Texas Gov. to discuss school safety days after massacre

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is set to begin a three-day series of discussions with educators and law enforcement officials on improving school safety on Tuesday, days after a teenager killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school.

  • EU leaders line up 'no-deal' emergency Brexit summit for November
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    EU leaders line up 'no-deal' emergency Brexit summit for November

    A Brexit summit to finalise terms of the political declaration on Britain’s future trade relationship with the EU had been pencilled in for 17-18 November. EU leaders are preparing to hold an extraordinary “no deal” Brexit summit in November to deal with the potential consequences of the UK crashing out of the bloc should Theresa May fail to deliver decisive progress on the Irish border issue this week, the Guardian can reveal. A special meeting of heads of state and government at which the EU had hoped to sign off on the Brexit negotiations next month may instead be turned into a emergency summit to discuss the bloc’s response to a cliff-edge Brexit.

  • A hard Brexit means a hard border – whatever Owen Paterson says
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    A hard Brexit means a hard border – whatever Owen Paterson says

    Owen Paterson, a former secretary of state for Northern Ireland, argued this week in the Guardian that the UK could leave the customs union, break free from EU rules, and still avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. The problem with this claim is that the logic of a hard Brexit means hard borders. The EU is the world’s most advanced legal, technical and institutional environment for seamless border management.

  • Strictly fans react to Seann Walsh and Katya Jones' dance of shame
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    Strictly fans react to Seann Walsh and Katya Jones' dance of shame

    It was, of course, 'that kiss' between Katya Jones and Seann Walsh. After being photographed sharing their drunken kiss together, Seann's girlfriend Rebecca Humphries broke off their relationship, while Katya confirmed her marriage with co-star Neil Jones was fine. Despite many calls from fans to disqualify the pair from the show, Strictly bosses decided to let Seann and Katya continue in the competition...

  • Hungary has banned the homeless from sleeping rough
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    Hungary has banned the homeless from sleeping rough

    A change in law in June meaning homeless people can no longer sleep on the streets is being implemented from Monday onwards,.

  • The US has a major truck driver shortage — but the co-founder of a trucking startup that's attracted $80 million in funding says there are 3 other issues that are making the shortage seem worse than it is
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    The US has a major truck driver shortage — but the co-founder of a trucking startup that's attracted $80 million in funding says there are 3 other issues that are making the shortage seem worse than it is

    The truck driver shortage has dominated America's headlines in the logistics space this year. The US will be short 175,000 truck drivers by 2026, according to the American Trucking Associations. Today, a lack of drivers is already delaying orders and making goods more expensive as freight rates climb.

  • Brexit news latest: Crunch talks with Dominic Raab and Michel Barnier fail to deliver resolution on key issues
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    Brexit news latest: Crunch talks with Dominic Raab and Michel Barnier fail to deliver resolution on key issues

    Talks between Dominic Raab and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier have failed to resolve key issues including the Irish border. The Brexit Secretary met with Mr Barnier for negotiations on Sunday as the government continues to desperately secure a deal on leaving the EU. Mr Barnier said “some key issues are still open” including the backstop measure to prevent a hard border.

  • Referendums are becoming a risk to human rights – here’s how the EU’s single market could solve this
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    Referendums are becoming a risk to human rights – here’s how the EU’s single market could solve this

    Do you remember the euphoria in Ireland in 2015 when the results of the Irish referendum on equal marriage came in? There are questions about whether referendums are the solution to these knotty human rights issues. For many LGBT+ people, the fact that their rights were to be voted upon at all seemed wrong.

  • A New York City marketing agency is letting its employees opt for a 4-day workweek — but only if they're willing to take a pay cut
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    A New York City marketing agency is letting its employees opt for a 4-day workweek — but only if they're willing to take a pay cut

    Grey, an advertising and marketing agency based in New York City, is the latest firm to jump on the trend. AdWeek reported that the firm is giving its employees the option to take a four-day workweek, in exchange for a 15% pay cut. According to AdWeek, around 1,000 people work at the ad agency's New York headquarters.

  • The Guardian view on Brexit delusions: diminishing Britain’s standing
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    The Guardian view on Brexit delusions: diminishing Britain’s standing

    The wild promises of those leading the Brexit charge were always based on a fantasy about Britain’s global standing. In this way, Brexiters overstated both the ease of negotiating a satisfying departure from the EU for the UK – as if the EU would quickly deliver an outcome suiting the UK rather than the remaining 27 nations – and the ease of translating that into improved trade relations with the rest of the world. The problem at the heart of Theresa May’s Brexit nightmare remains the need to strike a deal with Europe that will prove politically acceptable back home, to parliament, her party and the DUP MPs on whom her government relies.

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    Patrick Baumann, rising star in Olympic circles, dies at 51

    Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics. Baumann "unexpectedly succumbed to a heart attack" in Buenos Aires despite getting immediate medical help, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) said Sunday in a statement. "Basketball has lost a leader, an advocate and a friend and our thoughts are with Patrick's wife and two children at this tragic time," the Switzerland based FIBA said.

  • McDonald's apologises after refusing to give firefighters tackling York blaze free drinks
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    McDonald's apologises after refusing to give firefighters tackling York blaze free drinks

    McDonald's has apologised after firefighters tackling a blaze at a retail park in York were denied free drinks. Firefighters were tackling a blaze at B&M store in Clifton Moor in York on Saturday when they walked into a McDonald’s store while on a break. A post on Facebook claims that the firefighters were denied the drinks as they were not carrying cash at the time.

  • Jeremy Hunt navigates maze with foreign ministers claiming ‘Brexit discussions seem more straightforward’
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    Jeremy Hunt navigates maze with foreign ministers claiming ‘Brexit discussions seem more straightforward’

    Jeremy Hunt has posted an image of himself and other foreign ministers navigating a maze claiming “Brexit discussions seem more straightforward.”

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    Teen killed in collision involving car, police vehicle and ambulance in Suffolk

    A man has died after a collision involving a car, a police vehicle and an ambulance. The 19-year-old had been "in the carriageway" when the three vehicles collided at around 4.35am on Sunday, Suffolk Police said. "Neither the police car or the ambulance were responding to an emergency at the time and as such were not travelling on 'blue light' runs," police said.

  • Old Vic among UK beneficiaries of trust embroiled in drug crisis
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    Old Vic among UK beneficiaries of trust embroiled in drug crisis

    The Old Vic in London, which received £300,000 from the Sackler Trust last year. The Old Vic, the National Theatre and several other UK cultural and educational institutions received donations totalling more than £7m last year from the Sackler family, whose influential philanthropic role has come under the spotlight after allegations that the transatlantic dynasty’s fortune has been tainted by the US opioid crisis. The largest beneficiary was Imperial College London, which received £2.5m from the Sackler Trust, followed by Royal Museums Greenwich, given £1.5m.

  • Needed: a jab for political stupidity
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    Needed: a jab for political stupidity

    The over-65s will have to wait for their NHS flu jabs. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA

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    Four dead in shootings at one-year-old's birthday party in Texas

    Gunfire broke out early Saturday evening in the small town of Taft, north of Corpus Christi. In addition to the four killed, a man was taken by helicopter to a Corpus Christi hospital, Sgt. Nathan Brandley of the Texas Department of Public Safety told reporters. Police were seeking two men in connection with the shooting, Brandley said late on Saturday, adding that the Department of Public Safety's Texas Rangers were leading the investigation.

  • Folic acid to be added to UK flour in effort to reduce birth defects
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    Folic acid to be added to UK flour in effort to reduce birth defects

    Scientists believe hundreds of babies a year in the UK will escape profound disabilities, such as spina bifida, once new policy takes effect. All flour is to be fortified with folic acid after ministers swung behind a plan that medical experts say will reduce the number of babies born in the UK with serious birth defects, the Guardian can reveal. The policy, which will be introduced within weeks, comes after minister were convinced by their own advisers that it would reduce the risk of babies developing spina bifida and other conditions that involve severe disability or death.

  • Here's how In-N-Out keeps prices shockingly low while paying employees better than fast-food rivals
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    Here's how In-N-Out keeps prices shockingly low while paying employees better than fast-food rivals

    The low prices are especially notable considering In-N-Out is regularly celebrated for offering some of the best wages and benefits in the fast-food industry. Notably, the Double-Double price hasn't risen much in years, even with inflation and a proliferation of burger chains that seem to draw inspiration from Shake Shack's menu. A Forbes profile of President Lynsi Snyder breaks down how exactly the chain maintains its low prices, and it's thanks to a limited menu, in-house production, and shrewd real-estate strategy.

  • Emmanuel Macron's wife 'thinks he is arrogant' 
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    Emmanuel Macron's wife 'thinks he is arrogant' 

    Emmanuel Macron faces a testing week as reports that even his wife Brigitte finds him arrogant add to damaging revelations in a new biography of her confidante and he struggles to keep his government on track. 

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    Underground garage combines Ferrari theme with American muscle

    This is arguably the most epic secret underground garage ever. No, seriously!

  • Ireland 'cannot accept' Brexit backstop time limit
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    Ireland 'cannot accept' Brexit backstop time limit

    reland's deputy PM and foreign minister Simon Coveney directly contradicts the UK government's stance on the Irish border issue.

  • Storm Callum: Corey Thomas Sharpling Named As Young Man Who Died In Carmarthenshire Landslide
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    Storm Callum: Corey Thomas Sharpling Named As Young Man Who Died In Carmarthenshire Landslide

    The family of a 21-year-old man who died in a landslide during Storm Callum

  • SEAT kicks off production of... new Audi A1
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    SEAT kicks off production of... new Audi A1

    It will be built alongside the Ibiza hatch and Arona crossover.

  • Two images that show we need to be sensitive about our photos
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    Two images that show we need to be sensitive about our photos

    Khalid Masood was lawfully shot dead by police after he killed five people at Westminster in March 2017, a coroner’s inquest in London concluded on Friday. Over several days of covering the hearing, Guardian editors had access to a limited range of images of Masood. Some Muslim readers expressed to me concern that the image linked a particularly important aspect of their religion to the awful crimes of this individual.

  • Donald Trump's tweet to Princess Eugenie leaves Britain scratching its head 
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    Donald Trump's tweet to Princess Eugenie leaves Britain scratching its head 

    Even by Donald Trump’s standards it was a puzzling tweet.