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Pruitt Floats Overhaul To EPA Scientific Review Process

Pruitt Floats Overhaul To EPA Scientific Review Process But scientists and former EPA officials worry it will hamstring the agency's ability to protect public health by putting key data off limits. The measure was billed by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt as a way to boost transparency for the benefit of the industries his agency regulates. [Full Article...]

Welch presses Pruitt over spending on travel, offices

Welch presses Pruitt over spending on travel, offices Democrats were more blunt. "You are unfit to hold public office and undeserving of the public trust", Pallone said, though he noted that did not mean he disliked him. "There's no truth to the assertion that positions have been reassigned". Pruitt has enjoyed the backing of many Republicans because they support his policies, including starting the process of rolling back a litany of envir... [Full Article...]

Cuomo rips White House's public housing rent hike plan

Cuomo rips White House's public housing rent hike plan Also, residents no longer would be able to deduct medical costs for rent determinations. Currently, tenants in subsidized housing typically pay 30 percent of their adjusted income towards rent, not exceeding the public housing agency maximum rent of $50 per month. [Full Article...]

Merkel has stored up trouble with Trump by allowing surplus to grow

Speaking to the newspaper "Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger" on Thursday, Peter Beyer, the coordinator for transatlantic cooperation in the German Foreign Office highlighted that Merkel was most likely to succeed in altering Trump's stance on trade by working together with French President Emmanuel Macron. [Full Article...]

Marcus Smart questionable for Game 5 vs. Bucks on Tuesday

Marcus Smart questionable for Game 5 vs. Bucks on Tuesday According to the Celtics' official Twitter account, Smart is questionable to play Game 5 this Tuesday, meaning there's a likelihood that the former Oklahoma State Cowboy will return a game earlier than originally expected. Bucks: Starting C John Henson missed a second straight game with a sore back. Game 3: Playing in front of the home fans, the Bucks went into beast mode. [Full Article...]

Facebook releases long-secret content removal policy

Facebook releases long-secret content removal policy Facebook has for the first time published its Community Standards that dictate what its nearly 2 billion users can and can't post on the site. The company can recognize images that have been posted before but cannot recognize new images. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court to consider Trump's travel ban and the president's authority

Supreme Court to consider Trump's travel ban and the president's authority The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in Hawai'i's challenge to President Trump's latest travel ban. During oral arguments , each side has approximately 30 minutes to present its case, however, attorneys are not required to use the entire time . [Full Article...]

Number of active Facebook users increased despite scandals

Number of active Facebook users increased despite scandals If users chose to restrict their data as much as possible on the platform, Ms Sandberg said it "would affect the product". Senator, we run ads. 50 percent increase in revenue from the same period a year ago, to $11.97 billion. Wehner downplayed the danger by calling the impact "minor". "We're monitoring this closely". They will also want to drill down into the Cambridge Analytica affair and ... [Full Article...]

13 kids killed in UP accident, CM visits spot

13 kids killed in UP accident, CM visits spot Talking to reporters here, Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani said there was a rail mitra (rail volunteer) at the spot, who tried to stop the school van, but the driver did not stop, adding that this is the first accident at an unmanned level crossing this year. [Full Article...]

European Union conference raises $4.4bn for war-ravaged Syria

European Union conference raises $4.4bn for war-ravaged Syria Russian Permanent Representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said on the sidelines of the conference that considerable part of the sum that was gathered at the second donors' conference would be used to support refugees in Syria's neighbor states. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon

Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon On Saturday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced he was suspending his country's nuclear and missile tests. In 2007, then South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun's public approval ratings shot up when he met with the North's Kim Jong Il. [Full Article...]

PM Modi blows development trumpet ahead of K'taka polls

PM Modi blows development trumpet ahead of K'taka polls They said the JD (S) of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda would play the role of a kingmaker after the polls. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said: "PM Modi and BJP must answer to India's , especially Karnataka's IT industry, IT professionals and the young, the reason for bartering India's interests and compromising India's position as tech giant". [Full Article...]

PMQs: Corbyn asks May about immigration and Rudd future

PMQs: Corbyn asks May about immigration and Rudd future Rudd said no one from the Windrush generation had been wrongly deported "as far as we can see at the moment". Speaking after Ms Rudd's appearance, a spokesman for her department said it has "never been Home Office policy to take decisions arbitrarily to meet a target". [Full Article...]

Alfie Evans parents can not take sick toddler to Italy

Alfie Evans parents can not take sick toddler to Italy Protesters gather outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool , England, Monday April 23, 2018 after the European Court of Human Rights rejected an appeal against the decision to end life-support for Alfie Evans , a terminally-ill toddler. [Full Article...]

CDC expands warning to consumers over tainted romaine lettuce

CDC expands warning to consumers over tainted romaine lettuce The CDC was able to trace the outbreak to chopped romaine lettuce grown near Yuma, Arizona. Cape Fear Seafood has had to alter its menu after the recent E. coli infections at St. Luke's Hospital. Most develop diarrhea that can be bloody, severe stomach cramps and vomiting. The bacteria can find it's way onto produce via animal feces in growing areas, but that has not been confirmed yet in ... [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Will Not Recuse Himself From Michael Cohen Investigation

Jeff Sessions Will Not Recuse Himself From Michael Cohen Investigation In it, Trump asserted that it is unlikely that Cohen would "flip" and become a cooperating witness to federal investigators against Trump. The source close to Cohen told Vanity Fair that although the president and his personal attorney aren't now speaking, communication has happened nonetheless - and that although they don't indicate a potential pardon per se, the concept isn't far off. [Full Article...]

Two Rookie Dallas Police Officers Shot While Serving Warrant

Two Rookie Dallas Police Officers Shot While Serving Warrant A 29-year-old man is being sought as a person of interest. Video from news crews at the scene of the shooting showed several officers with rifles drawn, apparently searching for the shooter in a creek bed near the home improvement store. The suspected shooter fled the locations and was being sought on Tuesday evening. Council member Adam McGough, who represents the area, said he is praying for... [Full Article...]

Minden Medical Center receives an 'A' for patient safety

Minden Medical Center receives an 'A' for patient safety The group, which focuses on improving health care quality and safety, releases biennial safety grades to hospitals across the country based on performance in preventing medical errors, infection and other harms. According to Leapfrog, Duke University Hospital had more hospital-acquired infections, surgical complications, bed sores and patient falls than the average hospital across the country. [Full Article...]

Inspectors Assess Site of Suspected Chemical Assault at Syria

Inspectors Assess Site of Suspected Chemical Assault at Syria Medical workers and activists in Douma at the time said at least 40 people had been killed. He added, "We really need to find a way in relation to the violation of global law that the use of chemical weapons represents". Inspectors from OPCW has been delayed for a week in Damascus before they could visit the town - just minutes' away from the capital - where the alleged attack occurred o... [Full Article...]

No Standing for Monkey to Bring Selfie Copyright Suit

No Standing for Monkey to Bring Selfie Copyright Suit The viral selfie taken by Naruto the macaque monkey using photographer David J. Slater's camera is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, Calif., at a March 29 exhibition. "We gravely doubt that PETA can validly assert " next friend " status to represent claims made for the monkey", it said, in its ruling. Orrick ruled previous year that, under Ninth Circuit case law, animals do not ha... [Full Article...]


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