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A rare copy of the US Declaration of Independence was found in the UK – and nobody knows how it got here

A  handwritten copy of the US Declaration of Independence was found in the West Sussex Record Office in Chichester. “You have the names of everyone who signed the original. You can pick out Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, James Wilson. You have the array of names of the Founding Fathers of the United States,” said West Sussex County Archivist Wendy ...

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Uni sorry for 'eye-contact racism' claim

Oxford University has apologised for saying that avoiding eye contact could be “everyday racism” after it was accused of discriminating against autistic people. The claim was included in a list of “racial micro-aggressions” in an equality and diversity unit newsletter. But the university was criticised for being “insensitive” to autistic people who can struggle making eye contact. It said it ...

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UK government says Scottish Brexit proposal could disrupt trade – letter

EDINBURGH The British government fears a different deal with the EU for Scotland could disrupt trading between the United Kingdom’s four nations, a letter from Brexit minister David Davis published by the Scottish government said on Friday. Scotland, which voted to stay in the EU at a June referendum, proposed a separate trade carve-out for itself in the Brexit talks ...

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Uber’s CEO is caught in a bizarre minor scandal about whether he was the world’s second best Wii Tennis player

The face of a winner? Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber, has had a difficult few months. His company has been accused of systemic sexism, leading to an internal investigation. One of his lieutenants has been accused of stealing confidential data from former employer Google. He was caught on video aggressively berating an Uber driver ...

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, GOOG, SBUX, MSFT)

Hooded youths throw bottles during clashes at a demonstration to protest the results of the first round of the presidential election in Paris, France. Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes Here is what you need to know. Trump’s first 100 days are coming to an end. President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office are up on Saturday. While Trump has yet to see ...

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MP's aide Samuel Armstrong denies Parliament rape charges

An MP’s aide has appeared in court to plead not guilty to rape and assault charges following an alleged attack at the Houses of Parliament in October. Samuel Armstrong, 23, who appeared Southwark Crown Court, denies two counts of rape, one of sexual assault and one of assault by penetration. He has been suspended from his position as chief of ...

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Teen, 17, battered in the street and hospitalised for five days still can't walk to bathroom on her own

A teenager is still unable to walk to the bathroom on her own after a vicious attack in broad daylight that left her hospitalised for five days. Libby Shepherd, 17, has released these harrowing pictures in the aftermath the attack to warn other youngsters of the dangers of street attacks. She suffered muscle injuries, bruises and scratches to her head ...

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What can I do if my neighbours are smoking cannabis? Read what action you can take

Thousands of cannabis smokers recently gathered in London’s Hyde Park to defy police and light up joints. Despite warnings not to smoke drugs in the park, pot enthusiasts descended in their thousands for the annual pro-marijuana rally. The smokey protest is held each year on April 20 because the date is 4.20, which smokers also claim is the ‘perfect’ time ...

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Bride-to-be addicted to takeaways shed eight stone after being jilted and is now fighting for Miss World place

A woman who shed an incredible eight stone after being jilted by her fiance now hopes he is “kicking himself” as she bids to become a beauty queen. Jennifer Atkin’s wedding was suddenly called off nine months before the big day and she turned to comfort food to get over the break-up. At her heaviest she weighed a whopping 17st ...

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte named as page boy and bridesmaid for Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' wedding day

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be page boy and bridesmaid at the wedding of Pippa Middleton, Kensington Palace has said. The date of Pippa’s wedding has been confirmed as May 20 along with confirmation Pippa’s nephew and niece will take centre stage on the big day. Prince George has been named as page boy and Princess Charlotte will be ...

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