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If You Read Anything Today Let It Be This Harry Potter Book Written By An AI

J.K Rowling reportedly wrote a grand total of 1,084,170 words of Harry Potter (we weren’t responsible for counting that) but it seems that still isn’t enough Hogwarts-related wizardry to keep the world happy. This is after a company used artificial intelligence software to write a whole new Harry Potter book, based on the previous seven works of fiction. AI has ...

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Former Addict Explains Why Christmas Is Harder For Those Struggling With Alcohol Dependency

At the age of 12, John* was drinking four cans of lager a week, by 15 he was living above a pub and by 28 he was gripped by a near-fatal alcohol addiction. The now 49-year-old from Enfield, London, has shared his heartbreaking story in the hope it will encourage family members and friends to reach out to those they suspect ...

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Teenager Admits Causing Deaths Of 5 In Leeds Crash

A 15-year-old boy has admitted causing the deaths of five people who were killed when the stolen car they were in hit a tree in Leeds last month. Three children and two adults lost their lives when the Renault Clio crashed on Stonegate Road, in the Meanwood area of Leeds. Brothers Ellis and Elliott Thornton-Kimmitt, aged 12 and 14; Darnell ...

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This Girl Made A 'Wall Of Sorrow' To Guilt-Trip Her Dad Into Getting Her A Cat

A girl who was told by her dad she wasn’t allowed a cat, refused to take “no” for an answer.  The 13-year-old opted to make a “wall of sorrow” in her family living room, which included pictures of cats, notes and desperate pleas for the fluffy pet. The girl’s sister, Danielle Grubisic, from the US, tweeted a photo of the wall on ...

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MPs Will Not Vote On A No-Deal Brexit, Confirms Minister

MPs will not be given a vote on Brexit if the government fails to agree a deal with the EU, parliament has been told. Brexit minister Steve Baker confirmed on Wednesday that MPs could “only vote on the withdrawal agreement” if one was signed with Brussels. He told the House of Lords Constitution Committee that if the UK and EU ...

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Roy Moore’s Spokesman Gets Awkward Fact Check On US Constitution By CNN's Jake Tapper

This is the awkward moment a spokesman for controversial American politician Roy Moore, who last night lost his bid for the US Senate, sat in silence on live TV after being schooled on the Constitution by a CNN host. As Alabama went to vote for their next US Senator on Tuesday, Moore’s spokesman Ted Crockett went on television to defend ...

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I have dwarfism, and no I don't 'do panto' – casting people like me in stereotypical roles is damaging and insulting

“Do you do panto?” enquired the lady with dwarfism, waiting at the cold coach station. She asked because I have dwarfism, too. It was her first question. She hadn’t requested my name or destination – just “Do you do panto?” She asked because she did and was traveling north from London to perform in yet another year of Snow White ...

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Christmas gift video generates slew of racist abuse online

A video of a teenager’s family giving her high school boyfriend a car for Christmas has prompted a wave of racist comments online. Madison Duke and Chris Hunter have been together for 11 months and have both been inundated with abusive comments after Duke posted the short clip on Twitter on Saturday. The couple, who live in Dallas, Texas, were ...

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Leeds car crash: 15-year-old admits causing deaths of three children and two men by dangerous driving

A 15-year-old boy has admitted causing the deaths of three children and two adults when a car crashed into a tree in Leeds. Ellis, 12, and Elliott Thornton-Kimmitt, 14, Darnell Harte, 15, Anthony Armour, 24, and Robbie Meerun, 24, were all travelling in the same car and killed in the “catastrophic” crash on 25 November. The teenager, who cannot be ...

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Doug Jones' win in Alabama marks a turning point in the history of the Deep South

Nobody really sees Alabama for what it is. The state plays home to a patchwork quilt of proud, progressive and hardworking people. It’s a gorgeous place with fascinating prospects and limitless potential – but most people on the planet couldn’t tell you one good thing that’s ever come out of Alabama. They look at places like Birmingham or Montgomery and ...

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