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University of Tennessee reaches $2.48m settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

University of Tennessee reaches $2.48m settlement in sexual assault lawsuit The University has settled a lawsuit involving eight female students who sued the school for how they say it failed to address their accusations of sexual assaults by student football players. The school agreed to pay the plaintiffs $2.48m (£1.92m) and appoint a special investigator…

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2015s Key Mens Jeans Trends

2015s Key Mens Jeans Trends You already own jeans. Heck, your bedroom floor is probably carpeted in pairs awaiting the washing machine at this very moment. But what you might not realise is that this year has seen a step-change in the wealth of styles available to men with an appetite for quality denim. So…

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Facebook is taking on Twitch to become the new place to stream games

Facebook is taking on Twitch to become the new place to stream games When it comes to livestreaming games, Twitch and YouTube Gaming are considered the big players with millions of viewers regularly tuning into one or the other. But now it appears Facebook is planning to take them on in a new partnership with Activison…

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Controlled explosion on suspicious vehicle outside Stade de France before France and Iceland Euro 2016 quarter-final

Controlled explosion on suspicious vehicle outside Stade de France before France and Iceland Euro 2016 quarter-final A controlled explosion has been carried out at a stadium in France ahead of a Euro 2016 match. Fans have reported hearing a bang while arriving for this evening’s France v Iceland match at the Stade de France shortly…

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How The Independent reported on the biggest science stories of all

How The Independent reported on the biggest science stories of all “It is a staggering achievement. For the first time in history, we are able to read our own draft set of genetic instructions.” This was how we announced the decoding of 90 per cent of the human genome in a front-page story of The…

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England vs Sri Lanka first ODI: Last-ball six salvages tie for England

England vs Sri Lanka first ODI: Last-ball six salvages tie for England Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes celebrate after the latter’s six secured a tie (Getty) Getty Liam Plunkett hit the final ball of a thrilling match for six to snatch a tie for England against Sri Lanka, on the back of Chris Woakes and…

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Helium shortage could be solved by new life-saving discovery

Helium shortage could be solved by new life-saving discovery Scientists might finally have overcome a global shortage of helium – potentially saving millions of lives in the process. Helium might be best known as the gas that keeps party balloons in the air and makes people’s voices squeaky. But the gas’s extremely low boiling point…

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Wales vs Portugal reaction: An achievement which eclipses any other Welsh sport has delivered

Wales vs Portugal reaction: An achievement which eclipses any other Welsh sport has delivered The rewards belonged to Wales long before the evening started, in the form of all that is now to come. Some might have said that it was gamble for their football association to have ploughed the £6.8m they secured by qualifying…

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11 best outdoor toys

11 best outdoor toys Want the kids to make the most of your outdoor space this summer? Our outdoor toys roundup promises fun for all the family, with something in all price ranges. Only toys that are built to last have made our shortlist, so you can rest assured that your money will be well…

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Banksy painting appears on wall of Bristol Bridge Farm primary school

Banksy painting appears on wall of Bristol Bridge Farm primary school

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