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Missouri Senate primary highlights rise of violent rhetoric on the right

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On 25 April, the former Missouri governor Eric Greitens, now running for US Senate, posted a video on Twitter of him and Donald Trump Jr, firing semi-automatic rifles at a range. “Striking fear in the hearts of libera...

Trump-endorsed Republican accused of sexual assault loses Nebraska governor primary

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Republicans in Nebraska picked Jim Pillen as their nominee for governor on Tuesday, over a rival supported by Donald Trump and accused of groping multiple women. Charles Herbster’s loss was a setback for Trump, who ha...

The Ohio primary shows that Trump still has a tight hold on the Republican party

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On Tuesday, JD Vance won Ohio’s Republican nomination for US Senate. After lagging in the polls for months, Vance hit the tape first after garnering Donald Trump’s endorsement. Although Vance received under a third of...

Donald Trump-backed candidate JD Vance wins Ohio Senate Republican primary

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Author JD Vance won the Senate Republican primary in Ohio on Tuesday, securing a victory after receiving Donald Trump’s endorsement in the hotly contested race. Vance was leading the crowded pack of primary candidates...

Revealed: Texas threw out abnormally high number of votes in March primary

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Texas threw out mail votes at an abnormally high rate during the US’s first primary election of 2022, rejecting nearly 23,000 ballots outright under tougher voting rules that are part of a broad campaign by Republican...

Hello £200k beach huts, goodbye primary school – the Welsh village hollowed out by second homes

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On a Monday night before Christmas in a chapel in Abersoch, a concert is taking place. Abersoch is a seaside village on the Llŷn peninsula, the arm that sticks out from north Wales into the Irish Sea; and this is the ...

One in eight primary pupils in England had Covid last week, figures show

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More than one in eight primary schoolchildren in England were infected with Covid during the last week of January, the highest prevalence for any age group at any stage during the pandemic. Figures released on Friday ...

Texas Democrat tied to Azerbaijan inquiry faces tough primary election contest

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Few people outside of south Texas, and even fewer outside the state, have heard of US representative Henry Cuellar, though he is one of the state’s most fascinating elected officials. But now the nation may know him a...

‘People’s primary’ backs Christiane Taubira as unity candidate of French left

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A four-day “people’s primary” has picked the former justice minister Christiane Taubira as the favourite to lead the French left’s presidential election campaign, but doubts remain whether she will be able to win wide...

France’s divided leftwing candidates called on to back ‘people’s primary’

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A group of political activists will make one desperate last attempt this month to save the bitterly divided French left from an electoral catastrophe in the presidential election with a “people’s primary” to designate...

Half of France’s primary schools expected to close as teachers strike

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France faces one of its biggest education strikes in decades on Thursday, when about 75% of teachers are expected to walk out, forcing the closure of half the country’s primary schools in protest at the government’s h...

Primary school teacher sacked after being caught on film kicking horse

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A primary school teacher has been sacked after footage of a horse being kicked and slapped sparked outrage on social media. Sarah Moulds, 37, was initially suspended from her position after the video showed a horse be...

Hard-right French MP tops Les Républicains party’s presidential primary

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A hard-right French MP who wants to hold a referendum “to stop mass immigration” and set up “a French Guantánamo bay” to deal with terrorism, has topped the first-round vote to choose a presidential candidate for the ...

‘Chronic’ lack of investment in UK primary school libraries revealed

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There is a “chronic” lack of investment in primary school libraries in the UK, with teachers often forced to buy reading materials for children with their own money, according to a new study. But an alliance between t...

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