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Aaron Drapkin

Four things we learned from Congress grilling tech titans
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Four things we learned from Congress grilling tech titans

Previously unseen internal documents and emails granted Congress new licence to probe
30 Jul 2020
Mystery of where Stonehenge stones came from finally solved
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Mystery of where Stonehenge stones came from finally solved

But how the builders moved the huge stone megaliths to the Salisbury site remains a mystery
30 Jul 2020
PM accused of citing ‘inaccurate’ child poverty figures
Boris Johnson
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PM accused of citing ‘inaccurate’ child poverty figures

End Child Poverty Coalition says the PM’s comments were ‘deeply insulting’
30 Jul 2020
Museum calls on curators to enter battle of the bums
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Museum calls on curators to enter battle of the bums

The competition has been welcomed by visitors unable to ‘ogle the buns’ in person
23 Jul 2020
Chinese consulate closed by Trump ‘was hotbed of spying’
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Chinese consulate closed by Trump ‘was hotbed of spying’

Former CIA station chief says the move marks the beginning of a 21st-century cold war
23 Jul 2020
Six-a-year anti-HIV jab ‘more effective’ than daily pill
Experts say findings of new study pose a ‘real worry’ for public health
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Six-a-year anti-HIV jab ‘more effective’ than daily pill

Researchers say long-acting new preventative drug is ‘game changer’ in fight against Aids
9 Jul 2020
Dominic Cummings to tour MoD sites for security overhaul
Dominic Cummings
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Dominic Cummings to tour MoD sites for security overhaul

PM’s most senior aide to play central role in review of UK’s foreign policy, defence and security
9 Jul 2020
The UK areas that may face local lockdowns ‘within days’
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The UK areas that may face local lockdowns ‘within days’

Health experts expect ‘a number of Leicesters’ across the UK
2 Jul 2020
UK firms axe at least 10,000 staff in two days
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UK firms axe at least 10,000 staff in two days

Many thousands of further redundancies are expected
2 Jul 2020
Israel delays controversial West Bank annexation
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Israel delays controversial West Bank annexation

PM Benjamin Netanyahu misses target date for starting much-criticised separation process
2 Jul 2020
Plane crashed ‘as distracted pilots discussed Covid fears’
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Plane crashed ‘as distracted pilots discussed Covid fears’

Preliminary report says ‘human error’ to blame for crash in Pakistan that claimed 98 lives
25 Jun 2020
Who are the candidates to become Liberal Democrat leader?
Liberal Democrats
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Who are the candidates to become Liberal Democrat leader?

Voting kicks off in July and the result will be announced in late August
25 Jun 2020
What has it cost to house the homeless during the pandemic?
Homeless UK
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What has it cost to house the homeless during the pandemic?

Charities call for urgent government action to prevent rough sleepers being forced back onto streets
18 Jun 2020
EU blames Russia and China for Covid-19 ‘disinformation’
Ursula von der Leyen
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EU blames Russia and China for Covid-19 ‘disinformation’

Allegation marks first time Brussels has pointed finger at Beijing
11 Jun 2020
Russia battles to clean up ‘worst ever’ oil spill in Arctic
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Russia battles to clean up ‘worst ever’ oil spill in Arctic

State of emergency declared following leakage of more than 21,000 tons of diesel in Siberia
11 Jun 2020
Have scientists discovered a drug that defeats superbugs?
Antibiotics
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Have scientists discovered a drug that defeats superbugs?

Breakthrough dubbed the ‘holy grail’ of antibiotics research
4 Jun 2020
Autopsy shows George Floyd had coronavirus
George Floyd
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Autopsy shows George Floyd had coronavirus

Covid-19 listed under ‘other significant conditions’ but unrelated to the cause of death
4 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: UK records more daily deaths than entire EU27
Boris Johnson
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Coronavirus: UK records more daily deaths than entire EU27

‘Astonishing’ latest figures come as UK eases lockdown
4 Jun 2020
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