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Former London Mayor Boris Johnson Appointed UK Foreign Secretary

Johnson had hoped to become British prime minister but saw his dream fade amid Conservative Party plotting after last month's vote

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    Former London Mayor Boris Johnson leaves Westminster Tower on June 24, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.

    Former London Mayor Boris Johnson has been appointed Britain's new foreign secretary, one of the biggest jobs in government.

    Johnson was one of the leaders of the campaign to leave the European Union. He has been given the job by new Prime Minister Theresa May, who backed the losing "remain" side ahead of the referendum.

    Johnson had hoped to become British prime minister but saw his dream fade amid Conservative Party plotting after last month's vote.

    He will not be responsible for leading Britain's EU exit talks. That will go to a dedicated "minister for Brexit."

    Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

    [NATL] Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

    A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

    (Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017)