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Friday December 13rd, 2019 evening edition

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks to the media at the SEC Centre in Glasgow during counting for the 2019 General Election.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Prime Minister Boris Johnson has no mandate to take Scotland out of the European Union and demanded a fresh independence vote on its place in the United Kingdom.

With all of the Scottish results now counted, the Scottish National Party (SNP) won 48 of the country's 59 available seats — 13 more than the pro-independence party won in 2017.

The Conservative Party, while winning a large majority across the whole of the United Kingdom, actually lost seven seats in Scotland and now only has six MPs (Member of Parliament) in the country.

The Liberal Democrats took four seats and Labour, until recently a dominant power in Scottish politics, just one.

In the aftermath of the result, Sturgeon conceded that not everybody that voted for SNP would also support independence, but said Scotland was clearly owed the right to choose its future.

Speaking to BBC News, Sturgeon said: "Boris Johnson has a mandate to take England out of the EU but he must accept that I have a mandate to give Scotland a choice for an alternative future. »

When he tires of answering questions about why he’s in a wheelchair, the 7th-grader simply dead-pans: ‘Vietnam.’ : Out-of-This-World Career Still in Cards for ‘Mac and Me’ Star

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In “Mac and Me,” Jade plays a boy who befriends the youngest member of a family from outer space.

That he gets around in a wheelchair adds an affecting thread of reality to the fantasy and provides some striking action.

Is it just an acronymic coincidence that Mac is used in the name of one of McDonald’s more popular products?) »

Astronomers find 19 more galaxies missing their dark matter

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In the late 1970s, astronomers Vera Rubin and Kent Ford of the Carnegie Institution observed our most well-known galactic neighbor: the Andromeda galaxy.

In this simulation, the galaxy on the left shows what rotation would look like without the effects of dark matter, while the right shows rotation with dark matter.

"We thought that every galaxy had dark matter and that dark matter is how a galaxy begins," van Dokkum said in a press release after the discovery. »

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