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LONDON The head of the local council in the London borough where at least 80 people died in a fire in a social housing tower block resigned on Friday after he was criticised for the organisation’s handling of the disaster. “As council leader, I have to accept my share of responsibility for these perceived failings,”
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WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was sending federal help to fight crime in Chicago that has reached “epidemic” proportions. The government is sending gun investigators to Chicago and plans to prosecute firearms cases aggressively, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Fox News when asked about Trump’s statement about the plan in an
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NEW YORK, June 30 Actress Naomi Watts says her new television series “Gypsy” is part of a recent trend of productions with strong female characters. Watts, who is also an executive producer of “Gypsy,” plays a Manhattan therapist who dangerously inserts herself into the lives of her patients’ acquaintances and family. “Gypsy,” a 10-part series
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By Timothy Mclaughlin | CHICAGO CHICAGO The Chicago Police Department’s approach to mental health has upset critics who argue a policy barring counselors from taking notes and keeping records of sessions with officers is counterproductive and could be harmful to the cops. As Chicago struggles with a police suicide rate much higher than the national
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ZURICH Roche has bought Vienna-based diabetes management platform mySugr for an undisclosed price, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday, joining a growing crowd of companies expanding into app-based digital health services. Privately held mySugr offers a logbook for mobile devices to help people track everything from their blood sugar, medications and activity levels. It has
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Officials hope to reopen a portion of a major roadway and allow more residents to head home on Friday in central Arizona where firefighters have gained significant ground against a fierce, six-day-old wildfire that forced thousands to evacuate. The blaze, dubbed the Goodwin Fire, has charred nearly 25,000 acres (10,120 hectares) and destroyed an unknown
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By Elizabeth Piper and David Milliken | LONDON LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May won backing for her policy programme with a slender parliamentary majority on Thursday in the first test of her authority after an election setback and growing pressure on her Brexit and austerity agenda. May cut short a visit to Berlin and her
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By Tom Hals and Svea Herbst-Bayliss | WILMINGTON, Del./BOSTON WILMINGTON, Del./BOSTON Sprint Corp (S.N) used confidential information from its alliance with RadioShack Corp to open competing mobile phone stores, dooming the comeback by the electronics retailer and destroying jobs, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday by RadioShack creditors. RadioShack emerged from bankruptcy in 2015
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By Yeganeh Torbati and Mica Rosenberg | WASHINGTON/NEW YORK WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The state of Hawaii asked a federal judge in Honolulu on Thursday to clarify a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that reinstated parts of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, arguing that the Trump administration had interpreted the court’s decision too narrowly. In a court
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