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Carillion: Six charts that explain what happened

The collapse of construction giant Carillion has put thousands of jobs at risk across the UK. Here are six charts and maps that tell the story of the firm’s demise. 1. Carillion employed a lot of people Carillion may not have been a household name, but it employed 43,000 staff ...

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Turpins: The ‘happy family’ at centre of torture allegations

Image copyright facebook Image caption The Turpin family with an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas, where parents David and Louise renewed their vows They lived in a smart suburban home, owned nice cars and posed together on family holidays. Outwardly, the California couple accused of torturing, imprisoning and endangering their ...

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Facebook won’t retreat from Stories as it adds desktop posting

Facebook Stories might feel redundant since 300 million people use its other Snapchat clones on Instagram and WhatsApp. But Facebook is convinced that the narrative, ephemeral, camera-first format is the future of sharing…and advertising. So despite criticism and a slow start for traction, Facebook is doubling down on Stories by ...

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Man found shot to death on Queens home’s lawn

A 65-year-old man was found Thursday morning shot to death on a lawn outside a Queens home, police said. Dan Gonzalez was discovered dead about 8:10 a.m. by a neighbor face up in front of the home on Bardwell Ave. near 209th Place in Queens Village. He ...

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Catcher Tiers 1.0

More Draft Prep: Top 100 prospects Do I have to? Draft a catcher, I mean. Can’t I just sit this one out? If you don’t get one of only a handful of standouts at the position, you might as well. Eight players in, we’re already into The Fallback Options, which ...

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McKayla Maroney says Larry Nassar ‘deserves life in prison’

Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney urged a judge to sentence disgraced doctor Larry Nassar to life behind bars for sexually abusing her and more than 100 others under the guise of medical “treatment.” In her victim impact statement read aloud by Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis during Nassar’s sentencing ...

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Opinion: Americans pay a fearsome price for global warming

Americans are paying a fearsome price for global warming. The federal government’s National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported earlier this week that the three powerful Atlantic hurricanes of 2017 — Harvey, Irma and Maria — cost Americans $265 billion, and massive Western forest fires another $18 billion. Scientists have shown ...

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