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McCarthy threat offers dark preview of possible Republican House

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is offering a glimpse of the Donald Trump-inspired authoritarian streak likely to animate a Republican ...
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The Taliban have declared victory. Now they must reckon with a country freefalling into chaos

The last American military flight left the airport and disappeared into the Kabul sky on Monday -- and minutes later, ...
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Geronimo the alpaca killed as legal row ends

An alpaca at the centre of a legal row with the government has been killed. Geronimo twice tested positive for ...
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Sarah Rainsford: My last despatch before Russian expulsion

I'm writing this in the middle of the night at my kitchen table in Moscow, looking over towards the dim ...
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‘The price was a shock’: Britons on holidaying in UK this summer

The Guardian speaks to four people braving eye-watering price hikes to holiday in Britain this year With more and more ...
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CDC says 50% of Americans are now vaccinated; Florida reports worst week of new cases; 616K US deaths. Latest COVID-19 updates

The U.S. reached a key milestone in its fight against COVID-19 on Friday, with half of Americans now fully vaccinated, ...
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‘Catastrophically destroyed’: Dixie Fire wipes out California gold rush town of Greenville

GREENVILLE, Calif. — The largest wildfire in California this year "catastrophically destroyed" the gold rush town of Greenville on Wednesday ...
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Cop26 president Alok Sharma flew to 30 countries in 7 months

Minister responsible for climate conference travelled mainly during winter and spring and did not isolate The government minister responsible for ...
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Study confirms ancient cave art in southern Spain was created by Neanderthals

Neanderthals, long perceived to have been unsophisticated and brutish, really did paint stalagmites in a Spanish cave more than 60,000 ...
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North Korea wants sanctions eased on metal, fuel and ‘liquor and suits’ to restart US talks

North Korea wants a raft of international sanctions eased – including on imports of luxury items such as high-class liquors ...
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