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US police investigate Britons' shooting

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Students to target Liberal Democrat HQ

The Liberal Democrats' headquarters will be targeted with the same "legitimate force" seen at the riot at Millbank, student activists said today.

People born deaf 'see better'

Adults who are born deaf can see better than people with good hearing, according to research released yesterday.

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