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Umali: Data ‘not necessary’ to prove need for death penalty
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Umali: Data ‘not necessary’ to prove need for death penalty

THE SPONSOR. House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali defends the death penalty bill on February 15, 2017. Screenshot from congress.gov.ph

MANILA, Philippines – House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali said on Wednesday, February 15, that data is "not necessary" in …

‘Unbelievable turmoil’: Trump’s first month leaves Washington reeling
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‘Unbelievable turmoil’: Trump’s first month leaves Washington reeling

President Donald Trump while meeting with Brian Krzanich, chief executive of Intel, in the Oval Office of the White House.

WASHINGTON — The resignation of Michael T. Flynn as national security adviser caps a remarkably tumultuous first month for President …

Arsenal stars will get lukewarm showers – Sutton boss
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Arsenal stars will get lukewarm showers – Sutton boss

Sutton United manager Paul Doswell has told Arsenal to expect lukewarm showers as part of a "nice Sutton welcome" ahead of Monday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie.

The non-league club are preparing to entertain an Arsenal side that suffered a humiliating …

AdQuick raises $1.1M to bring online tools to outdoor advertising
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AdQuick raises $1.1M to bring online tools to outdoor advertising

AdQuick is looking to billboard advertising easier and more transparent.

The startup is announcing that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding from Initialized Capital (founded by former Y Combinator partners Gerry Tan and Alexis Ohanian), VTF Capital (founded …

Ten Fold Engineering thinks outside the box
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Ten Fold Engineering thinks outside the box

© Ten Fold Engineering

One of the problems with shipping container architecture is that one is shipping a lot of air. If you are building a temporary structure those shipping costs can add up.

When I was in architecture school …

Scottish and Welsh leaders brand repeal bill a ‘naked power grab’
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Scottish and Welsh leaders brand repeal bill a ‘naked power grab’

Theresa May is facing a fresh constitutional clash with the Scottish government after Nicola Sturgeon threatened to block the “great repeal bill”, dismissing it as a “naked power grab”.

The bill requires the consent of the Scottish parliament and the …

CITY DIARY: The Axe man cometh for Panmure Gordon staff following Bob Diamond takeover
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CITY DIARY: The Axe man cometh for Panmure Gordon staff following Bob Diamond takeover

Role model: Panmure’s new boss is a palm greasing protege of Bob Diamond (pictured

Staff at brokers Panmure Gordon, now controlled by Bob Diamond’s African-focused vehicle Atlas Merchant Capital, nervously await the arrival of new chief executive Ian Axe on …

F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval for Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment
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F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval for Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment

A Food and Drug Administration panel opened a new era in medicine on Wednesday, unanimously recommending that the agency approve the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight leukemia, transforming them into what scientists call “a …

FBI director confirmation hearing: Chris Wray vows ‘strict independence,’ pressed on Trump Jr. emails
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FBI director confirmation hearing: Chris Wray vows ‘strict independence,’ pressed on Trump Jr. emails

Christopher Wray, President Trump’s pick for FBI director, vowed Wednesday to uphold “strict independence” at the bureau as his confirmation hearing became the latest stage for the Russia investigation drama.

Seeking to replace an FBI director fired by the president …

The UK’s criminal justice system would fall apart without charities
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The UK’s criminal justice system would fall apart without charities

It is almost impossible to imagine what the criminal justice system would be like without the voluntary sector. The numbers tell their own story: the prison and probation services combined employ some 43,500 staff, but 66,344 people – volunteers and …