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Why many mums are better than one

Image caption Sue and one of her “second mums”, Wendy They say you can’t choose your family – but why not? Sometimes an extra mother figure is just what you need, says Sue Elliott-Nicholls. I’m a mum collector. I’ve got a few of them – spare mums, just in case ...

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Italy migrant row: ‘Inhumane’ Malta refuses rescue ship

Image copyright EPA Image caption The two ships work for the German NGO Mission Lifeline Italy has attacked Malta for refusing to take in a ship of migrants. Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli shared a photo of an email by the Maltese Armed Forces saying the vessel “has not manifested any ...

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Windrush anniversary celebrated at Westminster Abbey

Image copyright EPA Image caption Members of the Windrush generation and their families were invited to the service at Westminster Abbey More than 2,000 people are at a thanksgiving service marking 70 years since the arrival of Caribbean migrants on the Empire Windrush ship to the UK. Hymns including Amazing ...

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Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK

Image copyright AFP Contributor/Getty Images Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if the country exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal. The European planemaker said the warning was not part of “project fear, but its “dawning reality”. Airbus employs about 14,000 people ...

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Shine a bright light on admissions at Harvard and other elite colleges: Release average test scores by race

Unfortunately, elite universities typically use affirmative action and other non-merit admissions for politics, not learning. Differential admissions open doors for the children of (mainly white) rich alumni who provide donations, for athletes who win games, and for African-Americans and Hispanics who offer political inoculation against charges of racism. In the ...

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