Trump's Supreme Court appointee Gorsuch plots rightward course

Eight months into his lifetime U.S. Supreme Court appointment, Neil Gorsuch has given every indication through his votes in key cases and remarks from the bench he will be a stalwart of the conservative legal agenda, as President Donald Trump promised.

  • Strictly pro slammed for Vick Hope's elimination
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    Strictly pro slammed for Vick Hope's elimination

    Are Graziano Di Prima's routines to blame?

  • CCTV shows Saudi operative 'wearing Jamal Khashoggi's clothes and a fake beard' in consulate decoy
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    CCTV shows Saudi operative 'wearing Jamal Khashoggi's clothes and a fake beard' in consulate decoy

    CCTV footage has been released which appears to show one of the 15 Saudi Arabian so-called “hit squad” members posing as a body double for murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • I was against it all along – but now I want a second referendum and I believe that Leave would win
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    I was against it all along – but now I want a second referendum and I believe that Leave would win

    For some time now, The Independent has been campaigning for a ‘Final Say’ for the people on the terms of the Brexit deal. There are precious few concrete reasons to imagine a new vote would be any more noble a spectacle than the last one. In a short promotional video for the People’s Vote the football podcast host and former Channel 4 Italian football presenter James Richardson said the following: “In the last two years we have learnt a lot about the realities of Brexiting.

  • Proposed EU ban on daylight saving time could cause clock chaos in no-deal Brexit, warn peers
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    Proposed EU ban on daylight saving time could cause clock chaos in no-deal Brexit, warn peers

    The House of Lords has warned that EU plans to scrap daylight savings time would be disastrous for the UK.

  • Brendan Cole: Charles and Karen's 'Strictly' street dance was a disappointment
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    Brendan Cole: Charles and Karen's 'Strictly' street dance was a disappointment

    Former pro-dancer Brendan Cole, who was axed from the show earlier this year, has said that street dance doesn't have a place in the competition, and called it 'a disappointment'.

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    EU eyes Brexit customs deal to break Irish deadlock - sources

    European Union negotiators are looking at ways to promise Britain a customs deal that could stretch Brussels' Brexit red lines but might break a deadlock over the Irish border, EU sources close to the talks have told Reuters. Accounts of how British and EU negotiators came close to a deal on Oct. 13 focus on how Prime Minister Theresa May balked at an EU demand for a "backstop" clause. This could put Northern Ireland in a special relationship with the EU that might distance it from the British mainland to avoid putting up customs posts on Britain's only EU land border, with Ireland.

  • These adorable royal children have just dressed up for Halloween
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    These adorable royal children have just dressed up for Halloween

    The doting mum took to Instagram to share a cute photo of children Princess Leonore, four, and Prince Nicolas, three, wearing witch and wizard hats during a trip to a pumpkin patch in Miami, Florida, where the family relocated to earlier in the year. Meanwhile, Madeleine's husband, Chris O'Neill, was at home with the couple's baby daughter, Princess Adrienne, who arrived in March.

  • The Nativist: Trump warns of migrant 'emergency' ahead of midterms
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    The Nativist: Trump warns of migrant 'emergency' ahead of midterms

    Will Donald Trump defy the odds again like in 2016 when the polls got it oh so wrong? Two weeks ahead of the US midterm elections, the president has honed a simple narrative: that foreigners - and sometimes feminists - are coming to get you.

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has forgiven Conor McGregor for calling him a 'quivering coward' — and he even invited the Irishman to Russia in December
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    Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has forgiven Conor McGregor for calling him a 'quivering coward' — and he even invited the Irishman to Russia in December

    Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has forgiven Conor McGregor for insulting him before the UFC 229 event. McGregor called Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov a "quivering coward" in the build-up to the historic mixed martial arts event. Nurmagomedov Sr. said McGregor was welcome to attend a martial arts competition in Dagestan in December.

  • What are the Brexit terms that have been agreed so far?
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    What are the Brexit terms that have been agreed so far?

    Theresa May will tell MPs "95%" of the UK's divorce deal with the EU has been agreed. The prime minister will deliver a bullish message to the House of Commons later on Monday, when she will state "the shape of the deal across the vast majority of the withdrawal agreement is now clear". Last week, the EU ruled "not enough progress" has been achieved in Brexit talks and so shelved plans for a special summit next month to sign off on a UK divorce deal.

  • Dynasty then vs now: How the reboot's cast compares
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    Dynasty then vs now: How the reboot's cast compares

    They haven't just changed the setting. From Digital Spy

  • Brexit news latest: 'One false step could trigger confidence vote' against embattled Theresa May, MPs warn
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    Brexit news latest: 'One false step could trigger confidence vote' against embattled Theresa May, MPs warn

    Theresa May began a crunch week to save her leadership today as Transport Secretary Chris Grayling vowed that the Cabinet will veto any deal that means being trapped “in limbo” under European Union rules. With pressure mounting to find a way out of the Brexit talks deadlock, senior MPs said a confidence vote could be triggered if the Prime Minister makes one false step in the next four days due to a loss of faith on all sides of the Conservative Party. Mrs May came out fighting with a combative article in The Sun vowing to take “the right choices, not the easy ones” and a statement in the Commons telling MPs that “95 per cent” of a Brexit deal had been agreed.

  • Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette says he's feeling the love after stop-start first season
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    Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette says he's feeling the love after stop-start first season

    Leicester's visit to Arsenal on Monday brings Alexandre Lacazette full circle. It took the Frenchman just 94 seconds on debut to open the scoring in what turned out to be a thrilling curtain-raiser to the 2017-18 Premier League campaign, as Olivier Giroud came off the bench to seal a 4-3 victory. Lacazette had arrived to the fanfare associated with a club-record outlay — it cost £52.7million to prise him from Lyon — but he would go on to score just eight goals before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined from Borussia Dortmund in January to supersede him in price and the pecking order.

  • Meghan Markle breaks with protocol to don fashion girl favourite Veja trainers
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    Meghan Markle breaks with protocol to don fashion girl favourite Veja trainers

    Meghan Markle stepped out wearing a pair of trainers for the first time ever on an official royal appearance on Sunday, and the brand she chose to wear is not only eco-friendly but already well loved by fashion insiders. Where Kate Middleton’s love of a plimsoll from Italian brand Superga is well known, Meghan swapped her beloved stilettos for a pair of white trainers from sustainable French brand Veja to watch an Invictus sailing race with Prince Harry in Sydney harbour. The ‘Esplar’ style she opted for comes in a crisp white with the signature Veja ‘V’ in black on the side and retails for an affordable £95.

  • Teach First launches bid to hire more staff from diverse backgrounds into London schools
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    Teach First launches bid to hire more staff from diverse backgrounds into London schools

    A teacher training scheme has launched a campaign to recruit more black and ethnic minority candidates into London schools. Teach First wants to boost the number of staff members from diverse backgrounds in classrooms, and ultimately in leadership positions. The organisation, which parachutes top graduates into challenging schools, has launched an “Accelerate” programme to mentor prospective BAME applicants through the recruitment process.

  • I’m not surprised Matthew Hedges was arrested in the UAE. I’ve seen the country’s frightening lack of academic freedom with my own eyes
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    I’m not surprised Matthew Hedges was arrested in the UAE. I’ve seen the country’s frightening lack of academic freedom with my own eyes

    The case of the Durham PhD student, Matthew Hedges – who has been arrested and placed in solitary confinement on the charge of spying – exposes the extreme limits on academic freedom in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This year I spent four months as a visiting professor at the UAE’s national university. Staff conduct research in campuses endowed with world-class facilities that arouse awe and jealousy from visiting academics.

  • Zambia revives plan to cull 2,000 hippos over next five years
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    Zambia revives plan to cull 2,000 hippos over next five years

    Zambia has revived plans it suspended two years ago after protests by animal rights activists for the controlled slaughter of up to 2,000 hippos over the next five years, its tourism minister said on Monday. Charles Banda said the hippo population could not be supported by the water levels in the Luangwa river where most of the animals are located, while moving them elsewhere in the southern African country would be too costly. The government had therefore decided to proceed with the plan to control the hippo population in eastern Zambia, the tourism minister said.

  • Two endangered black rhinos die months after relocation to Chad
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    Two endangered black rhinos die months after relocation to Chad

    N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Two of six critically endangered black rhinos relocated to Chad in May have died, Zakouma National Park's management said, undermining efforts to restore their population in Chad after a nearly 50-year absence. Before the transfer of the six rhinos from South Africa in May, the species had not been seen in Chad since 1972, mostly as a result of rampant poaching. Across their habitat in southern, eastern and central Africa, poaching drove the black rhinos to near extinction.

  • China set to open world's longest sea-crossing bridge after nine years of construction
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    China set to open world's longest sea-crossing bridge after nine years of construction

    China is set to open the longest sea-crossing bridge ever built, nine years after construction began. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge connects Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland and covers 34 miles. The bridge needed 60 times more steel than used to build the Eiffel Tower and includes a four-mile undersea tunnel connected by two artificial islands.

  • Can James Harding’s Tortoise be more than a rich person’s club?
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    Can James Harding’s Tortoise be more than a rich person’s club?

    When James Harding left the BBC as head of news in October 2017, it was to start a mysterious new venture. Heading the BBC newsroom means you have at your disposal one of the great reporting institutions of the modern age – more than 2,000 journalists across the globe. Harding is affable and well liked, which is not often the case for the news leadership classes.

  • Baby rescued from blaze at Harrow flats that killed retired teacher
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    Baby rescued from blaze at Harrow flats that killed retired teacher

    Ratna Alexander, 81, died when fire ripped through the building in north-west London early yesterday. A woman and a baby were rescued by firefighters as 40 people were led to safety following the blast at a first-floor flat in Harrow.

  • OnePlus forced to change 6T release date because of Apple event
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    OnePlus forced to change 6T release date because of Apple event

    OnePlus has been forced to change the release date of its new 6T phone after Apple announced it would hold a launch on the same day and in the same place. The 6T will mark a major launch for OnePlus, which is currently trying to push into the mainstream and take on phones like the iPhone. OnePlus said that it had wondered what to do about the clash, which was revealed just days before the event is due to happen.

  • Cruz-O'Rourke Race Draws Significant Lines in Houston for Early Voting
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    Cruz-O'Rourke Race Draws Significant Lines in Houston for Early Voting

    Thousands of people in Houston, Texas, reportedly lined up hours before early voting began for midterm elections on October 22. The US Senate race between Democrat Beto O’Rourke and sitting GOP Sen. Ted Cruz has attracted national attention. This timelapse video was shot at Houston’s Metropolitan Multi-Services Center, a well-known polling place. At the same time, something of a parallel scene was happening in the city for President Trump’s rally in support of Cruz, a GOP colleague whom he has previously insulted, even calling into question his wife’s physical appearance. In return, Cruz called then-candidate Trump a “sniveling coward.” Trump’s “Make America Great Again” rally was set for 6:30 pm local time in Houston’s Toyota Center. O’Rourke supporters set up six stations in the city to encourage people to vote a month in advance for his challenge to incumbent Cruz. Credit: Bobby Stark via Storyful

  • Sainsbury's shopper tells black security guard 'you don’t belong here' in racist tirade
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    Sainsbury's shopper tells black security guard 'you don’t belong here' in racist tirade

    One women filmed the racial abuse at a London branch of the supermarket chain and posted it online. Customers have threatened to boycott Ryanair after airline staff failed to remove the man from a flight.

  • Don’t write us oldies off, kids. Saturday’s Final Say march showed there is life in us yet
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    The Independent

    Don’t write us oldies off, kids. Saturday’s Final Say march showed there is life in us yet

    According to this very newspaper, a recent survey found that “investing in decent cutlery and enjoying a garden centre” are definite signs that you’re officially middle aged.