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  • 15 Aug 2018

    Christine Hallquist made her name in Vermont while running a major electric company and being a successful businesswoman. But Donald Trump’s election and the Women’s March inspired her to run for office – running on a campaign promise of a living wage for workers and Medicare for All. She won her primary to become the…

  • 14 Aug 2018

    Counter-terrorism officers are still questioning a 29-year-old British man who drove a small car into a security barrier in front of the Houses of Parliament early this morning, injuring pedestrians and cyclists. The police say the man, who’s not known to them, is not co-operating with the inquiry. Officers have been searching three properties in…

  • The England cricketer, Ben Stokes, walked free from court today. He was found not guilty of affray outside a nightclub in Bristol last September after a seven-day trial. He said he’d been acting in self-defence, or in the defence of others.

  • Another day, another shift in the row over what Jeremy Corbyn was doing in 2014 in a Tunis cemetery containing the graves of Palestinian fighters killed by Israel. Yesterday Mr Corbyn said he was present but didn’t think he was actually involved when a wreath was laid for those suspected of involvement in the Munich massacre of 1972. Today…

  • In Somalia, poverty is forcing women into sexual exploitation as men from the country who’ve emigrated to the west return to take advantage of them. Many of the women are refugees who are lured by the offer of a better life abroad. They often go through a fake wedding ceremony. The women are later abandoned…

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