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Iran says it will examine the plane it shot down domestically — but a national air safety director admitted that the agency hasn't been able to open black boxes previously

Iran says it will examine the plane it shot down domestically — but a national air safety director admitted that the agency hasn't been able to open black boxes previouslyThe director previously said investigators from France, Canada and the US would assist Ukraine in examining the black box.



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Puerto Rico disaster agency boss sacked over discovery of unused Hurricane Maria supplies

Puerto Rico disaster agency boss sacked over discovery of unused Hurricane Maria suppliesThe head of Puerto Rico’s emergency agency has been sacked following the discovery of a warehouse filled with supplies dating back to Hurricane Maria.Governor Wanda Vazquez said the goods had sat unused since the September 2017 disaster, which killed an estimated 3,000 people.



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Immigration agency subpoenas sanctuary city law enforcement

Immigration agency subpoenas sanctuary city law enforcementU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and may consider expanding the unusual practice to other locations if necessary. ICE, the Homeland Security agency responsible for arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, could take the subpoena to a federal judge, who can order them to hand over information and find them in contempt if they don’t comply, officials said.



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'Old man' Trump is 'bluffing,' says North Korea: KCNA news agency

'Old man' Trump is 'bluffing,' says North Korea: KCNA news agencyNorth Korea on Monday accused President Trump of “bluffing” and called him “an old man bereft of patience” as Pyongyang ramps up pressure on Washington over stalled nuclear talks.



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Schools, clinics shut as strike hits UN Palestinian agency in Jordan

Schools, clinics shut as strike hits UN Palestinian agency in JordanThousands of employees of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees went on strike in Jordan on Sunday, shutting schools and health centres that provide services for more than two million people. The strike demanding pay rises is being observed by around 7,000 workers, UNRWA spokesman Sami Mshamsha said, and comes as the agency faces an unprecedented financial crisis. It has brought to a standstill work at UNRWA schools, clinics and centres providing social welfare to refugees across Jordan, Mshamsha said.



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UPDATE 9-Hong Kong protesters trash Xinhua agency office in night of violence

UPDATE 9-Hong Kong protesters trash Xinhua agency office in night of violencePolice fired tear gas at black-clad protesters across Hong Kong on Saturday after they set fire to metro stations and vandalised buildings including China’s official Xinhua news agency in some of the worst violence to hit the city in weeks. Earlier, police had also used tear gas in a downtown park where thousands of protesters – many angry at what they say has been a heavy-handed police response over five months of anti-government demonstrations – had gathered on a sunny afternoon.



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Missouri agency tracked Planned Parenthood patients' periods

Missouri agency tracked Planned Parenthood patients' periodsMissouri’s health department director on Tuesday said he tracked the menstrual cycles of Planned Parenthood patients as part of an effort to identify what the agency says were “failed abortions” at a St. Louis clinic. Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams made the revelation during the second day of an administrative hearing to determine whether Missouri’s only abortion clinic will lose its license to perform the procedure. Williams said an investigator made a spreadsheet at his request that included the dates of patients’ last periods, The Kansas City Star reported.



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Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in Idaho

Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in IdahoThe partially melted reactor core from the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history could remain in Idaho for another 20 years if regulators finalize a license extension sought by the U.S. Energy Department, officials said Monday. The core from Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania partially melted in 1979, an event that changed the way Americans view nuclear technology. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined there would be no significant impact from extending the license to store the core at the 890-square-mile (2,305-square-kilometer) site that includes Idaho National Laboratory.



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NOAA scientist: agency likely broke science integrity rules

NOAA scientist: agency likely broke science integrity rulesThe acting chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said his agency likely violated its scientific integrity rules last week when it publicly chastised a weather office that contradicted President Donald Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama. Two top NOAA civil servants not so quietly revolted against an unsigned agency press release issued late Friday rebuking the Birmingham weather office for saying Alabama was safe.



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Former Hezbollah official found dead in Beirut flat -Lebanese state news agency

Former Hezbollah official found dead in Beirut flat -Lebanese state news agencyA former official in the powerful Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah was found dead in his flat in a Beirut neighborhood, the state-run Lebanese news agency said on Sunday. Security forces immediately opened an investigation and were awaiting the arrival of a forensic doctor to determine the cause of death, National News Agency said, giving only the initials of the man. Hezbollah and the Israeli army exchanged cross-border fire last Sunday after a drone attack in a Hezbollah-controlled Beirut suburb in the fiercest shelling exchange between the two adversaries since the 2006 Lebanon war.



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