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U.S. Suspends Risky Disease Research

The government will cease funding "gain-of-function" studies that make viruses more dangerous -- Read more on [..]


 
 

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Lorry tax take bigger than expected

A new tax on foreign heavy goods lorries coming to the UK could rake in twice as much as the government expected, new [..]


 
 

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New Testing Starts on Experimental Ebola Vaccine

U.S. health officials say they've started human testing of another new Ebola vaccine at a government-run hospital outside [..]


 
 

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DealBook: In Turnabout, Former Regulators Assail Wall St. Watchdogs

When former top government officials become white-collar defense lawyers, they still wield influence when they weigh in on [..]


 
 

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News Anchor Says Young Women Should Go on Tinder Instead of Voting

Maybe the biggest theme this election cycle is the war on women. Democrats say Republicans don't care about womens' needs, [..]


 
 

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'Citizenfour': Movie review

Edward Snowden’s name is famous worldwide, thanks to his decision to leak thousands of covert government documents. But who [..]


 
 

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British government pushes for NFL team in London

The British government wants an NFL team based in London. George Osborne, the British treasury chief, told the Evening [..]


 
 

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Chancellor George Osborne holds talks with NFL over London-based team

Anything the government can do to make this happen we will Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons to meet at Wembley London [..]


 
 

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Economists See Holes in a G.O.P. Post-Election Wish List

Anticipating a takeover of Congress, Republicans have assembled an economic agenda that reflects their small-government [..]


 
 

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Government backs NFL London plan

The UK government will support plans for an NFL team based in London, according to Chancellor George Osborne.


 
 

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Feds confused, investors panicked over Takata airbags

Government totals rise, investors dump Takata stock as airbag concern spreads like oil [..]


 
 

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ALEX BRUMMER: Last thing George Osborne wants is to miss fiscal targets for

So one must assume that by hook or by crook Osborne and the Government will seek to bring borrowing in on target.


 
 

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Watchdog: Afghan poppy cultivation surging, after US spent $7.6B on anti-dr

Cultivation of the illegal poppy plant in Afghanistan has reached an “all-time high” following a $7.6 billion [..]


 
 

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China denies backing iCloud hack

The Chinese government has denied reports that it was involved in an attempt to steal user data from iCloud accounts.


 
 

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Staples investigating hack attack

Staples becomes latest US retailer to investigate data thefts, leading the US government to call for a swift move to chip-and-pin.

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Libyan rebels, Moammar Kadafi's forces battle for Misurata

Witnesses report intense combat in the rebel-held city of Misurata, with pro-government forces using Libyan civilians as [..]


 
 

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NATO strike kills Kadafi son, Libyan official says

Killed were Saif al Arab Kadafi, 29, and three of Moammar Kadafi's grandchildren, a government spokesman says. He says the [..]


 
 

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Breitbart website posts cartoon of fat, burger-scarfing First Lady

  Andrew Breitbart, at it again? The conservative blogger who is at the center of a lawsuit over a video his site posted [..]


 
 

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Kadafi loyalists, rebels fight for control of Libyan oil facility

Government forces attack a key oil facility and air base in rebel-controlled Port Brega, their first offensive in eastern [..]


 
 

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Unions warned over strike 'trap'

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls urges the unions not to fall into the government's "trap" by striking over plans to reform public [..]


 
 

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Biggest school strikes since 1980s as doubts grow on pension reform

Forecast that cost of pensions will fall in the future leads to row over David Cameron's claim that system could 'go [..]


 
 

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Greek debt: Greece launches massive fire sale as riot police clash with pro

The Greek government said it was putting vast areas of state-owned land on the market to raise £44billion in the next four years.


 
 

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Broadband firms urged to block sex websites to protect children

Government wants BT, Virgin and other internet providers to put access to adult pornography on 'opt-in' basisInternet [..]


 
 

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Syria holds local elections as deadly clashes reportedly continue

The government says the voting is part of a series of reforms in response to protests, but the opposition calls it a [..]


 
 

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‘American Gangster’ Frank Lucas faces jail for allegedly bilking feds 

The ending of “American Gangster,” the movie about a Harlem heroin kingpin starring Denzel Washington, might need a rewrite. [..]


 
 

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Bin the best-before label, not the food | Mina Holland

The proliferation of date labels encourages waste – and amounts to a government-endorsed validation of our food [..]


 
 

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Kat Dennings says her 'Thor' character is 'very Scooby Doo'

In a film populated by noble warriors, blue frost giants, and dour government agents, Kat Dennings plays a sort of [..]


 
 

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Obama welcomes era of 'equal partnership' with Iraq

The president marks 'the end of this war' with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki at the White House. Numerous challenges and [..]


 
 

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Oil and Gas Pipeline Accidents in the US 2006-2009 Data

From 2006 through 2009 U.S. oil and gas pipeline accidents killed 56 people, caused $1.2 billion in property damage and [..]


 
 

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Libya militias given deadline to disarm and leave Tripoli

Armed groups from the Libyan cities of Misurata and Zintan are among the most powerful still in the Libyan capital. There is [..]

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David Cameron: even my family is worried by NHS reforms

Prime minister makes admission during visit to London hospital in face of opposition to GPs policyDavid Cameron spoke [..]


 
 

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GCSE results prove success of sponsored academies, says government

League tables appear to show sponsored academy schools are generating more rapid improvements than overall averageThe [..]


 
 

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Historians warn minister: hands off our academic freedoms

Proposals by David Willetts are condemned by coalition of academic groups for giving universities a 'stranglehold' over [..]


 
 

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Millions of cash-strapped families could be hit with council tax hikes as j

Local government secretary Eric Pickles referred to some councils trying to hike bills as 'democracy dodgers', accusing [..]


 
 

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Millions 'face council tax rise'

Up to two million of the poorest households in England face an increase in their council tax, the Local Government [..]


 
 

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Olympic legacy damaged by cuts, warn Tania and Mo Farah

Double Olympic gold medallist's partner hails benefit of grassroots sport, saying cutbacks are counterproductiveThe wife of [..]


 
 

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Pemex blast caused by methane gas

Manmade explosives ruled out as cause of blast that killed at least 37 people at Mexican oil company facilityA deadly blast [..]


 
 

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UK deficit reduction will need big tax rises after next election, experts w

Institute for Fiscal Studies warns £64bn deficit needs more than public spending cuts – tax rises of £10bn-12bn needed [..]


 
 

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Royal charter for press regulation expected next week

Labour divided on whether to hold out for Lord Leveson's proposed solution The government will publish its long-awaited [..]


 
 

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Oscar-nominated film angers Israelis, Palestinians alike

An Oscar-nominated documentary about this West Bank hamlet has managed to infuriate people on both sides of the [..]


 
 

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Amid partisan wrangling, Obama to lay out agenda in State of the Union

President Barack Obama will deliver the first State of the Union address of his second term Tuesday night, where he was [..]


 
 

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Anger is growing among Iraq's Sunnis

The minority population is increasingly frustrated by what it sees as Shiite Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's sectarian [..]


 
 

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Russians Seek Clues and Count Blessings After Meteor Blast

As the government pursued the scientific mysteries of Friday’s exploding meteor, residents reacted to their survival with [..]


 
 

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McCrory talks up priorities in N.C. State of State address

Public education, improving the state’s economy and making government more efficient will be the focus.


 
 

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David Cameron campaigns on economy in Eastleigh ahead of byelection - video

David Cameron reassures factory workers in Eastleigh, Hampshire, that the government 'has a clear plan' for the country's [..]