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Canadians hurt slipping in snow can now sue cities

Climate change will bring global tension, US intelligence report says

The Queen spent the night in hospital when palace officials were saying she was resting at Windsor.

Her Majesty went to hospital for 'preliminary investigations' but returned to Windsor on Thursday, a spokesman said

Climate crisis likely to fuel conflicts over water and migration, US analyses say

In which Attorney General Merrick Garland gives a shoutout to “citizen sleuths across the country” who are identifying Capitol rioters. #SeditionHunters 

Tornado Warning continues for Canton OH, Alliance OH, North Canton OH until 5:45 PM EDT

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FBI confirms human remains found at Carlton Reserve in Florida are those of Brian Laundrie

Excellent: “Manchin said, ‘I'm comfortable with zero.” "Manchin said, ‘We shouldn't do it at all.’”

Queen Elizabeth spent a night in hospital for first time in years

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Scoops of the Day

Should masks be made mandatory again?

Nigeria separatist Nnamdi Kanu pleads not guilty to terrorism

Greta Thunberg accuses world leaders of being in denial over climate crisis

Barbados elects first ever president ahead of becoming republic

Taliban strike journalists at Kabul women's rights protest #AFP  📸 @Kilicbil 

Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report

When this GP says she doesn't understand why 'freedom day' happened in the middle of the pandemic, James O'Brien suggests it was more of a case of 'prioritise the economy over the lives of the population day.' @mrjamesob 

The four-year-old footballer scouted by Arsenal while still at nursery


Scoops of the Week

New mutation of Covid Delta variant under close watch in UK

NEW: there’s been a lot of chatter about why cases, hospitalisations and deaths are much higher in the UK than elsewhere in Western Europe. I think a lot of the commentary has been overly simplistic, politicised and at-times flat-out wrong. Let’s see if we can do better:

So I hope we can now see that: • Yes, mask-wearing has plummeted in England and reversing that would help • But higher rates of crowded indoor mixing are likely a bigger issue • And both are almost certainly dwarfed by UK’s much more acute waning problem (as seen in Israel)

'It's yet another in a long list of executive power grabs.' Dominic Raab's plans to grant ministers power to reverse court judgements in an overhaul of the Human Rights Act are 'profoundly alarming', Director of the Good Law Project @JolyonMaugham  tells LBC. @MaajidNawaz 

🔴Around 30% of people do not respond to existing treatments of antidepressant drugs, psychotherapy or electroconvulsive therapy. 🧠Could the future of treating depression be ketamine infusions – or even a ‘pacemaker for the brain’? Thread ⬇️

Why so much higher in UK? Here’s a look at what those countries are doing differently to reduce transmission: • % of people never wearing masks has rocketed in UK but stayed very low elsewhere • % of people attending large gatherings in UK is surging way ahead of elsewhere

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"I haven't really had this outside of the hospital before." A football supporter collapsed at the Newcastle-Tottenham game prompting the match to be suspended. Dr Tom Prichard works in A&E and was there to give CPR to the man ⬇️👏 More here:

Ghana star arrested over death threat claim

Older people are far more likely to be in poverty in the UK than elsewhere, which can increase their risk of both catching and dying from the disease.

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