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TSA chief says agency still analyzing staffing needs

Washington (CNN)The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Friday he doesn’t know how many more TSA officers he needs to reduce wait times at the nation’s airports, saying the agency first needs to review individual airports’ staffing needs. “I hesitate to put an exact number out there still because I’m still trying to work […]

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Mossack Fonseca to close offices in Jersey, Gibraltar and Isle of Man

The law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers is closing its offices in the British-dependent territories with great regret The law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers revelations has decided to close its offices in the British-dependent territories of Jersey, Isle of Man and Gibraltar. Mossack Fonseca will be ceasing operations […]

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Trump: Final veteran fundraiser accounting coming Monday

(CNN)Donald Trump told CNN on Thursday that full accounting of a veterans’ fundraiser in January will be released on Monday, Memorial Day. Trump said repeatedly that the fundraiser, held in lieu of Trump participating in a Fox News Republican presidential debate, reportedly raised $6 million dollars for veteran’s causes. But the Trump campaign has been […]

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41 Secret Service employees disciplined after Chaffetz leak

Washington (CNN)Forty-one employees of the U.S. Secret Service are being disciplined over leaked information about a sitting congressman’s past job application to be an agent, an apparent act of retribution. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, had been leading an investigation last fall into Secret Service misbehavior, including […]

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The abortion ruling no one knew about: Georgia’s 20-week ban

(CNN)For nearly seven months, it has been illegal for physicians in Georgia to provide abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy — but almost no one knew it. Now, everyone is on the same page and lawyers for three obstetricians are appealing a ruling upholding the law. Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law the Pain Capable […]

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Hiker who went missing on Appalachian Trail survived 26 days before dying

A journal found with the remains of 66-year-old Geraldine Largay show that she tried in vain to send SOS messages but finally accepted she would die An Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were discovered last year survived at least 26 days after getting lost, kept a journal of her ordeal and resigned herself to the […]

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India to install panic buttons on public buses to curb sex attacks

Emergency measures in response to fatal gang rape of Delhi medical student in 2012 will be compulsory from June Panic buttons are to be made mandatory on Indias public buses to ensure the safety of women, the transport minister has said, more than three years after

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China’s ‘feud’ over economic reform reveals depth of Xi Jinping’s secret state

Speculation is rife that Xi wants to curb debt-fuelled growth before it destroys the economy and oust premier Li Keqiang. But experts suggest a more complex picture of leaders scrambling to fix the same problem It was hardly a headline to set the pulse racing. Analysing economic trends according to the situation in the first […]

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Do you care about animals? Then you really shouldn’t eat octopus | Elle Hunt

They may be delicious and sure, there are lots of them, but next time youre chomping down on your barbecued octopus, just remember they were the first intelligent beings on Earth and have more genes than you do When Inky the octopus made global headlines for his eight-legged getaway from a New Zealand aquarium, I […]

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Carson: Trump attacks on Clinton ‘who we have become as a nation’

Washington (CNN)Ben Carson on Tuesday defended Donald Trump’s focus on Bill Clinton’s affairs and recent attacks on Hillary Clinton, saying that the presumptive Republican nominee’s hits are “part of who we have become as a nation.” “It probably is a part of who we have become as a nation,” Carson told CNN’s Erin Burnett on […]

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