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16 May 5:44pm Parkland shooting officer labelled a 'coward' receives $8,700 a month pension
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Mr Peterson has disputed that he did anything inconsistent with his training during the incident
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16 May 5:14pm Robert Mueller issues subpoenas to longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone's aide
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Special counsel reportedly investigating Stone's ties to WikiLeaks
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16 May 4:54pm Senate votes to restore net neutrality protections
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Effort clears a crucial hurdle but would still need to pass the House and win Donald Trump's approval
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Trump hails California Republicans opposing 'sanctuary' law during White House visit 16 May 4:16pm Trump hails California Republicans opposing 'sanctuary' law during White House visit
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Multiple California jurisdictions have registered their opposition to the law or joined the Trump administration's lawsuit against it
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16 May 2:30pm Trump discloses payment to Michael Cohen, lawyer who paid Stormy Daniels $130,000
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The Office of Government Ethics says the payments should have been disclosed last year
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Lizards with toxic green blood may have evolved it to fight disease 16 May 2:15pm Lizards with toxic green blood may have evolved it to fight disease
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Reptiles have bile pigment in blood at levels 40 times higher than lethal concentration in humans
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Ancient people rode donkeys in Middle East long before horses were domesticated, new study suggests 16 May 2:14pm Ancient people rode donkeys in Middle East long before horses were domesticated, new study suggests
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Tooth wear provides clue to how beasts of burden were used in early Bronze Age
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16 May 1:29pm 'Made in China' label helps archaeologists solve 800-year-old mystery shipwreck
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Elephant tusks and incense resins found in the cargo also helped date the wreck
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16 May 1:08pm Could the big four accountancy firms be broken up and what would happen if they were?
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Could the big four accountancy firms be broken up and what would happen if they were?
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Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg agrees to meet senior EU politicians over concerns about company's practices 16 May 1:04pm Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg agrees to meet senior EU politicians over concerns about company's practices
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The Facebook boss has declined to appear before the UK Parliament but testified to US Congress
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Oxfam chief executive Mark Goldring to stand down at end of 2018 after Haiti sex scandal 16 May 12:59pm Oxfam chief executive Mark Goldring to stand down at end of 2018 after Haiti sex scandal
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Chief executive resisted earlier calls to resign after controversial remarks calling reaction 'out of proportion'
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Brexit: Lords defeats government to back EU environmental standards after withdrawal 16 May 12:58pm Brexit: Lords defeats government to back EU environmental standards after withdrawal
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It is the 15th defeat Theresa May's Brexit legislation has suffered at the hands of the Lords
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16 May 12:36pm Turkish-Israeli diplomatic spat over Gaza descends into tit for tat media 'hazing'
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Israel's ambassador to Turkey ordered to leave country in what is described as 'a deliberate humiliation'
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Rapper TI arrested as he tries to enter his own gated community in Atlanta 16 May 11:48am Rapper TI arrested as he tries to enter his own gated community in Atlanta
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Media reports say rapper lost his key and guard wouldn't let him into community
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16 May 11:45am Larry Nassar: $500m settlement reached with sexual abuse victims of the former US athletics doctor
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More than 300 women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar have reached a $500m settlement with the university where he worked.
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Britons to gear up for holidays with 33 hours of exercise 16 May 11:36am Britons to gear up for holidays with 33 hours of exercise
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A total of 33 hours and seven minutes will be spent getting into shape ahead of getaways
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'Bittersweet' Ramadan for Rohingya Muslims forced to flee homes in Myanmar 16 May 11:28am 'Bittersweet' Ramadan for Rohingya Muslims forced to flee homes in Myanmar
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Holy month and monsoon season coincide to create perfect storm of 'extremely challenging' conditions for refugees
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Trump says there has been 'no folding' in China trade negotiations after ZTE reversal 16 May 11:13am Trump says there has been 'no folding' in China trade negotiations after ZTE reversal
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Mr Trump says that his comments about Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE were part of larger trade negotiations
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16 May 11:00am Royal wedding: How to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's ceremony live in UK and US
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The wedding and procession will be televised on multiple networks in the UK
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16 May 10:37am China's $8 trillion construction programme 'riskiest environmental project in history'
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By the middle of this century 7,000 infrastructure projects are planned to span 64 countries across Asia, Africa and Europe
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EU president tears into Donald Trump warning US president is bad friend who acts with 'capricious assertiveness' 16 May 10:00am EU president tears into Donald Trump warning US president is bad friend who acts with 'capricious assertiveness'
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Donald Tusk says Trump 'made us realise that if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm'
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16 May 8:50am East Coast Mainline renationalised by government after Virgin Trains deal terminated
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The East Coast Mainline rail service will be brought back under public control after the troubled franchise agreement with Virgin Trains was terminated, it has been announced.
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16 May 7:32am Tom Wolfe: Audacious and inventive journalist and author who satirised the American pursuit of prestige
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His writing detailed the finer points of behaviour, trends, fashion and the pursuit of prestige that shaped the American social order
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Ramadan 2018: Annoying questions people ask Muslims every single year about fasting 16 May 7:10am Ramadan 2018: Annoying questions people ask Muslims every single year about fasting
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A guide to the holy month for the well-intentioned but clueless
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Carillion collapse: Who was behind the 'recklessness, hubris and greed' that led to the demise of the government contractor? 16 May 6:54am Carillion collapse: Who was behind the 'recklessness, hubris and greed' that led to the demise of the government contractor?
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The company's board, auditors and advisers have all been found responsible for the failure by politicians
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16 May 6:42am Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency struggles below $9,000
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The value of the digital currency has shifted wildly over recent weeks. This article is being regularly updated with the latest changes
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Kim Kardashian criticised for promoting 'appetite suppressant' lollipops 16 May 6:32am Kim Kardashian criticised for promoting 'appetite suppressant' lollipops
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'You guys… Flat Tummy Co just dropped a new product. They're Appetite Suppressant Lollipops and they're literally unreal'
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Photos from the scene of Kurt Cobain's death will not be released publicly, court rules 16 May 6:20am Photos from the scene of Kurt Cobain's death will not be released publicly, court rules
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Follows testimonies from grunge icon's wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain
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16 May 6:01am Angry note left on ambulance as paramedics treat cardiac arrest patient: 'Next time it will be smashed'
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'WARNING THIS IS A PRIVATE PARKING SPACE' reads missive scrawled in green capitals
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16 May 5:15am Hawaii volcano latest: Aviation red alert issued as plumes of smog intensify
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'Vog' has risen above Kilauea's crater, prompting an 'unhealthy air' warning
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Bitcoin price - live updates: Cryptocurrency value struggles below $9,000 16 May 4:58am Bitcoin price - live updates: Cryptocurrency value struggles below $9,000
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The price of bitcoin rose more than twenty-fold in 2017, generating huge amounts of interest in the cryptocurrency.
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Deputy Bank of England Governor apologies for calling UK economy 'menopausal' 16 May 4:57am Deputy Bank of England Governor apologies for calling UK economy 'menopausal'
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Mr Broadbent said that climacteric means "menopausal, but can apply to both genders...you've passed your productive peak"
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Barista refuses to serve a man 'being really racist' to a Muslim customer 16 May 4:52am Barista refuses to serve a man 'being really racist' to a Muslim customer
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Only her eyes peeked through the niqab, though the man standing in front of Deady at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Friday had other words for it
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Government admits it is checking if Theresa May's Brexit customs plan is legal 16 May 4:16am Government admits it is checking if Theresa May's Brexit customs plan is legal
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David Lidington, the prime minister's 'deputy', says it will be a 'week or so' before proposals are fully examined - after ministers made 'serious criticisms'
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Government meddling adds £100m to energy bills every year, National Audit Office says 16 May 4:11am Government meddling adds £100m to energy bills every year, National Audit Office says
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Change to renewable energy contracts to cost £1.5bn over 15 years, spending watchdog finds
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Royal wedding: Full schedule and timings of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's ceremony in UK and US 16 May 3:45am Royal wedding: Full schedule and timings of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's ceremony in UK and US
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The wedding and procession will be televised on multiple networks in the UK
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16 May 1:30am Malaysia opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim is immediately released from jail and given full royal pardon
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The opposition leader and reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been issued a full royal pardon and released from detention with immediate effect in Malaysia, following a stunning election where the ruling party of six decades was thrown out at the ballot box.
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15 May 10:52pm North Korea warns it could exit talks with US if pushed to give up nuclear programme
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Pyongyang continues to harden its stance as planned talks draw closer
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Cambridge Analytica 'under investigation by FBI and Justice Department' 15 May 9:22pm Cambridge Analytica 'under investigation by FBI and Justice Department'
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Political consulting firm at the centre of a data privacy scandal worked for Trump presidential campaign and has been tied to Brexit vote
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Men with longer legs more attractive to women, say researchers 15 May 7:48pm Men with longer legs more attractive to women, say researchers
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Size matters - but being lanky is no advantage, study finds
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15 May 7:27pm Royal wedding: Meghan Markle's father 'will miss ceremony due to heart operation'
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Thomas Markle suffered an apparent heart attack last week
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