• Forest chief retires amid sex inquiry

    Forest chief retires amid sex inquiry

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    The Forest Service agreed with the OIG's recommendations, but added that the agency is "uncertain" whether using only outside investigators will improve employee trust in handling these cases. The institutional problem the Forest Service faces is far from unique among government agencies. The agency had more than 35,500 employees as of September 2017, according to a federal database.
  • Anthony Davis listed as doubtful against Washington due to ankle sprain

    Anthony Davis listed as doubtful against Washington due to ankle sprain

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    Utah. Anthony Davis is averaging 28.1 points and 11.1 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.4 points and 5.8 assists. Wednesday's 114-101 win over the Sacramento Kings put the exclamation point on a flawless four-game Western Conference road trip and officially tied the longest winning streak in franchise history.
  • US, N. Korea go from threats to possible summit in a flash

    US, N. Korea go from threats to possible summit in a flash

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    His more bellicose talk and Kim's nuclear and missile tests have fuelled fears of war. But hopes of a detente have emerged in recent weeks following the Winter Olympics in South Korea , which were attended by a delegation from North Korea, including the sister of Kim Jong-un.
  • Not quite bareback: Scantily clad woman rides horse in Miami Beach nightclub

    Not quite bareback: Scantily clad woman rides horse in Miami Beach nightclub

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    Footage of the incident was shared to social media, where it sparked outrage. Animal activists were sharing a video of the incident, shaming the nightclub on social media and asking authorities to punish the event organizers. Opponents of this practice accused the club of animal cruelty, the Miami New Times reported , which prompted Miami Beach Police to start an investigation into the matter.
  • Pakistan troops shell forward posts, villages along LoC in J-K's Poonch

    Pakistan troops shell forward posts, villages along LoC in J-K's Poonch

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    Terming Indian illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir is "root of the problem", Pakistan demanded the United Nations to continue documenting human rights abuses by India in Occupied Kashmir. Later replying to the Indian statement, Pakistan stated that Kashmiri struggle for right to self determination could not be subsumed under the label of terrorism.
  • Sri Lanka steps up security ahead of Friday prayers

    Sri Lanka steps up security ahead of Friday prayers

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    The riots, which began on Monday after a man from the mainly Buddhist Sinhalese majority died from injuries sustained in an attack by Muslims last week, have destroyed more than 200 Muslim businesses, homes and vehicles. Police said Sinhalese extremists were using social media sites and messaging applications to spread hate speech and instigate attacks on the Muslim minority.
  • Jeff Flake threatens bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

    Jeff Flake threatens bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

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    But Flake said that was not enough and Congress must act. Trump signed a 25 percent import tariff on steel and a 10 percent one on aluminum on Thursday, saying it was for both economic and national security. Others have said Congress needs to claw back some of the constitutional authority on trade that they have willingly handed over to the executive branch over the years.
  • Former district commander named RCMP commissioner

    Former district commander named RCMP commissioner

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    Friday's appointment comes at a time when the force's relations with Indigenous communities are particularly strained. "She's known for being a hard worker, a dedicated officer and as someone who is constantly looking for ways to improve the status quo", the prime minister said today, and, that Lucki is "absolutely the best person for the job, who just happens to be a woman ".
  • Spy scandal: PM promises action after poisoning inquiry widens to 21 people

    Spy scandal: PM promises action after poisoning inquiry widens to 21 people

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    Father and daughter remain hospitalized in critical condition and both reportedly are in comas after being found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping mall in the town of Salisbury. In his comments to parliament, Johnson said the Salisbury chase had "echoes" of the plight of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died a slow death after drinking tea laced with highly radioactive polonium-210 in 2006 in a hotel in London.
  • Special Counsel Mueller Casting Wide Net That May Ultimately Hook President Trump

    Special Counsel Mueller Casting Wide Net That May Ultimately Hook President Trump

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    Nunberg, who was sacked from the Trump campaign in August 2015, was interviewed by Mueller's investigators in February as part of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. Mueller requested Nunberg's communication with Trump and nine Trump associates from November 1, 2015. Nunberg also said that being in touch with the special counsel's office has been a grueling experience, and that he made a decision to go on TV because he wants people to know what it's like.
  • US State Department Issues Travel Alert To Playa Del Carmen

    US State Department Issues Travel Alert To Playa Del Carmen

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    Last month, a bomb explosion occurred in a ferry in Playa Del Carmen , injuring 26 people. Some 20 people were injured. The United States Embassy in Mexico has issued a travel warning for a Mexican resort town, barring employees from travelling there following a security threat alert.
  • 911 calls reveal panic as Florida high school massacre unfolded

    911 calls reveal panic as Florida high school massacre unfolded

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    Do we allow the children to tell us that we should pass a law that says, "No homework"? The new measures come in the wake of the February 14 shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Former student Nikolas Cruz is charged with 17 counts of first degree murder. The bill's narrow passage reflected a mix of Republicans and Democrats in support and opposition.
  • New York Pushes for Sports Betting Legalization

    New York Pushes for Sports Betting Legalization

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    A decision from the Supreme Court is expected sometime in the coming months, potentially as early as mid-March. Despite a gulf in potential integrity fees , United States sports leagues are afforded some degree of power when it comes to different parameters of wagers and essentially where data used comes from.
  • EU, Japan seek to be excluded from U.S. tariffs in talks

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    Brussels has already drawn up a hitlist of flagship American products to target for countermeasures if its exports are affected by the tariffs including peanut butter, bourbon whiskey and orange juice. "We will have to protect our industry with rebalancing measures, safeguards". Tariffs would "seriously impact the normal order of worldwide trade", the Commerce Ministry said.
  • Trump's military parade: Period uniforms and aircraft, but no tanks

    Trump's military parade: Period uniforms and aircraft, but no tanks

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    Big, heavy tanks could tear up District of Columbia streets. Some of those considerations included preventing the parade, which will likely integrate with Washington, D.C.,'s holiday parade, from featuring tanks and noting that it should include "a heavy air component.to include older aircraft as available".
  • European Central Bank: Trump tariff move 'dangerous'

    European Central Bank: Trump tariff move 'dangerous'

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    Headline inflation dropped to 1.2 percent in February, while "core" CPI excluding food and energy remained at just 1 percent. These uncertainties overshadowed a monetary policy announcement by the European Central Bank , in which it hinted it is closer to withdrawing a key economic stimulus program.
  • Scott Quigg Apologetic For Failing To Make Weight For Valdez

    Scott Quigg Apologetic For Failing To Make Weight For Valdez

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    If Hearn's bell cow Anthony Joshua gets past Joseph Parker as expected on March 31, he will presumably look for a tune-up fight before locking horns with Deontay Wilder. Scott Quigg: "This is a great opportunity". Oscar is billed as the next featherweight star. "I've still got to figure it out". I've done everything.
  • Sensex rises 136 points; Nifty gains over 45 points

    Sensex rises 136 points; Nifty gains over 45 points

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    The broader 50-share NSE Nifty followed a similar pattern of trading and was up quarter a per cent. At the close, the Sensex was trading up 318.48 points or 0.96% at 33,351.57 with 16 components gaining. The BSE Power was trading 0.18 per cent down at 2,146 around 12:20 pm (IST). SAIL cracked 6.40 per cent, Jindal Steel dropped 5.24 per cent, Nalco dipped 2.19 per cent, NMDC 1.85 per cent, Vedanta 1.59 per cent and Hindalco fell by 1.26 per cent.
  • Govt to split Air India's debt ahead of stake sale: Jayant Sinha

    Govt to split Air India's debt ahead of stake sale: Jayant Sinha

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    The Ministry is also in the process of moving amendments to the Act governing the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in the current session of the Parliament for better use of the entity's land parcels. However, other states are yet to show interest in UDAN International, Choubey added. According to him, the total number of destinations awarded under Udan scheme was 56 airports, out of which 19 have been connected as of now.