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Pentagon delays release of report that ranks bases by risk of sexual assault Pentagon delays release of report that ranks bases by risk of sexual assault
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is delaying release of a report by the nonpartisan RAND Corp. that rates the risk of sexual assault for troops by military base, according to Defense Department officials. The report relied on surveys of troops and data from 2014 that have underpinned several previous reports from RAND. It was supposed to have been released months ago. Military officials say the rep...
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Air pollution in national parks as bad as some large U.S. cities, may be causing drop in visitors Air pollution in national parks as bad as some large U.S. cities, may be causing drop in visitors
Air pollution in national parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite and Acadia is as bad as some of America's largest cities, and the foul air may be causing tourists to cut visits short or avoid going at all, according to a study released Wednesday. “Even though the national parks are supposed to be icons of a pristine landscape, quite a lot of people are being exposed to ozone levels that could be ...
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Air pollution in national parks equal to that in largest U.S. cities, may be causing drop in visitors Air pollution in national parks equal to that in largest U.S. cities, may be causing drop in visitors
Air pollution in national parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite and Acadia is as bad as some of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, and it may be causing tourists to cut visits short or avoid going all together, according to a new study. "Visits are lower on high-ozone days," said study co-author Ivan Rudik of Cornell University. "This doesn't completely prove that ozone causes declines in v...
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Trump walks back remarks remarks on Putin, affirms support for U.S. intelligence Trump walks back remarks remarks on Putin, affirms support for U.S. intelligence
WASHINGTON – Seeking to the quell the furor over comments about Vladimir Putin, President Trump said Tuesday he accepts the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Russians interfered with the 2016 election – but added that others could have been involved as well. While proclaiming he has "full faith and support for America’s intelligence agencies, always have," Trump also said other part...
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Dust from the Sahara Desert adding to heat misery in Texas this week Dust from the Sahara Desert adding to heat misery in Texas this week
Sure, it's always hot in Texas in July, but this week, a new ingredient from the other side of the planet is adding to the heat misery there: Plumes of dust from the Sahara Desert, which will bring hazy skies to the Lone Star State. "The haze is due to dust from the Sahara Desert being blown thousands of miles to the west," according to AccuWeather meteorologist Dean DeVore. Monday morning, ...
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California firefighter dies while battling blaze near Yosemite National Park California firefighter dies while battling blaze near Yosemite National Park
A firefighter helping to battle a forest fire near Yosemite National Park has been killed when his bulldozer rolled over, authorities confirmed Saturday. Braden Varney, 36, leaves behind a wife and two children, according to CalFire, the statewide fire authority. Varney was a heavy equipment operator for CalFire, and authorities Saturday morning said his bulldozer rolled into a ravine while ...
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Muslim swimmers asked to leave public pool in Delaware Muslim swimmers asked to leave public pool in Delaware
WILMINGTON, Delaware — It's the fourth year Tahsiyn A. Ismaa’eel has taken children, participants in her summer Arabic enrichment program, to Wilmington's Foster Brown public pool. But this year marked the first time some of her elementary schoolers were asked to leave the pool, Ismaa’eel said — supposedly because they were wearing cotton shirts; shorts; and hijabs, or headscarves. The pool ma...
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Trump on meeting the queen Friday: She has 'a great and beautiful grace about her' Trump on meeting the queen Friday: She has 'a great and beautiful grace about her'
LONDON — Even amid his bomb-throwing comments about British politics in a tabloid newspaper interview, there was one subject President Donald Trump treated with exemplary graciousness: the queen. Trump described Queen Elizabeth II as “a tremendous woman” in an interview with The Sun, ahead of his teatime meeting with the monarch at Windsor Castle on Friday. "I really look forward to meeting ...
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Trump administration reunites 57 immigrant children with parents after missing court-imposed deadline Trump administration reunites 57 immigrant children with parents after missing court-imposed deadline
The Trump administration claims it completed the first round of reunifications Thursday of families separated at the border, but it will be up to a federal judge to decide whether government officials moved fast enough to comply with his order. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw imposed a series of deadlines for the administration to reunite nearly 3,000 children separated from their parents, most...
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Hurricane Chris threatens East Coast with dangerous rip currents through weekend Hurricane Chris threatens East Coast with dangerous rip currents through weekend
Hurricane Chris continued to race out into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday. Other than some rough seas along the East Coast, it poses no threat to the USA, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm could clip Newfoundland, Canada, late Thursday, dumping up to 6 inches of rain and causing flash flooding. As of 5 p.m. EDT, Chris had winds of 90 mph and was moving to the northeast at 25 m...
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