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UK mourns Jo Cox as group says suspect had far-right ties

BIRSTALL, England — Campaigning in Britain’s European Union membership referendum was at a halt and normal political life was suspended Friday as the country absorbed the daylight slaying of lawmaker Jo Cox with shock ‚Äî and worry that the political fury unleashed by the EU campaign was somehow connected to the killing.

Authorities search for boy dragged into water by gator

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The search continued Wednesday morning for a 2-year-old boy who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney’s upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, authorities said.

The effort was still considered a “search and rescue operation,” said Jeff Williamson, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.