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Lib Dems drop 'anti-Semitic' candidate David Ward

His party membership has been suspended and an independent panel will carry out an investigation after the election. Shortly before the move was announced, Ward told BuzzFeed News he had refused to stand down voluntarily "because that would be giving in".



US sets up missile defence in S. Korea as North shows power

South Korea's Yonhap news agency said the exercise involved 300 to 400 artillery pieces, but an official from Seoul's Defense Ministry couldn't confirm such details. South Korea's Defense Ministry has said North Korea appears ready to conduct such "strategic provocations" at any time. A rapid tempo of North Korean weapons testing in the past year has pushed Kim Jong Un's authoritarian nation closer to developing a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the USA mainland.


Election tracker: Labour MP turns to his GP for election support

Election tracker: Labour MP turns to his GP for election support

This has led to short staffing which is a threat to patient safety, Mr Ashworth will say. Millions of public sector staff saw their pay frozen for two years from 2010, with the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats coming into power, followed by a 1% cap since 2012.


Hospitals charge nurses '£90 a month' to park their cars

Hospitals charge nurses '£90 a month' to park their cars

Not anymore. Enough is enough", said Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour's shadow health secretary. Candace Imison, director of policy at the Nuffield Trust health think-tank, said the pledges "potentially come with significant price tags for which Labour will have to commit extra funding, or else the NHS simply won't be able to afford the staff it already has".


Judge Blocks Trump Funding Ban for Sanctuary Cities

Judge Blocks Trump Funding Ban for Sanctuary Cities

One of San Francisco's arguments was that this statute itself is unconstitutional , but the judge didn't address that specifically. Judge William Orrick imposed a nationwide injunction against a January 27 executive order authorizing the Attorney General to withhold federal grant money from so-called sanctuary jurisdictions that do not cooperate with US immigration officials.



Trump seeks to slash tax for businesses

This applies to mainly small businesses but also to hedge funds, private equity firms, and real estate developers such as the president himself. Trump has also proposed to end the Alternative Minimum Tax, a tax created to offset the cost of loopholes that allow the super wealthy to shelter a large percentage of their earnings (Although the AMT has complicated taxes for a lot of middle-income taxpayers, too).