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Supreme Court declines to settle gay rights employment discrimination. Supreme Court declines to settle gay rights employment discrimination.
The Supreme Court announced Monday that it was refusing to take up a case that could have expanded the prohibition on discrimination to include sexual orientation, declining to hear a case brought by a woman against her employer and leaving a legal jumble in place. Federal law doesn’t mention sexual orientation, but some appeals courts have read that language into the law anyway, while others h...
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EagleBank CEO Ron Paul comes out fighting: Anonymous report disgusting. EagleBank CEO Ron Paul comes out fighting: Anonymous report disgusting.
EagleBank CEO and Chairman Ron Paul is focused on stabilizing the Bethesda bank's customers and investors after a report by an anonymous firm produced days of bad news for the company. In an interview with the Washington Business Journal, Paul called the allegations by Aurelius Value "100 percent false" and labeled its executives "scumbags" for what he says is an unfounded attack on a well-run ...
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Direct flights between Edinburgh and Washington DC will operate from next summer. Direct flights between Edinburgh and Washington DC will operate from next summer.
A DIRECT route between the capital of Scotland and the capital of the USA will operate from next summer. United Airlines will operate the daily service between Edinburgh Airport and Dulles International Airport, Washington DC from May 23 next year. Airport bosses say it’s the first time there has been a direct route between the two airports. The airline will continue to run year-round fli...
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Gravitational Waves: Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid. Gravitational Waves: Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid.
APS April Meeting 2017 — If the APS April Meeting 2016 was a champagne-soaked celebration for gravitational wave scientists, the 2017 meeting was more like spring training — there was lots of potential, but the real action is yet to come. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, launched the era of gravitational wave astronomy in February 2016 with the announcement of a...
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Walmart shopper wins $7.5m for watermelon mishap Walmart shopper wins $7.5m for watermelon mishap
A jury has awarded $7.5m (£5.7m) to a customer who was injured while picking up a watermelon at a Walmart in the US state of Alabama. Henry Walker's foot got stuck after he stepped on a wooden pallet to get one of the fruits in July 2015. Mr Walker, who was 59 at the time, fell over and broke his hip and foot, he told the court in Phenix City. Walmart maintained the display was safe and t...
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After New York attack, Trump calls for ending 'Diversity Visa Lottery Program' After New York attack, Trump calls for ending 'Diversity Visa Lottery Program'
WASHINGTON — President Trump said Wednesday he would renew efforts to kill a particular immigration program in the wake of terrorist attack in New York City. "The terrorist came into our country through what is called the "Diversity Visa Lottery Program," a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based," Trump tweeted, citing the name of Senate Democratic leader who hails from New York. Schumer w...
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Judge blocks Trump's transgender military ban Judge blocks Trump's transgender military ban
A US federal judge has temporarily blocked Donald Trump's attempt to bar transgender people from the military. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly overruled a presidential memo issued by Mr Trump, which sought to reverse an Obama administration policy change. Ms Kollar-Kotelly's injunction returns the US military to the status quo - allowing transgender personnel to serve openly and new re...
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Arrest warrant issued for US actress Rose McGowan Arrest warrant issued for US actress Rose McGowan
An arrest warrant has been issued in the US for the actress Rose McGowan for possession of a controlled substance. It follows an investigation into belongings left on a United Airlines flight from LA to Washington Dulles airport in January. The belongings reportedly belonged to McGowan and had traces of a controlled substance. Washington police obtained the warrant on 1 February, spokesma...
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Kevin Spacey: Netflix halts House of Cards production Kevin Spacey: Netflix halts House of Cards production
The Netflix series House of Cards has announced it will suspend production following sexual assault allegations against actor Kevin Spacey. Spacey, who stars in the political drama, has been accused of making sexual advances to a 14-year-old boy. The show had already said it would end after this season, but now say they will permanently "suspend production". The Old Vic theatre in London ...
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Trump ally Roger Stone suspended from Twitter Trump ally Roger Stone suspended from Twitter
Roger Stone, a high-profile supporter of Donald Trump, has been suspended from Twitter after using the network to attack journalists. Mr Stone, who advised Mr Trump during his election campaign, said he had been told he had violated Twitter's rules. His suspension came hours after he used abusive and homophobic language to target journalists, including a gay CNN presenter, Don Lemon. Mr S...
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