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Boris Johnson news – latest: PM under pressure over Universal Credit cut as Corbyn legal battle heads to court
Latest developments from Westminster ahead of Commons vote 
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Dancing on Ice star Rufus Hound praised for ‘calling out’ government over free school meals scandal
'We live in a world where people we elect don't want to feed hungry children,' said the comedian
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Coronavirus news – live: Vaccinations to begin for over 70s and UK travel corridors close as borders tighten
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Donald Trump baby blimp to get final resting place at Museum of London
It first ascended over central London, above Parliament Square, during protests over Mr Trump and his state visit to the UK
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Frank Lampard buys himself some time to build something more than Chelsea’s collection of individuals
Chelsea have been struggling for results of late in large part because Frank Lampard hasn’t yet worked out a system for his many new attackers, let alone his best XI
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Jonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence seal England’s seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in first Test
England win by seven wickets: The result of an enthralling first Test of the two-game series was wrapped up with assurance
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Boris Johnson will be ‘pushing up poverty’ if he cuts universal credit top-up, report warns
MPs vote today on plan to cut £20 a week from universal credit payments
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Calls for reform as report finds council tax and levies on fuel, alcohol and tobacco hit poorer regions harder
Think tank says tax cuts should form part of Boris Johnson’s ‘levelling up’ agenda
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Government must ‘gift exhausted NHS staff pay rise,’ unions say
Health system’s current pay deal ends in April and polls suggest general public supports ‘significant increases’ 
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Arsenal vs Newcastle live stream: How to watch Premier League fixture online and on TV tonight
Everything you need to know ahead of the match
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Steve Martin seemingly mocks anti-vaxxers after receiving Covid vaccination
‘Thank you, science,’ actor said
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Bombshell report links Trump insiders to Washington rally that led to Capitol riots
Trump campaign team had said that they did not ‘organise, operate or finance’ the 6 January rally
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Fears of ‘inside attack’ at Biden’s inauguration, defence officials warn
A security threat within the ranks will be a big risk for president-elect Joe Biden and other VIP attendees at the inauguration, according to defence officials 
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The Latest: Chinese province ups restrictions amid outbreak
A Chinese province grappling with a spike in coronavirus cases is reinstating tight restrictions on weddings, funerals and other family gatherings, threatening violators with criminal charges
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From Billie Eilish to Phoebe Bridgers: How ASMR crossed over into pop
Soft, spooky whispers have become a dominant force in everything from folk to hip-hop, and it’s only going to get bigger, writes Ed Power
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Anonymous $40 million gift funding 50 civil rights lawyers
The NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund is launching a scholarship program to create a new generation of civil rights lawyers
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Israel trades Pfizer doses for medical data in vaccine blitz
Israel is sprinting ahead in vaccinating its population against the coronavirus and it has struck a deal with Pfizer to secure doses in exchange for medical data
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Japan's PM vows Olympics will be proof of victory over virus
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is vowing to get the pandemic under control and hold the already postponed Olympics this summer with ample coronavirus protection
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Harris prepares for central role in Biden's White House
Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office
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SKorean court gives Samsung scion prison term over bribery
Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong is heading back to prison after a South Korean court sentenced him to two and a half years over his involvement in a 2016 corruption scandal
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What Biden can and can't get from an evenly divided Senate
So what does a 50-50 Senate get President-elect Joe Biden
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'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?
As he was preparing to leave the White House in January 1989, President Ronald Reagan wanted to write a note to his successor, George H
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12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive
Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week after an explosion in a gold mine are alive
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Moon urges Biden to learn from Trump's N. Korea diplomacy
South Korea’s president has urged the incoming Biden administration to build upon the achievements and learn from the failures of President Donald Trump’s diplomatic engagement with North Korea
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Asia Today: Philippine cases hit 500K amid vaccine struggles
Coronavirus infections in the Philippines have surged past 500,000 in a new bleak milestone with the government facing criticism for failing to immediately launch a vaccination program amid a global scramble for COVID-19 vaccines
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Asian shares mostly lower, China gains on GDP rebound
Shares have fallen across most of Asia following a retreat on Wall Street, but benchmarks in Hong Kong and Shanghai rose after data showed the Chinese economy grew a solid 2.3% in 2020
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Toughest travel rules in a lifetime take effect for UK arrivals
Travellers must take a test 72 hours before departing and self-isolate on arrival
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Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics
Phil Spector was viewed as a man with two distinct personas: The late music producer was regarded as a rock ‘n’ roll genius who elevated the genre with his “Wall of Sound” style and creating hits for several big names from the Beatles to Tina Turner
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New Radicals will reunite for first time in 22 years for Biden Inauguration Parade
‘If there’s one thing on Earth that would possibly make us get the band together, if only for a day, it is the hope that our song could be even the tiniest beacon of light in such a dark time,’ frontman Gregg Alexander said in a statement
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FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack
U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration
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