Osborne lays out spending priorities

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will deliver his Autumn Financial Statement in parliament on Thursday. The statement will set out the government’s spending priorities and strategy for the coming years, and is expected to provoke controversy over potential cuts to departmental budgets as well as tax credits.



Tensions remain high amid street protests in Chicago after authorities released dashcam video of the shooting by a police officer of a 17-year-old youth. While the shooting took place a year ago, on Wednesday the officer was charged with first-degree murder.

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