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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general office told Democratic lawmakers it will open a probe of Administrator Scott Pruitt’s controversial housing arrangement with a lobbyist and other matters, according to a letter they circulated on Friday. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd resisted calls to quit on Friday, apologising for not being aware of the use of deportation targets in her department and vowing to implement fair and humane immigration policy. Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd arrives in Downing Street, London, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Following accusations that
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SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – An ex-policeman charged with murder in connection with a string of rapes and killings across California attributed to the “Golden State Killer” made a brief initial court appearance on Friday, sitting in a wheelchair and speaking in a hoarse voice. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who authorities said was identified by DNA evidence
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(Reuters) – Temple University on Friday rescinded an honorary doctorate it had awarded to Bill Cosby, a longtime fundraiser and graduate of the Philadelphia school, where years later he met the victim of the sexual assault that resulted in his conviction this week. Actor and comedian Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a
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VIENNA (Reuters) – Ride-hailing service Uber has resumed operations in Vienna after a two-day suspension to comply with an injunction pending a ruling in a local taxi firm’s lawsuit. FILE PHOTO: Taxis are seen parked in front of the presidential palace during a protest against the online car-sharing service Uber in Vienna, Austria, April 1,
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LONDON (Reuters) – A decades-long quest by filmmaker Terry Gilliam to make a film based on the epic novel “Don Quixote” has hit a legal hurdle, just weeks before it is due to screen at the Cannes Film Festival. FILE PHOTO: Film director Terry Gilliam attends the UK Creative Industries Forum at the Royal Academy
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia ran an information warfare campaign to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but there is no evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow, Republicans on a congressional panel said in a report released on Friday. The findings of majority Republicans on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee were
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Avatar” director James Cameron’s latest project takes audiences back to the humble beginnings of science fiction movies, long before films like “Star Wars” sold billions of dollars worth of tickets and dominated popular culture. FILE PHOTO: Director James Cameron is interviewed in Manhattan Beach, California April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Companies from Brazilian state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA to commodities giant Louis Dreyfus Company and German car giant Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) could face hefty bills after Brazil’s Supreme Court this month allowed local governments to charge property taxes to operators of public concessions. New Volkswagen vehicles are seen at a parking
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SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – An ex-policeman was due in a Sacramento, California, courtroom on Friday to face the first murder charges filed in connection with a string of rapes and killings attributed to the “Golden State Killer” during the 1970s and 1980s. Joseph James Deangelo, 72 appears in a booking photo provided by the Sacramento County
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SOUTH CROFTY, England – Britain is banking on a series of ancient mines on its southwestern tip to secure a slice of the global electric car revolution. FILE PHOTO: A family walk past the remains of the engine house at the Wheal Prosper copper and tin mine, on the Cornish coastline near Porthleven in Cornwall,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s model of contracting companies to run rail services is broken and the government should review it before awarding any more franchises, a parliamentary committee said on Friday in findings rejected by the Department for Transport. FILE PHOTO: On the day that rail fares increase, passengers arrive at Waterloo Station in London,
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