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David Cameron resigns as UK shocks the world by voting for Brexit

(The Telegraph) While England voted overwhelmingly for Brexit, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed Remain. Statements are expected to be made by Sinn Fein and the SNP later today calling for a breakaway from the Union. London backed Remain but the turnout was lower than expected because of bad weather.

The pound crashed to the lowest level since 1985 as sterling fell below $1.35. Complacency about a Brexit outcome will come clear this morning, as out of hours trading suggests that the FTSE 100 will drop by 8.8pc, or by some 560 points. The fall would be the third worst in history if stocks ended the day down as sharply.

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Supreme Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action admissions program

(Washington Post) The Supreme Court on Thursday said University of Texas admission officials may consider the race of student applicants in a limited way to build a diverse student body.

The decision was a surprising win for advocates of affirmative action, who say the benefits of diversity at the nation’s colleges and universities are worth the intrusion on the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection that generally forbids the government from making decisions based on racial classifications.

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Donald Trump's speech on Hillary Clinton filled with distortions

(CBS News) Donald Trump's fierce denunciation of Hillary Clinton on Wednesday was rife with distortion.

He accused Clinton of announcing a withdrawal from Iraq that wasn't on her watch, pulled numbers out of nowhere on her plan for refugees and went beyond the established facts behind the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya in stating starkly that she "left him there to die." In doing so, he assigned her far more influence in the world than she exercised as secretary of state.

Lucinda

Clinton tells House Democrats she will compete in all 50 states

(Politico) Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton got a raucous welcome from House Democrats on Wednesday during her first visit to Capitol Hill since effectively clinching the nomination.

The theme of the day was one word — unity, unity — and more unity, and she entered the meeting to chants of “Hillary, Hillary!”

“We need to unify the country,” Clinton said to applause.

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Keith Ellison,your Mom called and wants you on the floor.

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was in a meeting Wednesday when he received a message from his mother.

"Was in a meeting when my scheduler handed me this note," Ellison wrote on Facebook.

DonViejo

Ryan says Democratic ‘sit-in’ demanding gun control vote is publicity stunt

(Reuters) U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday a sit-in by Democratic representatives aimed at pushing for a vote on gun control legislation was a publicity stunt and he would not bring the bill up for a vote.

“They know that we will not bring a bill that takes away a person’s constitutionally guaranteed rights without … due process,” Ryan said in an interview with CNN. “We don’t agree with that. The Senate already doesn’t agree with that…. This is a publicity stunt.”

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