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Mother wins MoD apology over 'Snatch' Land Rover death

Media playback is unsupported on your device In July 2005, Sue Smith’s son, Pte Phillip Hewett, was killed by a roadside bomb while travelling in a lightly armoured “snatch” Land Rover in Iraq. He was the ninth of 37 service personnel to be killed in the vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan, which came to be known as “mobile coffins”. Twelve years later, following a legal battle that reached the Supreme Court, Sue has finally got her apology. “He didn’t die for nothing,” she says. Speaking exclusively to the BBC, Sue ...

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Bolt injured in final race; Britain wins 4×100

6:13 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4×100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships. In what was expected to be the last competitive race of his career, Usain Bolt pulled up with an apparent left leg injury during the anchor leg of the men’s 4×100-meter final on Saturday. AP Photo/Matthias Schrader Having to make up lots of ...

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PKU funding battle: Family wins High Court challenge over drug

The family of a seven-year-old boy whose condition could cause brain damage have won a High Court challenge over an NHS decision not to fund a life-changing drug. The child, “S”, has a rare condition that means too much protein could cause permanent brain injury. He also has autism, which affects his ability to comply with dietary restrictions. A judge quashed the funding decision and remitted it for reconsideration. The parents of the boy, who has phenylketonuria or PKU, want a drug called Kuvan, which would help him metabolise protein. ...

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome wins yellow jersey for the fourth time

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s Chris Froome won the Tour de France for the fourth time as Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to victory in Paris on the 21st and final stage. Groenewegen defeated German Andre Greipel in a frenetic final sprint on the Champs Elysees but the day belonged to 32-year-old Froome. The Team Sky rider is now second in the all-time list after completing his third successive victory. Rigoberto Uran was second, 54 seconds behind, with Romain Bardet third. “Each time I have won has been ...

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Spieth turns the tables, wins Open in a classic

5:29 PM ET SOUTHPORT, England — Spectators sneaked inside the ropes, scurrying along the 18th fairway at Royal Birkdale, shrieking as Jordan Spieth headed toward the final green to a loud ovation from the packed grandstands and the coronation everyone expected to take place. But not like this. How about a legendary comeback that will long be remembered as one of the game’s epic feats? The old links by the Irish Sea has seen plenty of drama during 10 Open Championships played in this English town, with Hall of Famers ...

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'Dunkirk' wins weekend box office, 'Girls Trip' surprises

How Hollywood is going old to look new “Dunkirk” won at the box office and “Girls Trip” surprised. Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic beat expectations this weekend, bringing in estimated $ 50.5 million in North America. Overall, the film brought in $ 105.9 million worldwide. Box office analysts pegged the Warner Bros. film starring Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance at roughly a $ 40 million U.S. opening, but a wave of rave reviewsappeared to pushthe film higher. Nolan’s choice to show the film in the high resolution 70mm might ...

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Nobody wins if Congress simply repeals Obamacare — except the rich

CBO: 18 million more uninsured with repeal Here we go again. Republicans are in turmoil over how to fulfill their longstanding pledge to get rid of Obamacare. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week revived the notion of simply repealing Obamacare, but delaying it from taking effect for two years while lawmakers come up with a replacement plan. House Republican leaders had cast aside an attempt to do this earlier this year after encountering stiff opposition from fellow lawmakers and others, who said it was critical to come up with ...

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'Planet of the Apes' wins box office war with 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

The Marvel model for success In one of the biggest box office battles of the summer, it was apes over spiders. “War for the Planet of the Apes,” the latest film in the rebooted franchise, brought in an estimated $ 56.5 million at the domestic box office this weekend. That was enough to beat the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Sony and Marvel Studios’ “Spider-Man: Homecoming” nabbed an estimated $ 45.2 million in North America in its second weekend. 20th Century Fox’s rebooted “Apes” trilogy has a strong following and is one ...

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Gay man wins Supreme Court case on equal pension rights

Media playback is unsupported on your device A gay man has won a landmark ruling which will give his husband the same pension rights as a wife would receive. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that if John Walker, 66, dies, his husband is entitled to a spouse’s pension, provided they remain married. The ex-cavalry officer said it would “drag” the government “into the 21st century”, while human rights group Liberty said “thousands” could benefit. A government spokesman said it would review the implications of the ruling. BBC legal affairs correspondent ...

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OKC gambles on Paul George and wins a trade

1:11 PM ET You know a trade is good when even the downside has upside. Consider this scenario: Russell Westbrook, basking in the Paul George hoopla, agrees to a five-year super-max extension to stay in Oklahoma City, George bolts for L.A., and the Thunder rebuild again with only Westbrook and Steven Adams tied to big-money long-term contracts. You might quibble with how nice that upside is. There is risk in ponying up 40 percent of the cap to Westbrook as he passes 30; he’s a so-so shooter who relies on ...

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