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Extinction Rebellion protesters stop rush-hour traffic in London

Lewisham campaigners block three roads into city centre to highlight air pollution crisis Environmental protesters stopped traffic on three main roads into central London from the south-east in protest over the air pollution crisis in the area. The protesters, organised by a local chapter of the group, blocked traffic on the A20 near Lewisham station, A205 South Circular in Catford and the A2 in Deptford during the morning rush-hour. XR said the action was intended as the first in a series of disruptions in the area as part of a…

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The teenager who was forgotten for 17 years

Precisely what happened may never be known, but a jury has found the pair guilty of murdering Margaret within three weeks of that final sighting on 17 December 1999. Her body has never been found. During the seven-week trial, the prosecution painted a bleak picture of Margaret’s life before she disappeared. Early challenges An only child, she was brought up in the town of Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, and faced challenges from an early age. At Slaemuir Primary School, Margaret struggled with reading and writing, and she continued to require additional…

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Employees turn their back on Agriculture secretary over being relocated to Kansas City

(CNN)Employees from the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, two Department of Agriculture research agencies, stood and turned their backs to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in silent protest at an all-hands meeting Thursday. “Following a rigorous site selection process, the Kansas City Region provides a win win — maximizing our mission function by putting taxpayer savings into programmatic outputs and providing affordability, easy commutes, and extraordinary living for our employees,” Perdue said. “The Kansas City Region has proven itself to be hub for all things…

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Mira Sorvino says she was date raped and calls for ‘justice’ for survivors

Oscar winner at forefront of #MeToo movement says she felt ashamed and that incident was somehow her fault The Oscar-winning actor Mira Sorvino has said she is a survivor of date rape, saying she was talking about it publicly to lend her voice to a push for stronger sexual assault laws in New York. Sorvino, who was one of the first women to accuse the film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, spoke during a news conference with New Yorks governor, Andrew Cuomo, in support of the push to drop…

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Two tankers struck in apparent attack in Gulf of Oman

(CNN)Two tankers were apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, less than a month after four other ships were struck in the region. Jonathan Cohen, acting US ambassador to the United Nations, said he echoed Pompeo’s comments in a private meeting of the UN Security Council, describing the attack as “another example of Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region.” The security council declined to make any formal reaction Thursday. Kuwait’s UN Ambassador, Mansour al-Otaibi, said his country was pleased the topic was discussed. He said no country produced…

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Video shows Texas officers fatally shooting man inside truck

FORT WORTH, Texas – Fort Worth police on Thursday released body camera footage of officers fatally shooting a man who ignored repeated police orders to drop his handgun. JaQuavion Slaton, 20, died Sunday of multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest, Dr. Nizam Peerwani, Tarrant County medical examiner, said in a statement. One head wound was self-inflicted and the others were from police bullets, and an investigation continues into whether the self-inflicted gunshot wound was deliberate or accidental, Peerwani said. Slaton was the fourth suspect Fort Worth police had…

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Nancy Pelosi on Trump’s personal attack from Normandy: ‘I felt really sorry for him’

(CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that it was “beyond inappropriate” for President Donald Trump to lash out at her and call her a “nasty, vindictive, horrible person” while being interviewed in Normandy. “When he then came on TV later in front of those same tombstones and started saying all this stuff, it was so beyond inappropriate. I felt really sorry for him.” This is a breaking story and will be updated. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/13/politics/pelosi-trump-sorry-for-him/index.html

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Trump’s Health Policies Are Designed To Hurt The People His Supporters Hate

Saying that health care is a human right is a common rallying cry for progressives. In his own way, President may agree ― as long as he gets to define who qualifies as human. The has sought to narrow the definition of “human” from the very beginning, enacting policies that make it more difficult for people Trump and his supporters consider undesirable to get health care. . . . . There’s a clear pattern in Trump’s health care policy choices illustrating his apparent view that some people simply don’t deserve…

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