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The former Democratic Congresswoman, who was severely injured after being shot in the head at a political rally in 2011, delivered a moving speech at the start of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence.
Men convicted of the now-repealed offence of “gross indecency” will no longer be asked for samples.
Twenty-five Conservative MPs have written to the Prime Minister to express concerns over an “over-emphasis... on renegotiation and a referendum rather than leadership”.
Emergency services are responding to reports of a helicopter crash in Vauxhall in South London. As confirmed reports trickle in, here are some of the tweets about the incident.
2013 gets underway with a bang.
Bill would prevent middle class taxes from rising.
We'll be back in action on 27 December.
From the challenges facing the new Archbishop of Canterbury to the reaction to the "Innocence of Muslims", it's been a busy year in discussions of religion.
The Prime Minister sends out an unusually religious Christmas message.
An ending both satisfactory and unsatisfactory.