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‘Why did the CPS drop my rape case?’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBonny Turner says the CPS dropped her case even though her alleged rapist apologised to her on Facebook Messenger A woman who was raped by a former partner as she slept says she still does not understand why the case was never brought to trial. Bonny Turner has messages on her phone from the man apologising for his actions. But the case never made it to court after the Crown Prosecution Service decided to drop the case. The CPS said decisions to…

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Researchers Recreate The Mona Lisa And Other Masterpieces On A Quantum Canvas

Humans love art. From frescos in the Sistine Chapel to doodles on notepads, we are constantly letting out our artistic side. And now art can enter a new frontier, the quantum world. Researchers have developed a way to “paint” tiny masterpieces on a special state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). The BEC happens when a diluted gas of certain particles, in this case, rubidium atoms, are cooled down to a few billionths of a degree above absolute zero. Under these conditions, where most atoms are in their lowest…

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Javid apologises to 49 more Windrush victims

Many of those affected were people from Caribbean countries who arrived in the UK after World War Two, between 1948 and 1971. Mr Javid said the experiences of some of the Windrush generation – which involved wrongful detentions and deportations – had been “completely unacceptable”. The government’s Commonwealth Citizen’s Taskforce would be reaching out to individuals they were not already in contact with to provide any assistance required to document their status and to explain the compensation scheme, the Home Office said. Who are the Windrush generation? Home Office ‘complacent’…

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What Compels Nakhane To Live

Photos by Rhiannon Adam When Nakhane released his album “You Will Not Die” At 15, his new family moved to Johannesburg, where his aunt, a music teacher, encouraged singing and gave Nakhane a classical musical education, mixed in with a lot of soul music. By 19, he had come out of the closet to friends and family, but a year later he joined a Baptist church and renounced his sexuality. At the same time, Nakhane began singing and playing guitar around town, composing the songs that would eventually become his…

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A country singer and a historian team up to look at all the songs that shaped America

(CNN)What do a country singer and a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer have in common? Well, for starters, they wrote a book. “Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation,” said Penguin Random House in a description of the new book. It won’t just focus on big moments iIf the book sounds broad, that’s because it is. According to Penguin, the book will begin with hymns from the Revolutionary War, then go through the Civil War, women’s suffrage, both world…

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Dude’s Ex-Girlfriend Won’t Let Him Break Lease, So He Walks In On Her With Special Surprises

When this guy’s ex-girlfriend wouldn’t let him break the lease, he did what any upstanding citizen would do; he showed up when she was in the middle of getting down with her new boyfriend, and he brought bagels! This is definitely one of the more entertaining revenge stories we’ve come across in a while.  If you’re looking for more sweet and satisfying revenge drama we recommend checking out the time a co-worker got an employee fired, and they ended up taking their revenge years later. People are animals.  1 3…

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