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Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee's black site past

Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee's black site pastWASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Haspel's long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency.



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Georgia Ski Lift Malfunction Hurls People Into Air, Injuring 11

Georgia Ski Lift Malfunction Hurls People Into Air, Injuring 11A chairlift at a ski resort in the country of Georgia malfunctioned on Friday,



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Malfunctioning ski lift in Georgia flings off tourists in horrifying viral video

Malfunctioning ski lift in Georgia flings off tourists in horrifying viral videoA ski lift at a resort in Georgia malfunctioned this week, creating a



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U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager ManafortBy Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets certain conditions, expressing satisfaction that the $ 10 million he agreed to forfeit would be available if he ever failed to appear for court proceedings. In her order, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said to be released from home confinement, Manafort must execute documents agreeing to forfeit four properties, including two in New York, one in Alexandria, Virginia, and his Florida home. Manafort is charged with conspiring to launder money and failing to register as a foreign agent working on behalf of the government of Ukraine’s former pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych.



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Trump To Lift Ban On Import Of Elephant Trophies From 2 African Nations

Trump To Lift Ban On Import Of Elephant Trophies From 2 African NationsWASHINGTON — The Trump administration will reverse an Obama-era ban on the importation of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia after determining that sport hunting in those countries will help conserve the species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed Wednesday.



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Trump prepares to lift limits on military gear for police

Trump prepares to lift limits on military gear for policeWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to restore the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies under a program that had been sharply curtailed amid an outcry over police use of armored vehicles and other war-fighting gear to confront protesters.



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Turkey says US to lift laptop ban on Istanbul-origin flights

Turkey says US to lift laptop ban on Istanbul-origin flightsThe United States is set to lift a ban on carrying large electronic devices, such as laptops, in the cabin of US-bound flights from Turkey’s main international airport, Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Tuesday. Its removal would come after Turkey began using highly sophisticated tomography devices for X-ray and ultrasound at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, he said. “With this confirmation mission, the ban will be lifted from Ataturk airport and from Turkish Airlines,” Arslan said.



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Trump Sought Lift of Russia Sanctions: Report

Trump Sought Lift of Russia Sanctions: ReportDan Fried, former State Department chief coordinator for sanctions policy, talks about what he heard from colleagues about the eagerness of the Trump administration in its early days to lift sanctions on Russia without condition.



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East African leaders press EU to lift Burundi sanctions

East African leaders press EU to lift Burundi sanctionsThe presidents of Tanzania and Uganda called Saturday on the EU to lift sanctions on Burundi, but a diplomatic for the European bloc dismissed the appeal. The joint plea, by Yoweri Museveni and John Magufuli came at a meeting of the East African Community (EAC) — which also includes Burundi, Kenya and South Sudan — in Dar es Salaam.



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Robotic Exosuits Help Workers Lift Heavy Loads

Robotic Exosuits Help Workers Lift Heavy LoadsEmployees at a Lowe’s hardware store in Christiansburg, Virginia, recently channeled Ellen Ripley in the 1986 movie “Aliens,” as they donned mechanical exoskeletons to help them lift and move heavy objects. The wearable robotic suits — which are significantly lighter and less cumbersome than the forklift with legs that Ripley wore to defeat the xenomorph queen — were developed in partnership with the Assistive Robotics Laboratory at Virginia Tech College of Engineering and Lowe’s Innovation Labs.



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