Tributes paid to Surrey headteacher found dead with husband and daughter

Colleagues describe Emma Pattison as ‘inspiring’, as reports say shots were heard before bodies found in grounds of Epsom College

Colleagues have paid tribute to the headteacher Emma Pattison, who was found dead with her seven-year-old daughter and husband at Epsom College in Surrey, as reports emerged that emergency services were alerted after gunshots were heard.

Surrey police have not disclosed the cause of deaths of Pattison, 45, daughter Lettie and husband, George, ...

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Biden to address divided Congress during State of the Union

President Biden is set to deliver his second State of the Union address this week to a divided Congress, as the new House GOP majority seeks to stymie his agenda and investigate his family and administration.

The speech — before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber — is scheduled for Tuesday at 9 p.m. eastern time. It will offer a preview of how Biden will seek to push forward his legislative priorities given the new power dynamics, and whether he will try to f...

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Biden to address divided Congress during State of the Union

President Biden is set to deliver his second State of the Union address this week to a divided Congress, as the new House GOP majority seeks to stymie his agenda and investigate his family and administration.

The speech — before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber — is scheduled for Tuesday at 9 p.m. eastern time. It will offer a preview of how Biden will seek to push forward his legislative priorities given the new power dynamics, and whether he will try to f...

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University apologizes after students chanted ‘Russia’ at Ukrainian basketball player

Colorado State University (CSU) has apologized for chants of "Russia" form its student section near the end of a basketball game Saturday night while an opposing player from Ukraine was shooting a free throw.

“Following tonight’s basketball game, we became aware that a small group of individuals in our student section chanted 'Russia' at a student-athlete from Utah State, who is from the Ukraine,” the university wrote in a tweet on Sunday. 

"On behalf of Colorado St...

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Obama defense secretary questions Biden’s response to Chinese balloon

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Obama defense secretary questions Biden’s response to Chinese balloon

Leon Panetta, a former defense secretary in the Obama administration, questioned the Biden administration’s response to the suspected Chinese spy balloon that drifted across the U.S. before being shot down off the Carolina coast on Saturday. 

During an appearance on CNN “Newsroom,” Panetta told host Jim Acosta that U.S. officials should've taken steps sooner and been more transparent with the American public about the balloon as President Biden "allowed it to simply cross over...

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Cotton suggests Biden administration delayed shooting down balloon to ‘salvage’ Blinken trip to China

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Sunday accused President Biden of delaying his decision to take down the suspected Chinese spy balloon to "salvage" Secretary of State Antony Blinken's trip to China.

"I do believe the administration wanted to salvage the Secretary of State's trip on Friday night, and they got through Thursday afternoon," he told Shannon Bream on "Fox News Sunday."

Blinken postponed his trip to Beijing on Friday over the "unacceptable"suspected surveillance...

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