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Police treating incident of boy hit with paddle as racially motivated

Police in Bristol are treating an incident in which a white woman hit a 12-year-old black boy on the forehead with a paddle as racially motivated after initially deciding not to prosecute the alleged attacker.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Police spy who stole identity of dead baby was not prosecuted

Prosecutors decided it was not in the public interest to prosecute an undercover police officer who stole the identity of a dead baby despite concluding last year there was enough evidence to bring him to court.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Warhol's Monroe portrait sells for a record £158m

Andy Warhol's image of Marilyn Monroe, one of his best known portraits, has smashed records after selling for $195m (£158m) in New York in less than four minutes of bidding.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Windfall tax on North Sea oil and gas could raise £2bn, says Labour

A windfall tax on North Sea oil and gas operators could raise more than £2bn to cushion the pain of rising energy bills, it has emerged.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

'She's in charge’ Charles delivers speech but monarch calls shots

A Queen's speech without a queen; two future kings and a queen consort in waiting - the state opening of parliament was the most public manifestation yet of “Operation Transition”, which has been quietly going on in Buckingham Palace for several years.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Spanish government sacks intelligence chief amid Pegasus spyware scandal

The Spanish government has sacked the country's spy chief, Paz Esteban, as it tries to contain the fallout from a cyber-espionage scandal that has engulfed the ruling coalition and raised further questions about the use of controversial Pegasus spyware in Spain and beyond.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Tories 'bereft of ideas' to tackle cost of living crisis

Queen's speech shows PM has no guiding principle, says Starmer

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Capitol Attack Panel Likely To Subpoena House Republicans

Members on the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack on 6 January are moving closer to issuing subpoenas to Republican members of Congress to compel their cooperation in the inquiry.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Amid The Military Trappings, Russian Leader Tries To Trade On The Past For His Current War

Two presidents and two speeches for Victory Day: from Vladimir Putin in Moscow and Volodymyr in Kyiv. Both talked more about the present day than the past.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

DUP To Block New Stormont Executive Over Brexit Protocol

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) leader, has rebuffed appeals by the British and Irish governments and said he would block the formation of a new power-sharing administration in Northern Ireland.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Musk Sparks Fresh Debate Over Japan's Declining Birthrate

Elon Musk has said Japan will “cease to exist” unless it addresses its falling birthrate, sparking calls for the country to allow more immigration and improve its work-life balance.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Sri Lanka's PM Resigns After Months Of Unrest Over Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka's prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has resigned after months of protests over the country's deepening economic crisis, as once-peaceful rallies turned violent and at least five people were killed.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Writers' body apologises for 'next-level sexist jokes

The Scottish Football Writers' Association has apologised after a speaker's sexist and misogynistic jokes prompted attendees to walk out of its annual awards dinner.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Rugby union - New biennial north v south tournament draws near

Rugby chiefs are poised to hold key discussions today over the proposal to radically shake up the international calendar and introduce a new global competition to be staged every two years.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Alcaraz's rise the talk of tour ahead of Paris

Teenage sensation opts to rest before French Open but his Madrid Open victory has made his opponents sit up

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Europe - Macron calls for new 'political community' alongside EU

Emmanuel Macron has called for a new political organisation to unite democracies on the European continent, as he warned that Ukraine would probably not join the EU for several decades.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Poland protest Kremlin's envoy pelted with paint at Warsaw event

Russia's ambassador to Poland has been pelted with red paint thrown at him by people protesting against the war in Ukraine as he went to lay flowers at the Soviet military cemetery in Warsaw on the anniversary of the allied victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Putin summons 'sacred' spirit of 1945 heroes in muted Victory Day speech

Vladimir Putin told Russian soldiers they were fighting for the same thing as their fathers and grandfathers, as he used his Victory Day speech to justify his invasion of Ukraine.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Henry VIII musical leads long list of British Tony nominations

British talents have reaped a phenomenal array of nominations for this year's Tony awards in New York.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

People resorting to DIY dentistry due to lack of NHS places in Somerset

Many patients in south-west England are being left in dental pain because they are unable to register for NHS care, with some so desperate that they are even resorting to DIY treatment, it has emerged.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Jethro Lazenby, eldest son of Nick Cave, dies aged 31

Nick Cave has announced that his oldest son, Jethro Lazenby, has died aged 31. In a brief statement, Cave wrote: "With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Happy hour again: musician celebrates birthday with £1,000 behind bar in 60 pubs

If you were listening carefully last night, you may have heard one of 60 pubs across the UK and Ireland playing anthems by the Beautiful South.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Not-so 'cautious Keir' Uncharacteristically bold move could aid Labour

Keir Starmer has rarely caused a moment of intense drama in national politics.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Dolly Parton library to give a free book a to refugee children every month

Refugee children in London will be given a book each month until they turn five, thanks to a project from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Out of the dark: the Azovstal survivors

Spike, a quarrelsome dachshund, got something every meal, even as the humans trapped in the bunker under Azovstal steel works were wasting away from hunger.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

PM to push new powers targeting protesters

Boris Johnson's government will force through police powers to prevent disruptive yet peaceful protests as one of 38 new bills in today's Queen's speech.

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

Starmer's gamble: leader pledges to quit if he is fined over Beergate

Labour says it has proof campaign team worked late on night of gathering

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The Guardian
May 10, 2022

More Than 2m Britons Can't Afford To Eat Every Day

More than 2 million adults in the UK have gone without food for a whole day over the past month because they cannot afford to eat, according to a survey revealing the "catastrophic” impact of the cost of living crisis on people's nutritional intake.

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The Guardian
May 09, 2022

Abortion Bill Vote Will Force Republican Senators Into A Public Stance

The US Senate will this week vote on legislation to codify abortion rights into law in reaction to the leaked draft decision indicating the supreme court is poised to overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer said yesterday.

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The Guardian
May 09, 2022

Jo Farrell Police Chief Facing Second Lockdown Row

Her appointment made history as she became Durham police's first female chief constable.

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The Guardian
May 09, 2022