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Friday March 22nd, 2019 morning edition

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A petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU gathered over two million signatures in less than 24 hours on Thursday.

Posted on the British parliament's website, the petition read: "The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'.

We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU.

It gathered more than 100,000 signatures in its first two hours, and ballooned from there on Thursday morning.

The petition was so successful that the page on the British parliament's website crashed for several hours on Thursday morning.

"Nearly 2,000 signatures are being completed every minute", the British parliament's Petition committee said on Twitter.

A map of the petition participants showed high numbers of Remainers in Edinburgh, London, Bristol, Cambridge and Brighton. »

UPDATE: Elephants Who Appeared To Mourn Their Human Friend Remain Protected

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Today, the elephants are "completely wild and doing fine" according to Graham Spence, Anthony's brother-in-law and co-author of three books.

Dylan is also continuing his father's legacy with another wildlife project in a rural area called Camperdown outside Durban, South Africa.

In April, the University of KwaZulu-Natal's College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science posthumously awarded Lawrence an honorary Doctor of Science degree. »

ACLU: Black man detained while moving into own Kansas home

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He added that if he were white “we wouldn’t even be having this conversation right now.”.

“Each of these incidents would be concerning had they been alleged independently,” the ACLU said in the letter to the attorney general’s office.

“Together, they suggest a pervasive culture of racial bias and systemic process failure within the Tonganoxie Police Department. »

Microsoft Says the FCC 'Overstates' Broadband Availability in the US

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Microsoft this week was the latest to highlight the US government’s terrible broadband mapping in a filing with the FCC, first spotted by journalist Wendy Davis.

In it, Microsoft accuses the FCC of over-stating actual broadband availability and urges the agency to do better.

The FCC’s broadband data is received via the form 477 data collected from ISPs. »

'Cancel Brexit' petition passes 2m signatures on Parliament site

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A petition calling for Theresa May to cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50 has passed two million signatures.

The petition has long since passed the 100,000 signatures that means it will be considered for debate.

In January, MPs debated whether the UK should leave the EU without a deal, after a petition calling for that got 371,673 signatures. »