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Articles: 392
Average tonality: 3.6326528
Entity mentions: 73906
Comments: 90573
Average tonality: 1.1767524
Hydra Hallelujah: superfans keep Leonard Cohen's spirit alive in Greece
Fans of the late musician have been gathering on his former Greek island home to sing his songs, swap stories about him and unveil a bench overlooking the sea
Articles: 2 (Rank: 43)
Tonality: 0.0
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Comments: 37
Tonality: 16.864864
  • Cohen wrote it on returning to his house to discover an electricity cable now running outside his window.
  • Called Listening to Leonard, it will feature cover versions of Cohen’s music by local and international artists, including Moby, Lou Doillon, Socalled, Ariane Moffatt, and Jean Leloup.
  • Rucker performed A Bench Above the Ocean, which she composed on the island two days earlier, and German guitarist Gerard George Kettel performed Bird on the Wire, the most emblematic song linking Cohen to Hydra.
  • Heartbreaking lyrics, wonderful music, a beautiful man in many respects; I used to love him .
  • I really don't think you have understood Leonard Cohen.
  • "...and I lift my glass to the Awful Truth which you can't reveal to the Ears of Youth except to say it isn't worth a dime."
  • "Hydra and the bananas of Leonard Cohen" by Roger Green is a good book about an English poet getting both under his skin.
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8.4 7.8 0
A true progressive alliance would have made Jeremy Corbyn prime minister
We felt a profound sense of dismay when Tories won by narrow margins. In seat after seat, progressive votes were wasted, because of our broken electoral system
Articles: 2 (Rank: 45)
Tonality: 20
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Comments: 3305
Tonality: 3
  • We felt a profound sense of dismay when Tories won by narrow margins.
  • In seat after seat, progressive votes were wasted, because of our broken electoral system This was a bittersweet election.
  • Second, I know that the progressive alliance helped us reduce the Conservative majority.
  • Make Votes Matter estimates that, had this election been run under PR, the Conservative lead over Labour would have been slashed to 16 seats.
  • Some will want to believe that what we have seen in this election is the reversion to two-party politics.
  • I'm just waiting for the day when Labour, SNP and Lib Dems also sign up to this progressive alliance - to the extent that they stop fighting each other before the poll takes place.
  • But today we are looking at a regressive alliance between the nasty party and obscurantist sadists.
  • Congratulations, you are making no sense - you should run for leadership of the Green party!
  • Would young people vote for a Labour Party supporting Lib-dems?
  • Under PR every vote would count and a progressive alliance would occur naturally.
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8.3 5.5 0
County Championship roundup: Essex eye top spot as Surrey labour
Essex are chasing a victory over Surrey at Guildford that would take them to the top of Division One of the County Championship
Articles: 2 (Rank: 76)
Tonality: 16
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Tonality: 2
  • In Division Two, Sussex waltzed to their second consecutive win following their tricky start to the season .
  • With three second-innings wickets in hand they are 217 ahead; victory would take Essex, without a County Championship title since 1992, top of Division One.
  • With four wickets in hand, they lead by just 27.
  • Borthwick was well taken at short leg off Harmer, then Burns – who had driven nicely in his 57 – was bemused to be given out caught down the legside off Porter.
  • Once the batsmen van der Merwe is at the crease, you know the one who recently hit a match winning 165 then the result is a foregone conclusion in Stingray's favour.
  • I thought Surrey would win from the start, Sanga is a step too far for a bowling attack with so many rookies - if Yorkshire are to get close an awful lot depends on their top 4.
  • All manner of cricketing calamities are within Notts capabilities.
  • I'm a Notts CCC and England cricket supporter, I was born nervous.
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7.2 10.8 0
Are you struggling to pay back your student loan?
Are you having issues paying back your student debt? We’d like you to help us understand the pressures you face
Articles: 2 (Rank: 59)
Tonality: 12
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Comments: 2250
Tonality: 2
  • Are you having issues paying back your student debt?
  • “This is meaningless for students and graduates as individuals.
  • Jeremy Corbyn made younger voters a key focus of Labour’s election campaign, promising to scrap tuition fees for new university students.
  • Martin Lewis, founder of the website Money Saving Expert, said that although the rise in outstanding debt increased the amount of money owed to the exchequer, it was irrelevant for students.
  • Is your debt something which you think about a lot?
  • Dome of them in usa jas been prosecuted for calling people to pay up income tax or we would be coming to your house to arrest you.
  • And also giving some indication of the cruel lie Corbyn told students about being able to find the money to fund tuition fees, reintroduce maintenance grants and pay off such outstanding debts in the first place.
  • Student loan debt in the UK has risen to more than £100bn for the first time, underlining the rising costs young people face in order to get a university education.
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5.2 2.6 0
Air pollution more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientist
Exclusive: Walking or cycling to school is better for children’s health as cars are ‘boxes collecting toxic gases’ says David King
Articles: 4 (Rank: 18)
Tonality: -10
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Comments: 931
Tonality: -0
  • The environmental law firm ClientEarth has defeated the ministers twice in the courts over the adequacy of government air quality plans.
  • So why are we still happy for our children to breathe in toxic emissions in the back of our cars?
  • Letters: Measures to cut air pollution need to be extended beyond urban areas, say representatives of six wildlife organisations.
  • Prof Sir David King, writing for the Guardian, says walking or cycling to school would be much better for children’s health.
  • You don't like cyclists and love cars.
  • Encouraging people to walk and cycle will reduce pollution from public transport.
  • So people buy lots of cars, even though we don't actually have a car industry.
  • Inside a car the space is smaller and this hinders the circulation of air.
  • I bet most people find driving an absolute chore.
  • Do kids still get car sick in modern cars?
  • The latest Tesla electric cars have optional HEPA filters to filter out over 99% of diesel pollution from the incoming air.
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4.7 4.5 0
Congressional baseball game: politicians come together after Virginia shooting
Charity game resembled a professional one a day after congressman Steve Scalise and three others were wounded: ‘At the end of the we are all human beings’
Articles: 8 (Rank: 6)
Tonality: 2
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Comments: 18
Tonality: -7
  • According to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Trump “spoke with Scalise’s family, and sat by his bedside with Mrs. Trump.” Afterwards, Trump tweeted: “Just left hospital.
  • The senior Republican suffered extensive injuries from the gunshot.
  • After Wednesday’s shootings, NBC postponed a Carmichael Show episode that dealt with gun violence.
  • On Wednesday, Hodgkinson opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice in Virginia, critically injuring senior GOP congressman Steve Scalise and three others, and later dying of his injuries.
  • Try researching gun deaths in Australia before and after the new laws enacted in response to the Port Arthur massacre.
  • Tune into you local fave football or basketball game with your eight year old and his buddies and you'll see multiple shootings in the time-outs, ads to watch shite thats showing later on.
  • A little bit of history, Channel 4 pulled a double episode of Homicide: Life on the Street from the schedule back in the late 90s because it was "too soon" after the Dunblane massacre.
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4 1.5
John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces is June's reading group book
Your choice of Pulitzer winner only received the honour for his masterpiece posthumously, having been unable to find a publisher while he lived
Articles: 2 (Rank: 54)
Tonality: 16
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Comments: 374
Tonality: 7
  • The editor who turned down John Kennedy Toole might seem myopic in hindsight, but some of his questions about the novel remain hard to answer Humility is something you learn quickly as an editor.
  • But at least I can console myself that I haven’t yet said no to a Pulitzer winner like A Confederacy of Dunces.
  • Toole had sent the book unsolicited to an influential and busy editor - and Gottlieb still came close to taking him on, helping with revisions and working seriously towards publication.
  • Ignatius is Aegisthus to Toole's Agamemnon; Gottlieb is a failed Orestes.
  • I agree with you, but to be fair I don't think anyone in the Reading Group is crazy enough to say that A Confederacy Of Dunces is better than The Grapes Of Wrath.
  • A classic simply is the book that refuses to die and keeps attracting readers, generation after generation.
  • Is Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons based on the main character?
  • I greatly enjoy reading Ignatius' prose for its deluded pomposity.
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4.6 4.2 0
India set up Pakistan Champions Trophy final with defeat of Bangladesh
The Oval will be bursting with vibrant supporters of both sides while every television from Mumbai to Multan will surely be relaying the action to the devoted millions of fans in the subcontinent
Articles: 3 (Rank: 30)
Tonality: 13
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Comments: 268
Tonality: 4
  • This was an emphatic, stress‑free victory for Virat Kohli’s side.
  • Yet it was he who took the wickets of the only two Bangladesh batsmen to threaten India’s composure, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim.
  • The Oval will be bursting with vibrant supporters of both sides while every television from Mumbai to Multan will surely be relaying the action to the devoted millions of fans back home.
  • It is something that has not gone unnoticed in the India camp.
  • But Tamim and Mushfiqur restored the situation with a polished century partnership.
  • By that logic, Pakistan also defeated Sri Lanka (the team that beat India).
  • This indian team looks unbeatable they are like Real Madrid, there are no weaknesses, they have spin, death fast bowlers, power hitters and anchorman Kohli.
  • For one, I know that when an India-Pakistan game happens, even a few people who generally don't watch cricket join the others to watch the game.
  • A comment above about everyone in India on the street buzzing.
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4.5 6.1 0
Incomes squeeze denied May a landslide – now she must change course
With inflation at a four-year high and real wages shrinking, the Conservatives need to show the age of austerity is over
Articles: 2 (Rank: 60)
Tonality: 9
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Comments: 1318
Tonality: 0
  • Higher oil prices have also added to the upward pressure on inflation.
  • The government has recognised that voters are unhappy about falling living standards and have had enough of cuts.
  • The Office for National Statistics said higher food and electricity prices also contributed to the inflation figure.
  • Statisticians highlighted the rising prices of package holidays, reflecting the growing cost of travelling abroad for Britons because of the weaker pound.
  • Wage figures due on Wednesday were expected to show the gap between underlying pay growth and the inflation increase widened further in April.
  • People who voted for Brexit have fucked the UK.
  • The Labour vote rose most in areas that had seen income growth and the Tories actually made gains in areas where the incomes squeze was worst.
  • But Corbyn has and never has any intention of stopping Brexit.
  • A lot of people seemed to like her and are now very disappointed.
  • Lots of folk went for Corbyn as the penny has started to drop, and tactically they think that he offers the least self-harming approach.
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4.4 10.9 0
‘I created this character called Katy Perry. I didn’t want to be Katheryn Hudson. It was too scary’
On the eve of her fifth album and Glastonbury debut, the pastors’ daughter-turned-hit machine talks about ‘purposeful pop’, the joy of meditation, and her feud with Taylor Swift
Articles: 2 (Rank: 74)
Tonality: 10
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Comments: 234
Tonality: 1
  • To celebrate the release of her new album, Katy Perry installed 41 cameras in an LA apartment and broadcast her life for 72 hours.
  • People like vanilla!” The conversation ricochets back to Witness.
  • Why don’t people ask me what my story is?” Perry’s story is a unique take on the American dream.
  • Perry says her goodbyes to Corden, and a 3D painter called Tracy Lee Stum stops by.
  • Again, in the hyper-scrutinised world of pop, fans picked up on it.
  • Doesn't that comment make you a bit narcissistic as well.
  • And I misspell my swear words for enhanced effect.
  • Beyonce could do what Katy Perry is doing with this live stream.
  • A pop star bleaching and cutting their hair short is normally the sign of an impending meltdown rather than an artistic statement, see Robbie Williams, Shirley Manson etc.
  • Can't have the scales and forked tongue suddenly burst through on live stream to 40 million while she's playing Truth Or Lie with Jimmy Fallon.
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4.3 6.6 0
Britain's strictest school gets top marks from Ofsted
Katharine Birbalsingh’s notoriously strict Michaela school praised by inspectors for behaviour policy and ‘exemplary’ attitudes to learning among pupils
Articles: 2 (Rank: 62)
Tonality: 10
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Comments: 3306
Tonality: 2
  • Birbalsingh was given approval by the Department for Education to open Michaela under the free school policy championed by Michael Gove as education secretary.
  • But the Ofsted inspectors were impressed with the progress they saw among the pupils at all levels.
  • “Do you see that?” Birbalsingh tells a group of visiting teachers.
  • “Pupils behave responsibly and are highly self-disciplined.
  • “All of us involved at Michaela – staff, pupils, parents and governors – are united in our determination and aspiration for our school.
  • Pop down to St fagans in South Wales and you can visit a preserved school-room which has a delightful device for disabling children's left hands so that they were forced to write with their right.
  • Katharine Birbalsingh’s ‘no excuses’ Michaela school praised by inspectors for behaviour policy and exemplary attitudes to learning among pupils Great! :-/.
  • Schools are about learning; kids go there to gain information, learn academic skills, and to gain decent grades to progress on to their chosen destination after school.
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4.2 6.7 0
Sebastian Vettel issues statement of intent with Canadian GP recovery
Talking points from Canadian GP: Sebastian Vettel’s high-risk style yields benefits in recovery; Force India suffer bout of indecision; McLaren and Honda one degree from separation
Articles: 2 (Rank: 55)
Tonality: 11
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  • Instead he was caught by the Red Bull of Max Verstappen.
  • Having chased down and overtaken his team-mate, Kimi Raikkonen, and still looking for a podium place, he saw passing the two Force Indias of Sergio Pérez and Esteban Ocon as paramount.
  • The Dutch driver clipped Vettel’s right front wing and he subsequently also suffered from a damaged floor.
  • Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two, their first of the season, his team-mate Valtteri Bottas finishing second with the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo third.
  • Ocon was on newer rubber then lost out to Vettel in a move fighting his team mate, I'd blame Perez though.
  • Put Verstappen in a Mercedes car and you have a driver who can win 10 world championships.
  • Surely Vettel's poor season was no worse than Hamilton's 2011?
  • Monaco: Max ahead for first half of the race until a RBR team strategy gave Dan the better overcut option and left Max in traffic.
  • Vettel had a bad season, Hamilton had a bad season.
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4.1 6.3 0
Relief for investors as Greece averts fresh crisis - as it happened
Greece agrees long awaited deal with eurozone creditors to unlock €8.5bn in emergency bailout funds
Articles: 4 (Rank: 25)
Tonality: -8
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Comments: 2038
Tonality: 0
  • Eurozone finance ministers agree to lend Greece €8.5bn under its bailout programme, with a commitment to debt relief in the future
  • Greece agrees long awaited deal with eurozone creditors to unlock €8.5bn in emergency bailout funds
  • Despite detente between the creditors, the IMF and the eurozone are likely to remain at odds over the long-term prospects for the Greek economy.
  • IMF officials do not believe EU assumptions that Greece can run a budget surplus (minus debt servicing) of 3.5% for years to come.
  • Translation from the Neolibspeak: Financial extortion racket succeeds in forcing privatisation and deregulation terms on Greece, see big territory gains into Greek parliament.
  • No interest rate rises due to headwinds/slack in the economy/low wage growth/brexit uncertainty/election uncertainty/just can't be bothered.
  • The management of the Greek debt crisis has been an unmitigated demonstrable failure.
  • So called helping Greece to pay its debt is really bailing out the EU banks that lent huge sum to the poor country.
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3.9 1.1
Homes sweet homes: a brick by brick breakdown of housing manifestos
Labour wants to end homelessness. The Tories promise cheap land for councils to build on. And the Lib Dems would give planning power to the people. So which party should you bet your house on?
Articles: 2 (Rank: 61)
Tonality: 10
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Tonality: 1
  • Jeremy Corbyn has said that tackling the housing crisis is his number one priority policy, and this figure is suitably ambitious.
  • Their timidity is also exposed by another surprisingly red-tinged Tory policy: the reform of compulsory purchase orders, allowing councils to buy land at below market value to build housing.
  • The manifesto is strong on homelessness too, promising to make 4,000 additional homes available for people with a history of rough sleeping.
  • Councils and housing associations would be allowed to increase borrowing to build more homes.
  • The most noteworthy fact is that social landlords have been able to garner more HB simply via rent rises - without needing to house even one more family.
  • And the council haven't built any new houses for the local villagers even though land was available - it was sold to private developers for executive houses.
  • Jeez get your head around the difference - there's any number of private landlords and houses for sale - it's just not affordable compared to social housing.
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Mexico v USA talking points: Bradley helps dent US fear of the Azteca
Bruce Arena’s plans for the US national team are taking shape and his plans for Christian Pulisic and other young stars were on show against El Tri
Articles: 2 (Rank: 40)
Tonality: 11
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Comments: 270
Tonality: 4
  • Acosta replaced Dempsey against Trinidad, and Arena told me after the game that the purpose of that was to “get Pulisic closer to goal”.
  • Pulisic had boldly predicted victory ahead of this game.
  • Still no definitive answer at left-back DaMarcus Beasley’s latest adventure involved playing 90 minutes against Mexico in the Azteca, in what’s now a record-breaking fifth World Cup qualifying cycle.
  • There’s the growing clues as to Arena’s preferred midfield, with the integrations of Kelyn Acosta alongside Bradley.
  • Acosta plays in Dallas which does get confused with Mexico by the rest of the USA.
  • Costa Rica only missed it on the World Cup semis on penalties.
  • Some ignoramus named Martin Rodgers wrote a story for USA Today on how Mexican fans 'targeted' Brad Guzan with a homophobic slur when he took a goal kick.
  • We don't have to face Mexico again, we play the Costa Rica and Panama at home, and go on the road to play Honduras and T&T. Famous last words.
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Record number of runners in American raiding party at Royal Ascot
Trainer Wesley Ward has accepted that not being able to use race-day Lasix had put off some in the US from racing in Britain
Articles: 2 (Rank: 77)
Tonality: 13
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  • Allowed to start at 11-2, having been odds-on in her previous four races, she won anyway, becoming the first US winner at Royal Ascot trained by someone other than Wesley Ward.
  • And they won’t have had to cross the Atlantic the week before racing.
  • “Obviously winning at Ascot is very prestigious, especially for any American trainer coming over here,” said Ginny DePasquale, assistant to Todd Pletcher, whose American Patriot goes for the Queen Anne.
  • Plus Friday tips for York Just how grammatically correct is the headline?
  • Or perhaps Bell thinks that the Ascot dress code has got a bit lax of late and the Champion Stakes should be returned to Newmarket and its Trumptonesque railway station.
  • The definition of a weak novice hurdle: the favourite is trained by Chris Down, starts at 1/10 and wins heavily eased by 44 lengths.
  • The Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase seems quite appropriate though - the Queen Mum liked to do her two-pound each way doubles.
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Everton in talks to sign Málaga’s Sandro Ramírez and Ajax’s Davy Klaassen
The Everton manager Ronald Koeman hopes to make Sandro Ramírez and Davy Klaassen his first signings of the summer
Articles: 4 (Rank: 21)
Tonality: 13
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Tonality: 6
  • The Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has undergone a medical as part of a proposed £30m transfer to Everton Jordan Pickford has undergone a medical as part of a proposed £30m transfer to Everton.
  • “I spoke a few weeks ago with Ronald Koeman about Everton,” Klaassen said.
  • Everton are understood to be at an advanced stage of negotiations with Ajax for their captain and are interested in the Burnley defender Michael Keane, Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson and Malaga striker Sandro Ramírez.
  • In all seriousness though, those Everton kids look proper footballers, and at least Koeman is a coach that gives them a chance.
  • Midfield three of Morgan, Gueye and Klassen with Sigurdsson playing off whoever replaces Lukaku is a good start.
  • Most of all I think Pickford represents a reasonable attempt to mend a long-standing flaw; Everton hasn't had a top-class keeper since Southall.
  • I wasn't going to comment but the difference is City pay top money for top players.
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Brazil make eight changes for Socceroos clash with Coutinho named captain
Brazil coach Tite has named his starting XI to play the Socceroos on Tuesday night, naming Philippe Coutinho as captain and making eight changes to the team that lost to Argentina last week
Articles: 2 (Rank: 69)
Tonality: 8
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  • Eight of his starting XI from Friday night’s friendly against Argentina made way for lower profile squad members, with Thiago Silva, Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho the only survivors from that side.
  • Australia, in turn, lost captain Mile Jedinak to a groin injury, which not only ruled him out for this game but the upcoming Confederations Cup as well, leaving Tim Cahill to lead the Socceroos.
  • “Second half, I’ll take responsibility for that.
  • That was important for guys like Bailey Wright and James Troisi.
  • The huge crowds turning up to see great foreign football sides points to how under exploited the football market is though in Australia.
  • But if you want to see a master class in technique and why football appeals to the aesthetic and well as the athletic -just re-wind and watch that half again.
  • Brazil vs Australia and barely a murmur in this so called sports mad country.
  • Tend to agree with you about Coutinho but I feel Jedinak's leadership will be missed more than his on the ball skills.
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3.3 6.1 0
What you need to know about the election results
Theresa May under pressure to go after poll gamble goes awry … Corbyn’s Labour makes gains … Lib Dems make double figures … and SNP squeezed
Articles: 3 (Rank: 29)
Tonality: 7
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  • Corbyn is on his way to Labour HQ to thank staff and … wait and see like the rest of us.
  • The SNP crowned a tough night with the ousting of two of its biggest personalities: former leader Alex Salmond in Gordon and Westminster leader Angus Robertson in Moray falling to the Conservatives.
  • A night of electric shock that left Theresa May dazed.
  • Labour could also become the largest party if it managed to win 29 seats directly off the Conservatives.
  • ‘Cor blimey!’ General election UK front pages – in pictures.
  • Which is no doubt why Labour took so many solid conservative seats and comprehensively rejected May's call for a stonking majority to give her a strong mandate to pursue her catastrophic "hard brexit" philosophy.
  • 2) Vote for social justice and hope the economy (Brexit) can be salvaged.
  • Labour's manifesto pledged to uphold the referendum and leave the single market.
  • That is how Ex UKIP voters managed to vote for Labour.
  • The lib dems stood on a platform of reversing brexit and lost.
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The Warriors would be lesser champions without Steve Kerr's gift for joy
The Golden State coach has brought unity to team of superstars. They would be severely weakened if his back problems force him out of the game
Articles: 5 (Rank: 11)
Tonality: 12
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Tonality: 6
  • The Golden State coach has brought unity to team of superstars.
  • Minute-by-minute report: The Warriors clinched the NBA title in front of their fans in Oakland
  • His presence alone on an NBA roster makes his team a super-team.
  • Durant led the Golden State Warriors to a 129-120 victory over James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5, earning his first championship.
  • The team’s unmatched core of Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are all 29 or younger.
  • Steve Kerr graces the NBA and deserves huge credit, He has changed a could be team under Mark Jackson into serial winners playing pass first team first basketball and not scared of making big decisions.
  • Did anyone catch the sequence which ended up with LeBron fouling Curry hard?
  • So based on that and his performance In the finals, Kevin Durant was the reason the Warriors won this season.
  • Curry intercepts LeBron's pass to Irving because the Cavs run the same double screen to the corner, two times in a row.
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Mayweather-McGregor would be mismatch, so why is everyone talking about it?
A massive cheque with plenty of noughts on the end could lure Floyd Mayweather back to the ring in what would surely be one of the most one-sided bouts of his career
Articles: 5 (Rank: 13)
Tonality: 9
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  • The bar is low, then, if Mayweather versus McGregor does materialise.
  • Which brings me back to the circus.” De La Hoya’s continued that McGregor’s lack of any professional boxing experience would severely compromise the contest.
  • There has been no shortage of critics of the fight between UFC’s biggest star and a 40-year-old who hasn’t fought since September 2015.
  • Last month Mayweather’s former rival in the ring, Oscar De La Hoya, said the fight would harm boxing.
  • If Mayweather destroys McGregor it'd do wonders for re-establishing the credibility of boxing.
  • If Connor even lands a punch on Mayweather I'll be amazed.
  • With a bit of luck, the profile of boxing will raise enough for EA to stop making clunky MMA games and go back to making tons of fun Fight Night games.
  • Or let them fight with just boxing rules but have them use MMA gloves.
  • Might be a little more meaningfull had Mayweather agreed to fight McGregor under MMA rules.
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Lions play Highlanders looking to sustain momentum for first Test
Andy Farrell, the British & Irish Lions assistant coach, said they have to counter the Highlanders’ fast-tempo style in order to prepare for the All Blacks
Articles: 11 (Rank: 4)
Tonality: 10
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  • There was a glorious moment at the press conference in the Lions’ team hotel on Sunday when a Kiwi inquisitor asked Gatland about his team’s meagre return of two tries in three tour matches.
  • I know the Lions are professionals but it may take just that half per cent out of them against the All Blacks.
  • Most telling will be whether Jonathan Sexton and Owen Farrell start together on Saturday.
  • If Gatland does have something he is holding back, we are unlikely to see it against the Maori All Blacks.
  • Proud Kiwi here but lets be honest, the Lions should win this game.
  • Mako George Furlong Kruis Itoje POM Faletau SOB Murray Sexton North Farrell JJ Daly Watson.
  • Mako George Furlong Itoje Henderson SOB Faletua POM Murray Farrell Watson Joseph Henshaw Seymour Payne.
  • It was intriguing watching the Lions contrive to lose the game whilst playing the Blues - in Super Rugby they represent very pinnacle of contriving to lose matches.
  • Poor discipline cost the Lions that game Agree completely.
  • Give it a rest and back your team, Abs or Lions.
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Dakota Access pipeline: judge rules environmental survey was inadequate
In what’s being hailed a ‘significant victory’ for pipeline’s opponents, a judge said he would consider whether operations must halt until assessment is redone
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  • In his ruling, the judge ordered the army must redo its environmental analysis on sections of the pipeline that cross under Lake Oahe on the Missouri river.
  • Despite massive resistance, oil began flowing through the pipeline on 1 June.
  • The pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) announced earlier this month that it started shipping oil to customers.
  • On Wednesday, however, a federal judge breathed life back into the fight against Dakota Access.
  • Standing Rock and the neighboring Cheyenne River Sioux tribe launched two previous legal challenges against the pipeline.
  • Nope, it means the the pipeline will be delayed.
  • "In addition to Wednesday’s ruling, these still emerging details paint a picture of a pipeline built upon dubious legality and enforced through brutal tactics coordinated by both police and private security."
  • "The ruling shows that the Obama administration’s decision to order a thorough environmental impact statement for the pipeline was the most responsible legal action"
  • "Dakota pipeline protesters won a small victory in court.
  • The oil can be transported by train or by pipeline.
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Can Nadal rule Wimbledon again? – French Open final talking points
Rafael Nadal secured his 10th French Open title and looked back to his best – could he even hunt down Federer’s 18 grand slam titles?
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  • Rafael Nadal secured his 10th French Open title and looked back to his best – could he even hunt down Federer’s 18 grand slam titles?
  • 2 ) Wawrinka finally loses on the second Sunday Much was made of the world No3’s impeccable record in grand slam finals before the match.
  • Nadal grindingly drove Wawrinka deeper, sapping his power.
  • It is possible he will not play at the French Open again.
  • If Nadal rules clay again, Federer likewise is ready to retake his Wimbledon crown.
  • Nadal is better than any of them on top form, hope he wins wimbledon.
  • Rafa was way too good for Thiem as he had been in Barcelona and Madrid .
  • As good as Rafa was in Paris you have to put federer and Murray ahead of him on grass right now .
  • If we had 2 per surface Federer 26 and Nadal 27.
  • 'Removing' clay court wins and you come up with Rafa Nadal having only won 5 majors, but then you include Roland Garros in your screwed up math as well?
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Bank of England edges closer to increasing UK interest rates
Three of eight-member monetary policy committee vote for increase after figures show further rise in inflation
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  • The financial markets had expected just one policymaker, Kristin Forbes, to maintain her previous vote for a rate rise to 0.5%.
  • James Knightley, a senior economist at the bank ING, said he still expected a majority of policymakers to tolerate higher inflation in favour of shoring up the economy.
  • On frequent occasions since the rates were cut to their then record low of 0.5% in early 2009 there has been a dissenting faction on the MPC calling for higher rates.
  • Increase the rates... to counterbalance Brexit risks...
  • The policy rate of 0.25% is being manipulated to ease pressure (given fragility or GDP and the potential of Brexit), and to stimulate growth by encouraging lending via cheap debt.
  • Sorry for being simple, but if people have no money to spend as it is, making them pay more for their mortgage is only going to make them tighten their belts further.
  • The bank is overstepping its remit by ignoring inflation and keeping interest rates low.
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Labour’s win in Kensington reflects the area’s huge disparities of wealth
The constituency in which I live is home to Russian oligarchs, and some of the poorest people in London. The latter, daring to hope, have delivered this result
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  • The constituency in which I live is home to Russian oligarchs, and some of the poorest people in London.
  • Dent Coad’s experience as a councillor in my ward for the past 11 years brings hope to all those in Kensington who have felt the inequality of living in this borough.
  • How is this acceptable when other areas of Kensington experience the extreme opposite?
  • This year Labour’s Emma Dent Coad beat the Tories’ Victoria Borwick by just 20 votes – a swing of 11.11%.
  • Indeed. though i meant that many poor people voted Labour in Kensington last week, which people like Alistair Campbell assuming rich people swung it.
  • One working class voters did not win this seat for labour, remain previous Tory voters won this seat for labour, there is no way that labour would make up that sort of huge vote deficit otherwise.
  • I live in Kensington aand voted Labour for the first time ever.
  • That way the Good hardworking upmarket honest excellent good rich wealthy Kensington get the Tory government they deserve.
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How Australia's climate policies came to be poisoned by pragmatism
A history of failure has left Australia with virtually no genuinely independent advice on climate change
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  • Tony Abbott’s argument ignores the pleas of energy users while there is no evidence to support Craig Kelly’s claims Energy and climate is a complex policy area.
  • But with Australia’s existing policies destined to push power prices up, decrease the reliability of the electricity system and increase emissions for decades to come, any emissions reduction policy is surely better than nothing.
  • Secondly, and perhaps most obviously, Finkel’s report recommended a clean energy target, rather than an emissions trading scheme or an emissions intensity scheme.
  • The majority of Australia's carbon pollution comes from stationary energy generation, those big coal fired power stations.
  • July 18, 2010 Abbott opposes carbon tax and ETS Opposition leader Tony Abbott says there will not be a price on carbon in Australia if the Coalition wins government.
  • Does Abbott have a self interest in promoting coal and coal fired power stations?
  • Give that sort of money to renewables before you say COAL is being punished and because Finkel's report punishes renewables!!
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'Unprecedented public stroke-fest': late-night hosts on Trump's cabinet meeting
Comics, including Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers, took aim at the president’s bizarre inaugural cabinet meeting on Monday
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  • President’s tweet confirms reports of obstruction of justice investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller Donald Trump seemed to confirm for the first time that he was under federal investigation on Twitter on Friday morning.
  • One White House version of events said that Trump fired the FBI director on 9 May after concerns over his performance were raised by Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.
  • The president dodges his critics but flies headlong into his admirers.
  • Rosenstein appointed Mueller to head the Russia investigation shortly after the president sacked James Comey as FBI director.
  • Time to hammer Russia with the most severe financial sanctions possible & let the Russian people depose of this war criminal.
  • Why are the media full of anti-Trump comments?
  • Republicans need to get rid of Trump before the Russia/Comey infection takes hold.
  • “We won’t allow US dollars to prop up military monopolies that exploit and abuse the people of Cuba,” Great words,Mr Trump!
  • The sooner liberals understand this fact the sooner people like Trump will never get into positions of power.
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Hate crimes, honour killings and FGM: how The Handmaid's Tale captures our age of fear
Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel was inspired by the Iranian revolution and the US Christian right. But this shrewd new TV adaptation, with its dark twist on ‘gender treachery’, has echoes of Pence, Isis and Chechnya
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  • Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel was inspired by the Iranian revolution and the US Christian right.
  • Last week we left Offred horrified at the removal of Ofglen (Emily) and her abrupt replacement with a new Ofglen.
  • The TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale has been called a warning to all women, to conservative women, and to young people who may be complacent about the liberal values they enjoy.
  • As well as Offred, readers of the book root for Moira, her best friend from college.
  • Aunt Lucy is not different from Nazi Germany's merciless women guards, the story line we see in Atwood book "
  • What I wrote to them is that people DON'T care about THUH TRUTH.
  • Why can't men go into women's toilets?
  • Hitler didn't come into power promising death camps, he came in by appealing to the nationalistic sensibilities of 'ordinary people' and one step at a time removed controls and checks on his power.
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Brutal truth of Australia's detention regime can't be written off. Not even for $70m
The Australian government was prepared to pay out to stop the shame of Manus Island being aired in court. But the ultimate cost is borne by the refugees and asylum seekers who have had their lives ruined
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  • The Australian government was prepared to pay out to stop the shame of Manus Island being aired in court.
  • The Australian government, through the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, contends its settlement was a “prudent” act, designed to head off potentially far greater costs.
  • She called for all 2000 refugees and asylum seekers held on offshore detention islands to be brought to Australia.
  • Damages of that scale are the penalty for failure to detain refugees and asylum seekers in conditions that accord with Australian standards.
  • Transparency campaigners and researchers say the Government has allowed what it calls "dirty money" into Australia because it is too scared to prosecute corrupt PNG officials.
  • And now can the government pay out Dutton and Abbott so that we never have to listen to their offensive social commentary again?
  • Lets hope the illegal boat arrivals enjoy spending Australian tax payers money in downtown Manus island.
  • These "illegal ECONOMIC infiltrators" have obtained money by false pretenses they volunteered to pay people smugglers in their illegal attempt to enter Australia.
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London fire: May offers £5m to victims amid criticism of response
Prime minister offers cash and help with housing to victims and visits scene of deadly blaze after initial response criticised
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  • Follow the latest updates as police say they expect death toll to rise in wake of Grenfell Tower disaster in west London
  • Residents repeatedly voiced concerns about fire safety in Grenfell Tower, including that there was only one escape route and no building-wide fire alarm or sprinkler system.
  • After blaze at block of flats in west London, recent refurbishment, the alarm system and ‘stay put’ advice come under scrutiny What started the fire?
  • Few wanted to talk about Theresa May, whose first non-visit had just occurred.
  • The current Building Regulations already require effective cavity barriers in retro-fit cladding systems with external wall insulation.
  • Hope not, I attended at council meeting sometime ago & two of the speakers represented local housing associations which were it seemed a sideways movement of council responsibility to remove the costings from the balance sheet.
  • For people to not know there is a fire in the building until its too late in 2017 is beyond shocking.
  • I hope the victims recieve some justice and those who put profit before people face the consequences.
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Chatterbox: Friday
The place to talk about video games and other things that matter
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  • The place to talk about video games and other things that matter It’s Tuesday!
  • Controversial opinion time: Life is Strange is a game.
  • I played no games last night but did watch the latest American Gods.
  • Curry sauce (or mushy peas depending on mood), loads of salt, lagoons of vinegar and tomato ketchup.
  • Hello I cooked a curry, kind of, last night and played a game.
  • I could see curry sauce and chips would work, but not with fish.
  • True, but the worst Mario game is still better than most other games.
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May's reappointment of Jeremy Hunt shows utter contempt for the NHS
Hunt has overseen the worst crisis in the history of the service and demoralised a generation of doctors. Why has she kept him on as health secretary?
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  • Hunt has overseen the worst crisis in the history of the service and demoralised a generation of doctors.
  • The NHS has the same prime minister and the same health secretary and certainly the same familiar problems – too little money and too few staff It was a curious election from an NHS point of view.
  • The disastrous Health and Social Care Act (2012) was brought in by Andrew Lansley, and it was a Labour government that oversaw the Mid Staffs crisis.
  • The NHS pay cap would be scrapped and bursaries reintroduced.
  • Jeremy Hunt is the lowest of the low - and his appointment tells any half-sensitive person what the Tories really think of the NHS and ordinary people and their health.
  • If the NHS no longer has the means it cannot provide all that free care at the point of need.
  • As for the internal market and " the removal of barriers to the integration of care " there has been no reversal - or any suggestion - of the Health and Social Care Act.
  • Can the Tories face down opposition on the NHS?
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Tony awards: Dear Evan Hansen takes centre stage at Broadway's big night
The ‘social media musical’ with a pop score dominated with six wins, Hello, Dolly! also shone, while host Kevin Spacey’s performance divided opinion
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  • With June being pride month and the 2016 Tonys overshadowed by the massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Spacey was roundly scolded by many on social media.
  • As predicted, Hello, Dolly! won for best revival of a musical and for lead actress Bette Midler, as well as featured actor, Gavin Creel.
  • The night’s big winner was Dear Evan Hansen, a lovable musical about a loser teen that picked up six awards, including best musical, lead actor, featured actress, score and book.
  • Screw those people using a platform to highlight a social issue.
  • I loved him last night as the host of the Tony Awards!
  • Kevin Spacey, a wonderful actor, unfortunately harbours Billy Crystalline illusions.
  • What caught my eye was that the picture shows mostly darker skinned people.
  • Leaving aside the fact that you were wrong about his esteem for Trump, why is it good to be closeted about one's political views?
  • A production of Julius Caesar was wrongly understood as advocating the assassination of President Trump So who was Brutus?
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This is Corbyn’s moment: he’s rescued Britain from the chains of austerity
The Labour leader is a man remade. To a remarkable degree, his respectability and plausibility as prime minster is established
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  • People focused on the NHS, education and equality more than personalities, respondents to our callout tell us The focus on Jeremy Corbyn may be overshadowing the real reason young people voted Labour.
  • The Conservative party has made a deal with the Democratic Unionist party so it can form a government.
  • Formal negotiations are due to begin soon, but the snap election has left Theresa May weakened.
  • Letters: Readers on potential solutions to conducting Brexit negotiations.
  • Theresa May’s failure won’t return the UK to reality-based politics.
  • While there are indeed a lot of people who vote for the scumbags in the DUP, and the scumbags in Sinn Fein, I don't think either party represents the silent majority in Northern Ireland.
  • Hey the people have spoken - no hard Brexit.
  • The Tory Party is the Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • The SNP lost a lot of votes to people who switched to Labour to push through Corbyn, desperate to stop the Tory surge.
  • I'm for Labour but there is no soft Brexit.
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Guardian Cities cycle week: what it is and how you can get involved
Cycling is at a tipping point: while some cities build bike lanes and ban cars, others are experiencing a backlash. Will the future of cities be two-wheeled?
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  • I think the number of women cycling in Tehran is growing.
  • Religious leaders in Iran consider women on bicycles a threat to morality.
  • Cycling is at a tipping point: while some cities build bike lanes and ban cars, others are experiencing a backlash.
  • So as we kick off Guardian Cities cycle week we have a challenge for you: start a conversation with a fellow cyclist.
  • Cycling allows me to be part of the city.
  • Guardian Cities is dedicating a week to exploring the future of cycling in cities around the world.
  • Great city to cycle in, and the local council are really pushing it by putting bike lanes on some of the main roads.
  • Having shower facilities at work do not need to be cyclist exclusive but could also be useful for some people that don't cycle or would like to freshen up.
  • I love cycling, but the mentality of a number of drivers towards cyclists, coupled with the lack of infrastructure here, make it unduly stressful.
  • "Religious leaders in Iran consider women on bicycles a threat to morality."
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Can you guess the city from its bike lane maps?
Mapping company Bike Citizens has trawled its database of city cycle infrastructure to create these ‘naked’ cycle maps. Blue lines = protected bike lanes; grey lines = painted lanes. Can you identify the cities?
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  • Mapping company Bike Citizens has trawled its database of city cycle infrastructure to create these ‘naked’ cycle maps.
  • A series of articles in conservative media are pushing the bizarre argument that separated bike lanes worsen air quality.
  • The previous month, James Salmon, the Daily Mail’s transport correspondent, wrote a hugely odd story noting that Cambridge and London had among the slowest average traffic speeds in the country.
  • Guardian Cities Cycle Week Guardian Cities is dedicating a week to exploring the future of cycling in cities around the world.
  • Cycling in Amsterdam is a real delight definitely the best way to explore such a beautiful city.
  • What a load of rubbish about cycle lanes making life difficult for car drivers.
  • The central London scheme has moved people from Public transport not cars.
  • Building bike lanes is blocking city traffic, STOP!
  • The problem is that many don't respect pedestrian crossings at bus stops, and many still use the narrow pavements rather than the bus lanes, where there is no cycle lane.
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When will our politics start to address young disabled people?
Youth were enthused by last week’s general election, but having a disability means you feel even more excluded than other young people do. We need to be part of the conversation
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  • Youth were enthused by last week’s general election, but having a disability means you feel even more excluded than other young people do.
  • Others who fear being housed in institutions as, with cuts to social care combining with housing shortages, it’s cheaper for local authorities to dump multiple disabled people in one place.
  • Labour The manifesto speaks in terms of fixing the harm the Tories have caused, by addressing disability poverty, the “scrounger” stigma and the disability employment gap.
  • The Conservatives also shut down NHS day care resources for the mentally ill.
  • Nor did Disabled Student Allowance because it was care, not education based.
  • For people to have decent care, processes and facilities need to be available, along with adequate trained (!!) staff.
  • Social media has been bombarded with left wing lies and propaganda, dumbing complex issues down into silly memes and videos, just to con the young into voting Labour.
  • When will our politics start to address young disabled people?
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Innovation and tech can create social care services for the future
European social services need radical change, from better use of digital apps and artificial intelligence to consulting the public on designing better options
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  • European social services need radical change, from better use of digital apps and artificial intelligence to consulting the public on designing better options Europe’s social services face a challenging time.
  • Both want to mitigate the risk of people facing catastrophic care costs.
  • Tom Wood, 48, mental health support group worker ‘A&E departments should only be accessible via emergency services or GPs’ NHS and social care should be a key priority of this election.
  • Join the Social Care Network to read more pieces like this.
  • Social care has always existed but the notion was expanded to relieve cost pressures on the NHS and enable lower income tax at the cost of higher rates.
  • Basically both the Tories and Labour wish to adequately fund the NHS as it's political sucide not to and real areas of difference like agreeing a mechanism for pay increases should be resolvable.
  • David Cameron pulled out of talks, screaming "Labour's Death Tax".
  • Lots of people are struggling to survive never mind save for a deposit or social care.
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Greg Gianforte sentenced to community service for assaulting Guardian reporter
Montana Republican fined $385 and spared jail after pleading guilty to assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on the eve of Gianforte’s election
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  • They are deported for far lesser crimes than the Montana Republican plead guilty to Greg Gianforte body-slammed a reporter.
  • Under Barack Obama, the Department of Homeland Security claimed to focus its immigration law enforcement resources on people with criminal records.
  • Gianforte’s assault of Ben Jacobs, a journalist at the Guardian, illustrates a double-standard that runs through immigration law: immigrants are held to a higher standard than citizens.
  • Mr Gianforte’s response was to slam me to the floor and start punching me.
  • Gianforte’s assault of Ben Jacobs, a journalist at the Guardian, illustrates a double-standard that runs through immigration law: immigrants are held to a higher standard than citizens.
  • Illegal immigrants are deported as per US immigration laws.
  • Well, "those people" are worried because the PM is (still) threatening to (unlawfully and immorally) removing their rights retroactively to strengthen her weak hand in the negotiations.
  • If an immigrant falls foul of the law he should be deported.
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Labor disputes Peter Dutton's claim party was briefed on citizenship changes
Tony Burke says none of the government’s proposed legislation was mentioned at meeting a month ago, and journalists have been misled by immigration minister
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  • The government plans to amend the Australian Citizenship Act to tighten residency and English proficiency requirements Serious concerns have been raised about the Turnbull government’s new citizenship legislation, which was introduced to parliament on Thursday.
  • The Greens’ immigration spokesman, Nick McKim, criticised Dutton’s proposed citizenship changes on Monday, saying they were xenophobic, unfair and must be rejected by Labor.
  • “The minister already has the power to appeal AAT citizenship decisions that he disagrees with.
  • But the government hasn’t defined what competent means.
  • As a criminal phrenologist I can attest that Dutton's gaping mouth and prominent nostril demonstrate a highly criminal personality and a person unsuitable for Australian citizenship.
  • Dutton is to be removed from his position of power before he starts executing non-residents, refugees, dole bludgers, two headed Tasmanians and any one not from Qld.
  • Straw poll: Who is more threatening of the rights of people living in Australia: A. Muslim Clerics B. George Brandis C. Peter Dutton.
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Okja director Bong Joon-ho: ‘In films, animals are either soulmates or butchered’
The director’s bold and bonkers fantasies have sparked comparisons with Spielberg, and his latest film delivers a chilling message via the relationship between a girl and a giant, genetically modified farm animal
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  • Okja is Bong’s sixth feature, and the third in a series of bold and bonkers fantasies that have led Quentin Tarantino to compare him to Spielberg in his pomp.
  • Eventually, Peter declared Frank ready to be sent out into the world.
  • Meanwhile, Okja concerns the friendship between a young Korean girl and a giant manatee-style creature, genetically engineered to provide the planet with cheap meat.
  • They were fans of a film I had co-written with Peter Straughan a few years ago, Frank.
  • The director is correct to depict animals as food and as pets because that is the contradiction that that mostly defines the human-animal relationship.
  • People who shop for meat in supermarkets have no empathy or understanding for the animals they eat.
  • It is interesting, how even nature tv programs "humanify" animals.
  • The Host, that dreadful train movie and this film seem juvenile by comparison.....
  • At first I assumed that the, uh, 'pig' was actually Falkor from The NeverEnding Story.
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England turn to Bairstow for Champions Trophy semi-final against Pakistan
Eoin Morgan has tipped the ‘relentless attitude’ of Jonny Bairstow to come to the fore as England prepare to make one change to their batting lineup for the Champions Trophy semi-final with Pakistan
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  • England were bowled out for 211 and were comprehensively beaten by Pakistan in the Champions Trophy semi-final in Cardiff Pakistan will be one half of an all-Asian final at The Oval on Sunday.
  • Now Angelo Mathews expertly resuscitated the innings alongside Dickwella so that Sarfraz summoned up his opening bowlers in tandem.
  • Pakistan, especially with the introduction of Junaid Khan as a replacement for the volatile Wahab Riaz alongside Amir and Hasan Ali, now have a triumvirate of pace bowlers who seem adept at exploiting any help.
  • It would be typical Pakistan to beat England and then choke in the final against India.
  • Pakistan's batting is like a club level Cricket team.
  • Pakistan would have more chance of winning against a classic XI then this India team.
  • This England team is something special and I'm annoyed by the excuses about the pitch.
  • For Pakistan to win England have to play abysmally.
  • India v Bangladesh, happy for either to win but Bangladesh after that New Zealand win can beat any other team left.
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Anita Pallenberg paid a high price for being a rock-star girlfriend
Suzanne Moore: The actress and model was so much more than a style icon or Rolling Stones muse. But she had to live with being constantly compared to her 20-year-old self and found wanting
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  • Suzanne Moore: The actress and model was so much more than a style icon or Rolling Stones muse.
  • He wrote the song while his then-partner Anita Pallenberg was out filming her most celebrated acting role, opposite Mick Jagger in Donald Cammell and Nick Roeg’s Performance.
  • The price Pallenberg paid was to have her entire life more or less consumed by her association with the Stones.
  • Richards was convinced the film’s love scenes weren’t simulated and that Pallenberg and Jagger were having an affair.
  • What Richards actually wrote was this: "I wrote 'Gimmie Shelter' on a stormy day, sitting in Robert Fraser's apartment in Mount Street.
  • Whether or not this artist was a muse, reading about her life has enriched mine.
  • The actor and model Anita Pallenberg, who was a muse to the Rolling Stones and appeared alongside Mick Jagger in the cult film Performance, has died at the age of 73.
  • Possibly Anita could make sounds that were musical, rather than those of a banshee with a headache.
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Putin jokingly offers Comey asylum during annual phone-in session
Russian president’s yearly question-and-answer event included comments on the former FBI director and a phone call from Arizona about ‘Russophobia’
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  • The veteran director has been accused of pandering to Putin for his four-hour documentary on the Russian leader, but he remains unrepentant.
  • Simply demonising Putin – and, by extension, Russia – is dangerous, says Stone, and wrong.
  • Putin has never referred to Navalny by name in public.
  • In one way, Trump’s election couldn’t have been better for Stone.
  • Everyone wants to know what Putin has to say about Trump and Russia’s alleged hacking of the US election.
  • Or did all those Republicans suddenly fall in love with Putin's Cold War KGB commie leftovers, who magically transformed to capitalist looters of the Russian people?
  • Having fired Comey from this wild-goose chase, Trump is now accused of obstructing the investigation of evidence that does not exist!
  • Putin is riding Trump and laughing at our intelligence agencies.
  • Putin won't be laughing much when the US House of Representatives approves the Senate's 97-2, Trump-proof Russia sanctions bill passed yesterday.
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96% drop in EU nurses registering to work in Britain since Brexit vote
Official figures show 46 nurses came to work in the UK in April, down from 1,304 last July
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  • The government must urgently remove public service jobs from the immigration cap.
  • Editorial: Britain has not got enough teachers, nurses, clinicians and carers.
  • Derisory pay rises, the abolition of NHS bursaries and an ageing workforce mean 24,000 unfilled job vacancies.
  • The government must begin to recognise the impact on patients and nurses themselves.
  • Hunt also sought to reassure the 150,000 NHS staff born in other EU countries that them staying in the UK after Brexit would be a key element of the negotiations starting next week.
  • Jeremy Hunt has hinted that the pay cap for NHS nurses might be lifted in recognition of their “absolutely brilliant” work Presumably less media-friendly public sector workers can go whistle?
  • There is an army highly qualified scientists, engineers and physicists who are largely anonymous to the wider public and get zero recognition for keeping the NHS propped up - will these people be getting a pay rise?
  • They are ordinary people just like the rest of us, and often with equal or better education.
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Labor under pressure over media ownership laws as Ten goes into administration
Ten Network goes into administration after failing to win financial backing from its leading shareholders
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  • Ten Network goes into administration after failing to win financial backing from its leading shareholders The federal government is using Network Ten’s decision to go into voluntary administration to pressure Labor over planned media reforms.
  • Michelle Rowland, Labor’s communications spokeswoman, hit back at Senator Fifield’s claim the opposition was delaying the media package reforms.
  • The administrators, KordaMentha, have been appointed to run the company following the decision by leading shareholders Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch not to guarantee a $250m finance package.
  • Channel 10 - On 15 June 2015, Foxtel (co-owned by Lachlan Murdoch's News Corp) bought 15% shares in Ten Network Holdings,WIN's Bruce Gordon is the biggest shareholder.
  • They've killed off One as competitors for sporting rights with Foxtel and managed to kill off the channel completely.
  • However, any deal Gordon and Murdoch come up with will only succeed if the government passes its media reform package.
  • "Channel Ten Labor under pressure over media ownership laws as Ten goes into administration"
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So a Trump-like Caesar was killed on stage. But Republicans spill real blood
The same oligarchs currently pushing through a healthcare bill that will kill more people each year than gun homicides want to cry foul over Shakespeare?
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  • Julius Caesar is not a pro-assassination play.
  • “The Public Theater chose to present Julius Caesar in a way that was intended to provoke and offend.
  • Other Public Theater sponsors, which include American Express and Bank of America, could not immediately be reached for comment.
  • “No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values,” the statement said.
  • A healthcare bill that will kill more people each year than gun homicides Perhaps Guardian editors, in their infinite wisdom, might want to revise that clearly inflammatory headline.
  • The assassination is not portrayed as a positive event in the play.
  • The misguided idea that theatre is a "safe environment" is one the author shares with Trump, btw.
  • Classic selective outrage and it's getting pretty embarrassing how many people do this with so many issues.
  • Spreading unproven conspiracy theories is not the same as putting a Shakespeare play.
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In China, the water you drink is as dangerous as the air you breathe
Nearly half the country has missed its five-year water quality targets, Greenpeace research shows – so what can be done about water pollution?
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  • Nearly half the country has missed its five-year water quality targets, Greenpeace research shows – so what can be done about water pollution?
  • In 2011, reports emerged that said Luliang Chemical Industry in Yunnan province had disposed of 5,000 tonnes of chemical waste next to a river used as a drinking water source.
  • The water crisis in Chile is complex, but it provides a unique opportunity for Canadian teachers to support the growing anti-privatisation movement, and help to free Chileans from the shackles of the Pinochet era.
  • China demonstrates the very worst aspects of capitalism as far as the environment and people's health are concerned.
  • Don't understand why people are focused about industrial pollution, as the main problem with the water is biological.
  • Yet we don't see throngs of Canadians attempting to interfere with Colorado's water distribution.
  • The pure self-interested economic actor of Western capitalist economic theory finally realised in the mindless Chinese 'socialist' consumer.
  • The water in China is definitely not safe to drink.
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Helmut Kohl, Germany’s reunification chancellor, dies aged 87
Kohl led his country from 1982 to 1998, overseeing the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990
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  • Kohl was impatiently pushed aside by Franz Josef Strauss, the rightwing leader of the CDU’s Bavarian sister party, the CSU, who alone could match Schmidt in intellect and wit.
  • He devoted his entire adult life to Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politics and was Germany’s longest-serving chancellor of the 20th century.
  • Only Kohl’s political idol, Konrad Adenauer (CDU), the first West German chancellor, had done better.
  • Superficially, sheer physical bulk apart, Kohl bore unlikely comparisons with Otto von Bismarck.
  • He ruined East Germany and Europe by equalising what is too different and German political culture by protecting politicians from contact with normal people.
  • In spite of his mis-steps, personal and political setbacks, one is left with the impression that he always had the best interests of the German people at heart.
  • Kohl was definitely not the father of modern Germany.
  • Actually, if Engholm hadn't lied in the Barschel aftermath Kohl would not have been chancellor when the Wall fell.
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Michael Gove as environment secretary is 'fox in charge of hen house'
Appointment greeted with anger by environmental campaigners who lament his record on green issues
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  • I used to sit in cabinet meetings with the new environment secretary.
  • As education secretary Gove tried to remove climate change from the geography curriculum saying it should be taught in science.
  • The news was greeted with anger and frustration by environmental campaigners, who lamented his record on green issues, including his attempt to remove climate change from the geography curriculum while education secretary.
  • Theresa May announced Gove’s return to politics as part of her reshuffle on Sunday.
  • May bringing in her old enemy demonstrates her crippling weakness.
  • There is not one single, credible, empirical study done over the last 40 years of this scare that demonstrates CO2 causes global temperature rise.
  • No, Michael Goves Enviromental role is just a very dark joke, but with Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary & Donald Trump as American President, it is just about par for the course?
  • Appointing Michael Gove to Environment Secretary is an act tantamount to treason.
  • I think the prime minister and environment secretary should notice that climate change and global warming is true.
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May and Macron plan joint crackdown on online terror
British PM and French president to tackle radicalisation with fines for tech companies that do not take action
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  • Regulating extremist content online featured heavily in May’s response to the terror attacks at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester and on London Bridge, which both occurred during the general election campaign.
  • France’s president has brought an unprecedented freshness to the national assembly.
  • If next week’s second round confirms Sunday’s results, the French president and his new party will have secured an overwhelming parliamentary mandate for his reform agenda.
  • So has Macron succeeded in revolutionising the French political system?
  • Macron, the new French president is that man.
  • It's too early to call, but I fear that Macron will change little in France.
  • But in France, skin colour and non-French names are a real barrier to getting the job you deserve.
  • People have a democratic choice and they voted Macron into power.
  • Such young people from diverse origins booting away old professional Palpatinian politicians and in turn rejuvenating the French Republic.
  • The French people are simply fed up with the division right/left.
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Norway or no way? Can Efta fix it for Brexit Britain?
Letters: Ian Rutledge on why we’ll probably end up relying on WTO rules; Stefan Wickham on Norway having their fish and eating them; Michael Gold on the Norwegian left’s opposition to the single market; David Beake on Oslo’s view of its ‘Nike deal’; Neil Addison on joining the EEA as a transition...
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  • Equally, membership of the single market does not mean totally uncontrolled immigration from the European Union.
  • Emmanuel Macron’s team have floated the idea of a “continental partnership” between Britain and the EU that would allow us to restrict free movement.
  • In those circumstances joining the EEA (the Norway option) is the most practicable option to provide stability while Brexit gets fully established.
  • Ian Rutledge Chesterfield • Jeremy Corbyn has destroyed Theresa May’s mandate for a hard Brexit, but Labour’s position is still vague.
  • The Labour party doesn't have in positions of authority swivel-eyed loons like David Davis and Liam Fox, or "in it for themselves" chancers like Boris Johnson.
  • Chuka supporting the Thatcherite settlement - single market equals City of London as the powerhouse of distorted GDP, a high Pound and an uncompetitive Labour market.
  • Farage has one hell of a job convincing the country that the Brexit vote in actual fact meant leaving the single market - especially in the wake of the general election.
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The Guardian view on Lib Dem leadership: scrutinise Brexit
Editorial: Tim Farron’s personal contortions over religious belief let the Liberal Democrats down. But his – and his party’s – scepticism on Brexit may well be vindicated in the end
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  • Pundits predicted a gloomy night for the Lib Dems but on Thursday 8 June Farron defied low expectations after a marathon campaign across the country, covering thousands of miles.
  • Calling for a second referendum on Brexit was a fatal strategic error.
  • Editorial: Tim Farron’s personal contortions over religious belief let the Liberal Democrats down.
  • “Imagine how proud I am to lead this party.
  • But for a Lib Dem leader to be guided by faith in a direction antithetical to the values of many party members and target voters was unsustainable.
  • At least the LibDems had a position on Brexit.
  • The young are the natural constituency for a pro-EU party, but Clegg's betrayal over tuition fees has rendered the Lib Dems toxic to their natural constituency for a generation.
  • I would have voted for any anti brexit party but Labour was the nearest thing to it.
  • Given the Guardian's oft repeated hostility towards the Liberal Democrats and oft repeated enthusiasm for Jeremy Corbyn and all things Labour why should anyone care what the Guardian thinks about the Lib Dem leadership?
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Canoeing sexual assault allegations leave UK Sport facing up to a crisis
Cycling’s bullying culture has already rocked UK Sport and now canoeing, joining swimming and taekwondo with sexual assault allegations, has given it even more questions to answer
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  • It has been 14 months since Varnish claimed the then performance director Shane Sutton cruelly advised she “get on with having a baby” after she was ditched from the high performance squad.
  • The Varnish allegations The draft report condemned the British Cycling board for its “inept” handling of the process.
  • Meanwhile medical staff at GB Taekwondo raised concerns with UK Sport over coaches’ practices with regard to concussion, weight loss and training loads, including suggestions that athletes were asked to train in saunas.
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Guardian Public Service Awards 2017: terms and conditions
Full details of all terms and conditions for the Public Service Awards and Public Servant of the Year Award 2017
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  • Entries for the 2017 Guardian Public Service Awards and Public Servant of the Year are now open Submit your entry for the 2017 Public Service Awards on the form below.
  • Shortlisted Entrants might be contacted by GNM prior to the Awards ceremony to gather further detail on their entry.
  • What is the Public Servant of the Year Award?
  • They will rank the shortlist, marking each entry against how it meets the judging criteria (to see the criteria to be applied by the judges click here).
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Gonski 2.0: Greens offered new concessions to pass school funding package
Party sources say Coalition is prepared to reduce timeframe to reach the targeted funding level by up to four years from 10 to six
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  • The Greens will determine their position in the party room next week, before a push by the government to pass the bill that week before the winter recess.
  • On Friday Senator David Leyonhjelm signalled he could support the bill after a parliamentary budget office costing suggested the policy actually cut $1.2bn over 10 years from schools compared with regular increases in current legislation.
  • The Turnbull government school package has been highly divisive in the Greens.
  • Leyonhjelm has so far said he would oppose the Turnbull government school plan because it increases funding.
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The dos and don'ts of being a first lady: from Jackie Kennedy to Melania Trump
Now she has officially left New York to follow her husband to Washington, how will Mrs Trump navigate life in the White House?
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  • Now she has officially left New York to follow her husband to Washington, how will Mrs Trump navigate life in the White House?
  • Melania Trump stayed largely out of sight during her husband’s presidential campaign and was an absent first lady at the outset of the administration, staying in New York and focusing on Barron.
  • Jackie Kennedy appointed her boarding school girlfriend Nancy Tuckerman as her social secretary for example.
  • #Movingday,” the first lady tweeted on Sunday evening after she and Barron arrived at the White House with Trump.
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Gareth Southgate: ‘There is no magic wand for England, that’s the reality’
Gareth Southgate has delivered a bleak assessment of England’s status following their demoralising 3-2 defeat in the friendly against France
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  • But we also have to play teams who come at us.
  • England, Southgate freely admitted, are deliberately making life hard for themselves.
  • The substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had given England the lead only for two stunning free-kicks in the final three minutes of normal time from Leigh Griffiths to transform the contest.
  • “It was a huge moment for the team,” said Southgate of Kane’s first international goal in more than a year.
  • “Joe is the No1,” Southgate said.
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Being overweight – not just obese – kills millions a year, say experts
Described as a ‘growing and disturbing global health crisis,’ more than two billion adults and children suffer from weight-related health problems
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  • Public Health England says that nearly two-thirds of the adult population – 63% – were overweight or obese in 2015.
  • The research revealed a sliding scale of risk for health problems including congenital heart defects, anomalies of the digestive system and malformations of genital organs or limbs.
  • “People who are overweight are at high risk of mortality and other diseases [beyond obesity itself].” Body mass index is the most common measure of obesity and is a ratio between weight and height.
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Devon and Cornwall PCC to meet police chief over 'armed civilians' idea
Alison Hernandez caused controversy by suggesting members of public who own guns could help counter terrorists
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  • Alison Hernandez, the Devon and Cornwall police and crime commissioner, said she was interested in having a conversation with the chief constable about whether ordinary people with gun licences could assist in a terrorist crisis.
  • Hernandez, a former Conservative election agent, made her comments during an extraordinary exchange with a caller to a phone-in programme on BBC Radio Cornwall.
  • Janice Adam, from the Police Federation, said reacting to and dealing with any such incidents should be left to highly specialised firearms officers.
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Bill Cosby trial: deadlocked jury told to continue deliberations
Jurors in comedian’s sexual assault trial are instructed to continue trying to reach a unanimous verdict after more than 30 hours of deliberations
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  • A hung jury would be a clear victory for Cosby, who would avoid what could have been years in prison.
  • He is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault, each one punishable by up to 10 years behind bars.
  • He also pointed out that Constand telephoned Cosby dozens of times after the alleged assault.
  • Constand told the jury she was merely returning his calls about the women’s basketball squad at Temple University, where she was director of team operations and he was a member of the board of trustees.
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Rory McIlroy sees grounds for optimism despite early US Open exit
Rory McIlroy bowed out of the US Open after his second-round 71 but remained upbeat that the run of competitive golf now ahead of him will revive his form and fortunes
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  • As golf’s version of a performer who is lightly raced, McIlroy arrived at Erin Hills having played only 22 competitive rounds in 2017.
  • It’s simple.” As McIlroy, Johnson and Day exited, Casey kept his dream of a first major win alive.
  • This marks a boost to the tournament as well as the Northern Irishman himself, especially after news that Phil Mickelson plans to skip the second major of the year to attend his daughter’s high school graduation.
  • We should encourage them to try for 365 days, at least.
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Uber board member resigns after sexist remark at meeting addressing sexism
In meeting on company culture, David Bonderman said there was ‘likely to be more talking’ when Arianna Huffington mentioned having more women onboard
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  • On Sunday, the board of directors voted unanimously to adopt the recommendations of a workplace review led by the law firm of the former US attorney general Eric Holder.
  • Kapor Klein also said Kalanick’s leave from the company “enhanced” Uber’s ability to hire a strong COO.
  • During the meeting presenting the report to Uber employees on Tuesday, Bonderman interrupted his fellow board member Arianna Huffington with a sexist remark, according to an audio recording of the meeting obtained by Yahoo Finance.
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Puerto Rico governor to take statehood case to Washington but faces US snub
Ricard Rosselló to push Congress to admit Puerto Rico as America’s 51st state, but experts suggest referendum result will have little impact on US lawmakers
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  • Puerto Rico was handed over to the US at the end of the Spanish-American war in 1898 as a form of war booty.
  • But he faces an uphill struggle impressing his case on the US Congress, which holds ultimate power over Puerto Rico, given the historically low turnout of the vote and the boycott staged by opposition parties.
  • The ruling Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP), which controls the Puerto Rican governorship as well as legislature and organised the referendum, claimed the result marked a resounding victory for statehood.
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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of €14.8m tax fraud in Spain
Prosecutor alleges footballer used shell company, failed to declare some earnings and under-reported others
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  • Lionel Messi took a similar stance in threatening to quit Spain in 2014, also claiming he had been singled out for special treatment, when he was accused of concealing €4.1m from the authorities.
  • This week Ronaldo’s agency, Gestifute, released a statement which said: “There is no tax evasion scheme ...
  • He is the competition’s record goalscorer with 105.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has always shown since his arrival to Real Madrid in July 2009 a clear will to fulfil all his tax obligations.
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Jordan Pickford saves England against Sweden in tournament opener
England drew 0-0 in their European Under-21 Championship opener with Sweden after Jordan Pickford’s late penalty save
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  • Jordan pickford’s penalty save earned England a point against the defending champions, who made Aidy Boothroyd’s side look short of ideas in the second half
  • The main thing is not to lose the game.
  • The first game is always tight and we came away with a draw.
  • More than 5,000 Sweden supporters made the atmosphere in Kielce feel more like Stockholm than southern Poland, although at first it seemed as if this was England’s game to win.
  • “Sweden gave us problems which we dealt with.
  • The current senior squad has more black players than comparable squads in the 90s which had more black players than the team in 1966, again: demographic shifts.
  • Agree with most people's opinion of Ward-Prowse.
  • I assess a future England player on their technical ability first and foremost.
  • Then, whenever the ball was played into midfield both Ward-Prowse and Baker lacked the movement, awareness and technique to get the ball moving quickly and efficiently.
  • Didn't look a great group of players on paper.
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Two British soldiers killed in tank training exercise are named
Corporals Matthew Hatfield, 27, and Darren Neilson, 31, died after explosion or fire in tank at Castlemartin ranges in Wales
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  • The two dead soldiers were members of the Royal Tank Regiment, which has been taking part in a live-fire exercise at the Castlemartin ranges in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales.
  • Police and army investigators are investigating the incident and a ban on tank live-firing exercises has been put in place.
  • This year the regiment has conducted exercises in countries including South Korea and Jordan.
  • The police said detectives were investigating the incident with the Health and Safety Executive and the MoD.
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Corbyn to postpone Labour reshuffle to take fight to government
Party leader praises shadow cabinet but says he is prepared to reach out to MPs who had been critical of his leadership
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  • But the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, appeared more resistant to changing personnel and inviting Corbyn’s former parliamentary critics back into the fold.
  • Several Labour MPs, including Yvette Cooper, Angela Eagle and Chuka Umunna, have said they would serve in the shadow cabinet despite past criticism of Corbyn’s leadership.
  • Shadow cabinet members are expected to demand clarification on Tuesday over Labour’s Brexit policy, particularly about whether the party would negotiate to remain in the single market.
  • The opinion polls suggested we were right about that.
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Wales: Labour triumphant after shaky start to campaign
Party wins three seats from Tories as praise is heaped on energetic grassroots campaign and Corbyn effect
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  • It ended in triumph, with Labour winning three seats from the Tories and praise being heaped both on an energetic grassroots campaign and on the Corbyn effect.
  • But Labour fought back strongly and unexpectedly took Cardiff North, traditionally a bellwether seat, with a handsome 4,000 majority from the Tories.
  • Strategists believe the Welsh Labour leader and first minister, Carwyn Jones, is playing well on the doorstep and – during the council elections at least – has helped counter any potential negative impact from Jeremy Corbyn.
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Ireland's first gay prime minister Leo Varadkar formally elected
The former GP, who came out as gay in 2015, is confirmed as taoiseach in Dáil ceremony in Dublin
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  • There was a bizarre moment during the opposition speeches when the Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams, remarked that he attended the same pilates course as Varadkar, which produced wry smiles from the new taoiseach and Kenny.
  • Leo Varadkar, 38, was formally elected taoiseach at a confirmation ceremony in the Dáil in Dublin after he won the Fine Gael party leadership earlier this month.
  • Varadkar later thanked Adams for revealing “their little secret”.
  • Varadkar studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin and completed his six-year degree in April 2003.
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Police officer who shot Philando Castile 'did what he had to do', lawyer claims
Jury deliberates in manslaughter trial of Minnesota officer Jeronimo Yanez, who killed Castile seconds after the black motorist said he had a gun
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  • Yanez’s manslaughter trial went to a jury after both sides gave closing arguments in which they recapped their versions of a shooting that drew extra attention because Castile’s girlfriend livestreamed the gruesome aftermath on Facebook.
  • Yanez testified Friday that he stopped Castile in the St Paul suburb of Falcon Heights because he thought Castile looked like one of two men who had robbed a nearby convenience store a few days earlier.
  • Castile was shot just seconds after informing Yanez that he was carrying a gun.
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Guardian and Observer to relaunch in tabloid format
Newspapers to move to smaller size and outsource printing to Trinity Mirror as part of three-year cost-saving plan
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  • The move to outsource is expected to generate millions of pounds in savings annually.
  • Katharine Viner Editor-in-chief, Guardian News and Media David Pemsel Chief executive, Guardian Media Group
  • We have spoken to print readers who have told us clearly that it is the great journalism, photography, graphics and design that they value, not the shape and size of the newspaper.
  • The Guardian has signed a contract with Trinity Mirror, who will take over printing and distribution of our newspapers in the new format.
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Charlie Gard to be kept on life support while European judges consider case
Strasbourg court orders extension of treatment for 10-month-old baby until final decision can be made by judges
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  • Mr Justice Francis concluded that life-support treatment should end and that Charlie should be allowed to die with dignity.
  • Three court of appeal judges upheld that ruling in May and three supreme court justices on Thursday dismissed the couple’s latest challenge after a hearing in London.
  • Specialists at Great Ormond Street hospital, where Charlie is being treated, say the nucleoside bypass therapy proposed by a doctor in the US is experimental and would not help.
  • The court has been considering written submissions made by the family’s lawyers.
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American student released from North Korea prison, says state department
Rex Tillerson says North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor
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  • Such detentions have added to tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.
  • Fred Warmbier told told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Wednesday that Otto had been “terrorized and brutalized” during his 17-month detention and had been in a coma for more than a year.
  • North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government.
  • Warmbier is a University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati.
  • Fred Warmbier called his son’s return bittersweet.
  • Tillerson says the state department continues discussing three other detained Americans with North Korea.
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Joseph Morpurgo: ‘I once got dive-bombed by a bird on stage’
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  • The funniest TV show I’ve ever seen 30 Rock.
  • The funniest sketch I’ve ever seen Martin Short does a character called Jiminy Glick, and his interviews with comedians are the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.
  • The funniest book I’ve ever read I remember laughing so hard at Stephen Fry’s autobiography Moab Is My Washpot, that a guy in the cafe came over and asked what I was reading.
  • The funniest number Carl Reiner reckons the funniest number is 32.
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Qatar foreign minister asks UK to condemn air embargo
Sheikh al-Thani to ask Boris Johnson to denounce diplomatic embargo by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt
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  • Instead, the real motivation appears to be punishment for Qatar’s independent foreign policy, which is underwritten by an expansive and canny global investment strategy from London to Tokyo.
  • Trump has repeatedly echoed the accusations against Qatar, despite attempts by his defence secretary, James Mattis, and secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, to offer a more neutral and nuanced position.
  • Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic, economic and transport ties with Qatar on 5 June, accusing Doha of supporting extremist groups.
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