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Almost 80% of Americans agree that Joe Biden won the White House despite Donald Trump's claims of fraud - including more than half of Republicans

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Nearly 80 percent of Americans, including more than half of Republicans, recognize President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the November 3rd election, according to a recent poll. Most media organizations called the race for the Democrat based on his leads in critical battleground states. While the race with Republican incumbent Donald Trump still remains undecided in three states as of Tuesday evening, Biden - who needed 270 Electoral College votes to win - had 279 of those votes to 214 for Trump, according to Edison Research. In the popular vote, Biden got 76.3 million, or 50.7% of the total, to 71.6 million, or 47.6%, for Trump. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll found 79% of U.S. adults believe Biden won the White House The poll canvassed 1,363 American adults for their views on the outcome of the 2020 election The Reuters/Ipsos national opinion survey poll, which ran from Saturday afternoon to Tuesday, found that 79% of U.S. adults believe Biden won the White House.  Another 13% said the e

Coronavirus pandemic has caused a 'hidden backlog' of FIVE MILLION patients needing NHS treatment, report reveals

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The pandemic has caused a ‘hidden backlog’ of almost 5million people needing NHS treatment, a report has revealed. Referrals for routine hospital care plummeted by a third between January and August. There were 4.7million fewer people referred for treatment – such as hip, knee and cataract surgery – compared to the same period the year before, the Health Foundation revealed. The think-tank warned that long waits could now ‘become the norm for millions of people’ unless action was taken to protect non-Covid care. There were 4.7million fewer people referred for treatment – such as hip, knee and cataract surgery – compared to the same period the year before, the Health Foundation revealed (File photo of surgeons in an operating theatre) The suspension of many NHS services and fears over seeking care are likely to be behind the 34 per cent fall. There were 622,593 fewer referrals for trauma and orthopaedics – which includes surgery for hip and knee replacements. Ophthalmology services, whi

Labor's civil war: How one furious MP could spell the end of Anthony Albanese's election hopes after an explosive row in a meeting on climate policy - as he warned the party will NEVER get into power

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Rumours are swirling that Joel Fitzgibbon is plotting to bring down Anthony Albanese's leadership of the Labor Party after he dramatically quit the frontbench on Tuesday. The 58-year-old MP for the New South Wales coal-mining seat of Hunter stepped down as shadow agriculture and resources minister amid an ongoing disagreement over climate and energy policy. Mr Fitzgibbon, a strong supporter of the gas and coal industries, believes Labor is out of touch with blue-collar workers and needs a more moderate position on climate change to make the party electable again. Several Labor politicians said he and Mr Albanese had an explosive argument at a shadow cabinet meeting on Monday night, which was described by one frontbencher as 'the worst I've ever seen'. Rumours are swirling that Joel Fitzgibbon is plotting to bring down Anthony Albanese's leadership of the Labor Party after he dramatically quit the frontbench on Tuesday Another said they thought the argument was goin

Dozens of children are rescued from a 'sick child sex ring' with kids allegedly abused at a NSW childcare centre after 14 men were arrested and hit with 828 charges including bestiality and offences against a one-year-old

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Justin Kenneth Radford, 29, was arrested by the Australian Federal Police in February after he allegedly filmed himself sexually abusing children Police have rescued 46 Australian children - including 16 from a child care centre - in one of the biggest alleged child sex abuse cases in the country's history.  Fourteen arrests have been made over what investigators have labelled 'abhorrent' systemic sexual abuse - with 828 charges laid.   The alleged offenders are accused of producing and sharing child abuse material to an online network.  Operation Arkstone was launched following the February arrest of Justin Radford, 30, in Wyong on the NSW Central Coast.  Police seized a number of devices from his home and discovered social media forums where some members were allegedly producing child abuse material, while others were accessing and circulating it.   Investigators have since uncovered more than a dozen alleged offenders from three states -  NSW, Queensland and Western Aus

UK says YES to jab... but you go first, Boris! Poll shows three-quarters of Britons would agree to have the Covid-19 vaccine - but 40% want politicians to take it first to prove it's safe

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Three in four Britons would take the Covid vaccine, including nearly nine in ten elderly, according to a Daily Mail poll. Only 7 per cent said they would not have it under any circumstances. The poll also showed that Pfizer’s breakthrough jab was the best news of the year for many – and as significant as the fall of the Iron Curtain. However there was a note of caution, with seven in ten feeling lockdown restrictions should stay in place for now. Four in ten said the Prime Minister and fellow politicians should take the vaccination first to show it was safe. The poll came as Matt Hancock unveiled details of the ‘mammoth logistical operation’ required to inoculate huge swathes of the population within weeks. The Health Secretary said the roll-out would ‘inject hope into millions of arms this winter’. The programme will include GPs offering jabs from 8am to 8pm seven days a week and: In a poll conducted by the Daily Mail, nearly nine in ten elderly people said they would take the Covid v

Judge rules Jehovah's Witness, 15, must have blood transfusion to save her life in emotive case echoing Emma Thompson's movie court dilemma

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A teenage Jehovah's Witness must have a blood transfusion to save her life despite her religious objections, a senior judge ruled today. The High Court heard doctors must go ahead with the procedure because, although the 15-year-old is intelligent and able to make her own decisions, she should not be allowed to die. But Sir James Munby said his ruling had been made in great haste because of the girl's condition and that she may be able to refuse transfusions in the future. Sir James Munby, pictured above, said his ruling had been made in great haste because of the girl's condition He called for judges to reconsider legal precedents set down nearly 30 years ago which say that children should have no say in whether they accept medical treatment they do not want. The case mirrors the dilemmas faced by the family court judge played by Emma Thompson in 2017's The Children Act. In the film, based on the novel by Ian McEwan, the judge orders that a 17-year-old Jehovah's Wi

50 Tory MPs join new anti-lockdown group to fight against any Government plan to extend anti-Covid restrictions past December 2

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Fifty Tory MPs have joined a new anti-lockdown group vowing to fight against any new coronavirus lockdown, according to reports. The 'Covid Recovery Group' will aim to fight against any Government plan to extend current coronavirus lockdown restrictions after the beginning of next month. England is currently in a second national lockdown until December 2 - with pubs and bars closed and all but essential travel banned.  Boris Johnson has vowed that the restrictions will be lifted and replaced with regional measures on December 2. But if Mr Johnson does pursue extended measures or a third national lockdown, could now face a fight from the new Tory anti-lockdown group, reports the Telegraph. The 50-strong group, led by ex-Government Chief Whip Mark Harper and former Brexit Minister Steve Baker, launches on Thursday, the paper reports. The 50-strong group is led by ex-Government Chief Whip Mark Harper (pictured left) and former Brexit Minister Steve Baker (pictured right), accordin

Former Today Tonight presenter Helen Kapalos reveals she had to have therapy after THAT embarrassing live blooper went viral and could not even 'face going to the supermarket'

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Former Today Tonight presenter Helen Kapalos has revealed she had to have therapy after an embarrassing live blooper on the current affairs program went viral.   In 2013, the Australian anchor fumbled her way through a bulletin when she was left without a script or an autocue for a minute and a half. 'It was just horrific': Former Today Tonight presenter Helen Kapalos has revealed she 'had to have therapy' after an embarrassing live blooper on the current affairs program went viral 'It was just horrific. It was the biggest train wreck. I literally had to have therapy after it,' she told the Herald Sun.  'I didn't even want to be in the supermarket, or anything. I was absolutely devastated and really crippled,' she added. Helen went on to say: 'It really took the wind out of my sails, but it also helped bring me back to Earth. It made me realise what was important, and (the blooper incident) was a first world problem, at the end of the day. That

I saw the bruises Sean Connery left on his wife's face: Since his death, Sean Connery has rightly been praised for his screen roles. But now a close friend of his first wife Diane Cilento, reveals a violent streak that would have made 007 wince

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Less than a fortnight ago, Sir Sean Connery died in his sleep, aged 90, and those who paid lavish tribute to the screen’s first and greatest James Bond have seemed determined to confer heroic status on him. Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said she was ‘heartbroken’ to hear of his death, adding: ‘Our nation is today mourning one of our best-loved sons.’ Dame Shirley Bassey, who sang the Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever theme songs, said: ‘He was a wonderful person, a true gentleman, and will be forever in our hearts.’ ‘He was the hero of our times,’ agreed actor Andy Garcia, his co-star in The Untouchables, for which Connery won his only Oscar. But how true is that assertion? The women of the #MeToo movement would not regard Connery as a hero at all. The women of the #MeToo movement would not regard Sean Connery (pictured with first wife Diane Cilento) as a hero at all His admissions in two interviews — which he later denied — that he saw nothing wrong with hitting a woma

EXCLUSIVE: Larsa Pippen, 46, shows off her VERY pert derriere in bikini... after claiming ex-BFF Kim Kardashian's husband Kanye West would call her at 4AM

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Larsa Pippen shrugged off her rift with the Kardashian family as she enjoyed some fun in the sun on Monday. The reality star, 46, was spotted showcasing her famous in a pink snake print bikini while out in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her straight face expressed little emotion, however she did appear to be deep in conversation with someone through her AirPods.  What feud? Larsa Pippen shrugged off her rift with the Kardashian family as she enjoyed some fun in the sun in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday Throwing shade: She shielded her eyes behind a cool pair of black sunglasses Eyes shaded behind a cool pair of black sunglasses, Larsa strolled around the exterior of the house barefoot. While all alone, Larsa still appeared deep in conversation. The star was able to chat away with someone without use of her actual phone as she strode about the front yard with her AirPods plugged in. Despite winter fast approaching, Larsa looked ready for summer in her beachy attire. Leggy lady: The 46-