Adam Gabbatt

Trump Could Lose Honorary Degree Thanks to Student Protest

One of the three universities to give Donald Trump an honorary doctorate is considering whether to revoke it in the wake of his controversial comments about the violence in Charlottesville last weekend.

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Can This Progressive Ironworker (and His Mustache) Swipe Paul Ryan's Seat?

A progressive, mustachioed Bernie Sanders supporter has shot to fame after announcing a challenge to Republican house speaker Paul Ryan.

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Bernie Sanders Lambasts 'Absolute Failure' of Democratic Party's Strategy

Bernie Sanders has criticised the Democratic party’s current direction as “an absolute failure” in a speech at the People’s Summit in Chicago.

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'Inspirational' Corbyn Offers Blueprint for Our Party, Say Left-Leaning Democrats

Progressive politicians in the US have hailed Jeremy Corbyn’s performance in the British general election “an inspiration” that could shift the Democratic party to the left in the run-up to the 2018 midterms.

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Anti-Protest Bills Would 'Attack Right to Speak out' Under Donald Trump

More than 20 states have proposed bills that would crack down on protests and demonstrations since Donald Trump was elected, in a moved that UN experts have branded “incompatible with US obligations under international human rights law”.

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The Bernie TV Show: He Doesn't Need Corporate Media

Ask someone to picture Bernie Sanders and they’ll likely see him leaning over a podium. With his arms raised. Shouting.

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It's All Over for Jeb Bush, as Trump Trounces to Victory in South Carolina

Jeb Bush suspended his presidential campaign on Saturday, following a bruising loss in the South Carolina primary he had hoped might revive his bid to become the third member of his family elected to the White House.

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Carly Fiorina Accused of 'Ambushing' Children for Anti-Abortion Rally

Carly Fiorina has been accused of “ambushing” a group of children, after she ushered pre-schoolers, who were on a field trip to a botanical garden, into an anti-abortion rally in Des Moines.

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Christian Cult That Predicted Wednesday’s World Annihilation Will Study Bible For Revised Deadline

The leader of a Christian group who claimed that the world would end on Wednesday has admitted his prediction was “incorrect”.

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I Put on Lululemon's New 'Anti-Ball Crushing Pants' – and I Looked Like a Dork

I like tight pants. “The tighter the better!” I bark in the local trouser store. I’m not happy until every contour of my lower half is cosseted by fabric, my britches foisted on to my legs with a combination of Vaseline, washing-up liquid, and the strength of two assistants.

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Could This Be the Cure to the Hangover We've All Been Waiting for?

Some people swear by the hair of the dog to cure a hangover. Some turn to greasy food. Others just throw up and get on with it.

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Obama Acknowledges Edward Snowden Disclosures in NSA Reform Speech

President Barack Obama mentioned NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden by name on Friday as he criticised his “unauthorised disclosures” but acknowledged that they had sparked the public debate over US surveillance capabilities.

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White Supremacist Craig Cobb Charged with Terrorizing Neighbors with a Rifle

A white supremacist seeking to turn a North Dakota town into a "white enclave" has been arrested and charged with terrorising residents.

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Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed

A Virginia state senator was in a critical condition after being stabbed at his home on Tuesday in an incident in which another person in the house died, police said.

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New Stop-and-Frisk Report: A Paltry 3% Are Convicted Out of 2.4 Million Stops

New York’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, hailed by the city’s mayor and police chief as crucial in fighting crime, could boast only a 3% conviction rate between 2009 and 2012, according to a report by the state attorney general released on Thursday.

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Occupy Wall Street Activists Buy $15 Million of Americans' Personal Debt

A group of Occupy Wall Street activists has bought almost $15m of Americans' personal debt over the last year as part of the Rolling Jubilee project to help people pay off their outstanding credit.

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Federal Appeals Court Blocks NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Ruling - Removes Judge from Case

A federal appeals court has blocked a judge's ruling that demanded changes to the New York police department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy and ordered she be removed from the case.

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Holder Gives Legal Pot Some Smoking Room

The Obama administration has said it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use.

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NSA Analysts 'Wilfully Violated' Surveillance Systems, Agency Admits

The National Security Agency has admitted that some of its analysts deliberately abused its surveillance systems, with one analyst disciplined for using NSA resources to track a former spouse.

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$7.25 an Hour? US Fast Food Workers Walk Out in Organized Strike Against Low Wages

Thousands of fast food workers went on strike in cities across the US on Monday as part of a campaign for better wages.

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Connecticut Town to Burn Violent Video Games as Sandy Hook Returns to School

A Connecticut community is to hold an amnesty of violent video gamesin the wake of last month's mass shooting in Newtown.

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