Theresa May’s Election Gamble Backfires, Tories Lose Majority: Here’s What We’re Reading

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. Theresa May vows to ‘lead Britain forward’ despite staggering election blow

“British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed Friday to remain in power and push ahead with difficult talks on Britain’s exit from the European Union despite a stunning election blow that left her Conservative Party grievously weakened and the country in a political tailspin.

“‘I will now form a government — a government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country,’ May said in front of her offices at 10 Downing Street following a 20-minute meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.”

Washington Post

2. Trump sees ‘total and complete vindication’ in Comey’s testimony

“The president’s lawyers plan to file a complaint with the Justice Department inspector general next week arguing that Mr. Comey should not have shared what they call privileged communications, according to two people involved in the matter.”

New York Times

3. NATO Chief: We need more Canadian presence in Europe

“The head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization says he is expecting Canada to increase its presence on missions now that the Liberal government has promised to spend more on soldiers, ships and fighter jets.”

CBC News

4. Is it just me or are TV episodes really long now?

“‘Just because you can make a show of any length doesn’t mean you should.'”

The Hollywood Reporter

5. Why do dogs roll around in poo?

“Humans first domesticated dogs around 15,000 years ago, and we have lived side-by-side with them ever since. It is possible to find shelves-full of research on their behaviour, but there is surprisingly little that explores why dogs have such an affinity towards other animals’ poo.”