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Cycling law review after death cases

On Monday he was sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders’ institution. Cyclist detained over pedestrian death After the conviction, Mr Briggs called for the introduction of new laws, including causing death by dangerous cycling. Ministers are now seeking independent legal advice on this, with the review – covering the law in England, Scotland and Wales – due to report in the new year. Announcing the move, the government said there had been a “series of high-profile incidents” involving cyclists and that in 2015, two pedestrians had been killed…

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There Are No Words For The Pain Youve Caused Me, But I Am No Longer Afraid To Heal

bailey foster There are no words for the way I cared about you, for the way I wrapped my life around yours, for the way I wasn’t afraid, even for a second, of the potential—who and what we could be. There are no words for the way I trusted you, for the way I sat next to you on my couch and poured out my heart, bit by bit, piece by piece, until yours was filled. And listened as you did the same, for the first time, you said, in…

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Meet the alt-left: Vandals smash Christopher Columbus monument in name of racial, economic justice

Please … it was cute and all when CNN announced that “alt-left” was just an insult and a “made-up term,” but let’s be serious for a minute. As many suggested, perhaps CNN was just admitting that the mainstream left is so far out there at this point there’s no room for an “alt” version. As Twitchy noted, it wasn’t long after a college student came forward in a mob toppling of a Confederate statue in Durham, N.C., that her comrades from the Workers World Party were on hand with preprinted…

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WATCH: ‘Punch a Nazi’ goes horribly wrong as one Antifa moron decks another Antifa moron

WHOOPS! Antifa vs. Antifa pic.twitter.com/XFhUCP7gZi — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 24, 2017 And this is why punching Nazis, or anyone, is bad: This is why punching people is wrong. This behavior actually breeds fear and calls for more "law and order" https://t.co/24vOhedUsw — Tim Pool (@Timcast) August 24, 2017 Remember "punch a nazi" and how it was going to be so cool. THIS is what we were talking about. https://t.co/hhwhnZLxgs — Tom Steele (@tsteele93) August 24, 2017 These people are fucking idiots and it's hilarious https://t.co/GervWyNfGd — Joe Biggs…

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Ryanair plans to make pilots change leave

This is on top of a cash bonus already offered to pilots, which has been given a frosty reception. Ryanair had offered captains a one-off payment of £12,000 or 12,000 euros, and first officers £6,000 or 6,000 euros, but representatives said they wanted new contracts and better working conditions instead. Mr O’Leary said the airline had “some goodies” to propose to pilots, but added: “If pilots misbehave, that will be the end of the goodies.” He dismissed talk of possible industrial action, including reported plans for a work-to-rule, saying: “There…

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New York Times asks how long before someone is hurt or worse, neglects to consult GOP baseball team

A tweet from the New York Times Wednesday posed a serious question following President Trump’s Tuesday night rally in Phoenix: How long before someone is hurt, or worse? Trump’s speech in Phoenix raises a question spawned by his rallies: How long before someone is hurt, or worse? https://t.co/75ClDG4Dgj — NYT Business (@nytimesbusiness) August 24, 2017 Of course, the piece to which the tweet links is focused on Trump’s contentious relationship with the press, and the true question is, how long before a journalist is hurt, or worse? Those within the…

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A furious Jimmy Kimmel slams the new GOP health bill in a monologue everyone should watch.

Sen. Bill Cassidy has failed the “Jimmy Kimmel Test.” Spectacularly so. In a blistering monologue delivered Tuesday night, late-night host Kimmel accused the Louisiana Republican of coming on his show and lying “right to my face” about health care. If you too are disappointed in Sen @BillCassidy #GrahamCassidy let them know it – call (202) 224-3121 pic.twitter.com/eswlh6BaoV — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 20, 2017 At issue: the latest Republican attempt to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, with a bill co-sponsored by Cassidy. This bill comes just a few…

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26 Heartwarming Memes And Comics That Will Improve Your Mood

Let’s turn those frowns upside down, people.  1 Via: raidaisy 3 Via: raidaisy 5 Via: raidaisy 7 Via: raidaisy 9 Via: raidaisy 11 Via: raidaisy 13 Via: raidaisy 15 Via: raidaisy 17 Via: raidaisy 19 Via: raidaisy 21 Via: raidaisy 23 Via: raidaisy 25 Via: greencaptain Read more: http://cheezburger.com/3161093/26-heartwarming-memes-and-comics-that-will-improve-your-mood

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Fed to Shrink Assets Next Month, Boost Rates by Year End

The Federal Reserve moved to dismantle a pillar of crisis-era support for the world’s biggest economy and stuck with its forecast to raise interest rates again this year, saying hurricane damage won’t derail an otherwise healthy expansion. “Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have devastated many communities, inflicting severe hardship,” the Federal Open Market Committee said in its statement on Wednesday following a two-day meeting in Washington. “Storm-related disruptions and rebuilding will affect economic activity in the near term, but past experience suggests that the storms are unlikely to materially alter…

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Confirmed: Fox News’ Shep Smith NOT impressed by #SolarEclipse2017

Among the cable nets covering the solar eclipse is Fox News, and Shep Smith was as sarcastic and melodramatic as anybody on TV: Are y'all watching Shep Smith? I think he's high. 😂😂😂 — Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) August 21, 2017 Smith sure did bring his A sarcasm game to Fox News’ eclipse coverage: Shepard Smith Doesn't Care About the Eclipse https://t.co/Srhe9lW2lI — TrumpIsMyPresident (@Trump_Force1) August 21, 2017 Shep Smith's reaction to the #Eclipse has me dead. Too funny 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/xzxgwSO7X3 — Jessie 🇰🇪 (@JMKTV) August 21, 2017 Shepard Smith is…

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