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The Army’s Failure to Train and Equip Troops in Afghanistan

The recent deaths of U.S. service members in Afghanistan are part of a larger issue resulting from the Pentagon’s struggle to contend with multiple wars and new global threats at once.
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Manchester City’s Cas appeal over FFP dismissed as ‘inadmissible’
• City had appealed against Uefa FFP investigation• Cas ruling means Uefa’s case against City will continueManchester City’s appeal to the court of arbitration for sport against a Uefa financial fair play investigation has been dismissed, the tribunal’s general secretary, Matthieu Reeb, said on Friday.“Cas ruled that the appeal filed by Manchester City football club is inadmissible,” Reeb said. Continue reading...
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CA school shooting witness describes seeing "a body fall"
The Southern California high school where a student shot five people and himself Thursday, has conducted lockdown drills in the past. But many of the students at Saugus High School said they never thought they would have to put their training to use. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
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Canada refuses visas to over a dozen African AI researchers
Visa hassles made another AI conference move to Ethiopia, rather than deal with Canadian officials.
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Donald Trump Jr's new book may only be the No. 1 New York Times bestseller because of bulk orders linked to the Republican Party
Willy Kurniawan/Reuters Donald Trump Jr's book "Triggered" topped the New York Times bestseller list, but a small dagger symbol next to the listing raised suspicions that it may be top of the pile because of bulk orders. The dagger symbol— (†)— is used to indicate when a title is linked to: "Institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases," according to the New York Times.  A tweet posted on November 5 shows an email from Trump Jr. in which signed copies of "Triggered" were offered by the Republican National Committee to anyone making a donation of $50 or more. US President Donald Trump expressed his pride in his son's bestseller status in a tweet on Thursday,  but was previously criticized for using his platform to promote the book. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Donald Trump Jr's new book "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence US" is No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list, but it may be down to bulk buying linked to the Republican party.  Referred to in short as "Triggered," the book came out last week and is marketed as part memoir of Trump Jr's life, part "exposé " on the "tricks that the left uses to smear conservatives and pus hem out of the public square," according to the book's Amazon listing. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Erdogan reportedly played Trump an iPad video in the Oval Office to turn him against the Kurds, but the plan fell flatTurkey's president gave Trump back a wild, threatening letter warning him against being 'a fool' and 'the devil' in SyriaThe EPA is reportedly planning to restrict the science experts can use to draw up rules to protect public health
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Nashville animal science teacher charged after school’s emu dies
Animal control said four alpacas in the care of Jessica Lumpkins, an animal sciences teacher at McGavock High School, had died there previously.
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Judge Denies La Liga's Request to Play Villarreal vs. Atletico Madrid in Miami
A Madrid judge has declined La Liga's request to have Villarreal's home match with Atletico Madrid played in Miami...
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Claire Williams: ‘It has been a brutal year for everybody at Williams’
The deputy principal of the team created by her father has endured a hugely challenging year but will not give upFor two seasons now Claire Williams, the deputy principal of the team created by her father, has endured a series of punishing and public failures. As she weathers this storm and attempts to restore Williams to a respectable midfield position, there is an almost confrontational air to her determination. This lady, the only female principal in Formula One, is not for turning. Related: F1 aims to set benchmark for sporting world with pledge to go carbon neutral Continue reading...
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Google’s new feature will correct your pronunciation
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you might know how to properly say “Leviosa.” But many muggles don’t know how to pronounce that, and other difficult words. No worries. Google’s new feature will help you pronounce tricky words just directly from the search results. All you have to do is type “How do you pronounce” followed by the words you want help with. Google will show you how to pronounce the word with audio. You can even use your phone’s mic to practice the word. Google says it divides these words into individual soundbites to help you understand its utterance.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
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This pension scheme has 8m members – and ethical savers do best
The publicly owned Nest has thrived thanks to investments such as its £1.1bn ‘climate aware’ fundIt’s often said that paying into a workplace pension is a no-brainer, and maybe here’s the proof: early investors into Britain’s biggest auto-enrolment scheme have tripled their money in seven years. And those who chose the ethical fund have made the best returns.Figures provided exclusively to Guardian Money by Nest (National Employment Savings Trust) – which boasts 8.5 million members – are good news for those putting aside money for their future. Continue reading...
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The Trump Impeachment Public Hearings Updates
The former ambassador to Ukraine will testify publicly about the smear campaign by Rudolph Giuliani that led to her ouster as Democrats continue to build their case for impeaching President Trump.
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The Morning After: Consumer Reports recommends the Model 3 again
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Once you're done watching episode two of The Mandalorian, you can catch up with all of Microsoft's news from X019, as well as an update on next-gen texting for Android phones. In car news, details about Ford's M...
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Anne Applebaum Joins The Atlantic as Staff Writer
Anne Applebaum, The Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, is joining The Atlantic as a staff writer. Applebaum will write on national politics and foreign policy, with a particular focus on Europe, for both The Atlantic’s site and the magazine. She begins with The Atlantic in January, and joins as the publication continues to expand its reporting and readership.Announcing Applebaum’s hire, editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg wrote: “Anne is one of the great talents of our age; she is one of the world’s leading experts on, among other things, pre- and post-Communist Europe; disinformation and propaganda; and the future of democracy. The addition of her writing to The Atlantic will strengthen us enormously.”Applebaum wrote a 2018 feature for The Atlantic, “Europe: A Warning,” that anchored its special issue on democracy and was named a finalist for the National Magazine Award. She is currently at work on a book-length version expanding on that piece of reporting.Applebaum comes to The Atlantic after spending 17 years as a columnist at The Washington Post, and throughout those years authored four books covering European history and geopolitics, including “Gulag: A History,” which was awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. Two of her books, “Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine,” and “Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe,” were nominated for the National Book Award, and she is the recipient of the 2013 Cundill History Prize and the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize.She is also Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics, where she runs ARENA, a research project on disinformation and propaganda, and is a senior fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins. Earlier in her career at The Post, Applebaum served on its editorial board. She is a former deputy editor of the Spectator magazine and a former Warsaw correspondent of The Economist.On Tuesday The Atlantic launched a new look and product experience—most striking through a new logo and visual identity; a complete redesign of the print magazine, beginning with the December issue; and an iOS app that offers a more curated, visual, and personal way to navigate The Atlantic’s journalism. These changes arrive two months after The Atlantic launched a digital subscription service, beginning a new era for The Atlantic and for its readers. Media Contact:Anna Bross | press@theatlantic.com
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PayPal has mysteriously cut its services from Pornhub
Shutterstock PayPal on Wednesday cut off its payment services from Pornhub. Until Wednesday performers could upload paid content which could be accessed via PayPal's payment system. PayPal said a recent review had revealed Pornhub had been making "certain business payments" through PayPal without seeking its permission. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. PayPal has cut off Pornhub from using its payment services. Athough Pornhub is primarily a free porn site, a section of its site allows models (called the Model Program) to upload and monetize content using PayPal as a payment system. PayPal on Wednesday rescinded its services for reasons that are not entirely clear. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 8 weird robots NASA wants to send to spaceSee Also:You can have two Venmo accounts, even if they're using the same bank account — here's how to set it upHow to print a shipping label on eBay, to send out items you've sold by mail or another shipment serviceHow to send money on PayPal using the mobile app or websiteSEE ALSO: Australia’s government is floating an idea to scan internet users' faces before they can watch porn online
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Maurkice Pouncey Says Myles Garrett 'Absolutely' Should Be Suspended for Season
Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey does not believe Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett should play another down this season following his actions during an on-field brawl Thursday night...
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Stop trying to innovate. Instead, become indispensable.
The startups who are going to win are those who learn to complement their enterprise competitors in the mutual interest of their customers.
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REI's Gear Up Get Out Sale Is Back to Steal Black Friday's Thunder
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Shia LaBeouf said he's 'deeply dissatisfied in life' when he's not on-set
Willy Sanjuan / Invision / AP Shia LaBeouf delved into his off-set troubles during an interview with Kristen Stewart on "Variety Studio: Actors on Actors." LaBeouf explained that his "most intimate moments" have happened on-set, but that he was also "deeply dissatisfied" with his life beyond his career. "[Acting] feels like the conduit for love to me," he explained. "I hold it that sacred." LaBeouf has dealt with his fair share of off-screen controversy in the past, having been arrested multiple times — a source of trouble that "Honey Boy" director Alma Har'el puts down to the actor's PTSD diagnosis. Watch the interview below. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. During an appearance on "Variety Studio: Actors on Actors" with Kristen Stewart, Shia LaBeouf talked about his "dissatisfaction" with his life off-set.  "The most intimate moments of my whole life happened on-set," LaBeouf told Stewart. "I don't know if there's anything more intimate than creating something with somebody. I think I'm deeply dissatisfied in life."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Every movie remake and sequel this year so far, ranked by criticsA former royal bodyguard shared the challenges that come with protecting the royal familyOne of the twins who took turns playing Ross and Rachel's baby on 'Friends' says the cast treated them like 'little princesses' and even bought them Christmas presents
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World's first vagina museum to open in London
Muff Busters exhibition begins in Camden in hope of tackling myths on ‘taboo’ body partsIn a bright indoor space in Camden’s Stables Market, a giant tampon is flanked by two giant menstrual cups. Illustrations of female genitalia are dotted around the walls and some underwear is in a glass case.This is the world’s first vagina museum dedicated to gynaecological anatomy, which opens this weekend in north-west London. Continue reading...
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One woman's mission for equality in the oil and gas industry
To help bridge gender gaps in the energy sector, Kenyan Ogutu Okudo founded Women in Energy & Extractives (WEX Africa).
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Billionaire investment guru Ray Dalio warns of a looming 'capital war' between the US and China
Eoin Noonan/Web Summit/Getty Images Ray Dalio is warning that the current trade war between the US and China could spiral into a capital war.  "There is a trade war, there is a technology war, there is a geopolitical war, and there could be a capital war," Dalio said on Thursday. "How that is approached is going to determine our futures." US lawmakers have pushed to stem the flow of funds going from the US to China. View Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ray Dalio is warning that the current trade war between the US and China could spiral into a capital war.  "There is a trade war, there is a technology war, there is a geopolitical war, and there could be a capital war," Dalio said on Thursday, adding "How that is approached is going to determine our futures."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Smartphones are getting weird again, and it could be a sign that the industry is on the brink of another huge changeHere's everyone who's running for president in 2020, and who has quit the raceChaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in common
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Adriana Cohen: Trump impeachment inquiry is Democratic election meddling and a one-sided charade
While Democrats pretend to care about stopping foreign interference into our elections to preserve the integrity of our democracy, they conveniently turn a blind eye to their own election meddling.
Politica
The Divers’ Game by Jesse Ball review – a parable of violence
Ball’s dystopian world in which citizens are allowed to kill refugees with impunity is a critique on our past and presentThe US author Jesse Ball’s novel is a haunting and deeply felt parable about duty, morality and violence. In its three interlinked sections, continuous narrative and character development are less important than the creation of an intensely felt allegorical universe, which is as compressed and compelling as a folk tale.The world has suffered a cataclysm. The animal population has collapsed and conflict has intensified, culminating in a “final, enormous war”. Huge numbers of refugees have resulted. Society has been transformed into what the narrator of the first part describes as “a kind of modern-day Sparta”: a brutally stratified culture. Incomers are marked, through a facial brand and later the removal of a thumb, and legally defined as non-persons. They are corralled into walled areas outside each city, called quadrants. These people become known as “quads” or, in a piece of cruel humour, “niners”. Citizens – or “pats” – are armed with lethal gas, which they can use with impunity against the quads. But their own lives are also rigidly ranked. Continue reading...
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Anna Jones’ winter salad recipes | The Modern Cook
Two substantial winter salads: roast pumpkin with honeyed breadcumbs and a traybake with winter roots at its heartFor me, it’s OK to eat a salad in winter if it has carbs in it. Namely, bread: torn craggy pieces or golden crumbs with soft, roast winter roots and herbs. Today’s recipes are a great way to make the most of any stale or leftover bread, and are halfway between a salad and a traybake – equally good eaten piping hot from the oven or at room temperature a little later. Winter means carbs in my house – even in a salad. Continue reading...
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Hinds on Kilmory beach, Rum, by Murdo MacLeod
This week in our series of exclusive Guardian print sales, we have an image of red deer on a beach on Rum, by the photographer Murdo MacLeodThe isle of Rum, in the Inner Hebrides, has been monitoring its red deer population since 1972 – and Kilmory beach, an unspoilt stretch of white sand on Rum’s northern coastline, with breathtaking views of the Skye Cuillins, is at the heart of this long-term study. The Guardian photographer Murdo MacLeod spent a few days with the project workers last summer. In this wild, rugged part of Scotland, red deer outnumber people by about 30 to one: the research project has become one of the longest and most complete scientific studies of a wild population of animals anywhere in the world. Continue reading...
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Predicting the 2019-20 MLB Offseason's Biggest Blockbuster Trades
The 2019-20 Major League Baseball offseason isn't all about where Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg will sign. There will be big happenings on the trade market too...
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Chess: Magnus Carlsen to meet top teens in pursuit of record unbeaten run
The world No 1 can reach 111 classical games without losing at the fifth round of Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee in JanuaryMagnus Carlsen, the world champion, will face five opponents aged 21 or younger when he bids for a record eighth victory at Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee in January. The traditional Dutch tournament at the small windswept North Sea town is by general consensus the best all-play-all annual event on the chess calendar and the invited entry for its 2020 version is bold and imaginative.Fabiano Caruana, the world No 2, and Wesley So, who crushed Carlsen 13.5-2.5 at random chess earlier this month, are in the field, but many dedicated fans will be watching Alireza Firouzja, who at 16 is receiving rave reviews comparing the Iranian teen to the legendary attacking genius Mikhail Tal. Jeffery Xiong, 19, the No 1 US junior, also has a breakthrough opportunity. Continue reading...
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I don’t approve of my daughter’s girlfriend. Should I ban her from my house?
She’s manipulative, flouts my house rules and has my daughter at her beck and call. Should I tell my daughter how I feel and risk damaging our relationship?My 19-year-old daughter recently started her first serious relationship. She and her girlfriend are very intense and are together as much as possible. Initially, I liked her, but I’ve since seen another side to her. She’s manipulative, flouts my house rules, claims to have health issues and has my daughter running around after her. My daughter is very protective of her, blind to her behaviour and argues with me if I raise the broken house rules. I don’t want her girlfriend in my house but I’m worried that if I tell my daughter how I feel, and how dysfunctional her relationship is, I’ll alienate her.• When leaving a message on this page, please be sensitive to the fact that you are responding to a real person in the grip of a real-life dilemma, who wrote to Private Lives asking for help, and may well view your comments here. Please consider especially how your words or the tone of your message could be perceived by someone in this situation, and be aware that comments that appear to be disruptive or disrespectful to the individual concerned will be removed. Continue reading...
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Dear Prudence Podcast: Help! I Hate Big Parties. Why Am I Envious That My Partner Threw One for Their Best Friend?
I’m not one to make a fuss about my birthday, but I’m feeling let down.
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B/R Experts Answer Biggest CFB Questions for Week 12
The finish line of the 2019 college football season is within sight, but title contenders and Group of Five New Year's Six hopefuls need to clear some serious Week 12 hurdles . Per usual, there's another colossal showdown in the SEC...
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2020 NBA Draft: Top 3 Prospects at Every Position
The 2020 NBA draft will offer teams both star-caliber talent and variety, as there is a potential top-five pick at every position. The guard positions are especially strong this year...
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The Most Memorable Moments of Mike Trout, Cody Bellinger's 2019 MVP Seasons
Mike Trout and Cody Bellinger have been named the Most Valuable Players for the American and National Leagues, respectively, in 2019...
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NBA Youngsters Trying to Avoid the Bust Label
For the following players, the promise of potential is quickly fading. The pressure of making it in the NBA is never easy, especially for those selected early in the first round...
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Daily Fantasy Football Week 11: Top Picks, Value Plays for DraftKings, FanDuel
Some of the top daily fantasy football picks for NFL Week 11 are the most reliable players in the league. Christian McCaffrey and Michael Thomas headline a short list of stars that can be counted on to produce high numbers week after week...
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Saugus High shooter turned 16, dressed in black, grabbed a weapon and opened fire on classmates
Authorities said a gunman wearing black shot at least five people. Two were killed.
Sport
Alien Hunters Need the Far Side of the Moon to Stay Quiet
The far side is normally protected from all the radio noise emanating from Earth, but SETI researchers worry that new visitors will gunk it up.
WIRED
'Ford v Ferrari' Overlooks the Best Part of the Racing Rivalry
It's a good time, but it skips the feats of engineering that made 1966's historic 24 Hours of Le Mans race possible.
WIRED
146 New Vulnerabilities All Come Preinstalled on Android Phones
The dozens of flaws across 29 Android smartphone makers show just how insecure the devices can be, even brand-new.
WIRED
Candidates in my area: who can I vote for in the general election?
Enter your postcode to find out all you need to know about which parties are standing in your constituency in the 2019 election, and who will represent them.Use our search widget to find essential information about any seat you’re interested in. Search by constituency name or postcode to find out the last general election result in 2017, how the area voted in the EU referendum in 2016, which candidates are contesting the seat this time and which parties might particularly be targeting it. Continue reading...
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Here's how you can get a free Google Nest Hub Max with Vodafone
TL;DR: Purchase Vodafone's Superfast Broadband and get a free Google Nest Hub Max, listed at £219. Nobody knows exactly how the coming weeks are going to play out when it comes to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas sales, but one thing is for sure, it's going to be busy. In this busy time of year, you'll need a broadband connection that can keep up, and that's why Vodafone has dropped a stunning Superfast broadband deal for Black Friday. If you purchase a Superfast 1 or Superfast 2 broadband plan before Dec. 2, you can now claim a Google Nest Hub Max for free.  SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: The best Amazon deals in the UK Read more...More about Broadband, Vodafone, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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The best Sky broadband and TV deals in the Black Friday sale
TL;DR: Sky's Better Together Bundle is on sale for £39 per month, saving you £20 per month on list price. Black Friday is the best time to shop for a wide range of products, and we're fully aware that this is not new information for most of you. We're just making sure. What you might not know is that Black Friday is also a great opportunity to save on broadband, TV, and phone packages from all the leading suppliers. You can now pick up great deals from the likes of Virgin Media, Vodafone, BT, and more. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? Read more...More about Sky, Broadband, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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A chip on its shoulder? EU files WTO complaint against Colombia
The European Union filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization on Friday against Colombia over duties imposed on frozen potato fries from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
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Gym rat caught flexing in every mirror he walks by
This muscleman likes what he sees. Watch the hilarious moment a shirtless guy was filmed flexing in a tinted mirrored door — and then again in a car window — while strutting down the street in Preston, Australia.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
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‘Jurassic World Evolution’ DLC lets you rebuild the original park
Jurassic Park video games are few and far between. So when Frontier Developments released Jurassic World Evolution, a god-view park builder and business simulation game, movie fans devoured it. The title had a few problems, but one towered well above...
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B/R Football Ranks: Frank Lampard's Transfer Targets for Chelsea in 2020
The date of November 20, 2019, should be etched into the diary of every Chelsea supporter. It's a day that could dramatically change the shape of their season, with the Court ...
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Admit It: You Don’t Know How Impeachment Works. We Can Help.
Explosive testimony. News media frenzies. A trial in the Senate. Here is how impeachment works – and how it has played out in the past.
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Abel Ruiz Hints at Barcelona Departure Due to Lack of Opportunities
Barcelona youngster Abel Ruiz has suggested he'll consider his options away from the Camp Nou unless his first-team opportunities improve in Catalonia...
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Severely malnourished 11-year-old found through online teacher's tip
A teacher giving an online test heard the girl say she was hungry and only allowed a small plate of rice each day. Authorities found she weighed 47 pounds and was living in filth.
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Boris Johnson says Brexit will 'realise potential of country'
Naga Munchetty challenges PM over Brexit on BBC Breakfast and also asks how relatable he isLatest election news – live updatesBoris Johnson has said the “whole potential of this country” can be realised if Brexit is pushed through, in a BBC interview in which he was challenged on how “relatable” he is.Speaking on BBC Breakfast on Friday morning, the prime minister talked about his vision for the country post-Brexit, the NHS and the economy. Continue reading...
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