Some Democrats say vote for Justice Kennedy’s replacement should be delayed until after the election

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s surprise announcement on Wednesday that he his retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court reverberated throughout Washington, D.C., where President Trump and his fellow Republicans are now poised to cement conservative control of the high court.

  • Teenage Audi driver, 17, killed pensioner just three months after passing test
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    Teenage Audi driver, 17, killed pensioner just three months after passing test

    Newly-qualified Hanna Lewis ploughed into the car of Bryan Smithers, 79, on a sharp bend in Carmarthenshire after a day at the beach with friends.

  • Chris Evans reveals baby twins are called Boo and Walt as wife calls in to show
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    Chris Evans reveals baby twins are called Boo and Walt as wife calls in to show

    The presenter and his wife welcomed a boy and a girl on Wednesday evening.

  • Kanye West addresses rumours that Drake had an affair with Kim Kardashian
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    Kanye West addresses rumours that Drake had an affair with Kim Kardashian

    Kanye West appears to have reignited his feud with Drake over a rumour that the Scorpion artist had an affair with his wife, Kim Kardashian-West. The rapper posted a series of videos on Instagram where he stated that the report was untrue, and also detailed why he was unhappy with how Drake had handled it. West was referring to a track on Drake’s album Scorpion, “In My Feelings”, where he mentions a woman named “Kiki.” Some fans believed it was a reference to Kardashian’s familial nickname.

  • Brexit: May humiliated by Salzburg ambush as she fights to save Chequers
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    Brexit: May humiliated by Salzburg ambush as she fights to save Chequers

    Theresa May was left fighting to save her Chequers Brexit plan and with it her authority as prime minister after she was ambushed at the end of the Salzburg summit when EU leaders unexpectedly declared that her proposals would not work. On Thursday night the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, hit back for the government, declaring there were no changes to the Chequers plan on the table and the EU’s demands on Northern Ireland were “impossible” for the UK to accept. “The PM has set out red lines that this country is not going to stay in the single market, we’re not going to stay in the customs union – I agree with her on those, that’s the government’s position,” Grayling said.

  • Meghan joined by mother Doria at Kensington Palace cookbook reception
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    Meghan joined by mother Doria at Kensington Palace cookbook reception

    The Duchess of Sussex has been joined by her mother as she hosted an outdoor reception at Kensington Palace to mark the launch of a cookbook she has championed - Together.

  • We ate our way out of diabetes – and so can you
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    We ate our way out of diabetes – and so can you

    We ate our way out of diabetes – and so can you

  • Revealed: The drivers of this car are most likely to commit motoring offences
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    Revealed: The drivers of this car are most likely to commit motoring offences

    It's long been the source of debate among motorists and now it's been confirmed.

  • Lily Allen reveals dad Keith's fury at 'cocaine-induced heart attack' story in new book
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    Lily Allen reveals dad Keith's fury at 'cocaine-induced heart attack' story in new book

    Keith Allen wasn't too happy to discover that he'd suffered a 'cocaine-induced' heart attack at Glastonbury, as told in his daughter Lily Allen's new memoir.

  • Iran puts on 'show of strength' military exercise in Gulf
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    Iran puts on 'show of strength' military exercise in Gulf

    The Iranian Revolutionary Guards and army carried out a joint aerial military drill in the Gulf on Friday in what official media said indicated the "pounding reply" that awaited the country's enemies. Tehran has suggested in recent weeks that it could take military action in the Gulf to block other countries’ oil exports in retaliation for U.S. sanctions intended to halt its sales of crude. Washington maintains a fleet in the Gulf that protects oil shipping routes.

  • Pictures of the Week: Floods, fouls and Formula One
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    Pictures of the Week: Floods, fouls and Formula One

    Here’s our selection of the most impactful, memorable or powerful moments from the past seven days around the world.

  • Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace: Inside the royal home where Princess Eugenie and fiancé Jack Brooksbank live
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    Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace: Inside the royal home where Princess Eugenie and fiancé Jack Brooksbank live

    Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace: Inside the royal home where Princess Eugenie and fiancé Jack Brooksbank live

  • Male model George Koh jailed for murdering rival Harry Uzoka in row over girlfriend
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    Male model George Koh jailed for murdering rival Harry Uzoka in row over girlfriend

    George Koh killed Harry Uzoka, 25, after meeting him to settle a dispute about a woman, accompanied by two friends. Koh, 24, from Camden, north London, claimed he had sex with Mr Uzoka's girlfriend, fellow model Ruby Campbell, and the two male models arranged a meeting to settle their differences. Mr Uzoka had just landed a film role before he was murdered by Koh on 11 January.

  • Learn another European language – and give two fingers to Brexit Britain
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    Learn another European language – and give two fingers to Brexit Britain

    For someone who occasionally seems unsure whether their wife is Japanese or Chinese, Jeremy Hunt seems to speak pretty good Japanese. Given the way things have gone lately for Theresa May’s government we probably shouldn’t rule anything out, but let’s just assume the Tokyo audience he addressed in their native tongue this week wasn’t just being polite and that he did actually deliver the whole speech in the correct language. Whatever you think of Hunt’s politics generally, there was something endearing about the sight of a foreign secretary actually trying to speak some foreign, at a time when much of Britain seems belligerently convinced that if the world doesn’t understand us then we should just shout louder at them.

  • Blindness-causing eye infection sparks contact lens warning
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    Blindness-causing eye infection sparks contact lens warning

    There has been a rise in the number of cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis.

  • Claire Foy 'rescued' by Jonathan Van Ness after Emmys after party snub
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    Claire Foy 'rescued' by Jonathan Van Ness after Emmys after party snub

    Claire Foy may play the Queen – but she wasn’t treated like royalty after being snubbed from an Emmys after party. Foy was honoured with the Outstanding Leading Actress award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix hit, The Crown, but she came close to having her celebrations cut short after a bouncer allegedly refused her entry to a party over a ripped ticket. Foy, who looked stunning in a white gown, was saved by Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness who reportedly came to her rescue.

  • Salisbury Prezzo restaurant could SUE 'poisoned' couple if their Novichok claim is a hoax
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    Salisbury Prezzo restaurant could SUE 'poisoned' couple if their Novichok claim is a hoax

    Salisbury restaurant Prezzo says it might saw couple who claimed they were the latest victims of nerve agent poisoning after police revealed they are considering if the latest case was a hoax

  • India cancels meeting with Pakistan at UN because of 'evil agenda'
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    India cancels meeting with Pakistan at UN because of 'evil agenda'

    India’s external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj, was due to meet her Pakistani counterpart next week in New York. India has cancelled a meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart less than 24 hours after agreeing to what would have been the first high-level contact between the nuclear-armed neighbours in three years. Delhi’s foreign affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar told reporters the planned meeting between Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi had been called off due to events in the past day that had exposed the “evil agenda of Pakistan”.

  • Line 18: The full story on nation's housing crisis
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    Line 18: The full story on nation's housing crisis

    What if the problem facing the UK housing market isn't a simple lack of homes, one that can be solved by the silver bullet of new housing stock? Having covered the housing market for a decade and a half, I've often wondered about this. Others, for instance Oxford University professor Danny Dorling, have claimed that the real problem is not supply but distribution: that there are enough homes but they are unevenly spread between the population.

  • Which new iPhone should you buy? XS, XS Max and XR compared by specs, price and size
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    Which new iPhone should you buy? XS, XS Max and XR compared by specs, price and size

    The launch of three brand new iPhones on top of the existing line up means it's never been more confusing to choose which one to buy. Between the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR, Apple is hoping to meet the needs of everyone – or at least everyone with at least £750 to splash on a new phone. All new iPhones feature improved specs, however at the top end they also come with a higher price tag.

  • Line 18: My 'house of horrors' puts my children at risk
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    Line 18: My 'house of horrors' puts my children at risk

    New research commissioned by Sky News shows that the country is currently facing not one single housing crisis, but five types of crisis. Cheryl Tomlinson, 27, found herself homeless and on Liverpool council's housing waiting list when she was six months pregnant.

  • Tanzania ferry accident - as it happened: At least 136 killed after Lake Victoria boat capsizes amid desperate rescue mission
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    Tanzania ferry accident - as it happened: At least 136 killed after Lake Victoria boat capsizes amid desperate rescue mission

    Officials say the number is likely to rise further as search and rescue operations continue after the disaster on Thursday afternoon. At least 37 people were rescued from the sunken ferry as of Thursday evening, when rescue teams called off their mission overnight. Accidents are often reported on the large freshwater lake, which is surrounded by Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

  • Ukip pledges to introduce 'NHS health card' to give Brits medical care but bar foreign nationals from free treatment
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    Ukip pledges to introduce 'NHS health card' to give Brits medical care but bar foreign nationals from free treatment

    Ukip's plan to introduce an 'NHS health card' is part of a new manifesto released ahead of its annual conference in Birmingham. 

  • Queens stabbing: Three infants among five people stabbed at 'illegal' New York day care centre
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    Queens stabbing: Three infants among five people stabbed at 'illegal' New York day care centre

    At least five people, three of them infants, have been stabbed at an in-home daycare centre in New York City, according to police. The stabbings occurred just before 4am in the Flushing neighbourhood, of the Queens borough at what authorities described as a “short-term residential facility” where all of the victims and suspect lived. Police said a 52-year-old woman allegedly stabbed a woman who works as a staffer in the facility eight times in the torso, then one of the babies’ fathers, as well as the three infants.

  • RBS group online and mobile banking services down
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    RBS group online and mobile banking services down

    RBS (LSE: RBS.L - news) customers across the banking group's three outlets have been left locked out their accounts as they tried to access online banking or mobile apps. The group has apologised as customers at its Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest and Ulster Banks were left locked out their accounts when they tried to access its online banking or mobile app.

  • Bodyguard star promises series finale will be ‘deeply satisfying’
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    Bodyguard star promises series finale will be ‘deeply satisfying’

    Is Julia Montague dead? Is she alive? The mystery will end soon.