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Florida school shooting: FBI under pressure over failure to act

Media playback is unsupported on your device Pressure is mounting on the FBI over the agency’s failure to act on a tip that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz might carry out an attack. Florida Governor Rick Scott said the agency’s director must resign, while Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review, lamenting FBI “failures”. Some of those close to the 17 victims of Wednesday’s shooting also voiced dismay at the FBI’s actions. President Donald Trump on Friday met survivors of the attack in Parkland. Mr Trump and First Lady…

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Undetected high blood pressure found in new mums

Women with severe pre-eclampsia should have their blood pressure closely monitored for a year after giving birth because high blood pressure can remain undetected, a new study suggests. It found high blood pressure “often goes unnoticed because women may have normal blood pressure readings” in the doctor’s surgery. The Dutch study of 200 women found 17.5% had masked hypertension. Their blood pressure was much higher when it was monitored at home. The study found if only the in-clinic readings were used, doctors would have missed 56% of the women with…

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Theresa May under pressure over Brexit position

Theresa May is coming under increasing pressure to set out where she stands on Britain’s future trade agreements. Speaking at the end of a trade visit to China, the PM said Britain would not face a choice between a free trade deal with the EU after Brexit and striking deals with the rest of the world. It comes as she has faced criticism from Eurosceptic Tory MPs that she is heading for a “Brexit in name only”. Asked about her future as PM, Mrs May said she was “not a…

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Katy Perry: I'm a victim of social media pressure

Katy Perry says she is a “victim” of social media because of society’s pressure to share every move online. The singer and American Idol judge says Instagram and Twitter are proof of the “decline of civilisation”. She also encouraged fans to not care about social media and to instead live their lives. Perry has over 68 million Instagram followers and 108 million Twitter followers, but says she would rather not document her whole life online. “It’s hard because I’d rather not care about that and just live my life,” she…

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Pressure 'easing' on busy A&E units

Pressures on busy A&E units have begun to ease in England, but hospitals still remain over-crowded, NHS figures show. Latest weekly data up to last Sunday showed the number of times ambulances have been delayed waiting outside A&E fell by nearly a quarter to 12,500. Bed closures due to the vomiting bug norovirus have also fallen. But NHS England warned the cold snap expected to hit the north of England over the next few days could lead to an increase in illnesses. The North East, North West and Yorkshire and…

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Pressure on UKIP leader over girlfriend's Meghan Markle's texts

Media playback is unsupported on your device UKIP leader Henry Bolton is under pressure to resign after his girlfriend was suspended by the party for apparently making racist remarks about Meghan Markle. Jo Marney is said to have apologised for saying Prince Harry’s fiancee would “taint” the Royal Family and black people were ugly. Party members are urging Mr Bolton to step aside “quickly” and “quietly”. He has not responded but retweeted a message urging him not to quit. Ms Marney, a 25-year-old model, claimed her texts, published by The…

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Seth Meyers on the pressure of hosting Golden Globes

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Seth Meyers has a good idea of what it means to kill as host of the Golden Globe Awards. Each time Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the show, from 2013 to 2015, Meyers was part of a pit crew of writers who huddled backstage, writing jokes and bits on the fly. Entertainment – Star2.com

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