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Hungary PM Viktor Orban defiant as EU debates action

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prime Minister Viktor Orban fiercely defended his country’s policies Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban has accused the EU of “insulting” his country, as its parliament began considering disciplinary action against Hungary. MEPs are debating whether his right-wing government’s policies on issues like migrants pose a threat ...

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Kirstie Allsopp leaves Twitter over iPad smashing backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kirstie Allsopp is best known for presenting Location, Location, Location on Channel 4 Kirstie Allsopp has left Twitter after facing a fierce backlash when she admitted she smashed her children’s iPads over her gaming rules. Parents slammed the TV presenter online after she revealed ...

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Police funding: Ministers ‘unaware of cuts impact’

Image copyright Getty Images Ministers do not know the impact that funding cuts have had on police forces, the UK’s public spending watchdog says. According to the National Audit Office, the Home Office does not know whether the police system in England and Wales is “financially sustainable”. It calls the ...

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Trump receives ‘warm’ letter from Kim about new summit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Time for a sequel to this summer’s blockbuster summit? North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has written to US President Donald Trump asking for a follow-up to their historic summit, the White House says. The US says it is already looking at scheduling a new meeting. White ...

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A record 172 people died because of heat in Phoenix last year

Experts cited rising daytime and nighttime temperatures as a clear cause of the increased death toll, as well as the “local urban heat-island effect.” According to the Department of Environmental Conservation, urban areas often see higher temperatures than rural areas because of a lack of trees, which help cool the ...

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Navajo Nation protests coal plant purchase

The Navajo Generating Station, which sits on land owned by the Navajo Nation, is set to shut down in December 2019. The owner of its largest share, utility company Salt River Project, can get better electricity prices from natural-gas plants. Shutting down the plant would cause the closure of the ...

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Scientists Use DNA Testing to Seek Answers for Reading Problems

Teacher Rebecca Tabak Roberts works with a 2nd grader at Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet School in New Haven, Conn. Tabak Roberts, who is dyslexic herself, supports the genetics research in her school. —Bradley E. Clift for Education Week But some worry students could become stigmatized by results There’s personalized ...

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Tuition fees review to wait on loans decision

Image copyright PA Image caption The review of fees will wait for a ruling that could re-write the ground rules for deciding the cost of student loans The review of tuition fees in England will have to wait until a decision is taken on whether tens of billions of pounds ...

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