirea to be speaker of the House of Representatives, a spokesman said, after the former president discussed the outlandish idea.

Related: New York Times defends Maggie Haberman from Fox News attack

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Blackstone to buy company that rents out 17,000 homes in $6bn deal
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:57:00 GMT
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Sign of investor confidence that countryas housing market will continue to grow amid rocketing prices

Investment firm Blackstone has struck a $6bn deal to buy a company that rents out over 17,000 single-family homes across the US, a sign of investor confidence that the countryas housing market will continue to grow amid rocketing prices and a housing crunch.

Related: Migrants turned away at border under Biden face shocking abuse in Mexico

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New York Times defends Maggie Haberman from Fox News attack
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 11:24:27 GMT
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  • Bacquet salutes aone of the finest journalists of her generationa
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The executive editor of the New York Times defended Maggie Haberman as aone of the finest journalists of her generationa on Monday, after the reporter came under fire from Fox News.

Related: Trump has azero desirea to be speaker of House, spokesman says

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US private hospitals eye overseas expansion in search of vast profits
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:00:02 GMT
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Foreign forays prompt questions about why US non-profit health systems are indulging in such nakedly commercial ventures

Across the street from the Buckingham Palace Garden and an ocean away from its Ohio headquarters, Cleveland Clinic is making a nearly $1bn bet that Europeans will embrace a hospital run by one of Americaas marquee health systems.

Cleveland Clinic London, scheduled to open for outpatient visits later this year and for overnight stays in 2022, will primarily offer elective surgeries and other treatments for the heart, brain, joints and digestive system. The London strategy attempts to attract a well-off, privately insured population: American expatriates, Europeans drawn by the clinicas reputation, and some Britons happy to pay. The hospital wonat offer less financially rewarding business lines, like emergency services.

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China stepping up use of secret detention without trial, report warns
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:00:01 GMT
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Rights activists say country has built one of worldas most far-ranging systems of forced disappearance

China has ramped up its use of secret detention without trial, creating one of the most far-ranging systems of forced disappearance in the world, human rights activists warn in a report.

Tens of thousands of people have been subjected to aresidential surveillance at a designated locationa (RSDL), an anodyne, bureaucratic name for an Orwellian system, the group Safeguard Defenders said in the report, Locked Up.

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aC/ Blazes occurred on National Indigenous Peoples Day

aC/ Graves found at former Christian residential school last month

Two Catholic churches on First Nations reserves in western Canada have been destroyed by overnight fires that investigators are treating as suspicious.

Early Monday morning, fires consumed both the Sacred Heart church, on territory of the Penticton Indian Band and the St Gregoryas church, on the territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band. Both churches, constructed largely of wood, were more than a century old.

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Top Nicaraguan journalist flees country amid escalating crackdown
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:15:03 GMT
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  • Carlos Fernando Chamorro: aThey wonat silence journalisma
  • Chamorroas sister among 19 jailed in pre-election crackdown

Nicaraguaas most prominent journalist has fled the country for a second time after police raided his house during a widening crackdown on opposition figures by the countryas Sandinista rulers.

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, the editor of the Confidencial website and a member of one of the countryas most influential political families, said on Tuesday he had left the Central American country to asafeguard his freedoma.

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The Labour leaderas supporters hope he will make more impact after dispensing with several close aides

To disgruntled Labour MPs, theyare known as the Gang of Five, or the Camden Set: Keir Starmeras close-knit team of handpicked aides, some of whom are based in his local north London patch.

When he took over as Labour leader, with the country in lockdown, Starmer entrusted many of the key jobs in his office to longtime, trusted aides.

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Defeat for Joe Biden as Republicans block voting rights reform Bill
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:57:57 GMT
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Croatia Euro 2020 squad list, fixtures and latest team news
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:00:44 GMT
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Scotland Euro 2020 squad, fixtures list and latest team news
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:52:39 GMT
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I"ve lost my job, how do I apply for Universal Credit?
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Vodafone: how to contact customer services to make a complaint
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:34:53 GMT
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4 best haircuts and new hairstyles for summer 2021
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40 of Britain"s most romantic hotels
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Vatican in "unprecedented" protest against Italian homophobia law
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Tuesday evening UK news briefing: How the Covid deaths graph changed
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:45:12 GMT
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Ranking the 50 best Euro 2020 players you will see this summer
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Marlborough racing tips and best bets for today"s races
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:15:55 GMT
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Knife-wielding attackers pin police officer down and cut his throat
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:11:03 GMT
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The easy way to keep on top of all your June gardening jobs
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