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Arthur Blythe, acclaimed jazz musician, dies aged 76

Blythe was at the vanguard of jazz in the 1970s, when his Lenox Avenue Breakdown album from 1979 described as a masterpiece Arthur Blythe, the jazz musician and composer who was a key part of the genres experimentation in the 70s alongside the likes of Don Cherry, has died at the age of 76. A […]

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Cash cuts ‘threaten school standards’, say MPs – BBC News

‘Whitehall plans’ The highly critical report says the Department for Education must not be “deaf to the experiences of head teachers” who have been complaining of cuts to staff and services. “Grand plans drawn up in Whitehall are dangerous if they are implemented without regard to real-world consequences, and we will expect to see measures […]

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Stansted Airport: Protest to ‘end deportations’ diverts flights – BBC News

The spokesman said more than 10 people were near an area of the airport used by private operators, but did not confirm where the aircraft was destined. He said the protest took place in a remote part of the airport, away from the passenger terminal or runway. Protestors posted images of themselves lying on the […]

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Co-sleeping: ‘My baby died after we fell asleep on the sofa’ – BBC News

Media captionDawn Barclay’s daughter, Fern, died in 2014 As many as half of all babies in England have slept in the same bed as their parents by the time they are six months old. But in some instances, it has resulted in tragedy. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has discovered that many parents who co-sleep are […]

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In pictures: Life on Clapham High Street – BBC News

Photographer Jim Grover decided to chart the daily lives of the inhabitants of Clapham High Street. Shooting in colour during daytime hours, and using black and white at night, he wanted to illustrate the differences in the mood of the street. “There is the sedate world of a typical weekday morning,” said Grover. “And then […]

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Hillary Clinton makes most political remarks since losing election

(CNN)Hillary Clinton took the stage at a diversity conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, making her most political comments since losing the 2016 presidential election. “There is no place I’d rather be than here with you,” Clinton said, before adding: “Other than the White House.” During her keynote address at the annual conference hosted by […]

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Trump voters to President: Stop Twitter rants

(CNN)President Donald Trump is the nation’s tweeter-in-chief, and his missives often provoke controversy, even among those who voted for him. But there’s one tweet that several assembled Trump voters — who expressed varying degrees of enthusiasm for the President — could agree on. According to many of his supporters, Trump was wrong about “Saturday Night […]

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Five things you didn’t know about Jesus

(CNN)With Lent underway, and the original series “Finding Jesus” back on CNN, you’re going to hear a lot about Jesus. Beware of most of these revelations; many are based on pure speculation and wishful thinking. Much of what we know about Jesus has been known for the last 2,000 years. Still, even for devout Christian […]

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Why is the government searching cellphones?

(CNN)An engineer from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A Wall Street Journal reporter and a French-American photojournalist. An independent filmmaker. An electronics salesman. These are some of the many American citizens re-entering the country who have been subjected to searches of their cellphones and questioning about their social media. Such invasions of travelers’ private communications are […]

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa sparks outrage for visit to Pablo Escobar’s grave

(CNN)American rap artist Wiz Khalifa has kicked up quite the controversy on his visit to Colombia. During a trip to perform at a festival in Medellin, the celebrity posted pictures to his Instagram account of him apparently paying tribute to the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. The rapper posted one photo of colorful flowers […]

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