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Trevor Phillips, the former head of the Commission for Racial Equality, who uncovered the document, said: 'It is so cowardly that the Home Office is expressing surprise and saying this scandal is a terrible mistake by some junior person yet this shows ministers must have been told that this could happen.' Ministers would not have been required to sign off the impact assessment, said the Home Office.
  • Gopher tortoise found covered in red paint and concrete

    Gopher tortoise found covered in red paint and concrete

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    The tortoise was taken to a wildlife rehab and will undergo the stressful process of removing the paint and concrete. The reptile was found on County Road 455 near the town of Montverde which hugs Lake Apopka, west of Orlando. Gopher tortoises are state-listed as Threatened and are a protected species . Removing paint and concrete from gopher tortoises without harming it is a challenging process that causes the animal stress, officials said.
  • Paradox: New US arms sales policy takes human rights into consideration

    Paradox: New US arms sales policy takes human rights into consideration

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    Though India does use drones for security and surveillance, if it acquires armed drones, it will be far more helpful for the nation to guard its border from terror activities especially along the Line of Control (LoC). During a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has hungered for USA -made weapons over the past several years, Trump stressed the importance of delivering foreign military equipment promptly.
  • Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area

    Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area

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    Critical Fire Weather Conditions will be possible this afternoon near the Oklahoma border and in far southwest Kansas. Then get ready for another cold, damp and dreary day Thursday with scattered showers and highs in the 40s. Low: 29. Day: Overcast with a 20 percent chance for precipitation. Less than a tenth of an inch of precipitation is expected. Cloudy, with a high near 75.
  • Former FBI director James Comey's memos have been released to Congress

    Former FBI director James Comey's memos have been released to Congress

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    Of particular concern was that McCabe effectively authorized the FBI to confirm an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation, by revealing a phone call in which he pushed back against a Justice Department official who warned that the bureau should not be taking overt steps in the case close to an election.
  • ISIL given '48 hours' to evacuate area south of Damascus

    ISIL given '48 hours' to evacuate area south of Damascus

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    State news agency SANA said 1,500 rebels and 3,500 members of their families are expected to evacuate Dumair, while data indicate that some 100,000 people live in Dumair. The agreement, which was reached on Tuesday, stipulates for the terrorists to leave the town to Jarablus and resolving the status of those who wish to remain, after handing over their weapons.
  • For Now, Trump Won't Impose Russian Sanctions

    For Now, Trump Won't Impose Russian Sanctions

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    The director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons told a meeting of the OPCW executive council that inspectors had not been allowed to visit the town outside Damascus , the United Kingdom delegation said. French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he had persuaded US President Donald Trump not to pull troops out of Syria and instead commit "for the long term".
  • Iraqi Air Force hits Daesh terror targets in Syria

    Iraqi Air Force hits Daesh terror targets in Syria

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    Last week prime minister al-Abadi said Iraq would defend itself from militant threats across their own borders. It's not the progress we expected, but it's the progress we got: The Iraqi military the USA helped create is now dropping bombs on the ISIS terrorists the USA also helped create, in coordination with a homicidal tyrant we just bombed last week .
  • Pentagon: Syria retains limited capability for chemical attack in future

    Pentagon: Syria retains limited capability for chemical attack in future

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    A preparatory team entered Douma on Tuesday, but not the experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the source added. Journalists visiting Douma on a government-organized tour Monday did not report any security threats. Initially, Russia and Syria denied any chemical attack had happened .
  • COMEY MEMOS: Trump complained about Mike Flynn's 'serious judgment issues'

    COMEY MEMOS: Trump complained about Mike Flynn's 'serious judgment issues'

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    Democrats have accused Republicans of providing Trump a pretext for eventually firing or removing Rosenstein, who supervises special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Comey is on a publicity tour to promote his new book, " A Higher Loyalty ". At a subsequent point, Comey writes Trump instructed me, "I need devotion".
  • Manafort Wants More DOJ Records About Scope Of Mueller Probe

    Manafort Wants More DOJ Records About Scope Of Mueller Probe

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    But social media filled with questions on specifically what protest - and on what day - the Pittsburgh police were preparing for. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed with special counsel Robert Mueller what prosecutors should pursue in the Russian Federation probe as early as last May, when Mueller was first appointed, the special counsel's office said Thursday.
  • Russian Federation c.bank says geopolitics limits room for rate cut

    Russian Federation c.bank says geopolitics limits room for rate cut

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    On Sunday's " Face the Nation ", Haley announced additional sanctions were coming against Russian Federation for its reported role in the Syrian chemical attack and that Mnuchin would announce them as soon as Monday. Now, Trump and Haley's separate worlds and ideologies have clashed, and each move she makes from this point on will ultimately factor into an even larger possibility for the ambassador: becoming president of the United States.
  • Walter Moody, 83, oldest Man to ever be executed

    Walter Moody, 83, oldest Man to ever be executed

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    If that appeal fails, then Moody is scheduled to expire by lethal injection in p.m. Thursday. It has been almost 30 years since Robinson's death. USA 11 Circuit of Appeals Judge Robert Vance Sr. Two different mail bombs have been later intercepted and defused, together with one at an NAACP workplace in Jacksonville, Fla. Authorities said those bombs were meant to make investigators believe the crimes were racially motivated.
  • BJP berth gambit as Jammu unit boils

    BJP berth gambit as Jammu unit boils

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    BJP sources clarified that initial reports that party is pulling out its partnership with PDP were incorrect and said the exercise pertained to a restructuring of its presence in the state government. The tone of Singh was completely different from his speech at the March rally in Kathua where he had demanded a CBI probe accusing the crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police of arresting people without any proof.
  • Trial still on: Judge does not dismiss charge against Greitens

    Trial still on: Judge does not dismiss charge against Greitens

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    Greitens quickly replied that he won't quit and hopes to be vindicated at an upcoming criminal trial. Tisaby allegedly said he did not take notes during a deposition of Greitens' mistress but Tisaby can be seen in a photo doing just that. Greitens and Hawley both won election in 2016 as maverick political outsiders. Claire McCaskill and has faced an onslaught of Democratic ads trying to link him to Greitens.
  • Pentagon Has No Indication Syria Will Conduct a

    Pentagon Has No Indication Syria Will Conduct a "Chemical Attack"

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    Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the US military's Joint Staff, said Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime retains a "residual" chemical capability at a variety of sites across the country. Uzumcu said the United Nations security team will continue to work with Syrian authorities, local councils in Douma and the Russian military police "to review the situation".
  • TV Tower collapses in Fordland, Mo. field

    TV Tower collapses in Fordland, Mo. field

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    The structure is owned by Missouri State University . She said she was not sure how long the crew had been working on the tower. The five, other, workers sustained non-life-threatening injuries, but three of them were taken to a local area hospital.
  • Can BC stop the pipeline expansion?

    Can BC stop the pipeline expansion?

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    In a column titled "Justin Trudeau faces his Margaret Thatcher moment on pipelines . and cowers", National Post columnist William Watson contrasted the deliberation and ruthlessness with which Margaret Thatcher plotted and carried out the 1984-85 assault on the British coal miners, with Trudeau's supposed fecklessness.
  • Zarif: Iran has options that will definitely make USA regret

    Zarif: Iran has options that will definitely make USA regret

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    Speaking to reporters upon arrival in New York Thursday night to participate in the UN General Assembly meeting on sustaining peace, Zarif said the wrong policies of the U.S. 'Definitely, the measures the Islamic Republic will take and the reaction the worldwide community will show will be very unpleasant for the Americans, ' the Iranian foreign minister said.
  • STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Director Rides Into HASBRO's MASK Movie

    STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Director Rides Into HASBRO's MASK Movie

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    No writer has yet been attached to script the M.A.S.K. movie, nor has a release date been announced. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem, of course). Gray is now in pre-production on Sony Pictures' untitled MEN IN BLACK reboot which will star Chris Hemsworth ( 12 STRONG ) and Tessa Thompson ( CREED ).
  • Canadian PM Trudeau Faced With Pipeline Protest in London

    Canadian PM Trudeau Faced With Pipeline Protest in London

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    Climate change campaigners have blocked the Canadian High Commission in Trafalgar Square with a massive "protest pipeline" - branded "Crudeau Oil" - which was installed by 30 Greenpeace volunteers and runs from the main entrance of Canada House to the consular entrance on Cockspur Street.
  • Trump presses for release of three Americans held by North Korea

    Trump presses for release of three Americans held by North Korea

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    Although the meeting took place over the Easter holiday weekend, it is unclear as to why the president mentioned "last week" in his tweet . At his confirmation hearing last week to become the top US diplomat, Pompeo played down expectations for a breakthrough deal on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons at the planned Trump-Kim summit, but said it could lay the groundwork for a comprehensive agreement on denuclearization.
  • Ste'Vante Clark, Brother Of Stephon Clark, Arrested On Threat Charges

    Ste'Vante Clark, Brother Of Stephon Clark, Arrested On Threat Charges

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    Stevante Clark, 25, was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill or seriously injure someone as well as calling 911 to annoy or harass, according Sacramento police. Clark spoke to CBS13 earlier this month after receiving inpatient mental health treatment at UC Davis Medical Center following a disturbance call a hotel on Del Paso Boulevard.
  • Park Service hikes Devils Tower fees

    Park Service hikes Devils Tower fees

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    On November 21, 2017, Daines secured a 30-day extension to the comment period of the proposed fee increase for our National Parks , following a letter sent to the Acting Director of the National Park Service, Mike Reynolds. This pilot is an initiative to test a new way to pace and send vehicles to the Arch Rock Entrance Station, improving visitor safety and access while enhancing the overall visitor experience on busy traffic days.
  • Lance Armstrong settles federal lawsuit for $5 million

    Lance Armstrong settles federal lawsuit for $5 million

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    The seven-time Tour de France victor (those victories were officially stripped by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in 2012) avoided having to pay the massive sum for the lawsuit that began way back in 2010. After years of denials, Armstrong admitted in a 2013 interview with Oprah Winfrey that he had taken banned substances and encouraged others to do so, while orchestrating a coverup of the team's use of blood transfusions and substances including testosterone and erythropoietin, known as EPO.
  • Inspectors Now Allowed at Syria Chemical Attack Site After Russian Delays

    Inspectors Now Allowed at Syria Chemical Attack Site After Russian Delays

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    Syria's United Nations ambassador, Bashar Ja'afari, told the Security Council that the United Nations team went to Douma to decide whether investigators from the global chemical weapons watchdog could safely visit the site. But US officials familiar with US military planning said Russian Federation and Iran were never seriously considered as targets. These attacks occurred in a rebel-held suburb east of Damascus named Douma.
  • A Guide to the Investigations Faced by Scott Pruitt, EPA Chief

    A Guide to the Investigations Faced by Scott Pruitt, EPA Chief

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    The EPA's own Office of Inspector General, an in-house watchdog, is looking at the cost of Pruitt's travel and expenditures on a 24-hour security detail . The Associated Press reported earlier this month that an EPA official said the administrator sat in coach on personal flights to watch college football games using a companion pass obtained with frequent flyer miles accrued by Ken Wagner, a former law partner Pruitt hired as one of his senior advisers at EPA.
  • Theresa May wins Commons vote on Syria military action

    Theresa May wins Commons vote on Syria military action

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    During an address to the Security Council, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all states "to show restraint in these unsafe circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate matters and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people".
  • Giuliani Joins Trump Legal Team, Takes Leave from Greenberg Traurig

    Giuliani Joins Trump Legal Team, Takes Leave from Greenberg Traurig

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    Giuliani, who was US attorney for the Southern District of NY in the 1980s and ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, was rumored to be under consideration to be Trump's attorney general . "It's too early for me to say that", Giuliani told the Washington Post . "I'm not involved in anything about those issues". Last month prominent Washington, D.C., attorney John Dowd , a former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner, resigned from his role on Trump's lineup.
  • Russia: Chemical inspectors allowed access to Syria attack site

    Russia: Chemical inspectors allowed access to Syria attack site

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    The investigators have spent days waiting in the capital for permission from Syrian and Russian authorities to enter Douma and begin their investigations. As CBS News correspondent Seth Doane reports, rebel forces had held Douma nearly since the start of the war in Syria , now more than seven years old, and the government's fight to take it back was fierce.
  • Airstrikes by U.S., allies failed to significantly reduce Syria's chemical weapons capabilities

    Airstrikes by U.S., allies failed to significantly reduce Syria's chemical weapons capabilities

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    OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü said the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) had made a decision to carry out reconnaissance at two sites in the town of Douma before the inspectors would visit them. The team had to return to its base in Damascus after Tuesday's shooting attack. He was speaking at a meeting at the organisation's headquarters at The Hague on Wednesday.
  • Two deputies killed in Florida, authorities say

    Two deputies killed in Florida, authorities say

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    The investigation is ongoing at this time with no apparent motive or indications as to why the tragedy occurred. Two Gilchrist County, Florida sheriff's deputies were shout and killed in the Ace China Restaurant in downtown Trenton around 3 p.m.
  • Woman found dead, burned in Oklahoma wildfire

    Woman found dead, burned in Oklahoma wildfire

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    They are now en-route to meet up with other crew members and continue on their two-day trip to Oklahoma . The largest of the Oklahoma fires has burned more than 384 square miles (994 sq. Within three hours on Tuesday, the fire advanced five to eight miles. A shed fire drew units to the Sharon-Shattuck Road on Tuesday afternoon then early Tuesday evening trucks were dispatched to 8th Street Estates for a grass fire.
  • United Nations team shot at near site of reported chemical attack, official says

    United Nations team shot at near site of reported chemical attack, official says

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    A Syrian man walks by damaged buildings in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria on Monday, April 16, 2018. Rescue workers aligned with forces opposed to President Bashar Assad as well as medical and media activists accused the Syrian government of dropping deadly chemical munitions on Douma on April 7.
  • Hudson Valley Air Quality Gets Poor Grades in Latest Data

    Hudson Valley Air Quality Gets Poor Grades in Latest Data

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    This marks the 19th year that the "State of the Air" report has been issued, and the 19th time Allegheny County has received an F grade for particle pollution. Almost 4 in 10 people in the United States, more than 133.9 million Americans, live in counties where they are exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution in the form of either ozone or particle pollution.
  • US Senate narrowly confirms Trump's new NASA chief

    US Senate narrowly confirms Trump's new NASA chief

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    The vote was 50-49. In a statement on the Senate floor earlier today he explained that with Lightfoot's imminent departure and the length of time it takes to get a nominee through the Senate confirmation process, NASA could be left leaderless for an unacceptable period of time .
  • De Niro wants to play Mueller again, escort Trump 'to jail'

    De Niro wants to play Mueller again, escort Trump 'to jail'

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    The films each seek to highlight "Italian women going against the grain in pursuit of professions and passions that are traditionally held by men; highlighting how they are reshaping the way they, and Italian women at large, are perceived", the company says.
  • King Of Swaziland Renames Country To 'eSwatini'

    King Of Swaziland Renames Country To 'eSwatini'

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    The name translates to "land of the Swazis", and the king has reportedly been using it to refer to the country for a while now, and even at the 2017 UN General Assembly. The king said the name change was a sign that the country was reasserting its own identity. The name change was welcomed by thousands of revelers who were attending festivities marking the eMaswati monarch's 50th birthday at the Mavuso Trade Centre in the capital Mbabane.
  • RCMP to provide update on Humboldt Broncos bus crash

    RCMP to provide update on Humboldt Broncos bus crash

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    The Forensic Collision Reconstruction team is closing off the area today, RCMP said, in order to allow for additional collision scene testing and analysis. The preliminary investigation has determined that the tractor trailer unit was in the intersection at the time of the collision. "We want to answer the question of why the truck was in the intersection", Zablocki said.