Home Office failed Windrush victim up to her death, says her MP

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Appalling government treatment devastated Sarah OConnors health, Margaret Hodge tells Sajid Javid A victim of the Sarah OConnor had been treated before her death earlier this month. She said that the compensation and extra support OConnor needed after the Home Offices failings was not offered, leaving it up to Hodges office to step in. As […]

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Just wait. Trump will tell us how to judge his Hurricane Florence response.

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Washington (CNN)If history is a guide, it won’t be long after Hurricane Florence’s winds ease and floods ebb that President Donald Trump will award himself high marks for his handling of the latest natural disaster. As Florence has approached, Trump has switched between two extremes, expressing wonderment at the scale of the storm and boasting […]

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Texas tent facility for immigrant children to expand despite wind-down of separations

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Washington (CNN)The Department of Health and Human Services will keep open and expand a temporary tent facility for immigrant children it is operating in Tornillo, Texas, even as most of the children it was caring for as a result of family separations at the border have been moved out of HHS custody. It’s not clear […]

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The tech industry actually is a lot like the Wild West but not in the ways you might think

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Bandits and sheriffs? Not so much. Capitalism, graft, and regulation? A tale old as time.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Strap on your spurs and pull up those chaps! The U.S. government and the tech industry are gearing up for a good old-fashioned Wild West showdown — but not in the way you might think. During Twitter’s and […]

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UK and EU to enter continuous talks to resolve Brexit deadlock

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Brexit secretary Dominic Raab acknowledges final-stage negotiations need to speed up The UK and the EU have agreed to hold continuous Brexit talks after a cool encounter between lead negotiators in Brussels appeared to yield little progress. The negotiations are now entering the final stage, said Michel Barnier, the former French minister who is leading […]

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US ends all funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

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Washington (CNN)The United States is ending all funding to the United Nations agency tasked with supporting Palestinian refugees, the US State Department said Friday, describing the body as “irredeemably flawed.” “When we made a US contribution of $60 million in January, we made it clear that the United States was no longer willing to shoulder […]

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Trump properties took in $1.7 million from Republican groups in the first half of 2018

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(CNN)Republican campaigns, committees and outside groups have spent more than $1.7 million at Trump properties through the first six months of 2018, with over half of that spending coming from the Republican National Committee, according to a CNN analysis of FEC filings. The largest spending went to venue and rental catering at the Trump International […]

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Weak economic recovery was down to flawed policies, not secular stagnation | Joseph Stiglitz

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Lesson to be learned from 2008 financial crisis is that the challenge was and is – political In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, some economists argued that the US, and perhaps the global economy, was suffering from secular stagnation an idea first conceived in the aftermath of the Great Depression. Economies had always […]

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