Storms sweep in as temperatures cool

The Met Office said 34.7C was recorded in Tibenham, Norfolk, on Friday but the early development of thunderstorms had suppressed temperatures and kept them below Thursday’s high of 35.3C. A Met Office yellow warning for thunderstorms remains in place for the east of England until 02:00 BST and the east…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She Has ‘At Least 5 More Years’ On Supreme Court

During an event in New York City on Sunday, Ginsburg said she has “at least five more years” to serve on the Supreme Court, according to CNN. The justice spoke with director Molly Smith following a performance of “The Originalist,” an Off-Broadway show about her former colleague, Justice Antonin Scalia,…

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Lira Falls to Fresh Record With No Letup in Turkey-U.S. Tensions

The grip of bears on Turkish assets tightened as the nation’s souring relationship with the U.S. added to investor concern over authorities’ inability to put a lid on inflation, sending its currency to a fresh record low and driving up bond yields. The lira plunged more than 3 percent to…

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Dessert Wine Is the New Scotch

Banking on the upswell of interest in digestifs such as amaro and sherry, a growing number of sommeliers in the U.S.—both in fine-dining and more casual restaurants—are hoping to tap into today’s taste for after-dinner drinks with dessert wines.  Looking beyond port, Madeira, and Sauternes, forward-thinking sommeliers are presenting a wider…

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Researchers Have Found A Very Curious Link Between Your Cat And Your College Major

Here’s a fairly interesting link: Students who have been exposed to the Toxoplasma gondii parasite are 40 percent more likely to major in business than those not exposed. That’s according to a study recently published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.   First things first, what is Toxoplasma gondii? It…

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Freemasons to accept transgender women

But informally they should be addressed “by the name and title he/she has chosen”. It warns that using a mason’s transition as a reason for excluding them from a men-only lodge would be “unlawful discrimination and so could never constitute sufficient cause”. The document issued to 7,000 lodges across the…

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Weezer’s cover of Toto’s ‘Africa’ gets a bonus appearance from Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic dropped into Weezer's concert to bless the rains.Image: Paul Natkin/Getty Images Toto’s eternal classic “Africa” is having something of a resurgence lately, thanks to Weezer. For the rest of us, it might be the song of choice for karaoke aspirants around the world, but it doesn’t match…

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Turkeys Cratering Markets Stoke Speculation Over Extreme Measures

Desperate measures are in the air in Turkey: Trading rooms are awash with talk of a bailout by the International Monetary Fund and potential capital controls. But there’s a vacuum at the core of economic policy making. The central bank and government have remained largely silent as the currency plummeted…

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25+ Of The Most Brutal Memes Trolling Trump After His Disgraceful Performance When Meeting Putin

Now because this is 2018 not 1968, people’s reactions have so far been limited to impotent outrage and of course, memes. Snarky, imaginative and brutally denigrating memes. To be fair we all know of Donald Trump’s thin-skinned reactions to being mocked and criticized, so this form of protest may be…

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