Mystery Dem-backed super PAC Highway 31 spent millions in Alabama race

A mysterious super PAC poured millions into the special Alabama Senate race between Doug Jones and Roy Moore, and that group was reportedly funded heavily by the Democratic Senate Majority PAC.

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 - Everything you need to know
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    Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 - Everything you need to know

    Welcome to MCU Phase Four.

  • Most Brexit voters feel a hard border with Northern Ireland would be worth it to leave the customs union – we shouldn't be surprised
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    Most Brexit voters feel a hard border with Northern Ireland would be worth it to leave the customs union – we shouldn't be surprised

    Recent polling from Conservative peer Michael Ashcroft suggests that two-thirds of pro-Brexit voters would rather leave the customs union than avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland, and that six out of ten people surveyed “would not mind either way” if Northern Ireland voted to leave the UK. The hope that they will “come to their senses” once the full implications of the UK’s decision to leave the EU are recognised is most likely a forlorn one. If Leave voters had to choose between leaving the EU and keeping England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales together in the UK…?

  • Seen as out of touch, Macron hits new low in poll ratings: JDD
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    Seen as out of touch, Macron hits new low in poll ratings: JDD

    French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity has hit a new low, a poll showed on Sunday, following recent controversies over spending at his residences and cutting remarks he made on welfare benefits. Despite upbeat business sentiment and rising foreign investments, the number of people with a favorable opinion of the 40-year-old leader dropped one percentage point in June to 40 percent, the Ifop poll for French weekly JDD showed. Several prominent businessmen and economists have recently voiced concerns over Macron's economic policies that are viewed as favoring the rich.

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    Rotterdam says 'considerable' fuel oil spilled in harbor

    The Port of Rotterdam said on Sunday a clean-up operation was underway after an oil freighter punctured its hull while mooring, releasing a "considerable" amount of heavy fuel oil. Odfjell, the owner of the freighter Bow Jubail, said in a statement the ship had lost 220 tons of heavy fuel oil in the incident, which took place Saturday afternoon. Rotterdam Port said in a statement much of that amount had initially been contained with shields, but some escaped and was leaking into various arteries of the expansive harbor's waterways.

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    UK's Prince William begins politically delicate Mideast trip

    Britain's Prince William has kicked off a politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, planning to meet with young people, refugees and political leaders in a tumultuous region once controlled by Britain. In Jordan, he was welcomed Sunday by 23-year-old Crown Prince Hussein, a member of the Hashemite dynasty Britain helped install in then-Transjordan a century ago. William will visit a technology lab for young Jordanians, tour a vocational training college with links to Britain's Middlesex University and meet Syrian refugee children.

  • Peaky Blinders season 5 will tackle the rise of fascism
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    Peaky Blinders season 5 will tackle the rise of fascism

    With Peaky Blinders confirmed to return for a further two seasons - on top of the upcoming season 5 - fans have been speculating intensely about where the show is headed next. There is so much stuff happening, so why not finish the job?" creator Stephen Knight revealed to the Birmingham Mail. A set-up which will help catapult the series to its final conclusion, which he envisions as: "In my mind, it ends first air raid siren in the Second World War.

  • Pierce Brosnan endorses Tom Hardy as the next James Bond saying star will 'put a bit of wiggle into it'
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    Pierce Brosnan endorses Tom Hardy as the next James Bond saying star will 'put a bit of wiggle into it'

    Pierce Brosnan endorses Tom Hardy as the next James Bond saying star will 'put a bit of wiggle into it'

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    US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year

    The United States imported more seafood last year than at any point in its history, and the nation's trade deficit in the sector is growing, federal data show. The U.S. imported more than 6 billion pounds of seafood valued at more than $21.5 billion in 2017, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which oversees American fisheries. The widening gap comes at a time when Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who heads the federal agency that includes NOAA, has identified reducing the deficit as a priority for the government.

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    LGBT Activists March in Belgrade Pride Parade Amid High Security Presence

    Around 100 activists and their supporters, escorted by police, took to the streets of Belgrade to celebrate gay pride on June 23. According to reports, no major incidents were reported at the event. Gay pride celebrations in Serbia have resulted in violent clashes in the past and frequent harassment against LGBT people in the country is reported. Serbia elected a 41-year-old, openly lesbian woman as prime minister in 2017. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful

  • 'Picture of devastation' as building blast injures 25
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    'Picture of devastation' as building blast injures 25

    Twenty-five people were injured, including four seriously, when an explosion destroyed an apartment block in Germany, police have said. The explosion rocked the building in the city of Wuppertal, western Germany, shortly before midnight on Saturday. Four seriously injured people were rescued from inside while a further 21 received minor injuries.

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    The odd things parents banned their kids from doing that actually made no sense

    ‘Chocolate ice cream. I was little and believed my mom when she said I had an allergy.’

  • Former tennis champion Becker says diplomatic passport is real
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    Former tennis champion Becker says diplomatic passport is real

    Former tennis champion Boris Becker said on Sunday he has a genuine diplomatic passport from the Central African Republic after the country's foreign minister called it a fake. Becker, 50, has claimed diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in London by taking up a role with Central African Republic as a sports envoy. The country's foreign minister told Reuters last week that a copy of the diplomatic passport he had seen was a "clumsy fake" and was launching an inquiry into who issued the document.

  • Jeremy Hunt: Businesses criticising Brexit progress are 'completely inappropriate'
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    Jeremy Hunt: Businesses criticising Brexit progress are 'completely inappropriate'

    Jeremy Hunt has accused companies of being "completely inappropriate" for going public with fears about the progress of Brexit. The health secretary said interventions from the likes of Airbus only increased the chance Britain would end up with a "fudge". On Friday, the aerospace giant announced it was making plans to leave the UK in the event of a "no deal" Brexit.

  • Love Island’s Kendall ‘shocked’ by Adam’s behaviour
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    Love Island’s Kendall ‘shocked’ by Adam’s behaviour

    The model partnered with Collard on the show but he dumped her for Rosie Williams.

  • 13 ways Telegraph readers would save the NHS
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    13 ways Telegraph readers would save the NHS

    13 ways Telegraph readers would save the NHS

  • As a bisexual person, this is why I'm relieved that Pride month is almost over
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    As a bisexual person, this is why I'm relieved that Pride month is almost over

    As June draws to a close, I can breathe a sigh of relief – Pride month is almost over.

  • Wuppertal Explosion Destroys German Building, Injuring 25 People
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    Wuppertal Explosion Destroys German Building, Injuring 25 People

    Shocking pictures have emerged showing the damage caused by an explosion which

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    First state-run East Coast line train arrives on time

    The first service operated by the new state-run franchise that runs trains on the East Coast Main Line has arrived on time. The government took back control of the East Coast rail franchise after its private operators Virgin Trains East Coast lost money. The joint venture between Stagecoach (90%) and Virgin (10%) won the eight-year franchise to run services in between London and Edinburgh in 2014, but in February, Stagecoach's chief executive estimated total losses at £260m.

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    'World's ugliest dog' Zsa Zsa wins $1,500 prize

    A nine-year-old English bulldog called Zsa Zsa has won this year's world's ugliest dog contest. The pooch's owner Megan Brainard, from Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $1,500 (£1,100) following the victory in Petaluma, California. Ms Brainard found Zsa Zsa, who has an underbite and a noticeably long tongue, on a pet search website.

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    New Florida law reignites beach access fight in Panhandle

    Along a stretch of white, sandy shoreline in Florida's Panhandle, a simple question has led to profanity-laden arguments, private security guards and calls to law enforcement: Who owns the beach? As of July 1, Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said his deputies will have to start arresting people who put their beach blankets down in front of private homes and refuse to leave. "We will start enforcing private property rights, which is up to including removing people from the beach," Adkinson said.

  • Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on women driving because of economic necessity, not women's rights
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    Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on women driving because of economic necessity, not women's rights

    After years of campaigning by women activists, today the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia has been lifted. It is the most visible of a bundle of recent initiatives taken by the Saudi king and the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to strengthen the role of women in Saudi society. In the weeks before the ban was lifted, a number of female driving activists were arrested in Saudi Arabia, casting some doubt on the government’s resolve in relaxing the social control on women.

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    Etihad to loan pilots to competing UAE airline Emirates

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Abu Dhabi-based long-haul carrier Etihad will loan pilots to competing Dubai-based Emirates under a new program.

  • Liam Fox prepared to accept a longer Brexit transition period
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    Liam Fox prepared to accept a longer Brexit transition period

    Liam Fox has said he would be prepared to accept an extension to the Brexit transition period - putting him at odds with other Brexiteers. On Saturday - the second anniversary of the referendum to leave the EU - tens of thousands of people marched through central London to demand a vote on the final Brexit deal. Mrs May's former chief of staff is among those who have suggested the transition period after Brexit should be extended beyond 2020 in order to solve Cabinet indecision on customs arrangements.

  • Serious questions are being raised about what we want from central banks – here's what we should be asking
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    Serious questions are being raised about what we want from central banks – here's what we should be asking

    What numbers should central bankers like Mark Carney, Mario Draghi and Jerome Powell go to bed thinking about? In other words, what should the target of an independent central bank be? Labour broached the issue last week with its publication of a report for the party by GFC Economics which suggests the Bank of England’s mandate ought to be modified to include a target of 3 per cent annual productivity growth.