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Fire crews told The Telegraph 'we are not going to stop searching' “For the first time there is a government that does not take money from Benetton. Autostrade was protected by previous governments,” he said. “If the bridge was dangerous, then they should have closed it.” The government said it wanted to revoke the contract awarded to Autostrade and hit the company with a massive fine of 150 million euros. "The first thing that should happen is that the heads of Autostrade per l'Italia should step down. And given that there have been breaches (of contract), I announce that we have begun the process for the eventual revocation of their contract and a fine of 150 million euros,” transport minister Danilo Toninelli said on Facebook. Autostrade insisted the bridge had been “constantly monitored” and refuted accusations that it had not invested enough in maintenance. "In the last five years the company's investment in the security, maintenance and strengthening of the network has been over one billion euros a year," it said. Cars and trucks are left on a section of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa Credit: Nicola Marfisi/AP As the coalition, which consists of Five Star and the hard-Right League party, called for heads to roll, it emerged that in 2013 the founder of Five Star had opposed plans to build a new motorway that would have alleviated pressure on the Morandi bridge. Beppe Grillo, the founder of Five Star, dismissed warnings that the bridge could collapse as “a fairy tale” on his widely-read blog. 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Keith Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Primary While Facing Abuse Accusations

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Rising sea levels threatens coastal cities with more tsunamis, scientists warn

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National Guard deploys thousands of soldiers to California

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Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Admits Mistake On Obama's Black Employment Numbers

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'Twelve Apostles' help migrants cross Mexico

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12 Ways Teachers Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

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Ford to invest $740 million in Detroit train station, city development project

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China Is Sending a Trade Envoy to Washington Amid Tariff Dispute

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Don Lemon Reveals The Sad Reality About Trump's Alleged ‘N-Word’ Tape

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Bayer presses on with Monsanto integration as stock suffers

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'Stand Your Ground' Shooter Charged After Fatal Altercation Over Parking Space

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Manafort trial: Judge TS Ellis calls for short closing arguments on Wednesday as defence rests case

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Christine Hallquist Scores Historic Win In Vermont's Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

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Police Focus Search for Missing Student Mollie Tibbetts on 5 Areas in Iowa Town

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AP NewsBreak: Pilot who crashed his own home had hangar code

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Teen pushed off bridge: 'I could have died'

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Lightning storms mass over California, Oregon as wildfires blaze

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'I Can't Guarantee' Trump Never Said Racial Slur

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Walmart shares surge on strong US sales growth

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There's A Perfect Word For People Who Say 'I'm Not Racist, But...'

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Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale

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White Nationalist Paul Nehlen Loses GOP Primary For Paul Ryan's House Seat

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US, Mexico announce new strategies on cartels

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Asylum Seekers Say Illegal Crossings Were Their Only Option

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Heroic Father Suffers Severe Injuries While Trying to Save Son From Balcony Fall

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No injuries reported after 2 planes collide at Chicago O'Hare Airport

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Facebook is ‘a surveillance system,’ sci-fi author Cory Doctorow says

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