Norway grants immigration to Israeli nuclear whistleblower

(link to post) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu has been granted permission to immigrate to Norway so he can be united with his Norwegian wife. Vanunu’s wife, Kristin Joachimsen, told Norway’s TV2 channel Friday the couple requested family reunification after they wed in May 2015. It wasn’t clear when he would…

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Childhood illness started her on a path to Army Engineer lab

(link to post)VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) – Water has flowed through Edith Martinez-Guerra’s life, carrying her in its current from a one-room house in El Salvador with dirt floors she shared with seven relatives to a career as an environmental engineer at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg. From the contaminated water…

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Trump seeks new health chief after Price resignation

(link to post) WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is seeking a new health secretary to take the place of Tom Price, ousted after an outcry over flying on costly private charters for official travel. The Health and Human Services chief oversees a $1 trillion department, with 80,000 employees and jurisdiction over major insurance programs,…

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Delaware senator enters plea, gets probation on gun charge

(link to post)DOVER, Del. (AP) – A Delaware state senator who carried a loaded handgun into a Maryland airport has reached a deal with prosecutors allowing him to avoid a criminal conviction and prison time. Sen. Brian Pettyjohn agreed to probation before judgment Friday on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a handgun, which he forfeited…

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Trump revokes Obama executive order creating federal labor-management council

(link to post) President Trump on Friday disbanded a federal labor-management council that had been created by former President Barack Obama, saying it was a waste of money and time. In an executive order, Mr. Trump revoked Mr. Obama’s order of Dec. 9, 2009, that had created the “National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations” and…

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Trump revokes Obama executive order creating federal labor-management council

(link to post) President Trump on Friday disbanded a federal labor-management council that had been created by former President Barack Obama, saying it was a waste of money and time. In an executive order, Mr. Trump revoked Mr. Obama’s order of Dec. 9, 2009, that had created the “National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations” and…

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Thrice-deported Salvadoran admits to assault during escape

(link to post)ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A Salvadoran national who escaped from immigration authorities in northern Virginia earlier this year has pleaded guilty to assaulting an officer. Twenty-eight-year-old Marlon Rivas-Mendez prompted a two-hour search back in July when he escaped from a stopped vehicle near Dulles International Airport. At a plea hearing Friday in federal…

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Thrice-deported Salvadoran admits to assault during escape

(link to post)ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A Salvadoran national who escaped from immigration authorities in northern Virginia earlier this year has pleaded guilty to assaulting an officer. Twenty-eight-year-old Marlon Rivas-Mendez prompted a two-hour search back in July when he escaped from a stopped vehicle near Dulles International Airport. At a plea hearing Friday in federal…

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Ethics cases against judge in open records dispute dismissed

(link to post)ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia’s judicial watchdog has dismissed ethics complaints against a Georgia judge who was criticized for her involvement in the indictment and arrest of a journalist and his attorney. The Judicial Qualifications Commission has dismissed four complaints filed against Appalachian Circuit Chief Superior Court Judge Brenda Weaver, the Daily Report newspaper…

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Ethics cases against judge in open records dispute dismissed

(link to post)ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia’s judicial watchdog has dismissed ethics complaints against a Georgia judge who was criticized for her involvement in the indictment and arrest of a journalist and his attorney. The Judicial Qualifications Commission has dismissed four complaints filed against Appalachian Circuit Chief Superior Court Judge Brenda Weaver, the Daily Report newspaper…

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