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The Plymouth Herald reported that schools across the area had been put on lockdown and that some were "refusing to let children leave, despite parents having been called to collect them". John O'Connor, Children's Services Manager - Education Support, said: "The police have reported that this is a national hoax affecting schools throughout our region and investigations are continuing as to where it came from".
  • Highlights from the Ontario budget unveiled on Wednesday

    Highlights from the Ontario budget unveiled on Wednesday

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    Annett said, "Investing in a much more robust home and community health sector now will mean that today's baby-boom generation will have the supports they need and want to live healthier, more independent lives in the near future". The government pledged millions to expand its OHIP+ pharma-care program which now covers drug costs for youth and will eventually extend to seniors as well.
  • Liberians in Minnesota on edge after Trump decision

    Liberians in Minnesota on edge after Trump decision

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    The DED program itself will end for all Liberians on March 31, 2019. Eight years later, about 10,000 of them were made eligible for " deferred enforced departure ", or DED, by then-president Bill Clinton , allowing them to continue living in the US.
  • Corbyn under fire over backlog of Labour anti-Semitism cases

    Corbyn under fire over backlog of Labour anti-Semitism cases

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    Earlier this month, Corbyn acknowledged that he had been a member of a Facebook group that has posted anti-Semitic views, though he said he had never seen the messages. I've said to our newly-appointed general secretary that her first priority has to be the full implementation of the Chakrabarti Report and there has to be an appointment of an in-house lawyer, a legal team, to ensure that there is a proper approach to all of these cases and of the - I understand - 70 cases due to be dealt with.
  • Black cab rapist to stay behind bars

    Black cab rapist to stay behind bars

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    Three leading judges in London have ordered the Board to carry out a "fresh determination" on his release, meaning the serial sex attacker will remain in prison pending the outcome. 'Our clients, who have been terrified that he will track them down after his release, can now sleep easy in their beds safe'. In his resignation letter, Hardwick said: "I am sorry for the mistakes that were made in this case, but I have always made it clear that I will support the members and staff of the board ...
  • Former Disney star joins White House press team

    Former Disney star joins White House press team

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    President Trump has created a pattern of hiring employees off of TV, including new head of the White House National Economic Council Larry Kudlow, who most recently served as a host on CNBC. Trump has denied both women's claims. They said the decision could have far-reaching effects on immigrants and the political landscape.Several Democratic-run States like NY and California have said that they would approach the court against such a decision by the Trump Administration.
  • Poland signs almost $5 billion deal to buy USA missile system

    Poland signs almost $5 billion deal to buy USA missile system

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    Poland has signed a deal on buying US Patriot missile defense system for $4.75 billion. Warsaw is concerned about Russia's expansive policy toward eastern Europe, whose countries shrugged off the Kremlin's Soviet-era domination before majority joined the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization .
  • 'Roseanne's' pro-Trump reboot draws massive audience for politically-charged premiere

    'Roseanne's' pro-Trump reboot draws massive audience for politically-charged premiere

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    It's important to note that Roseanne Conner isn't a pro-Trump mouthpiece. ABC says those numbers make " Roseanne " the highest rated sitcom on broadcast television since the 2014 season premiere of CBS's " The Big Bang Theory ". Daughter Darlene is back at home as an unemployed, single mom of a gender-fluid son and a bratty teenage girl. "I am so grateful to the fans of the Roseanne show for giving it a good Premiere rating ".
  • 'Gerrymandering' returns before US Supreme Court

    'Gerrymandering' returns before US Supreme Court

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    If the court accepts either theory-or some hybrid approach-to evaluating challenges to electoral maps, it could be the biggest change to political representation since the early 1960s, when the court held that districts should be of equal population to enforce the principle of one-person, one-vote.