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'How in the hell was he still employed?' Gowdy launches congressional investigation into Porter scandal

'How in the hell was he still employed?' Gowdy launches congressional investigation into Porter scandalThe Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee says he has launched an investigation into the White House's decision to allow staff secretary Rob Porter to continue to work for months after it was reportedly informed by the FBI of domestic abuse allegations against him.



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Grand Canyon helicopter crash victims: British tourists killed when chopper crashed into jagged rocks named

Grand Canyon helicopter crash victims: British tourists killed when chopper crashed into jagged rocks namedThe three British tourists killed when a sightseeing helicopter crashed into jagged rocks in the Grand Canyon have been named. Becky Dobson, 27, was on holiday with boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother Jason Hill, 32, when they were killed in the helicopter crash at 0520 local time [1220 GMT] on Saturday. The group had been celebrating a birthday and were travelling aboard a Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters aircraft near Quartermaster Canyon at the famous national park in Arizona, when it crashed and burst into flames.



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Power station blast plunges Puerto Rico into darkness

Power station blast plunges Puerto Rico into darknessMost of San Juan and a strip of northern Puerto Rico municipalities were plunged into darkness Sunday night after an explosion at a power station, five months after two hurricanes destroyed the island’s electricity network. The state electric power authority (AEE) said the blast was caused by a broken-down switch in Rio Piedras, resulting in a blackout in central San Juan and Palo Seco in the north. San Juan’s mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz, said on Twitter that emergency services and local officials attended the scene in the neighborhood of Monacillos, but no injuries were reported.



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Couple who quit jobs and sold belongings to sail round the world lose everything as boat capsizes two days into journey

Couple who quit jobs and sold belongings to sail round the world lose everything as boat capsizes two days into journeyTanner Broadwell and Nikki Walsh began their adventure on a 28-foot sailboat last week, setting off from the marina in Tarpon Springs. Two days later, the emergency services were called to reports of a capsized boat in the Gulf of Mexico near Madeira Beach – about 25 miles down the coast. “I sold everything I had to do this,” Mr Broadwell told the Tampa Bay Times.



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Explosion At Power Station Plunges Northern Part Of Puerto Rico Into Darkness

Explosion At Power Station Plunges Northern Part Of Puerto Rico Into DarknessA power station caught fire and exploded in Puerto Rico on Sunday, causing blackouts in the city of San Juan and the northern part of the island, authorities said.



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China says new stealth fighter put into combat service

China says new stealth fighter put into combat serviceChina has put into combat service its new generation J-20 stealth fighter, a warplane it hopes will narrow the military gap with the United States, the Chinese air force said on Friday, making it operationally ready.



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Video of strong winds exposing President Trump's scalp sends internet into a tailspin

Video of strong winds exposing President Trump's scalp sends internet into a tailspinA video of President Donald Trump's hair getting violently blown by a gust of wind as he boards Air Force One is currently making the rounds online.



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18 hurt as burning van slams into crowd in Shanghai

18 hurt as burning van slams into crowd in ShanghaiA van caught fire and ploughed into pedestrians on a crowded pavement outside a Starbucks in central Shanghai on Friday, injuring at least 18 people, three of them seriously, authorities and witnesses said. Zhang Sai, a security guard at an adjacent building, told AFP the van was on fire when it veered out of control and mounted the curb, striking pedestrians and sending others scurrying to get out of the way. AFP journalists who arrived at the site found it had been quickly cleared by authorities.



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Vatican's delicate China mission runs into trouble

Vatican's delicate China mission runs into troublePope Francis is facing a complex row over the Vatican’s warming ties with Communist China, which have sparked a new war of words with a Hong Kong cardinal and growing bitterness among some Chinese faithful. Beijing and the Vatican severed diplomatic relations in 1951, and although ties have improved in recent years as China’s Catholic population has grown, they remain at odds over which side has the authority to ordain bishops. The Vatican relaunched long-stalled negotiations three years ago and now seems to be nearing concrete steps towards solving the major stumbling bloc of how to designate bishops.



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One killed as train carrying Republican Congress members crashes into truck

One killed as train carrying Republican Congress members crashes into truckAt least one person has died after a train carrying Republican members of the US Congress crashed into a bin lorry at a railroad crossing in rural Virginia. No members of Congress or their staff were seriously injured in the collision, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, but one person travelling in the truck was killed and another seriously injured. Amtrak said two crew members and three train passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries after the crash in Crozet, Virginia.



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