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When Beyoncé dropped the same ableist slur as Lizzo on her new album, my heart sank

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It’s not very often that I don’t know what to say, rendered speechless by ignorance, sadness and a simmering anger born of bone-deep exhaustion. But that’s how I feel right now. Six weeks ago I called out American sin...

Prosecution of whistleblower lawyer Bernard Collaery dropped after decision by attorney general

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The attorney general, Mark Dreyfus, has dropped the prosecution against Witness K’s lawyer, Bernard Collaery, for allegedly revealing spying on Timor-Leste. Dreyfus announced in Sydney on Thursday that the commonwealt...

Taiwan kidnapping charges over botched marriage proposal dropped

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Taiwanese prosecutors have dropped charges against three individuals accused of kidnapping, after learning that the incident was a staged “surprise marriage proposal” that went wrong. In March, 24-year-old Yang, of th...

Rebekah Vardy’s agent dropped phone in sea to hide evidence, trial hears

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Rebekah Vardy’s agent dropped her phone in the North Sea as part of a concerted effort to destroy evidence, it was alleged on the final day of the “Wagatha Christie” libel trial. Caroline Watt’s phone went over the si...

Murder charges dropped against Texas woman for ‘self-induced abortion’

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The woman who was thrown in jail on a murder charge in Texas for allegedly having caused the “death of an individual by self-induced abortion” has been released after the local district attorney dropped the case. Lize...

Mask dropped below your nose? Smart cameras in US schools are trained to catch you

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When students in suburban Atlanta returned to school for in-person classes amid the pandemic, they were required to mask up, like in many places across the US. Yet in this 95,000-student district, officials took mask ...

UK’s Covid travel restrictions to be dropped despite rise in cases

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All remaining Covid travel restrictions are to be dropped across the UK from later this week, despite a concerning rise in cases and hospitalisations. Ministers approved the scrapping of passenger locator forms and th...

Rape case against Met police officer dropped

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A Metropolitan police officer has been cleared of rape after prosecutors dropped the case against him. PC Adam Zaman, 28, of Romford, east London, was accused of raping a woman at the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street, ...

Michael Vaughan dropped from BT Sport’s Ashes coverage on day of mixed fortunes

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Michael Vaughan has been dropped from BT Sport’s Ashes coverage because of his involvement in the ongoing investigation into racism at Yorkshire cricket. But on a day of mixed fortunes for the former England captain, ...

A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all

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We’ve become so inured to Donald Trump’s proto-fascism that we barely blink an eye when we learn that he tried to manipulate the 2020 election. Yet the most recent revelation should frighten every American to their co...

Covid: Quarantine for Britons vaccinated abroad to be dropped

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Britons who have been double-vaccinated abroad will soon be able to travel to the UK more easily, as the government prepares to recognise jabs administered overseas. Current restrictions mean only those who have been ...

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers cite Cosby case in bid to have charges dropped

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Lawyers for the disgraced socialite Ghislaine Maxwell have asked a judge to throw out her case on sex trafficking charges, citing the recent release from prison of actor Bill Cosby. Cosby, 83, was convicted in 2018 of...

Colbert on the US heatwave: ‘It’s so hot, the Statue of Liberty dropped the toga’

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On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert addressed the surprise reversal of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, after the Pennsylvania supreme court ruled that an earlier no-prosecution agreement prevented him from being...

Investigation after woman dies weeks after being ‘dropped’ during surgery

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An investigation is under way at a hospital in Cumbria after a woman died weeks after being “dropped” from an operating table. Jeanette Shields, 70, was dropped on the floor after a routine operation at the Cumberland...

UK companies claiming furlough dropped by 12,000 in February

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The number of companies claiming furlough dropped between January and February but more than 840,000 still depend on state support to pay staff. Revised figures published by HM Revenue & Customs showed that nearly...

Few tears likely to be shed as plan for No 10 TV press briefings dropped

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When the decision was finally taken to scrap the much-delayed televised press briefings that No 10 had hoped would provide greater control of the media agenda, there was a quiet sigh of relief among some in Downing St...

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