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Health strike: NI nurses and other staff take fresh action

  • parity: RCN director Pat Cullen said: " It is with great dismay that nursing staff begin the third day of strike action to address unsafe staffing and deliver pay parity back to Northern Ireland.
  • resilience: Nurses have shown courage and resilience during this dispute and will continue to do so until we can achieve a system that is fit for purpose.
  • parity: The RCN has previously called for " urgent measures to address unsafe staffing levels and deliver pay parity with colleagues from across the UK ".

The Papers: Royal 'crisis talks' and jet 'hit by missile'

  • rejoin: The Daily Mail says the Queen was " forced" to phone Prince Harry, while Meghan left for Canada on Thursday to rejoin their son, Archie.
  • illogical: Iran dismissed the " illogical rumours ", the paper says.
  • abdication: It says she has left Prince Harry to deal with the fallout over what it calls their " abdication" crisis.
  • obnoxious: It is obnoxious behaviour," the paper says, referencing their decision to make the surprise announcement without consulting other royals.

Eczema, acne and skin-picking: 'More mental health help needed'

  • rebel: Phaedra Longhurst says it " feels like your skin is rebelling against you".
  • excoriation: Phaedra has had eczema since she was a child, had acne in her early 20s and at university she developed dermatillomania or excoriation disorder- a condition creating the urge to compulsively pick your skin.
  • smooth: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People with dermatillomania can pick moles, freckles, spots or scars to try to " smooth" or " perfect" them.
  • rebel: Phaedra said recurring problems can make you feel like " your skin is rebelling against you ", adding: " It can be almost like a downward spiral.
  • dermatology: The University of South Wales student, originally from St Newlyn East, in Cornwall, is now studying clinical dermatology in the hope she can help others with chronic conditions.

County lines: Call to review 'criminal abuse' of pay-as-you-go phones

  • sidestep: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services ' report into how police forces have responded to the crime found gangs were sidestepping court orders that block phones and numbers suspected of being used for drug dealing.
  • intrude: Chief inspector of constabulary, Sir Thomas Winsor, said: "People regard their communications as a species of privacy that should not be intruded into.
  • coerce: County lines gangs typically coerce children and vulnerable adults to move and store the drugs and money.

'My ability to see depends on men giving blood'

  • transfusion: The high level of iron present in male blood makes it especially helpful to patients who rely on regular life-saving transfusions.
  • transfusion: Unlike men, women produce antibodies during pregnancy which makes their blood unviable for numerous specialist transfusions and blood-based products, such as complete blood transfusions in newborn babies.
  • transfusion: Unlike men, women produce antibodies during pregnancy which makes their blood unviable for numerous specialist transfusions and blood-based products, such as complete blood transfusions in newborn babies.
  • transfusion: Finlay had three transfusions from male blood when he was born.

Liverpool street sign plan to highlight city's slavery links

  • plaque: Liverpool could introduce plaques to give an " honest account" of places connected to the slave trade.
  • plaque: Within the town hall there are many paintings that depict men who became fabulously wealthy from the slave trade, yet, there is no mention of their role in their description plaques.
  • plaque: The plaques would accompany portraits, street and place names explaining their origin and their relevance to Liverpool's historical slave trade.
  • slave: Penny Lane- made famous in the Beatles song- is thought to have been named after 18th Century slave ship owner James Penny.

Why do women pay more for a short haircut?

  • proportionate: Both hairdressers and barbers are covered as a service provider under the Equalities Act so they cannot discriminate on the grounds of gender unless it's a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim," she says.
  • solicitor: If you wanted to pursue it, you would have to bring a civil action under the discrimination provision under section 29 at the county court," says Ms McG lone, of London-based Bindmans solicitors.
  • intricacy: I like the intricacy and finish clippers and a good barber gives me," she says.

Call for law change over increase in homophobic hate crimes in London

  • hostile: Instead he " found a city hostile towards any kind of difference whatsoever ".
  • quadruple: Hate crimes against transgender people have nearly quadrupled in the last five years, to 2,333 reports last year.
  • scourge: The current mayor has failed to act to protect the most vulnerable in the city from the scourge of hate crime.
  • inflammatory: There is a clear link between rising levels of hate crimes and thoughtless, inflammatory language by public figures like former mayor of London Boris Johnson, which makes bigots think they can get away with criminal behaviour.
  • bigot: There is a clear link between rising levels of hate crimes and thoughtless, inflammatory language by public figures like former mayor of London Boris Johnson, which makes bigots think they can get away with criminal behaviour.

Why we've never fallen in love with virtual reality

  • immerse: The whole experience of being immersed in a compelling virtual world is incredible.
  • arcade: Anna has since visited the east London arcade many times, at first alone and then with others.
  • immersion: Otherworld's immersion rooms provide the space and technology for a hyper-real, undisturbed journey into virtual reality which cannot be achieved at home.
  • swim: That could be anything from headsets for children to teach them about bullying, or enabling a care home resident to swim virtually with dolphins or explore their childhood home.
  • impede: Mass adoption remains impeded by the hardware required to run it, in my opinion.

Trump Freed by Court to Use Military Money to Build Border Wall

  • dissent: Circuit Judge Stephen Higginson, appointed to the court by President Barack Obama, dissented, saying the lawsuit should be expedited instead, given the importance of the issue.
  • expedite: Circuit Judge Stephen Higginson, appointed to the court by President Barack Obama, dissented, saying the lawsuit should be expedited instead, given the importance of the issue.
  • usurp: Congress has the power of the purse, and we have an executive who is trying to usurp that power.

Searchers find third body buried by Idaho avalanche

  • relegate: I had already relegated myself to the inevitable as I knew the air would not last long,'' Fuzak, 62, wrote on a public Facebook page for skiers.
  • extricate: Fuzak became one of four survivors extricated from Tuesday's avalanche at the Silver Mountain Resort near Kellogg, Idaho.
  • propagate: The snow started to fracture above us as well as below us and the slide started to propagate and accelerate,'' he wrote.

It looks like Iran is ready to start bombing its fake aircraft carrier again

  • replica: Iran severely damaged its replica of a US Navy Nimtiz-class carrier during drills in 2015, and the ship, a painted barge designed to look like a carrier, sat like that for years.
  • satellite: Iran first started constructing a mock-up of a US aircraft carrier in 2014, CNN reported at the time, citing satellite photos of the work being done at the port of Bandar Ab bas.
  • replica: Following the CNN report, Rear Adm. Ali Fadavi, who was then commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps naval forces, revealed the point of the replica carrier.
  • replica: We have been making and sinking replicas of US destroyers, frigates and warships for long years," he told Iranian media.
  • replica: We practice the same drills on replica aircraft carriers because sinking and destroying US warships has, is and will be on our agenda.

Harry Richford inquest hears doctor was 'out of depth'

  • resuscitate: However, Harry did have a heartbeat and the team began almost half an hour of attempts to resuscitate and incubate him, the hearing in Maidstone was told.
  • resuscitation: The family's barrister asked Dr Ratnanathan if he was " utterly out of your depth" at the end of the resuscitation attempt and the doctor agreed that he was.
  • resuscitate: An independent report compiled for the coroner by Dr Giles Kendall said Harry suffered irreversible brain damage during delays to resuscitate him and without the delay, Harry would almost certainly have survived, possibly with normal neurological outc omes.

Iran plane crash: What we know about downed flight PS752

  • crash: Iran plane crash: What we know about downed flightPS752.
  • crash: Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed shortly after taking off from the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 passengers and crew members on board.
  • pilot: No radio distress call was made by the pilot, the report said.
  • crash: Iran plane crash: What we know about downed flight PS752- BBC News.
  • passenger: Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed shortly after taking off from the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 passengers and crew members on board.

'If you're told to leave, you must leave': mass evacuations as Australia's bushfires...

  • forecast: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has extended the State of Disaster for the next 48 hours as the state remains on high bushfire alert with dangerous weather conditions forecast for Friday.
  • scorch: Twenty-seven people have been killed this fire season, according to the federal government, as the monster fires have scorched through more than 10.3 million hectares ( 25.5 million acres) of land, an area the size of South Korea.
  • blaze: A huge blaze has also now begun threatening Perth, in western Australia, with emergency warnings issued in several suburbs as the fire moved toward them with frightening speed.
  • incinerate: New South Wales fire fighters said more than 2,600 homes have been incinerated or badly damaged this fire season, including 1,870 destroyed.

Spy scandal rocks Taiwan ahead of weekend elections

  • smear: Allegations in the Australian media that a Chinese spy was pressured to smear the Taiwanese ruling party with bribery charges has prompted accusations of meddling in the Taiwanese election.
  • recant: In the latest allegations of dirty tricks, reported in The Age, Wang Liqiang, a self-confessed Chinese intelligence operative seeking to defect to Australia, was warned in December that he could be sent back to China and killed if he did not publicly recant his story.
  • recant: He was allegedly asked to recant his accusations by Alex Tsai, a senior KMT official, and directly threatened by a Chinese businessman.

'Freedom' or 'petulance'? Media split on royal move

  • scathing: A scathing review of the move in the Daily Mirror says there " can be no sympathy" with the way the announcement was made.
  • irreparable: It says the move may cause " an irreparable rift" with the rest of the royal family.
  • petulance: The announcement carries all the hallmarks of the petulance and hot-headedness for which Prince Harry is sadly becoming well-known," it reads, adding that little thought has been given to the practicalities of their new roles.
  • decorum: "As a country we do expect a certain decorum from members of The Firm.
  • dutiful: The New York Times says the duchess faced " lacerating criticism" from Britons who" like their royals to be dutiful and traditional ".

Margaret Fleming: Inquiry to examine 'tragic' case

  • appalling: A key area for the SCR team will be to uncover any lessons that are to be learned from the extensive cover-up carried out by Edward Cairney and Avril Jones to hide their appalling treatment of Margaret, while she was in their care, and the murder that they subsequently committed.
  • dilapidated: Despite a painstaking search of the couple's dilapidated property on the Clyde coast, and its garden, no trace of Margaret has ever been found.
  • bogus: The couple, who had no previous convictions, then embarked on a cover-up which involved bogus letters and erasing all trace of Margaret from the cottage where she had lived for about two years.

Northern rail can continue only 'for months', transport secretary says

  • franchise: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced he is evaluating a proposal from the train operator on options for continuing its franchise.
  • franchise: "Many of the issues affecting the franchise however are outside the direct control of Northern," he said.
  • franchise: Assumptions were given when the plan for the franchise was developed that critical infrastructure projects would be delivered to enable growth and support capacity demands.
  • franchise: This, along with unprecedented levels of strike action, has had a significant impact on the franchise.
  • franchise: Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald previously said that Northern "should have been stripped of its franchise years ago ".

Ask the Captain: What goes into landing a plane on an icy, slippery runway?

  • wheel: In addition to the wheel brakes on most jets and turboprops, the pilots can use reverse thrust to assist in decelerating the airplane.
  • maneuver: Once the aircraft is slowed to taxi speed, pilots must carefully and slowly maneuver to the gate.
  • slide: Sunday:WestJet plane slides off runway in Canada amid winter weather conditions.
  • slide: Satur day: Delta plane carrying 107 passengers slides off taxiway at Wisconsin's Austin Straubel airport.
  • slide: This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ask the Captain: How do they prevent planes from sliding off runways?

A senator wants to ban the US from sharing intelligence with countries using Huawei 5G — which is mo...

  • conduit: The US is in a long-running fight with Huawei, claiming the company acts as a conduit for Chinese government espionage.
  • conduit: The Trump administration has stepped up its rhetoric against the smartphone giant, accusing it of acting as a conduit for the Chinese government to spy.
  • spy: The Trump administration has stepped up its rhetoric against the smartphone giant, accusing it of acting as a conduit for the Chinese government to spy.
  • advent: With the advent of 5G technology the US has been on a drive to convince its allies to freeze out Huawei.
  • equivocal: Australia and Japan both banned Huawei from government contracts, but key allies such as the UK and Germany have remained equivocal on tha subject.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Statue 'must be moved' from Malmo say supporters

  • extrovert: The striker was referring to difficulties he faced as an extrovert growing up in then homogenous Sweden- little did he know the statue itself would soon become persona non grata.
  • hoodwink: Now, they feel hoodwinked, and that sense of pride was not reciprocated.
  • reciprocate: Now, they feel hoodwinked, and that sense of pride was not reciprocated.
  • zeitgeist: Ibrahimovic left Malmo 19 years ago, and sold the property he once owned in the city back in 2015, so it is hardly a surprise that he isn't on top of the zeitgeist there.

Lebanon issues travel ban for fugitive ex-Nissan chief Ghosn

  • audacious: Ghosn, a French, Lebanese and Brazilian national, showed up in Lebanon on Dec. 30, after an audacious and improbable escape from surveillance in Japan.
  • hospitality: Ghosn thanked the Lebanese authorities for their hospitality and defended its judicial system, which has long faced accusations of corruption and favoritism.
  • slide: With big gestures and a five-part slide presentation, Ghosn brought his case to the global media in a performance that at times resembled a corporate presentation.

Australians Urged to Evacuate Southeast Coast

  • encroach: Vacationers have retreated to beaches and into the ocean in the area in recent weeks as destructive fires and choking smoke have encroached on the tourist towns, scorching sand dunes in some places.
  • scorch: Vacationers have retreated to beaches and into the ocean in the area in recent weeks as destructive fires and choking smoke have encroached on the tourist towns, scorching sand dunes in some places.
  • colloquial: Signs are displayed near Ulludulla, Australia, Jan. 9, 2020, thanking " firies" a colloquial term for firefighters.
  • autumnal: Along a main roadway in southern New South Wales, forests of evergreen eucalyptus trees have taken on a ghostly autumnal appearance, with golden leaves and blackened trunks.
  • harbinger: The Australian disaster is seen by many as a harbinger for other countries of the future consequences of global warming.

Christ's bodyguards: the men protecting the Philippines' revered Catholic icon

  • exhaustion: Manila (AFP)- Frenzied crowds, exhaustion and blazing heat were dangers bearing down on the cadre of guards who shield one of the Philippines ' most revered Catholic icons from the believers desperate to touch it.
  • protector: The protectors served as human shields on Thursday, as they do every year, during the procession through Manila of the historic statue of Jesus Christ that believers say grants miracles to those who touch it.
  • engender: Miracles attributed to the Black Nazarene have made it powerfully revered in Asia's bastion of Catholicism, and also engendered a class of admirers desperate to reach it.
  • fanatic: Fanatics, he said, clamber up the metal float carrying the life-size statue hoping to snatch a strand of its hair or a piece of its maroon cloak in the belief that it has healing powers.
  • float: Fanatics, he said, clamber up the metal float carrying the life-size statue hoping to snatch a strand of its hair or a piece of its maroon cloak in the belief that it has healing powers.

Chinese Report: New Coronavirus May be Cause of Illnesses

  • pneumonia: BEIJING- A preliminary investigation into viral pneumonia illnesses sickening dozens of people in and around China has identified the possible cause as a new type of coronavirus, state media said Thursday.
  • exotic: Such viruses are common in people but more exotic versions from bats, camels and other animals have caused severe illness.
  • pneumonia: Since the end of 2019, Hong Kong public hospitals have reported 38 patients who presented with fever, respiratory infection or pneumonia symptoms after recent visits to Wuhan.
  • pneumonia: A Chinese woman who works for a South Korean company was diagnosed Tuesday with pneumonia, according to the Korea Centers of Disease Control and Prevention said.
  • precaution: On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put out a health alert advising physicians who treat patients with pneumonialike illness to consider a possible link to the Chinese outbreak and to wear masks and take other precautions in treating patients who recently traveled to Wuhan.

Exchange Program Brings High Schoolers to US

  • deaf: Students who are blind, deaf, have mobility issues or need special accommodations are also encouraged to apply, Frank said.
  • amiable: Participants need to be able to communicate and be amiable with their host family, their classmates and at school, said Valerie Frank, senior program manager at American Councils.
  • ineligible: Applicants are ineligible if they have stayed 90 days or more in the U.S. in the past five years, or have received a green card or won the visa lottery.

Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines

  • ordnance: Quang Tri (Vietnam) (AFP)- Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people-- including her uncle.
  • ordnance: Today the 42-year-old criss-crosses her home province to excavate up to a dozen pieces of unexploded ordnance daily-- and she is not alone.
  • ordnance: Up to three million pieces of unexploded ordnance and cluster munitions are still buried in Vietnam's soil.

The surface Navy needs to fundamentally reshape itself to defeat the Chinese threat, study finds

  • passive: Furthermore, the fleet must find ways to take advantage of more passive sensors and reduce its reliance on giant radars that have been at the core of its air defense missions since the Cold War, the report noted.
  • vertical: Such steps include embracing technologies like high-powered microwaves and lasers to combat anti-ship missiles at closer ranges, freeing up the vertical launch missile magazines for more offensive weapons.
  • empty: This would counter attacks from adversaries that are designed to get U.S. Navy ships to empty their vertical launching system cells trying to engage anti-ship missiles with anti-air missiles.
  • vertical: This would counter attacks from adversaries that are designed to get U.S. Navy ships to empty their vertical launching system cells trying to engage anti-ship missiles with anti-air missiles.
  • warship: Pursuing an optionally manned corvette as opposed to a fully unmanned ship allows the Navy to buy more offensive punch for its shipbuilding dollar, while also gaining the peacetime advantage of having more manned warships that cost less to operate, the study argued.

Court refuses to greenlight Trump rule restricting immigration

  • injunction: The decision by a three-judge panel on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan to maintain the sole nationwide injunction blocking the so-called " public charge" rule is a victory for critics of the proposed regulation, which they say would disproportionately affect low-income immigrants and people of color seeking to move to the U.S..
  • injunction: In recent weeks, circuit courts lifted three of the four nationwide injunctions against the public charge rule, leaving only the order by a judge in New York.
  • appellate: The Legal Aid Society, one of the groups spearheading the New York challenge to the regulation, praised the Manhatt an-based appellate court for rejecting " the Trump administration's claims that it cannot wait to implement its dangerous and discriminatory public charge policy change.
  • injunction: In addition to the nationwide injunction, another injunction covering Illinois is also in effect.
  • injunction: In addition to the nationwide injunction, another injunction covering Illinois is also in effect.

Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment'

  • pollute: Glass bottles, for instance, are much heavier than plastic so are far more polluting to transport.
  • degrade: Some companies that had tried using this type of plastic also suggested that the material did not degrade as expected in real world conditions.
  • consistency: The government published its resources and waste strategy in December 2018, and has conducted initial consultations on three policies: extended producer responsibility for packaging; introducing a deposit return system for drinks bottles; and bringing in greater consistency for recycling and waste collections.

Putting pupils in isolation 'drives poor behaviour'

  • seclusion: For example, exclusion and seclusion can echo relational trauma and systemic trauma; while physical restraint can echo physical and sexual abuse," the report says.
  • adverse: It says all schools should be aware that these sorts of adverse events can traumatise children and should use a more compassionate approach to promoting good behaviour.
  • solicitor: Dan Rosenberg, from Simpson Millar solicitors, who represents some of those families, said: " Isolation is being used as a dumping ground for some children- those with underlying difficulties are worst affected.
  • calm: Poorly behaved children will sometimes need to be removed from class at short notice, both by way of sanction and to enable them to calm down or for the lesson to continue.

Iran says Ukrainian plane turned back before crashing

  • speculate: There was no immediate indication that foul play may have caused the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane to go down soon after take-off, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned against speculating on the crash causes.
  • decipher: Some 45 Ukrainian aviation experts and security officials flew to Tehran early Thursday to participate in the investigation, including " deciphering the black boxes" discovered by Iranian authorities at the crash site, the Ukrainian president said.
  • collision: The leads under consideration include a collision with another airborne object, a rocket from Iran's missile defence system, an engine explosion caused by a technical problem, and an explosion on board the aircraft due to an " act of terror ", Danilov said on Facebook.
  • inexpensive: Canada is home to a large Iranian diaspora, and UIA offers relatively inexpensive flights between Toronto and Tehran, with a layover in Kiev..

Celeste got fired over her love of music - now she's won the BBC Sound of 2020

  • phenomenal: Celeste is a phenomenal talent, a voice that does not come around often and when you are exposed to it, is impossible to ignore," said Radio 1's Annie Mac, who has supported the singer on her show.
  • accolade: Celeste's victory in the BBC Sound Of 2020 follows similar accolades from the Brits, where she received the rising star award, and BBC Music Introducing, who named her their artist of the year- but she says awards have never been the goal.
  • liking: The teachers there took a liking to me and they told my mum, I could go to a performing arts school on a scholarship.
  • nurture: It was really intense, everyone was being nurtured to be a product of the school .I remember saying to my mum, " Everyone's like robots!
  • relent: From the first note she sings, it doesn't relent.

Danger washing machine repair dates to be revealed

  • festive: Many of those affected said doing so had already been a huge inconvenience for the last three weeks, particularly over the festive period.
  • reimbursement: Some have called for reimbursement of fees they have paid to their laundrette, but this has been ruled out by the company.
  • consequential: It would clearly be unacceptable if customers were left for many months without adequate washing facilities in their homes, particularly when there is also no offer to cover consequential costs such as trips to the laundrette.

Oregon woman sues Mormon church for $10 million for revealing husband's child sex abuse

  • clergy: The lawsuit, filed in Marion County Circuit Court, involves a Turner, Oregon, man convicted of abuse after he confessed to clergy that he had repeated sexual contact with a minor.
  • sanction: Church officials did not respond Tuesday to requests for comment on whether the actions of local leaders were sanctioned by the church.
  • clergy: He said local clergy's actions " totally violated church policy.
  • congregation: The Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has about 16.3 million members worldwide and about 153,300 members and 300 congregations, also known as wards, in Oregon.
  • clergy: After learning of the sexual abuse, the couple followed church doctrine by having Johnson confess and repent of his sins before church clergy and the official church court.

Australian Aboriginal officials approve killing up to 10,000 feral camels

  • aboriginal: Aboriginal officials in Australia have approved the killing of up to 10,000 camels as a region battling scorching heat and a long drought deals with animals searching for water.
  • feral: O ur country has really been devastated by this type of feral load.
  • feral: This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 10,000 thirsty Australian feral camels could be killed during drought.

After slapping incident, pope kisses nun who vows not to bite

  • bite: After slapping incident, pope kisses nun who vows not to bite.
  • light-hearted: VATICAN CITY (Reuters)- Pope Francis, who last month angrily slapped the hand of a woman who yanked him toward her, gave a light-hearted reaction more typical of his papacy on Wednesday when a nun asked him for a kiss.
  • papacy: VATICAN CITY (Reuters)- Pope Francis, who last month angrily slapped the hand of a woman who yanked him toward her, gave a light-hearted reaction more typical of his papacy on Wednesday when a nun asked him for a kiss.
  • bite: He said yes, although only after she promised not to bite him.
  • bite: Francis responded: " Oh, (but) you bite !", prompting laughter from the people near them.

25 photos show what Iran looked like before the 1979 revolution turned the nation into an Islamic re...

  • repress: In the decades before the Islamic revolution of 1979, Iran was ruled by the Shah, whose dictatorship repressed dissent and restricted political freedoms.
  • dissent: In the decades before the Islamic revolution of 1979, Iran was ruled by the Shah, whose dictatorship repressed dissent and restricted political freedoms.
  • proximity: APDue to Iran's large supply of oil, proximity to India, and shared border with the Soviet Union, Britain and the US fully backed the Iranian government.
  • flee: AP Photo/Tom FitzsimmonsIn 1953, the Shah had to flee Iran after a Western-backed coup to overthrow Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh failed.
  • overthrow: A second coup succeeded in overthrowing Mosaddegh, who wanted to nationalize the Iranian oil industry to Britain's chagrin, and the Shah returned to the country.

Many victims of Britain's most prolific rapist didn't know they had been assaulted until pol...

  • prolific: Many victims of Britain's most prolific rapist didn't know they had been assaulted until police told them.
  • prolific: Sinaga was convicted of 159 sexual offences across four separate trials, a number that led to the Crown Prosecution Service calling him the " most prolific rapist ever to be brought to justice" in the UK..
  • penetration: Sinaga was arrested in June 2017 and was found guilty of 136 counts of rape, eight counts of attempted rape, 14 counts of sexual assa ult, and one of assault by penetration.
  • prolific: Sinaga was convicted of 159 sexual offences across four separate trials, a number that led British prosecutors to call him the " most prolific rapist to ever be brought to justice.

Progressive Governments’ Economic War on the NRA Fails in Court

  • reckoning: Now all three are facing a reckoning in court, based not on the Second Amendment but on the First.
  • injunction: In December, a federal court in California granted a preliminary injunction against a Los Angeles ordinance requiring city contractors to disclose any business links to, or memberships in, the gun group.
  • donate: Controversial and unpopular speech is protected speech; officials cannot yank a contract from some business, or threaten to, just because it has donated to, or partnered in some venture with, the Sierra Club, the NAACP, or the NRA..
  • partner: Controversial and unpopular speech is protected speech; officials cannot yank a contract from some business, or threaten to, just because it has donated to, or partnered in some venture with, the Sierra Club, the NAACP, or the NRA..
  • blatant: He avoided the blatant statements of intent that tripped up his California counterparts.