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Farmer's threat prompts U.S. Agriculture Department to pull staff from crop tour

Farmer's threat prompts U.S. Agriculture Department to pull staff from crop tourCORALVILLE, Iowa/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday it had pulled all staff from an annual crop tour after an employee was threatened, and three sources said the threat of violence was made during a phone call from an angry farmer. U.S. farmers have complained this month that a government crop report did not reflect damage from historic flooding this spring. Lance Honig, crops chief at the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, was among the USDA staffers who had to leave the privately-run Pro Farmer tour, three sources with knowledge of the situation said.



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Pence tour of migrant center shows men crowded in cages

Pence tour of migrant center shows men crowded in cagesVice President Mike Pence toured two detention facilities on the Texas border Friday, including a Border Patrol station where hundreds of men were crowded in sweltering cages without cots. “Look, this is tough stuff,” Pence acknowledged at a later news conference. Pence’s office said the tour was part of an effort to show the Trump administration is providing adequate care for migrants.



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Mike Pence says he'll bring TV cameras on tour of border facility as lawmakers voice alarm at conditions

Mike Pence says he'll bring TV cameras on tour of border facility as lawmakers voice alarm at conditionsMike Pence criticized lawmakers such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who have compared the detention facilities to concentration camps.



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The U.S. is 'headed to fascism,' says Ocasio-Cortez after tour of detention facilities at southern border

The U.S. is 'headed to fascism,' says Ocasio-Cortez after tour of detention facilities at southern borderRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called the conditions at U.S. migrant detention facilities “horrifying” in an interview Monday evening and doubled down on her comparisons of the situation at the border to World War II.



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Uganda tour rerouted following kidnapping, ensuing traveler safety concerns

Uganda tour rerouted following kidnapping, ensuing traveler safety concernsTourists may be asking themselves if it's safe to travel to Uganda.



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U.S. tourist, guide kidnapped in Uganda freed after 'settlement': tour firm

U.S. tourist, guide kidnapped in Uganda freed after 'settlement': tour firmAmid fears the incident could deter tourists from visiting the East African country, U.S. President Donald Trump called on Twitter for the kidnappers to be found. Ugandan authorities said on Sunday that Kimberley Sue Endecott, 35, and her driver, Jean Paul, had been rescued unharmed after being seized by gunmen in Queen Elizabeth National Park, near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, on April 2. “I don’t have details of the final settlement” New Vision reported on Monday, citing undisclosed sources, that a ransom of $ 30,000 had been paid.



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American Tourist Kimberly Sue Endicott and Tour Guide Jean Paul Mirenge Reportedly Found Alive in Uganda

American Tourist Kimberly Sue Endicott and Tour Guide Jean Paul Mirenge Reportedly Found Alive in UgandaISAAC KASAMANI/GettyKimberly Sue Endicott, the American tourist from Costa Mesa, California, who was kidnapped along with her tour guide on a safari in Uganda were rescued alive, according to local authorities.“She has been located and rescued unharmed,” Uganda military spokesman Brigadier Richard Karemire told Reuters. Police said on Twitter that the Endicott and her Congolese tour guide “are in good health” and “in the safe hands” of security officials. Citing a spokesperson for Wild Frontiers Uganda and authorities, ABC News reported that Endicott and her Congolese tour guide were returned to a lodge at Queen Elizabeth National Park. Uganda’s police force said the pair was “rescued” but did not provide specifics. The kidnappers have reportedly escaped. Endicott, who reportedly owns a small skin-care shop and is in her mid-50’s, has been missing since Tuesday when four kidnappers stopped the safari group at gunpoint in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Endicott reportedly has a daughter and a granddaughter. Her 48-year-old driver, Jean-Paul Mirgene Remezo, was also taken in the kidnapping. Two elderly tourists with the group were left in the safari jeep.Local police say the kidnappers used Endicott’s mobile phone to demand a $ 500,000 ransom. Cops believe the motive behind the kidnapping was financial, mainly because the men quickly made their demand for the money using Endicott’s cellphone.The kidnappers have reportedly been trying to negotiate her release. It was not clear if any money was exchanged and, if so, how much. Kidnappings of this nature are rare in Uganda, Reuters reports. The most recent high-profile kidnapping occurred in 1999, when eight tourists and four guides were killed in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, just south of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Read more at The Daily Beast.



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Joe Biden apology tour? Don't expect former veep to dwell on allegations in Friday speech

Joe Biden apology tour? Don't expect former veep to dwell on allegations in Friday speechFormer vice president Joe Biden hopes to move past the allegations when he addresses a union Friday. Don't expect an apology tour, one analyst says.



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Boeing adopts 'business as usual' posture at 737 media tour

Boeing adopts 'business as usual' posture at 737 media tourAfter two fatal crashes in five months, Boeing is trying hard — very hard — to present itself as unfazed by the crisis that surrounds the company. The company’s sprawling factory in Renton, Washington is a hive of activity on this sunny Wednesday during a tightly-managed media tour as Boeing tries to communicate confidence that it has nothing to hide. The new planes are painted green by Boeing before they are delivered to commercial airlines, which then give them a makeover with their corporate brands.



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Tour the 2019 AD Apartment

Tour the 2019 AD Apartment



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