Batman MP expected to call for social security support in maiden speech to parliamentSign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morningThe fight over Labor's refugee policy is gearing up, with the new Batman MP, Ged Kearney, expected to lay the first signpost for where the debate is headed in her maiden speech to parliament on Monday.With Labor's national conference approaching in July, the battlelines over numerous policy positions are being drawn [...]
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Women speaking out about alleged sexual harassment say the behavior wasn't unique to "The Spotted Pig" -- it happens in restaurants around the country [...]
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Maduro favored to win condemned Venezuela vote amid tepid turnout
By Vivian Sequera and Corina Pons CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist leader, Nicolas Maduro, looked set to win re-election on Sunday in what appeared to be a poorly attended vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring new foreign sanctions. The vote could trigger additional sanctions from the United States, and more censure from the European Union and Latin America. The Trump administration said it [...]
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Man charged with deliberately killing his two daughters after driving car into North Carolina restaurant
Witnesses and police said a driver rammed his vehicle into the Surf and Turf Lodge restaurant in the town of Bessemer City around noon local time on Sunday. An officer arrived to the scene to find a car “completely in the building”, Bessemer City police chief Thomas Ellis told reporters. The driver was arrested at the scene, Mr Ellis said, and was later identified as Roger Self. [...]
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Wake up in the wee hours of the morning on the East Coast, and you might get a chance to watch a rocket launch more than three tons of cargo for the International Space Station. Set for a 4:39 ET liftoff from NASA's facility on Wallops Island, West Virginia, if the weather holds, this will be Orbital ATK's ninth cargo delivery to the ISS. The Antares launch, which is the company's first since November, was initially [...]
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Morison found fame in Kiss Me, Kate, The King and I and moreMovie roles included many femmes fatale and villainsPatricia Morison, who originated the role of an overemotional diva in the Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate, starred on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I and appeared in films with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, died on Sunday at the age of 103. Morison died of natural causes at her home in [...]
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Houston police officer heard telling woman to put hands up and 'pretend like we're going to shoot you'
A viral video involving Houston police officers is now under investigation after an officer was recorded ordering four individuals to exit a vehicle. [...]
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The backstop option would keep Britain aligned to the customs union beyond 2020Boris Johnson has delivered a thinly-veiled warning to Theresa May that he and his fellow Brexiters still expect her to deliver a deal that avoids triggering the “backstop” that would keep Britain aligned to the customs union beyond 2020.The foreign secretary lost the argument in last week's Brexit inner cabinet, when senior ministers agreed the UK would retain key aspects of the customs [...]
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Giuliani Says Mueller Will Wrap Up Trump Obstruction Probe By September: Report
President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that special counsel Robert [...]
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