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Scott Pruitt regretted important environmental policies this week among scandals

Environmental Protection Area Administrator Scott Pruitt made his staff run personal cases like collecting Greek yogurt and protein bars. He had his full-time safety feature hunt on a Ritz-Carlton lotion. He had an aide ask for a used Trump hotel mattress. He tried to make a Chik-file-A franchise for his wife. These stories have dominated the news release for the …

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Trump signals support for states that decide whether the pot is legal

LOS ANGELES – President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a two-party effort in Congress to facilitate the US ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically transform the country's legal landscape for users and businesses. The federal ban that places marijuana on the same level as LSD and heroin has created a conflict with about …

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James Wolfe Leak Investigation: Journalists insist on a double standard

Later, Intelligence Committee Staff James Wolfe at Capitol Hill in October 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein / Reuters) It is an interesting contrast. T his media is in disguise over the Justice Department's jury investigation of contacts between several reporters and a government source – the former Security Inspectorate of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused to lure investigators about his leakage …

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Former CIA officer obliged to sell secrets to China

By Rachel Weiner | Washington Post Kevin Mallory has always been a riskmaker. In a 22-year-old career in notification he violated the terms of his secret security space at least twice. Last year he took his biggest game yet: while selling secrets to Chinese secretaries for $ 25,000 and exposing these spies to his old colleagues at the Central Intelligence …

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Tender to block Bernie Sanders? DNC adopts rule change, just wanting to hit Democrats to run

The Democratic National Committee adopted a new rule Friday aimed at preventing non-democrats, such as independent US senate Bernie Sanders in Vermont, from seeking the party presidential election 2020, reports reported. The rule change adopted at a DNC meeting in Providence, RI, requires all candidates for the party nomination to run and serve as democrats, Yahoo News reported. Some supporters …

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Critics blast Trump to send boundaries to prison

SEATTLE (AP) – President Donald Trump's demolition of illegal immigration has already led to the crossing of detention centers, long asylum seekers camping at the US-Mexico border and a decision to separate young children from their parents indefinitely . Now the administration sends more than 1600 immigrants – including some of these parents – to federal prisons with lack of …

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Probe finds PG & E power lines triggered deadly 2017 California wildfires

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A dozen of the wind-driven blazers swept northern California's wine country this fall and killed 46 people in the deadliest firestorm of state history, powered by PG & E-owned power lines, state officials said on Friday. PHILPHOTO: An aerial photo of the destruction left behind the North Bay Wilderness north of San Francisco, California, October 9, …

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