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UK PM Johnson resists calls to sack Cummings over 400 km drive

Reuters Saturday, 23 May 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resisted calls on Saturday from opposition parties to sack senior adviser Dominic Cummings after he travelled 400 km (250 miles) to northern England while his wife showed COVID-19 symptoms.
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