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Three hunters accidentally shoot themselves on opening day of Wisconsin deer season

Three hunters shot and wounded themselves on the opening day of Wisconsin’s gun deer season. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Recreational Safety Warden Mark Little says the first happened in Brown County about 5.30am on Saturday. A 49-year-old man was working on his firearm when it discharged into his right ankle. The second happened after 9am in Forest County. A 49-year-old ...

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Ohio judge says he doesn't regret Facebook post outlining his sexual conquests

An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate has deleted a Facebook post outlining his sexual history, but maintains that he was “in the right” for posting it. Judge William O’Neill’s original Facebook status was a defence of Democratic Senator Al Franken, who has admitted to kissing and groping a woman without her consent. In the post, he criticised ...

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Lucy Meadows was a transgender teacher who took her own life. Her story must be remembered

My name is Ruth Smith and… you’ve probably never heard of me. Why should you? Because my own story, insofar as it has intersected with the world of “big news” has been mostly a sidenote. I am a person forever associated with another who, for a time, made headlines. Since then, I have chosen to stay out of the spotlight: ...

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Labour MP denies reports of 'drunken Brexit fracas' in House of Commons

Labour MP Paul Farrelly has denied reports that he “squared up” to a colleague in the House of Commons following a late night row about Brexit. The Mail on Sunday reported that passionate Remain campaigner Mr Farrelly, the member for Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, “went berserk” and launched into a “drunken, foul-mouthed tirade” at his Labour colleague James Frith. The Labour Party ...

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Households are more than £800 worse off after Brexit, study says

Households are more than £800 a year worse off as a result of Brexit-induced inflation, a new study has found. A report by the Centre for Economic Performance has revealed that the average household is paying £404 a year extra due to price inflation. At the same time the average worker has lost £448, the equivalent of one week’s pay, due to a stagnation ...

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Dozens of organisations join forces to issue 'save our EU rights' plea ahead of Brexit Bill battle

More than 80 civic organisations join forces today to issue a “save our EU rights” plea, ahead of a major Commons battle over the Brexit bill. The alliance is urging MPs to stage a revolt to prevent Theresa May stripping the Charter of Fundamental Rights from the UK statue book when Britain leaves the EU. Individual rights to privacy, equality, ...

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Germany faces prospect of snap election as coalition talks collapse

Germany faces the possibility of new elections after the small Free Democrats pulled out of talks on forming a government with chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the Greens, saying that the parties were unable to develop an acceptable framework for moving ahead. Free Democrat leader Christian Lindner told reporters that his party decided to withdraw from the drawn-out negotiations ...

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Black Friday deals not all they seem, reveals consumer group Which?

Those Black Friday deals that look too good to miss might actually not be all that compelling after all. Research by consumer goods group Which?, conducted over the last year, has revealed that around 60 per cent of a selection of last year’s Black Friday deals were actually cheaper or the same price at other points during the year. Which? ...

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Christmas spending expected to fall for first time since 2012, Visa says

Christmas spending across the UK is expected to fall for the first time since 2012, research by Visa and IHS Markit shows. According to a report published on Monday, a challenging economic environment, in which real wages are falling and economic growth is sluggish, will likely lead to a 0.1 per cent fall in consumer spending during the 2017 festive ...

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