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4 Dec 6:31pm Colorado town repeals anti-snowball law after nine-year-old boy's presentation
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Rule has been in force for nearly a century, town officials believe
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4 Dec 5:12pm Brook House: Scandal-hit immigration removal centre run by G4S 'should only hold detainees for a few weeks', report finds
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Damning study comes amid calls for government to impose time limit on immigration detention
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4 Dec 4:54pm Black man killed by police officer at Alabama mall was shot from behind, medical review says
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The medical review was commissioned by the family of Emantic Bradford Jr
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4 Dec 4:30pm Trump attorneys seeking $800K from Stormy Daniels over defamation suit
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The judge did not immediately rule on the fee request.
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4 Dec 4:03pm Trump is 'right on the edge of witness tampering' after Mueller probe comments, former US prosecutor says
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'If I was a prosecutor and we had a wire tap on someone's phone and they said those exact things that the president tweeted, I would say, "wow, we just got him on obstruction"'
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4 Dec 3:49pm Michael Avenatti announces he will not for president against Donald Trump in 2020
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The decision comes just weeks after Mr Avenatti was arrested in connection into an allegation of domestic violence
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4 Dec 3:07pm US-China trade war: Here's what the Trump-Xi talks mean and how we got here
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Mr Trump says he will impose more tariffs if the negotiations between Washington and Beijing fail
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4 Dec 2:35pm It was the worst day of Theresa May's political career, until next week
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The Prime Minister lost more parliamentary votes in a single day than Gordon Brown lost in three years. Next week, she will lose the big one.
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4 Dec 2:04pm Hundreds of cross-party MPs call for fossil fuel investment to be dropped from their pension fund
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'We're now a 200 strong cohort of cross-party MPs who believe it is morally indefensible for parliamentarians to be investing in companies which profit from wrecking our planet'
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4 Dec 1:57pm Man shot dead in broad daylight near Belfast school
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'Absolutely sickening' shooting witnessed by students, local councillor says
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4 Dec 1:39pm Nato says Russia in breach of Cold War-era nuclear treaty as US says it will suspend participation
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the breach cannot not be seen 'in isolation' from Russia's other actions on the international stage
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4 Dec 1:37pm Children's physical development stifled by 'undue concerns' about health and safety in nurseries, Ofsted warns
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'A child who hasn't built up strength by doing the monkey bars will struggle to write'
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4 Dec 1:23pm Nato says Russia in breach of Cold War-era nuclear treaty as US says it will suspend participation
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Nato members have concluded that Russia is in violation of a landmark Cold War-era nuclear treaty, paving the way for the US to leave the pact.
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4 Dec 1:11pm Nigel Farage quits Ukip: Former leader leaves party over Tommy Robinson links
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Nigel Farage has quit Ukip over its decision to appoint Tommy Robinson as an adviser.
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4 Dec 12:36pm First ever sun-dimming experiment will mimic volcanic eruption in attempt to reverse global warming
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'If solar geoengineering is as good as what is shown in these models, it would be crazy not to take it seriously'
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4 Dec 12:35pm Yellow vests declare French government fuel-tax pause not enough: 'We cannot live like this anymore'
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Protesters vow demonstrations will continue until meaningful promises are guaranteed
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4 Dec 12:29pm David McGreavy: Man who murdered three children to be freed from prison after Parole Board finds him 'changed'
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Mother of murdered children brands decision a 'betrayal' after horrific killings
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4 Dec 11:59am The male fertility startup that wants to be 'the Swiss private bank for sperm'
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Men account for infertility in almost half of cases, yet the market for male fertility startups is in its infancy
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4 Dec 11:52am Trump's ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort 'tried to strike deal with Ecuador to hand Julian Assange over to US'
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Trump ally allegedly offered to help negotiate handover of Wikileaks founder in exchange for debt relief from US
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4 Dec 11:52am 500-year-old skeleton wearing leather boots found in River Thames
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Remarkably well-preserved footwear provides 'fascinating glimpse' into man's life and death
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4 Dec 11:33am Joe Biden hints at running against Trump in 2020 election, calling himself the 'most qualified' candidate for president
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Former vice president says he will make decision on whether to seek Democratic nomination within two months
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4 Dec 11:12am BBC cancels plan for Brexit debate with Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn
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'It is a shame we will not be able to bring them this programme' a BBC statement said
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4 Dec 10:25am Man stabbed pregnant girlfriend to death with scissors after saying he did not want more children, court hears
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Ioan Campeanu 'appeared relaxed' as he led police into flat where he murdered Andra Hilitanu, court hears
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4 Dec 10:22am Public should 'get involved' to stop attacks on police officers, Scotland Yard chief Cressida Dick says
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'We don't want people taking crazy risks, we do want people getting involved,' Britain's most senior police officer says
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4 Dec 10:00am Medical marijuana bill passes in Utah after compromise gains support from Mormon church
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Governor Gary Herbert says state now has 'best designed medical cannabis programme in country'
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4 Dec 9:48am Norway to heavily restrict palm oils linked with deforestation
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'The Norwegian parliament's decision sets an important example to other countries and demonstrates the need for a serious reform of the world's palm oil industry,' activist says
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4 Dec 9:34am Russell Bishop trial: Predatory paedophile 'scraping barrel' by accusing girl's father of child murder, court hears
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Convicted sex attacker criticised for running a defence that suggested the father of Nicola Fellows killed and sexually assaulted her and her friend
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4 Dec 9:13am Flight cancelled? Airlines must offer seats on rival carriers, says regulator
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Civil Aviation Authority demands action by 30 June 2019 – just ahead of the main summer season
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4 Dec 9:10am Two Jewish men attacked within two days in New York
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CCTV captures attacker sneaking up on victim before punching him in back of head
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4 Dec 8:26am Bronze-age skeleton found in Scotland was early lactose-intolerant immigrant, DNA analysis shows
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'Caithness is considered one of the most peripheral parts of Europe, but in fact, people have been moving there for thousands and thousands of years'
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4 Dec 8:00am Brother of cricket star Usman Khawaja framed love rival with fake terrorism plot, police claim
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Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen was released from prison after he 'was set up in a planned and calculated manner'
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4 Dec 7:56am British couple reunited with engagement ring lost down drain in New York's Times Square
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'We just presumed it was gone. In the end we had no choice but to walk away'
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4 Dec 7:31am Brexit has already created 3,500 tech jobs in Brussels, says European business leader: 'It's a huge opportunity for Belgium'
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Belgian capital has a lot to offer companies who wish to retain access to single market and links to other European countries, says tech leader
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4 Dec 6:29am Carla Stefaniak: 'Body found' in search for missing American tourist near Airbnb property in Costa Rica
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'There's no reason for her not to contact anyone,' sister in law April Burton says
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4 Dec 6:09am AIDSfree: Meet the young woman born HIV positive who helps others realise it's no longer a death sentence
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HIV infection rates in Atlanta are comparable to cities in southern Africa
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4 Dec 6:07am 'Unfair' taxman under fire over rules that may bankrupt a social worker, but MPs are at fault too
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A House of Lords report has sharply criticised the way HMRC has enforced the 'loan charge' anti avoidance rules. They went through Parliament with little or no scrutiny
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4 Dec 5:47am Is Spain's threat to 'veto Brexit' over Gibraltar just an empty one?
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Analysis: Posturing by the Spanish government has raised eyebrows in the UK but, as Jon Stone explains, real room for manoeuvre is limited
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4 Dec 5:47am Shortchanging the next generation's mental health is a false economy the country can ill afford
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Analysis: A deluge of reports have laid bare the scale of the mental health crisis in England but Alex Matthews-King says it is all too easy to lose sight of the real cost if we leave children to suffer unsupported
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4 Dec 5:47am Strait talk: Could a new bridge featuring a 120ft mythological king create a symbol for modern Wales?
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Ryan Pugh looks at the design that celebrates Welsh culture - which some say cannot be true of the country's imperialist-built castles
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4 Dec 5:31am Mueller prosecutors 'tying up loose ends' as Trump-Russia investigation nears endgame
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Key week for special prosecutor with memos on three major defendants set to be made public
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4 Dec 5:27am Woman who suffocated boyfriend to death by sitting on him faces up to 36 years in jail
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The defendant's lawyers argue she unintentionally killed Mr Butler after collapsing on top of him while drunk.
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4 Dec 5:12am Brexit: Shopping bills could rise 10% if UK leaves EU with no deal, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns
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Mr Carney said that a sharp fall in the pound would have a knock-on impact for grocery prices
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4 Dec 5:01am Khashoggi murder: CIA director Gina Haspel to brief key senators on Saudi journalist's killing
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Senators demand to hear from Ms Haspel after her absence from last week's briefing by Trump administration officials
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4 Dec 4:53am Police inspector shot dead as vigilante mob violence erupts in India over cow slaughter
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Protesters stone officers and set police station on fire after up to 25 animals found dead
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4 Dec 4:15am Pound value jumps after European Court of Justice official says UK can cancel Brexit
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Traders appear to be searching for signs of how Brexit will pan out
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4 Dec 3:45am HMRC treating taxpayers unfairly, House of Lords report says
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Lords committee accused HMRC of failing to differentiate between deliberate tax avoidance and 'naive decisions'
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4 Dec 3:41am Michael Cohen: Why Trump's former lawyer pleaded guilty to lying to Congress over Russia investigation
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'He realises that he needs to move on with his life and that he'd like to begin that process as soon as possible'
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4 Dec 3:28am France fuel tax rises to be suspended amid violent 'gilets jaunes' protests in Paris
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Prime Minister Edouard Philippe expected to make announcement today
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4 Dec 3:24am UK can cancel Brexit by unilaterally revoking Article 50, European Court advocate general says
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Britain can still cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50 without the consent of other EU member states, the European Court of Justice's advocate general has said.
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4 Dec 2:40am Israeli army launches operation to uncover Hezbollah cross-border tunnels
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Special task force begins effort to 'thwart and neutralise' tunnels within Israeli territory, army spokesman says
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4 Dec 2:30am UK weather: Latest Met Office forecast
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Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.
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4 Dec 2:15am Four out of 10 cancer patients initially misdiagnosed, finds report warning of pressures in testing
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'The GP didn't offer to refer at all, she was very clear she wasn't concerned,' says Beth Purvis who was only diagnosed after a trip to A&E two years after she first had symptoms.
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3 Dec 7:57pm Refugee families allowed to settle in UK after 20 years stranded at British military base in Cyprus
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Group 'left in limbo' for decades after Theresa May refused to give them permission to enter country
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3 Dec 7:25pm Nine children in typical class of 30 now living in poverty as levels soar to worst seen in decades, report says
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'More parents are unable to make ends meet, despite working. This is unacceptable'
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3 Dec 7:23pm Girls exposed to chemicals in make-up and other products hit puberty earlier, study suggests
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Increases detected in mother's urine of chemicals used in scented products and toothpaste associated with earlier puberty in daughters
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3 Dec 7:22pm Plan to build new prisons questioned as watchdog reveals 'squalor in exceptionally violent' HMP Birmingham
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Delinquency was rife and inmates lived in fear at 'fundamentally unsafe' jail, chief inspector reveals
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3 Dec 7:17pm Police launch urgent review of child cadet programmes 'being abused by officers for sexual purposes'
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Fears programmes for children aged between 13 and 18 are being used by paedophiles to access children
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3 Dec 7:17pm Child cruelty and neglect offences double over past five years in UK, police figures show
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Separate data shows recorded child sexual abuse has risen by 206 per cent since 2013
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3 Dec 7:15pm Four out of 10 cancer patients initially misdiagnosed, finds report warning of pressures in testing
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'The GP didn't offer to refer at all, she was very clear she wasn't concerned,' says Beth Purvis who was only diagnosed after a trip to A&E two years after she first had symptoms.
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