Evening Standard
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Doctors and nurses have been declared "heroes" after they ran from a nearby hospital to help the injured following Wednesday's terrorist attack in Westminster.
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The Guardian
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After a run of 12 foiled terrorist plots, luck ran out at Westminster for the UK’s intelligence agencies. Now they must ask if they could have stopped it Westminster attack: main report The UK’s intelligence services have prevented 12 terrorist plots in the past three years but on Wednesday they failed to stop the 13th and their long-predicted nightmare finally came true. The intelligence agencies have been warning of such an attack almost since the London bombings in July 2005. As late as last November, the head of Britain’s domestic security agency, MI5, Andrew Parker, said unequivocally in an interview “there will be terrorist attacks in this country”. Related: Westminster attack: four confirmed dead including police officer and attacker - live Related: The numbing afternoon when I saw a police officer die outside parliament | John Crace Continue reading...
The Guardian
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A barrel of Brent has dipped below $50. That wasnt part of the script, but a lower oil price this year would be excellent news Let’s be fair to President Trump. The “worst falls” in stock markets since his election last November require perspective . The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which passed the 20,000 mark only in January, was approaching 21,000 before Tuesday’s decline that continued into Wednesday. The previous pace couldnt have been sustained for ever. Stock markets rarely run in straight lines, especially when the US Federal Reserve has raised rates twice in three months. It’s a similar story in the UK. Just as the Dow remains above 20,000, so the FTSE 100 index closed on Wednesday 300 points above the 7,000 mark, which it last passed around Christmas time. The Trump bump to share prices has merely received a dent, which was to be expected. Continue reading...
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SPACE.com
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Mashable
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Ev Williams wrote at the start of 2015 that he was taking Medium in a new direction because ad-driven media on the internet was "broken." The future? Subscriptions. "Medium will remain the best place to share ideas that matter and to find independent voices and fresh perspectives for free. For members, it will get better. For $5 per month (introductory price), you'll get two upgraded aspects..." he wrote in a blog post published Wednesday. Those aspects are a new reading experience that Medium has yet to roll out (and will feature a select list of curated stories), along with better content thanks to a pledge to give all subscriber money, for the first few months, to writers and publishers on its platform. After that, the subscriptions revenue will split between content creators and Medium in an undisclosed way. Read more... More about Business , Journalism , Digital Media , Medium , and Business
The Washington Times - Tennis
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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Ashleigh Barty stretched her winning streak to eight matches by handing former top-5 player Eugenie Bouchard a fourth consecutive loss, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in the first round of the Miami Open on Wednesday. Barty claimed the last three games of the match between two past ...
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The reporter was on air as reports came in over the shocking incidents that occurred in Westminster on Wednesday afternoon. As viewers tuned into news channels, including BBC News, for the latest on the attack, an unfortunate mishap aired live on TV. The reporter and her co-host introduced a clip during the broadcast, set to show an eye-witness account of the events. But as the clip appeared on screen it soon became apparent that it had nothing to do with what had happened in ...
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The Washington Times - Basketball
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On April 21, Chelsea Clinton will receive an award from Variety honoring her work with Alliance for the Healthier Generation, which works to empower kids to adopt healthy eating habits. The award, announced on Wednesday, is called the Lifetime Impact Award. This is because it is presented in partnership with the TV network Lifetime. Unfortunately, some too-eager Twitter users, then journalists, then whole outlets The Hill , Heat Street and Death and Taxes , to name a few did not make this connection. Instead, they pushed the idea that Clinton was winning a (lowercase) "lifetime achievement award" at the age of 37. This instantly incurred the wrath of critics, particularly surprise! those who do not like her anyway. Read more... More about Twitter , Chelsea Clinton , Watercooler , and Watercooler
The Washington Times - Basketball
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NEW YORK (AP) - Chicago's Robin Lopez and Toronto's Serge Ibaka have both been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for fighting. Lopez and Ibaka threw punches at one another during the Bulls-Raptors game on Tuesday. Lopez was barred from Chicago's home game with Detroit on Wednesday, and ...
Voice Of America
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Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports — this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries studying in the U.S. Despite a push in recent years to make the U.S. education system more competitive and effective, foreign exchange students continue to view the American high school experience as much less stimulating, according to a study published Wednesday. "You get this feeling — the kids from abroad come here, they spend a year, they think that school is easier here," said Tom Loveless, a fellow with the Brown Center on Education Policy with the Brookings Institution. "We think we have made great strides in making our schools more challenging, here is at least one outside group that is, in fact, saying they are not terribly challenging." While the findings appear to corroborate international student assessment tests, in which American schools trail many developed countries, some experts disputed the methodology and the underlying principles of Loveless' study, saying that foreign exchange students did not represent typical teenagers in their home countries and that the focus on sports wasn't necessarily a bad thing.
USA Today - Top Stories
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NEW YORKPolice arrested a 28-year-old Baltimore man on Wednesday who admitted to fatally stabbing a black man in Manhattan on Monday and ...
The Washington Times - Baseball
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JUPITER, Fla. -- Saying his finger finally feels normal, Nationals ace Max Scherzer proclaimed himself healed following his first Grapefruit League start of the spring, a 6-1 Washington loss to St. Louis. "It's behind me now," Scherzer said Wednesday. A stress fracture in the knuckle of the ring finger on ...
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Radar Online
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New reports out of London suggest there were TWO terrorist attackers near Britain's Parliament on Wednesday, RadarOnline.com has learned. According to the Daily Mail , four people are dead, and more than 20 others injured, in two connected attacks. In the first, a car mowed down several people on the Westminster Bridge, killing at least one woman and injuring many more, before crashing into a fence under Big Ben. Grinning Terrorist: Unseen Images Of Osama Bin Laden’s Original HideoutHis Headquarters In 9 Pics In the second attack, a reported terrorist stabbed and killed a police officer on the grounds of Parliament before being shot. That attacker later died after he was taken to a hospital. Witnesses at the scene describe one of the men as “middle-aged and Asian.” “We were taking photos of Big Ben and we saw all the people running towards us, and then there was an Asian guy in about his 40s carrying a knife about seven or eight inches long,” Jayne Wilkinson told the Daily Mail.
Daily Mail - Football
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When Gareth Southgate decided to do something radical with England’s formation on Wednesday night, he presumably had the more positive memories of Euro 96 in his mind.