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Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley dead at 63

Pete Shelley, the singer-songwriter and co-founder of the punk band the Buzzcocks, has died at 63. On Thursday, the band confirmed “with great sadness” his death and called him “one of the U.K.’s most influential and prolific songwriters.” It’s with great sadness that we confirm the death of Pete Shelley, one of the UK’s most influential and prolific songwriters and ...

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Spanish court finds 5 men who attacked teen not guilty of gang rape — again

Hundreds of people protested across Spain on Wednesday after a Spanish court upheld a sexual abuse conviction and nine-year prison sentence for five men who attacked an 18-year-old woman, but again acquitted them of gang rape. A lower court handed down the sentence last year, triggering protests in two dozen Spanish cities by women’s rights advocates, angry about what they saw ...

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Mueller’s office recommends no jail time for former national security adviser Michael Flynn

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office is recommending no jail time for former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn. According to a sentencing memo filed in court today, prosecutors say Flynn provided “substantial assistance” to investigators and “firsthand information about content and context of interactions between Trump transition team and Russian government officials.” Flynn, who held the White House job for ...

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Whale songs and war: The less talked-about climate change impacts

Near Antarctica, whales are singing in deeper tones to cut through the noise of melting icebergs. In California, a big college football rivalry game was postponed until Saturday because of smoky air from wildfires. And Alaskan shellfish were struck by an outbreak of warm water bacteria. That’s global warming in action. Climate change is more than heat waves, hurricanes, floods, ...

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France’s Macron mulls security reforms amid massive fuel tax protests

French President Emmanuel Macron asked for an evaluation of possible protest security measures Sunday, a day after a Paris demonstration against increased taxes and living costs devolved into France’s worst urban riot in a decade. Hours after he flew back to the French capital from the G20 summit in Argentina, Macron held an emergency meeting at the Elysée presidential palace ...

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