The Theresa May story

Theresa May to resign as prime minister Ministerial resignations and parliamentary rebellions that would have spelled the end for a prime minister in normal times seemed to bounce off her. She ploughed on, seemingly oblivious to the chaos around her, telling MPs “nothing has changed” and promising to deliver on the “will” of British people, even as her power over Parliament and control of her warring party drained away to nothing. It might have been different had she managed to win the 2017 general election. Image copyright Theresa May Image caption Theresa May married her husband Philip in 1980 Date…

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The 2020 Democrats as ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

(CNN)(THE NIGHT IS DARK AND FULL OF SPOILERS — proceed with caution) Even with the slew of recent deaths on the show — RIP, Jorah Mormont — there are still a massive cast of characters to wrestle with as we move toward the end game. What else, you ask, has lots of characters and drama with an uncertain ending? (Amazing segue, right???) Why, the 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign, of course! With 21 official candidates all seeking the Iron Thro — er, Democratic nomination — it’s sometimes hard to keep track of who’s who. (Sidebar: 60% of the time my…

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How the Trump administration won a major policy shift from the Chinese on fentanyl

Washington (CNN)Officials from the Office of National Drug Control Policy were preparing a briefing for President Donald Trump late last year ahead of his meeting with the Chinese President at the G20 summit when they decided they needed a visual aid to drive home their point. The move, which came as the two countries grappled in an escalating trade war, was the product of months of lobbying by the Trump administration after a turn towards a harder line on the topic in 2017, multiple officials involved in the process told CNN. Over the next year and a half, negotiators chipped…

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Second Amendment supporters rejoice as Supreme Court decides to hear a critical case

The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. New York City, at a minimum will decide whether or not a New York City law that limits residents’ ability to transport their guns outside of their homes is constitutional. Currently, residents in that city can carry a licensed (if they can get one), locked and unloaded handgun to one of seven shooting ranges within city limits, but nowhere else, including homes or shooting ranges outside of the city. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Keane is worked up because lower courts have been disagreeing with each…

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Drag act for children sparks outrage

Another, Louise Paine, wrote: “Drag is adult entertainment, an over-sexualised, misogynistic portrayal of women, usually by gay men. “This is not suitable for young children, especially when they are reading them stories which tell them they may have been born in the wrong body, an impossibility.” The tour has been running for two years, performing some 50 shows around the UK and reaching about 8,000 children. “They love it – there’s glitter, feather boas and they think it’s amazing,” said Mr Canham. Related Topics Somerset County Council Drag queens Taunton LGBT Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-46753018

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Homeless deaths ‘up 24%’ over five years

more than half of the deaths were because of drug poisoning, liver disease or suicide deaths increased throughout England but fell in Wales London and north-west England had the highest proportion of deaths the average age of death was 44 for men and 42 for women, compared with 76 for men and 81 for women among the rest of the population Mark Urmston, who visited the centre for some lunch, says his brother Luke, 31, a rough sleeper, was found dead on a bench earlier this year after a suspected drugs overdose. They were in and out of care as…

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Silencing Facebook rants, health device hackers and more: Tech Q&A

A: This kind of cyber-attack is the stuff of nightmares – to have your pacemaker deliver an unexpected shock, or to be deprived of insulin at a critical moment, and all of it is carried out remotely, by some stranger with a laptop. If you doubt that such a thing is possible, just listen to my podcast, where skilled hackers reveal precisely how they pulled this off. Tap or click here to hear from hackers who actually took control of pacemakers and other medical devices. Upgrade Regular TV Q: I have an old dumb TV. How do I make it…

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The judgmental mom is little more than a stereotype

(CNN)It’s quite possible that, by the time I had my first child, I had read more articles about navigating relationships with other moms than ones about navigating my relationship with my baby. Parent media is full of stories about moms who “judge,” “shame,” “clap back” and are at “war” with other mothers. Of course, total seclusion wasn’t a possibility, and I did leave the house with my child now and then. As my exposure increased over time, so did my sense of surprise and, ultimately, bewilderment. Six years, two kids and three cities later, and I have never once felt…

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How Tumblr’s adult content crackdown could alienate users

San Francisco (CNN Business)Tumblr says it is banning images and videos that feature “adult content,” including pornography, from its platform. The change, which will start December 17, threatens to alienate some of the blogging website’s most active communities. By expanding its list of banned material, Tumblr said it wants to make more people “feel comfortable expressing themselves” on the platform. Tumblr will still allow written adult content, including erotica, fan fiction and other creative writing. The company will enforce the new rules through a combination of automated detection, human moderation and assistance from community members who flag objectionable posts they…

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Supreme Court double jeopardy case could impact presidential pardon power

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court grappled on Thursday with a case concerning an exception to the Fifth Amendment’s ban on prosecuting an individual twice for the same offense in a case that could also possibly impact President Donald Trump’s pardon power as it applied to the Robert Mueller probe. In addition, it could also impact the presidential pardon power, leading to a question of what would happen if President were to pardon an individual like his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort for federal offenses. Under the exception, a state could conceivably bring a prosecution for the same crimes. That might not…

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