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Man gets food assistance despite lotto win

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Alligator shot after it bites trapper

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Woman convicted of killing her mother

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Teachers unions attack federal program

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Police say man reports own drunken driving

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Singer Jenkins booed at Harrods sale

LONDON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Protesters who booed Katherine Jenkins at a Harrods sale in London say the opera singer should not be involved with a store selling fur products.
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John Wilson
Seattle Seahawks' cornerback John Wilson (R) breaks up a pass intended for New York Jet's wide receiver Laveranues Coles in the fourth quarter at Qwest Field in Seattle on December 21, 2008. Braving icy roads and long commutes, thousands of Seahawks fans braved the weather for the team's last home game of the season as the Seahwks beat the Jets 13-3. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)

John Wilson (1837 – 24 March 1915) was an English coal miner, trade unionist, and a Member of Parliament (MP) for more than 25 years.

Born at Greatham, near Hartlepool, his mother Hannah died when he was four. After his father, Christopher (b. 1807 at Greatham), died of cholera when Wilson was ten, he worked in the mines, spent four years as a merchant seaman, and return to Durham as a miner in 1860. Married in 1832 to Margaret (née Firth), the couple emigrated to the United States in 1864, where Wilson worked the mines in Pennsylvania and Illinois. They returned to Durham in 1867; the first two of their five children had been born in America.

Wilson was one of the founders in 1869 of the Durham Miners' Association (DMA), which led to him being denied employment, but in 1878 he became a fulltime union organiser, rising to become the DMA's general secretary in 1896.

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