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LONDON UPDATES: ISIS Claims Responsibility, Attacker Identified

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/23/2017 at 1:00pm
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Yesterday, a man in an SUV mowed people down on Westminster Bridge before he drove into the perimeter fence at Parliament. The man exited the car and stabbed a police officer before other officers shot him down.

Overall, four people died, including the assailant and American Kurt Cochran.

Today, the Islamic State (ISIS)...

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The Latest on the Terror Attacks Outside the UK Parliament

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 3:30pm 3/22/2017 at 3:30pm
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Four people have died, including a policeman and the attacker, in London outside of Parliament in the terrorist attacks that left 20 people injured.

From Fox News:

Police said a vehicle mowed down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge, leaving more than a dozen with injuries described as catastrophic.

Around the same time Wednesday, a...

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Trump critics lash out at “Muslim electronics” flight ban, but other countries following suit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:52pm 3/21/2017 at 1:52pm
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The Department of Homeland Security has banned electronics larger than a smart phone on flights from eight countries: Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Officials said the ban comes from intelligence about terrorism risks:

“We’re concerned about ongoing interest in targeting commercial aviation,” a DHS...

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Scotland May Seek New Independence Referendum

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:30am 3/13/2017 at 11:30am
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As Brexit looms around the United Kingdom, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced she may ask for approval to have another independence referendum. From CNN:

Sturgeon said it was clear that the UK was heading for a “hard Brexit” to the detriment...

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UK Speaker Bercow Voted Remain in Brexit Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/13/2017 at 3:00pm

Uh oh. UK Parliament Speaker John Bercow has found himself in deeper water after he revealed to students that he voted for the UK to remain in the European Union on the Brexit vote. From The Telegraph:

His fresh comments appear to breach the convention that Speakers of the House of Commons...

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UK May Reschedule Trump’s Visit to Avoid Parliament

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/13/2017 at 1:00pm

So I’ve kept an eye on the UK parliament ever since Speaker John Bercow announced he did not want President Donald Trump to speak to parliament on his UK visit. At least 163 Members of Parliament (MPs) signed a petition to keep Trump from speaking at Westminster Hall.

Well, due to the...

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UK Speaker Doesn’t Want Trump Speaking to Parliament

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 6, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/6/2017 at 2:30pm

UK House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has announced he does not want President Donald Trump to speak at Parliament during a state visit. Bercow does not want any Members of Parliament (MP) to face backlash over the president’s speech.

So if Trump does make a speech, he may have to give...

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UK House of Commons Votes for Brexit Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:30pm 2/1/2017 at 7:30pm

The UK Supreme Court ruled that parliament must vote on Brexit before Prime Minister Theresa May could invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which allows a country to leave the European Union. Well, those members of parliament in the House of Commons voted in favor of continuing the process. ...

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British Medical Association: Using ‘Expectant Mother’ Could Offend Transgender People (Updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 2:30pm 1/31/2017 at 2:30pm

You have got to be kidding me. The British Medical Association (BMA) has told people to stop calling pregnant people expectant mothers because it could offend transgender people. Instead, call those females “pregnant people.” From The Telegraph:

On pregnancy and maternity, it says: “Gender inequality is reflected in traditional ideas about the...

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UK Supreme Court Says Parliament Must Vote to Start Brexit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11:30am 1/24/2017 at 11:30am

The UK Supreme Court has decided that parliament must decide if the government can start the Brexit process. The ruling also stated that the “Scottish Parliament and Welsh and Northern Ireland assemblies did not need a say.”

Prime Minister Theresa may cannot begin talks with European Union (EU) leaders until parliament votes....

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Trump restores bust of Winston Churchill to White House

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 20, 2017 at 8:25pm 1/20/2017 at 8:25pm
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The removal of a bust of Winston Churchill from the White House was one of Obama’s earliest moves to demote the special relationship with Britain. It was symbolic in so many ways, and served as the gateway drug for his world apology tour to follow.

Just as symbolic is that on his...

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Trump’s Trade Deal Could Rescue UK Amid EU Bullying Over Brexit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 11:30am 1/17/2017 at 11:30am
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With German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatening U.K. with tough trade negotiations — or ‘hard Brexit, — for daring to leave the E.U., the Trump presidency has come at a very opportune time for the beleaguered British government. President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed U.S.-U.K. trade deal could destroy EU’s designs, Professor Ted Malloch said, the man tapped...

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London Students Demand University Drop White Philosophers Like Plato, Kant

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 9, 2017 at 11:30am 1/9/2017 at 11:30am

Students at University of London have demanded the school drop famous philosophers like Plato and Kant from the curriculum because they were white. Instead, the student union at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) would rather have philosophers from Africa and Asia.

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Instagram Account Features Queen Elizabeth With Trump’s Face

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 3:00pm 12/13/2016 at 3:00pm

An account on Instagram features pictures of Queen Elizabeth, but there’s one problem. The person behind the account has photoshopped Donald Trump’s face onto her.

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UK Government Can Ask Internet Providers for Citizens Browsing History

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 25, 2016 at 3:30pm 11/25/2016 at 3:30pm

The United Kingdom has become Big Brother. The government passed the Investigatory Powers Bill, which means internet providers must provide the asking government agency with a citizen’s internet browsing history. The bill provides that power with these agencies, a few may raise eyebrows:

Metropolitan Police Service
City of London Police
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Queen Plans to Invite Trump to Britain

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:30am 11/21/2016 at 7:30am

The Sunday Times has reported that Queen Elizabeth has started making plans to invite President-elect Donald Trump to Britain in the summer of 2017:

Plans to roll out the red carpet for Trump with a state visit in the summer of 2017 are being drawn up at the highest levels in Whitehall.

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Man Bungee Jumps 250 ft to Dunk a Biscuit in Tea

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:30pm 11/17/2016 at 5:30pm
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Must’ve been some biscuit and tea.

From The Independent:

A 24-year-old man from Sheffield has become a Guinness World Record holder for completing the highest bungee dunk – diving from 73 metres above the ground to dunk a chocolate Hobnob into tea.

Simon Berry’s technique involved clasping both wrists to...

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