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Hinkley Point C to go ahead after EDF board approves project

The UK government, which backed the project heavily when David Cameron was prime minister, will welcome EDF’s commitment as a vote of confidence in the economy after the country voted to leave the EU in... Read More

Bill O’Reilly irretrievably loses it over White House slaves

PHILADELPHIA — If James Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch are looking for a moment in which to make a statement about their vision for Fox News, now is it. These two brothers — sons of mogul... Read More
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Jeremy Corbyn fights off court challenge over Labour leadership ballot

Corbyn’s place on the ballot was ruled to be secure, after Mr Justice Foskett said in the high court that it was “correct in law” for the incumbent leader to have the automatic right to... Read More
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Op Ed: A Return to the Madness of M.A.D.

by Brett Redmayne-Titley One generation later, madmen have returned. They bring with them the madness of… M.A.D. Again, absolutely all politics are reduced to White or Black. There is no gray. All peoples of our world... Read More
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BT avoids Openreach breakup but Ofcom orders more investment

BT will not have to sell off its Openreach #broadband division despite concerns that it has been starved of investment and provides a poor quality of service to millions of homes.   The telecoms regulator,... Read More

Dutch men revealed as world’s tallest

This contrasts for example with men and women in the US, where the height of the nation’s people started to plateau in the 1960s and 1970s. Over the century, they have seen increases of just... Read More
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No One Knows How Much Oil Is Being Stored Around the World

Take China, for example, which has been buying up far more oil than it appears to be using. As the Wall Street Journal reports, analysts think that 160 million barrels of surplus, enough to supply... Read More

The Debate Over Time’s Place in the Universe

Einstein’s statement was not merely an attempt at consolation. Many physicists argue that Einstein’s position is implied by the two pillars of modern physics: Einstein’s masterpiece, the general theory of relativity, and the Standard Model... Read More
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Father Jacques Hamel: ‘A good priest … who did his job to the very end’

He still officiated regularly as auxiliary at the church in St Étienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, and in neighbouring Elbeuf, local media reported, stepping in when the parish’s regular priest, Father Auguste Moanda-Phuati, was busy.   The... Read More
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Episode 79: That’s Much Better

http://ukprogressive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/TTM-Ep-79-Full-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSShttp://ukprogressive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/TTM-Ep-79-Full-Audio.mp3 Democrats in Philadelphia hold a powerfully optimistic convention as opposed to last week. Karoli Kuns and Dee Austin report in from Philadelphia. Labour’s leadership election... Read More

Canadian Oil Spill Threatens Drinking Water

“In a telephone conference with reporters, officials from the province of Saskatchewan said they had built five booms to contain the spill and were working with Husky and the federal government on a cleanup plan.... Read More
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Donald the Dummy?

by Carl Matthes Watching the Republican National Convention was not easy. Bottom line? Surely, there is not a majority of Americans who will support Donald Trump to be president. Later, what I really began to... Read More
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Solar plane makes history after completing round-the-world trip | Environment | The Guardian

The plane, which has a wingspan wider than a Boeing 747 and carries more than 17,000 solar cells on its wings, began the circumnavigation in March 2015 in Abu Dhabi. It has since crossed both... Read More

All Signs Point to Russia Being Behind the DNC Hack

It began ominously. Nearly two months earlier, in April, the Democrats had noticed that something was wrong in their networks. Then, in early May, the DNC called in CrowdStrike, a security firm that specializes in... Read More

Immigrants Told To ‘Get In Line’ Are Waiting For Years Because Of Court Case Backlog

Based on new Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) findings by the Associated Press, the total number of immigration cases still pending has reached 500,051 — a number driven by Central American mothers and children... Read More
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North Miami Officer Was Aiming At Man With Autism, Union Chief Says

Days after Charles Kinsey was shot by North Miami police as the behavioral health care worker tried to help a patient, we now know more about the officer who fired the shot — and according... Read More
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Police Officer Body-Slams Black Teacher, Then Tells Her Black People Have More ‘Violent Tendencies’

The elementary school teacher was on her lunch break and parked in a lot last summer when two police approached her for speeding down the street moments earlier. She follows their orders to get back... Read More

NBA teaches North Carolina a lesson: Gov. Pat McCrory learns that bigotry has consequences

It’s pretty hilarious — in a horrible, repulsive, you-remain-a-human-disaster way — when an arrogant bully boo-hoo-hoos upon the discovery that actions have consequences. It’s poetic when those who actively work to hurt others and rail... Read More
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Censored Thoughts on the Fate of Turkish Democracy

via The Conversation Written several days ago, the following thoughts on the unfolding crisis in Turkey began their strange life as a tweet. It read: ‘failed Turkish coup shows that in the age of communicative... Read More
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SRSLY: The Female Viagra: 0.5 Satisfying Sexual Events Per Month if You Don’t Pass Out

Your three-minute read on the best reporting you probably missed. by David Epstein ProPublica Plato tells us that the philosopher Sophocles was once asked if he was upset at being too old to make love.... Read More
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Two Middle East locations hit 129 degrees, hottest ever in Eastern Hemisphere, maybe the world

The temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait, surged Thursday to a blistering 129.2 degrees (54 Celsius). And on Friday in Basra, Iraq, the mercury soared to 129.0 degrees (53.9 Celsius). If confirmed, these incredible measurements would represent the... Read More

Anatomy of a Trump voter: How racism propelled Trump to the Republican nomination

This week, Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination, and many narratives have emerged about what led to his victory and what his supporters demand. But current polling makes that difficult: by now, Republicans are... Read More

Trump promises America law and order — but he is a dire threat to both

Donald Trump is not a normal American presidential nominee, and there has been very little normal about the Republican convention that has now officially confirmed his nomination.   Trump’s defining attributes have always been intemperance,... Read More

GOP senator who bashed RNC convention parts ways with party again — and lauds Kaine pick

Along with having a reputation for being “boring,” another portrait of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine — Hillary Clinton’s VP choice — has emerged from those who have covered him and those who have worked him.... Read More
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Welsh civil servants spent public money at Toys R Us and Ikea

Items from Toys R Us, rooms at luxury hotels, entrance to the prestigious Plage Goéland in Cannes and payments to a company specialising in luxury yacht equipment have been charged to cards held by members... Read More

More Republicans Favor Path to Citizenship Than Wall

PRINCETON, N.J. — Two-thirds of Americans oppose immigration plans advocated by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump — building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. In contrast, 84%... Read More
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Labour won’t rule out second referendum on European Union

The 10-page document, prepared by the shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, and Barry Gardiner, the shadow minister for Europe, also lays out how Labour hopes to have a say in Brexit negotiations.   On the... Read More
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Why Warren Masters Trump

by Brent Budowsky As Democrats gather in Philadelphia for the purpose of nominating America’s first woman president, the heir to a legacy of leadership that began when Jefferson and Madison formed the Democratic-Republican Party to... Read More

People have written brilliant responses to Brexit in suggestion boxes that have popped up in a Welsh town – Wales Online

Mysterious “ballot boxes” placed around a Welsh town have seen people express their regret – and at times anger – about Britain choosing to leave the European Union.   Named a ‘Regreterendum’, six of the... Read More

The U.S. Has Made It Nearly Impossible For Low-Income Women To Have An Abortion | ThinkProgress

The majority of countries with liberal abortion laws rely on public funding to help patients afford the cost of an abortion, according to a new report published in the journal Contraception. This makes the United... Read More