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Tuesday July 16th, 2019 night edition

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James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and injuring dozens during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017.

Fields was sentenced last month to life in prison on 29 federal hate crime charges.

Judge Richard Moore followed a state jury's recommendation in handing down the sentence.

Under state law, he was allowed to go lower than the recommendation, but not higher.

Later that day, Fields plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing Heather Heyer, 32, and injuring more than two dozen others.

Last month, Fields admitted to deliberately driving his car into counterprotesters who showed up to demonstrate against the white nationalists.

"I would like to see him change in time from a white supremacist to someone who helps bring others away from white supremacy. »

Walking and cycling to work makes commuters happier and more productive

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Those who commute short distances, walk or cycle to work, are more likely to be happy commuters, which makes them more productive.

Among them, nearly a quarter of commutes can be classed as lengthy (travel for 45 minutes or more one way).

Long commutes not only cause physical and mental strains on workers, but may also affect their work participation, engagement and productivity. »

New face of the Bank of England's £50 note is revealed as Alan Turing

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Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing will feature on the new design of the Bank of England's £50 note.

"Alan Turing was an outstanding mathematician whose work has had an enormous impact on how we live today," said Bank of England governor Mark Carney.

"As the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, as well as a war hero, Alan Turing's contributions were far-ranging and path breaking. »

Britons believe far-right groups a greater threat to society than Islamist extremism, poll says

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The British public now sees far-right groups as a greater threat to public order than Islamist extremists, a new poll has revealed.

Over the same period, the proportion naming Islamist extremist groups as the biggest threat declined by 35 per cent to 28 per cent.

And those who believed that none of these groups pose a threat rose sharply from 4 per cent to 16 per cent. »

Shams Charania auf Twitter: "Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons has agreed to a five-year, $170 million maximum contract extension, agent Rich Paul tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium."

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