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    Brexit Campaigns Suspended as UK Mourns Slain MP

    Britain saw its first assassination of a sitting politician in 26 years yesterday when Labour MP Jo Cox was fatally shot and stabbed in her West Yorkshire constituency. Police have arrested a suspect and are investigating possible mental illness as well as political motivations: Witnesses reported that he shouted “Britain First,” the name of a far-right political party, before killing Cox. Britain has been in the midst of a heated debate over next week’s EU referendum, and both Leave and Remain sides have suspended campaigning out of respect.

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