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Hammond Quits Parliament After Expulsion by Johnson: U.K. Votes

Nicola Sturgeon in Dumfries, Scotland, on Nov. 4.

Nicola Sturgeon in Dumfries, Scotland, on Nov. 4.

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Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg was forced to apologize after saying some of the 72 people killed in the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London might have survived if they’d shown “common sense.’’ The comments angered victims’ families and stoked criticism from opposition parties that the ruling Conservatives are out of touch.