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Kentucky Republican lawmaker kills himself after assault allegations

Kentucky Republican lawmaker kills himself after assault allegations

Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who refused to resign after allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, apparently killed himself Wednesday night. ...

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Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus: I had no idea 1970s Britain was so gloomy

Abba's Björn Ulvaeus: I had no idea 1970s Britain was so gloomy

There were endless strikes, power cuts, three-day weeks, TV programmes that finished at 10.30pm and Noel Edmonds. “You get very close to the reality of Britain in the 70s,” said ...

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‘Feminism’ beats ‘complicit’ to be Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

'Feminism' beats 'complicit' to be Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Feminism has been named word of the year by the American dictionary Merriam-Webster. The US dictionary said that it had seen a 70% increase in online searches for the word in ...

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Star Wars director: ‘hell yes’ to a woman or person of colour directing franchise

Star Wars director: 'hell yes' to a woman or person of colour directing franchise

The director of the latest Star Wars film has said it is “about time” a woman or person of colour was brought in to direct a film in the franchise. Rian Johnson, ...

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US Federal Reserve raises interest rates again

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates again

The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 0.25%, the third rate rise in 2017. The US central bank said the move, which was widely expected, underscores “solid” gains ...

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Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke admits disallowed goal did strike his arm

Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke admits disallowed goal did strike his arm

Dominic Solanke has claimed he was “very unlucky” not to register his first Liverpool goal against West Bromwich Albion despite admitting the disallowed effort did strike his arm. The young Liverpool striker ...

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Chicago council approves $31 million settlement to 4 wrongfully convicted men

Chicago council approves $31 million settlement to 4 wrongfully convicted men

[ad_1] The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a $31 million settlement to be shared by four men who were exonerated by DNA evidence after being imprisoned for more than ...

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Wayne Rooney strikes again as Everton add to Newcastle’s problems

Wayne Rooney strikes again as Everton add to Newcastle’s problems

By the time the evening temperature plunged towards zero and Tyneside pavements started turning icily treacherous, Newcastle United had already lost their footing. Undone by Wayne Rooney’s first-half goal, Rafael Benítez’s suddenly ...

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White House contradicts Tillerson on ‘talks with North Korea’

White House contradicts Tillerson on ‘talks with North Korea’

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to have been contradicted by the White House and his own department, after suggesting the US had softened its position on talks with ...

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Bribes for TV soccer rights allegedly paid with ‘agreement and support’ of Murdoch’s Fox executives

Bribes, TV soccer, 'agreement and support', Murdoch's Fox executives

Senior executives at Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox corporation are alleged to have agreed for millions of dollars in bribes to be paid to South American soccer officials to secure major broadcast ...

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