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Slain MP's Widower Quits Posts Over Misconduct Claim

Brendan Cox steps down from charities he set up in memory of UK lawmaker Jo Cox

(Newser) - The widower of a slain British legislator has stepped down from two charities set up in her memory after allegations of sexual misconduct in the past were reported. "I want to apologise deeply and unreservedly for my past behaviour and for the hurt and offence that I have caused,... More »

If UK Has Its Way, No One Will Be Lonely Again

PM Theresa May announces a minister of loneliness to address this public health issue

(Newser) - There's a rampant health issue in Britain that may be worse for one's health than smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and PM Theresa May has just appointed a person to address it. "For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life," May... More »

Neo-Nazi Hears Fate for 'Brutal' Killing of UK Lawmaker

White supremacist Thomas Mair murdered Jo Cox

(Newser) - A white supremacist who shot and stabbed a pro-European UK lawmaker while shouting "Britain first" was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a crime prosecutors called an act of far-right terrorism. Jurors at London's Central Criminal Court deliberated for less than two hours before unanimously finding 53-year-old... More »

Accused Jo Cox Killer: My Name is 'Death to Traitors'

Thomas Mair is defiant in court

(Newser) - The accused killer of British lawmaker Jo Cox gave his name as "Death to traitors, freedom for Britain" in his first court appearance. Thomas Mair, 52, made his defiant statement Saturday in Westminster Magistrates' Court in London. West Yorkshire Police charged Mair overnight with murder, inflicting grievous bodily harm,... More »

Jo Cox's Accused Killer Linked to US Neo-Nazi Group

Thomas Mair bought manuals about guns and explosives

(Newser) - The man accused of Thursday's shocking murder of a British lawmaker in broad daylight appears to have connections to a white supremacy group in the US. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that Thomas Mair, 52, in 1999 spent $620 on how-to manuals about guns and explosives from a... More »

Husband: 'Fight Against the Hatred That Killed' Jo Cox

British lawmaker killed by shooter while meeting with constituents

(Newser) - British lawmaker Jo Cox was killed by an attacker Thursday while preparing to meet with constituents at a local library. She was a 41-year-old Labour MP and mother of two. Here's what you need to know: More »

Brit MP Dies After She's Shot, Stabbed in Street Attack

Jo Cox was assaulted in Leeds

(Newser) - A British Labour MP has died after being shot and stabbed in an apparently targeted attack on Thursday, reports the BBC . Jo Cox—who was airlifted to a Leeds hospital, per the Yorkshire Post —was leaving a drop-in session for constituents at a library in Birstall around 1pm when... More »

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