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The Melbourne Cup: Why Australia shuts down to watch a horse race

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The race that stops a nation.Image: Getty Images MELBOURNE — No sporting event grips Australia quite like the Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation. On the first Tuesday of November, the country quite literally shuts down to watch the finest thoroughbreds from Australia and abroad battle it out to be first past the […]

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Why has Italy been spared mass terror attacks in recent years?

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Experts say Italy has learned harsh lessons from anti-mafia policing, understands dangers of radicalisation in jail, and also relies on surveillance and deportation Each time Youssef Zaghba landed in Bologna, there was someone waiting for him as he got off the plane. It was no secret in Italy that the 22-year-old Moroccan-born Italian, identified as […]

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Man Drinks Five Energy Drinks A Day And Develops Hepatitis

Overdoing energy drinks is all round bad news, as yourtwitching eye and jittering stomach will tell you. While the health effects of drinking energy drinks are widely known,a new case report from the British Medical Journal has shown a particularly nasty reaction to this high-caffeine human fuel. A 50-year-old man who drank multiple cans of […]

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The Resistance Now: activists say ‘hell no’ to Republican healthcare bill

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Progressives sprung into action with dozens protesting outside the Senate majority leaders office, while Democrats took stock after Ossoffs loss So about that healthcare bill… Dozens of people were arrested after protesting outside Senate majority leader Mitch McConnells office on Thursday including some in wheelchairs as Republicans unveiled Republicans unveiled Trumpcare 2.0 (or are we […]

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Little movement on White House probe into voter fraud

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Washington (CNN)On Super Bowl Sunday this year, President Donald Trump told Fox News that Vice President Mike Pence would head a commission into voter fraud allegations — ones that he made, claiming that between three to five million people voted illegally in the 2016 election. But state-level commission members say if they were to get […]

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