Dominic Cummings accused of being Downing Street ‘Chatty Rat’ leaker

Dominic Cummings – Hollie Adams/Bloomberg Dominic Cummings was on Thursday night named by Downing Street sources as the person suspected of leaking text messages sent by the Prime Minister. The former chief adviser to Boris Johnson is the prime suspect in the leaking of messages which implicated the Prime Minister in two separate lobbying scandals. …

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The Latest: Las Vegas strip clubs given OK to reopen May 1

LAS VEGAS — Topless dancers can shed coronavirus restrictions beginning next weekend in Las Vegas and get face-to-face with patrons again. But masks still will be required for adult entertainment employees and recommended for customers under rules accepted Thursday by a state pandemic task force. Sin City strip clubs that went dark when Gov. Steve …

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'A harder case to prove': What Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict means for three other officers charged in George Floyd's death

Prosecutors may have secured a conviction against Derek Chauvin, but legal experts say the case against the three other former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death is the harder one to prove. “Their case isn’t a slam-dunk by any stretch of the imagination,” said Bradford Colbert, a Minnesota public defender and law professor …

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Politics latest news: David Cameron wrote to Bank of England repeatedly over Greensill after Treasury rebuffed him

David Cameron outside his west London house this morning – Fiona Hanson for the Telegraph Boris Johnson told to change phone number amid access concerns EU preparing legal case against AstraZeneca over vaccine shortfalls Nicola Sturgeon’s hopes of SNP Holyrood majority on a knife edge Covid passports to be available for summer holidays Tackling climate …

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'Normalization of hate:' White nationalist language of America First Caucus sets off new alarms on racism

WASHINGTON – Calling for respect of the county’s “uniquely Anglo-Saxon traditions.” Saying the nation’s infrastructure should express the “progeny of European architecture.” Decrying the influence of domestic and international “globalist” forces. The language used in the would-be Republican congressional America First Caucus’s platform has alarmed many lawmakers and civil rights advocates who say its white …

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Coronavirus latest news: EU preparing legal case against AstraZeneca over vaccine shortfalls

Inoculated can avoid tests and quarantine, say European officials – STEVE PARSONS Covid passports in time for summer holidays ‘Uncompetitive’ PPE contracts failed transparency test Charity hands out record 2.5m emergency food parcels Universities offer to ‘hotel quarantine’ students from India Analysis: Mass testing means we may never reach zero Covid deaths EU governments have …

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Politics latest news: Boris Johnson ‘front and centre’ of lobbying row over James Dyson texts

Boris Johnson is ‘front and centre’ of the new lobbying claims – Reuters Johnny Mercer sacked by text message after row over NI veterans At least 13 bureaucrats had second jobs during time at Whitehall Liz Truss to hold showdown talks with Australia over trade negotiations Coronavirus latest news: India reaches record 2,000 Covid deaths …

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Chauvin's guilty verdict is a major milestone in America's reckoning with racial justice

It had been nearly one year since George Floyd breathed his last, lying on the pavement of a Minneapolis street with Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee pressing into his neck. It had been just over a week ago that Daunte Wright was shot and killed, just a short drive away from where Floyd had died. And …

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At least 13 highly paid bureaucrats had second jobs during time at Whitehall

Sir Stephen Lovegrove, 54, centre, joined the civil service in 2007 after working as an investment banker for nearly 10 years. He had a leading role in organising the 2012 London Olympics before becoming the head of the Department of Energy and Climate in 2013. He became the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence …

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Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd – watch live

Derek Chauvin trial: The witnesses that made America weep Five big moments from Derek Chauvin’s trial ​ Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder after kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes until he died, in a landmark trial heralded as a turning point for police accountability in the US. The former …

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