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News for Jun 25, 2022

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Sister of Uvalde victim begs Texas lawmakers to pass new gun control laws -- The Independent

“I’m here begging for you guys to do something and to change something because the people who were supposed to keep her safe at school didn’t.”

Outline: (what is this?) sister, uvalde, victim

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

Discussion: (what is this?) -- America, -- Uvalde, USA, FBI

Shireen Abu Aqleh killed by ‘seemingly well-aimed’ Israeli bullet, UN says -- The Guardian

Outline:  abu, aqleh, killed

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Israel, US

With the writing on the wall, the Tory candidate barricaded herself in a room to avoid the cameras -- The Telegraph

“She’s locked herself in a room!” Tiverton's Tory candidate barricaded herself in a room to avoid the cameras following by-election defeat

Outline:  tory, candidate, barricaded

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Boris, + Johnson, - Tories, ++ Devon

Conservative co-chairman Oliver Dowden quits after by-election losses -- BBC News (UK)

Tories lose two seats in by-election blows to Boris Johnson

Outline:  oliver, dowden, resigned

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ Boris, - UK, - Johnson, - Rwanda

As-it-happened: PM defends record after by-election losses -- BBC News (UK)

Labour and Lib Dems hail by-election victories Follow the latest

Outline:  happening, aftermath, tory

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Boris Johnson, ++ Tory, - BBC, - Starmer

Wet wipe island has ‘changed course of Thames’ -- The Times

A “wet wipe island” the size of two tennis courts has formed in the Thames — prompting a call from ministers for people to avoid using the items

Outline:  thames, wet, wipe

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Thames, - UK, ++ London, -- Johnson

Birmingham Airport chief executive gets 49% pay rise -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  birmingham, airport, pay

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Birmingham, ++ Boris, Gary Lineker, BA

Six trees in Blackpool town centre cost £174k, council says -- BBC News (UK)

Council defends spending £174k on six trees

Outline:  money, blackpool, council

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ Blackpool, Boris, Labour, Enfield

Cost of living: People cut back on food shopping as price rises bite -- BBC News (UK)

Retail sales fall as people cut back on food shopping

Outline:  food, shopping, rising

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Brexit, - UK, Northern Ireland, BBC

The Papers -- BBC News (UK)

Saturday’s Express: “Boris vows to fight next general election… and win!”

Outline:  boris, vows, fight

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Tories, ++ Boris, ++ Tory, - Johnson

Tiverton and Honiton by-election: Lib Dems take seat -- BBC News (UK)

Liberal Democrats overturn Conservative majority of more than 24,000 to win Tiverton and Honiton by-election

Outline:  tiverton, honiton, election

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Tories, ++ Labour, ++ Boris, ++ Johnson

It's time for Boris to go, says new Lib Dem MP -- BBC News (UK)

It's time for Boris to go, says Richard Foord, the newly-elected Tiverton and Honiton MP

Outline:  mp, time, boris

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Boris, Tories, Lib Dems, Johnson

BREAKING: House Democrats called ‘f***ing useless’ for singing ‘God Bless America’ by Capitol after Roe ruling -- The Independent

Outline:  sing, gunfight, republicans

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Dems, -- Nader, -- Democrats, -- Bush

Republicans who aided coup attempt sought blanket presidential pardons -- The Guardian

Outline:  brooks, sought, pardons

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Trump, Rudy, Ellis, DOJ

Sam Fender at Glastonbury 2022 review – unforgettable emotional release -- The Guardian

Outline:  sam, fender, glastonbury

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Sheffield, Glastonbury

Billie Eilish to make history as youngest-ever Glastonbury headliner -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  eilish, glastonbury, youngest

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Billie Eilish, ++ Carter, ++ Glastonbury, Liam Gallagher

Mel C says The Spice Girls "have chatted" about playing Glastonbury -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  spice, girls, chatted

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Glastonbury, Mel C, Eddie Murphy, Rupert Murdoch

Ruderal bumblebee's rare sighting in Wales -- BBC News (UK)

Rare bumblebee seen for first time in 50 years

Outline:  wales, rare, bumblebee

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  John, Boris

Greengrocer’s catastrophe: Keir Starmer branded a ‘lemon’ in Wakefield -- The Telegraph

Sir Keir Starmer was mocked by a greengrocer who gave him a lemon as he walked past his shop because he thinks “he’s a bit of a joke”. Free to read

Outline:  greengrocer, gave, lemon

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  + Labour, + Starmer, ++ Wakefield, ± Johnson

Robinsons and Wimbledon end 86-year partnership -- The Guardian

Outline:  wimbledon, robinsons, official

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Robinsons, ++ Wimbledon, UK, Johnny

Emma Raducanu "not being distracted by commercial interests", says agent -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  emma, raducanu, agent

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  Emma, Twitter

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