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Heatwave: Is there more crime in hot weather?

Image copyright Getty Images Police forces are reporting record numbers of 999 calls, which some are linking to the recent weeks of hot weather. West Midlands police force said: “A combination of the World Cup, summer heatwave and excess alcohol are being blamed for the surge.” While North Yorkshire told ...

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Maria Butina: Alleged Russia agent ‘offered sex for job’

Image copyright Facebook/ Maria Butina An alleged Kremlin agent offered sex for a job with an American special interest organisation she targeted, say US officials. Maria Butina’s ties with Russian intelligence make her a flight risk, a federal judge ruled, and she will be held until her trial. A lawyer ...

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Best first-half performances by Yankees and Mets pitchers

Dickey caught lightning in a bottle with his knuckleball in 2012. At 38, Dickey peaked in June, when he threw consecutive complete-game one-hitters for the Mets. He was ultimately passed over for the All-Star start when NL manager Tony La Russa opted for the Giants’ Matt Cain, but he threw ...

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HPV jab should be given to boys, committee says

Image copyright Getty Images A jab that protects against a virus that causes cervical cancer should also be given to boys, an advisory committee has recommended. The HPV vaccine is routinely offered to girls aged 12 to 13 at secondary school and is free up until they turn 18. Now ...

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Elon Musk apologises to Thai cave diver for Twitter attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elon Musk said he had “spoken in anger” Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has apologised to a British cave diver he called “pedo guy” in a row over the cave rescue in Thailand. He said he had “spoken in anger” after Vern Unsworth ridiculed a mini-submarine ...

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Analysis: Why Trump still doesn't believe Russia meddled

President Donald Trump had one clear mission when he spoke to the press Tuesday afternoon before meeting with a handful of congressional Republicans: Clean up the damage he did on Monday when he broke with the intelligence community by suggesting that Russia might not have been behind the 2016 election ...

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NYPD watchdog blames racial profiling by cops for nearly 90% of defendants being people of color, study says

“New York’s district attorneys aggressively prosecute cases against black and brown people for engaging in mainly innocent or innocuous activities,” the report added. “On a regular basis, our city’s courts devote their considerable resources to the administration of injustice, applying sanctions in hundreds, if not thousands, of cases where the ...

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Brexit vote: Government defeats EU customs union bid

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption The government won the vote by 307 to 301 The government has survived an attempt by pro-EU Conservative MPs to change its post-Brexit trade strategy. The MPs wanted the UK to join a customs union if it does not agree a free-trade deal ...

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