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May 30th, 2017 by admin

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County GOP chair James Buchal says security forces may be appropriate as tensions rise after two people died in a racial attack on public transport

As tensions continue in Portland following the racially charged murder of two men on Friday, the top Republican in the city said he is considering using militia groups as security for public events.

Related: Portland knife attack: tension high as ‘free speech rally’ set for weekend

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Teachers gave ‘insensitive and offensive mock awards’ to a 13-year-old girl and other students at a Texas school, in what they say was meant to be a joke

A Houston-area school district has disciplined several teachers after a student received a mock award that named her “most likely to become a terrorist”.

Certificates given to the 13-year-old girl and other students last week at Lance Cpl Anthony Aguirre Junior High School, near Houston, were supposed to be lighthearted. But the Channelview Independent School District issued a statement apologizing for the “insensitive and offensive fake mock awards”.

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Collapse of British Airways computer system leaves passengers facing disruption and frustration at Heathrow airport

For British Airways passengers, the disruption caused by the weekend’s computer system outages endured even when flights had resumed.

Rose Drury, a childcare assistant from Leeds, said she had been attempting to contact the airline about reclaiming her luggage since Saturday. Drury and her sister Olivia had been scheduled to travel from Heathrow to New York on Saturday afternoon, but after they had checked in their bags and cleared security, they waited at the gate for three hours before being told their flight was cancelled.

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  • Coach has been plagued with problems stemming from back surgery
  • Warriors and Cavaliers begin season finale on Thursday in Oakland

The Golden State Warriors are favorites to win the upcoming NBA finals but it appears they will have to start the best-of-seven series without their coach on the sidelines.

The Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the series on Wednesday but Steve Kerr said he has still not fully recovered from the migraines and pain that have plagued him since his back surgery nearly two years ago. “As of right now, I will not coach Thursday night,” Kerr said on Monday. “It’s still up in the air.”

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• Announcement on manager’s future is due to be made later in week
• Board meets after Wenger delivered FA Cup victory against Chelsea

The Arsenal board is set to rubber-stamp Arsène Wenger’s new two-year contract when they meet on Tuesday morning, as part of a detailed discussion about the club’s direction. Wenger’s future seems as though it ought to be at the top of the agenda, since the subject has dominated the season, but vying for prominence will be an examination of budgets, which will take in how much the manager has to spend on transfers over the summer.

He will be present and will be joined by the majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke, his son Josh, the chairman, Sir Chips Keswick, the chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, the directors Ken Friar and Lord Harris of Peckham and the club secretary, David Miles. They will look back together on the season, which ended on a high with Saturday’s FA Cup final victory over Chelsea but fell short in the Premier League, where the team finished fifth. Nobody at the club was happy with the league position, which meant they failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1997-98. The stated aim of Kroenke and Gazidis is to win the title and all are united in the desire to improve and challenge for it.

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While Jeremy Paxman at least allowed her to get a word in edgeways, Theresa May did her best to fill 22 minutes with the deadest of dead air

Dragging her heels on to the studio floor, the Supreme Leader finally got to the business end of the election. Taking questions from real people. And Jeremy Paxman. Not easy for someone who struggles to talk human. She had rehearsed at a rally in Twickenham earlier in the afternoon when she relaunched her campaign after the “dementia tax” meltdown, but it hadn’t gone well. She had just repeated the phrases “strong and stable” and “coalition of chaos” over and over again. Maybot 2.0 had sounded very much like Maybot 1.0.

“Happy birthday, Faisal,” the Supreme Leader said to Sky’s Faisal Islam who was compèring the audience debate. Backstage there was a huge cheer from her team. She had remembered her instructions on how to sound like an ordinary person. And then promptly forgot them.

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Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May answered questions on a Sky News/Channel 4 live broadcast on Sunday – facing audience questions and one-on-one interviews with Jeremy Paxman, on issues from immigration to Brexit, Trident to the NHS

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Nicola Sturgeon to launch SNP manifesto by saying any health cuts in Westminster would also reduce funding for Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon will promise that Scottish National party MPs at Westminster will vote against any plans to privatise the NHS or cut health spending in England.

The pledge will be one of the main offers in the SNP’s general election manifesto as Sturgeon seeks to bolster her party’s claim its MPs will protect Scottish interests at Westminster.

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Labour leader defends discrepancies between manifesto and his beliefs on Trident and monarchy as Theresa May faces intense questioning over Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has said he is “not a dictator” as he justified why a series of long-held beliefs, including scrapping Trident, nationalising Britain’s banks and dissolving the monarchy, had not been included in Labour’s manifesto.

The opposition leader made the comments in the face of intense questioning from a studio audience and interviewer Jeremy Paxman, who also called Theresa May a “blowhard” in the May v Corbyn Live: the Battle for No 10 programme aired on Channel 4 and Sky News.

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