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The Guardian
Wednesday July 27, 2016 @ 02:57:59 AM mt

Brexit result: 'Now we can look forward to a good Great Britain' EU referendum




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The Guardian
Saturday July 23, 2016 @ 02:32:28 AM mt

Trans actors: 'Why can't you just represent me as a person'




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Wednesday July 27, 2016 @ 08:24:45 AM mt

Man who discovered rare Billy the Kid photo: 'The hunt is a really grand thing'



Randy Guijarro paid $2 for the tintype and two other photographs at an antique shop in Fresno, California, and now the image is valued at $5m

The man who found a rare and expensive photograph of Billy the Kid playing croquet has some advice for other treasure hunters: get rummaging.

I hope this prompts others out there to look into trunks and attics because there are so many lost treasures out there, Randy Guijarro told the Guardian on Monday.

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The Guardian
Wednesday July 27, 2016 @ 08:24:37 AM mt

Hoarders or collectors Our frightened society has forgotten the difference



New York art show The Keeper celebrates our poetic obsession with objects, but how many of us simply surround ourselves with familiar, reassuring rubbish?

The US is a nation of compulsive collectors at least if responses to an exhibition at New York Citys New Museum are anything to go by. The Keeper is a collection of collections, a survey of the collecting passion in art and beyond that finds room for everything from a menagerie of tiny whittled animals made by Levi Fisher Ames of Wisconsin to Vladimir Nabokovs collection of butterflies in three floors of stuff. All of which begs the question: what is the difference between artful collecting and mad hoarding? Or are they the same thing?

Just as intriguing are the collecting confessions of New York Times readers who replied to the papers invitation to respond to the show. It turns out they collect everything from vintage photos of men in rows (pictures of lines of men, that is not images of men quarrelling), to a woman who keeps the contents of her vacuum cleaner, to people who lovingly curate novelty pens or coloured paperclips.

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The Guardian
Wednesday July 27, 2016 @ 08:24:32 AM mt

Kevin Durant all smiles with Team USA in first game at new home arena



  • Durant scores 13 points in first game at Oracle Arena
  • USA rolls to 107-57 win over China in exhibition game

Kevin Durant did something he hasnt done in what feels like years: he smiled more than he scored.

Playing at Oracle Arena on Tuesday for the first time since announcing he was signing with the Golden State Warriors as a free agent, Durant had a stellar performance with the USA basketball team in an exhibition against China. He was greeted by a sea of fans wearing his new blue and gold jerseys and more than 30 seconds of applause after he was called to the court.

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The Guardian
Wednesday July 27, 2016 @ 08:24:22 AM mt

Freddie Gray case: arresting officer presents 'can of worms' for prosecutors



Garrett Miller will be first person in Maryland to stand trial after testifying against co-defendant, meaning prosecutors must navigate around self-incrimination

After seven months and four trials, Baltimore prosecutors have not secured a single conviction against officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who sustained fatal injuries in the back of a police van. But as a fifth case begins on Wednesday with a motions hearing against the officer who physically arrested Gray, it will present a novel set of problems for prosecutors.

Officer Garrett Miller will be the first person in the state of Marylands history to stand trial after being forced to testify in the trial of a co-defendant. The case presents to prosecutors a potential legal landmine, requiring them to balance a vigorous argument for conviction with preserving the constitutional rights of Miller against self-incrimination.

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The Guardian
Wednesday July 27, 2016 @ 08:24:21 AM mt

Mothers of two men killed by Virginia officer meet ahead of murder trial



William Chapman and Kirill Denyakin, who were both unarmed, were shot separately four years apart in Portsmouth by policeman Stephen Rankin

The mothers of two unarmed young men killed by the same policeman in southern Virginia four years apart met for the first time on Tuesday evening, as the officer prepared to stand trial for murder.

Sallie Chapman and Yelena Denyakina embraced, cried and laughed as they remembered their eldest sons, William and Kirill, who were shot dead in contentious circumstances by Stephen Rankin in the city of Portsmouth.

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The Guardian
Wednesday July 27, 2016 @ 08:24:21 AM mt

Hillary Clinton named Democratic presidential nominee The daily briefing



Bill Clinton makes an emotional case for his wife at the DNC; mothers of the movement voice support for Clinton; White House sees Russian hackers behind Democratic National Committee leak

Democrats officially named Hillary Clinton as their nominee on Tuesday, making her the first woman to be nominated by a major political party in a presidential race. Her path was smoothed last night by former president Bill Clinton who, in a highly personal address, sought to re-cast his wife as an agent of change and to capitalize on the symbolism of the moment. This woman has never been satisfied with the status quo in anything, he said. Hillary will make us stronger together. The speech may have established him as more of an asset than a liability for the Clinton campaign.

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The Guardian
Wednesday July 27, 2016 @ 08:24:20 AM mt

Remaining charges dropped against police officers in Freddie Gray case



Baltimore prosecutors failed to obtain a conviction after four trials, meaning there will likely be no criminal accountability for Grays death from a rough ride

Baltimore prosecutors have dropped all remaining charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing to a close the case which has stretched out over the past seven months.

The surprise announcement Wednesday comes after four trials that ended with no conviction, and means there will likely be no criminal accountability over Grays death.

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The Guardian
Wednesday July 27, 2016 @ 08:24:19 AM mt

Democratic convention live: Obama and Biden to headline speakers on day three



Donald Trump, criticizing the lack of flags at the Democratic National Convention:

Not one American flag on the massive stage at the Democratic National Convention until people started complaining-then a small one. Pathetic

Good morning, and welcome to the Guardians live coverage of the Democratic national conventions third day, coming at you live from sauna-esque Philadelphia, where the onetime US capital has been turned into a hub for Democratic leaders, politicians, delegates and hangers-on - plus thousands of journalists and protesters, naturally.

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