Tory government votes not to keep European human rights charter in UK law after Brexit

Tory government votes not to keep European human rights charter in UK law after Brexit

MPs have voted against including the European Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK law after Brexit. A Labour amendment, tabled in the name of Jeremy Corbyn, sought to retain the provisions in the Charter but was voted down by 317 votes to 299. The EU Withdrawal Bill, which is currently in its report stage in the House of Commons, will transfer all existing EU law into UK law when Britain leaves the EU in March 2019.

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World’s Largest Sea Turtle Could Come Off ‘Endangered’ List

World's Largest Sea Turtle Could Come Off 'Endangered' List

Federal ocean managers say it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world's largest turtle from the United States' list of endangered animals. An arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has received a petition from a fishing group asking that the Northwest Atlantic Ocean's leatherback sea turtles be listed as "threatened," but not endangered, under the Endangered Species Act. The giant reptiles, which can weigh 2,000 pounds, would remain protected under federal law, but their status would be moved down a notch.

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Scott Pruitt insincerely asked what’s Earth’s ideal temperature. Scientists answer

Scott Pruitt insincerely asked what's Earth's ideal temperature. Scientists answer

Pruitt’s goal is to sow doubt on behalf of his oil industry allies in order to weaken and delay climate policies. Shifting the ‘debate’ toward ‘the ideal surface temperature’ achieves that goal by creating the perception that we don’t know what temperature we should aim for. It’s in line with his boss’ recent ignorant tweet suggesting that “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming."

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Denmark to seek life sentence for inventor who killed journalist Kim Wall

Denmark to seek life sentence for inventor who killed journalist Kim Wall

Danish prosecutors will seek to have inventor Peter Madsen jailed for life for killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his homebuilt submarine in a premeditated murder, possibly by either cutting her throat or strangling her, police said on Tuesday. Wall, a 30-year-old freelance journalist who was researching a stry on the entrepreneur and aerospace engineer, went missing after Madsen took her out to sea in his 56-foot submarine in August last year.

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The Duggar Family And Family Who Chained And Starved 13 Children Possibly Part Of Same Religious Sect

The Duggar Family And Family Who Chained And Starved 13 Children Possibly Part Of Same Religious Sect

News broke on Monday that 13 children were found chained to their beds and starving in a Southern California home. Half of the children were over the age of 18, which surprised responders, who witnessed their stunted growth and assumed many were teens or preteens. And what has disturbed many as well is that the family and the reality TV family the Duggars may be part of the same religion.

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Goldstein Investigation: $10 Million LAPD Electric BMWs Appear Unused Or Misused

Goldstein Investigation: $10 Million LAPD Electric BMWs Appear Unused Or Misused

The Los Angeles Police Department made a big deal about going green with a fleet of electric BMWs. But our David Goldstein has discovered some of those cars are sitting in the garage. Here is a full script of Goldstein’s investigation: “This is part of a million-dollar pilot program. You’re really supposed to get a manicure using the BMWs?”

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