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My aunt has died and with her goes a treasure trove of family memories | Emma Brockes

My mothers sister had a terrifyingly good memory and a rich store of anecdotes, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes The loss of an aunt isnt one of the big deaths. I told myself that last week. My cousin had emailed with news that her mother, my aunt, had died unexpectedly in the week. She was […]

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Facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars

Adjunct professors in America face low pay and long hours without the security of full-time faculty. Some, on the brink of homelessness, take desperate measures There is nothing she would rather do than teach. But after supplementing her career with tutoring and proofreading, the university lecturer decided to go to remarkable lengths to make her […]

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We didnt recognise that he was dangerous: our father killed our mother and sister

Last summer, Lance Hart shot dead his wife, daughter and himself, four days after the family had left him. His sons talk frankly about life before and after On a warm summer day last July, Claire Hart and her 19-year-old daughter Charlotte went for an early morning swim at their local leisure centre in Spalding, […]

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You say you want a sexual revolution: why 1967 is the year pop came out

Fifty years ago, homosexuality was decriminalised and pop was never the same again. From Dusty and Motown to Mick Jagger and the Kinks, here are the songs, clubs and clothes that liberated Britain In one of his very last acts as Beatles manager, All You Need Is Love. Exactly one month later, Epstein was dead […]

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Vatican condom row: pope prevails as Knights of Malta chief resigns

Catholic orders British leader, Matthew Festing, had been in conflict with liberalising pontiff over charity project The head of the Knights of Malta, an ancient Catholic order, has resigned over a dispute with the Vatican about free condoms that has become a battle of wills between the heads of two of the worlds oldest institutions […]

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Tourist flies homeless Edinburgh man to Sweden for Christmas

Annis Lindkvist befriended Jimmy Fraser after asking him for directions while he was begging in Edinburgh A homeless man from Edinburgh has described the incredible act of kindness of a tourist who invited him to spend Christmas at her family home in Sweden. Jimmy Fraser was begging on George Street in the city centre when […]

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Chris Evert Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of tennis great Chris Evert, who won at least one Grand Slam singles championship 13 years in a row (1974-1986). Personal:Birth date: December 21, 1954 Birth place: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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‘I was so scared I was tortured’: Indian women lift the lid on married life | Vidhi Doshi

A legal ruling threatens to make life even worse for the millions of women in India forced into slavery-like conditions after entering arranged marriages Radhaben Vaghela always knew she would have to leave her childhood home once she grew up. Born in the village of Sitavar in western India, Vaghela was never allowed to go […]

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The Josh Brown case shows the NFL is still failing on domestic abuse | Les Carpenter

The NFL has no trouble dropping an iron fist on the wrong color shoes or touchdown dances, but it seems unable to punish giant men who hit women Few American corporations are more equipped to investigate an employee than the NFL. The league and their teams spend heavily to scour the past of every prospect […]

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