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EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concerns

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concernsEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first speech to employees of the EPA at midday on Tuesday did little to assuage the concerns of environmentalists over his ties to the fossil fuel industry. At the EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., Pruitt called for civility and listening in his highly anticipated, tense inaugural address to the staff of an agency that he sued more than a dozen times as Oklahoma attorney general. President Trump’s decision to nominate Pruitt, who has made it clear he has no confidence in mainstream climate science, to lead the EPA immediately incited a backlash from liberals and environmentalists.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Herald Sun | Breaking News
last updated: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:01:00 GMT

Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
last updated: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:49:05 -0500

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concerns

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concernsEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first speech to employees of the EPA at midday on Tuesday did little to assuage the concerns of environmentalists over his ties to the fossil fuel industry. At the EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., Pruitt called for civility and listening in his highly anticipated, tense inaugural address to the staff of an agency that he sued more than a dozen times as Oklahoma attorney general. President Trump’s decision to nominate Pruitt, who has made it clear he has no confidence in mainstream climate science, to lead the EPA immediately incited a backlash from liberals and environmentalists.


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last updated: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:42:39 -0500

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concerns

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concernsEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first speech to employees of the EPA at midday on Tuesday did little to assuage the concerns of environmentalists over his ties to the fossil fuel industry. At the EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., Pruitt called for civility and listening in his highly anticipated, tense inaugural address to the staff of an agency that he sued more than a dozen times as Oklahoma attorney general. President Trump’s decision to nominate Pruitt, who has made it clear he has no confidence in mainstream climate science, to lead the EPA immediately incited a backlash from liberals and environmentalists.


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last updated: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:45:00 -0500

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concerns

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concernsEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first speech to employees of the EPA at midday on Tuesday did little to assuage the concerns of environmentalists over his ties to the fossil fuel industry. At the EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., Pruitt called for civility and listening in his highly anticipated, tense inaugural address to the staff of an agency that he sued more than a dozen times as Oklahoma attorney general. President Trump’s decision to nominate Pruitt, who has made it clear he has no confidence in mainstream climate science, to lead the EPA immediately incited a backlash from liberals and environmentalists.


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Herald Sun | Top Stories
last updated: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:41:00 GMT

Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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‘It’s still a prison. I feel like an animal’
REACTION to the first TV crew’s story to emerge from Nauru tonight ranged from stunned to cynical. And it was a surprise to Australia’s Immigration minister.

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Shock toxic water findings
QUEENSLAND’S water contamination crisis has deepended, following alarming test results which show chemical levels up 425 times the accepted maximum exposure limits.

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Living in fear for my family
COMMENT: I am a father-of-three and a small-business owner in Oakey. Several days ago, The Courier-Mail conducted water tests on the irrigation bore on my property. I was extremely distressed by the results.

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Wild weather: ’It was like a tidal wave’
UPDATE: An emergency situation has been declared after wild storms left a trail of destruction on the Sunshine Coast. Brisbane residents have also described what was “like a tidal wave” hitting their homes.

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Mystery still surrounds #faketradie
AUSTRALIANS have reacted with mirth to a Liberal ad featuring a builder exhibiting several telltale signs that he’s never been on a worksite in his life.

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Cops access ex-model’s file 1400 times
A FORMER bikini model has lodged a formal complaint with the Queensland Police Service after officers accessed her personal file more than 1400 times.

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Forecasters defend the bureau’s predictions
THE weather bureau said it was not caught off guard by the intensity of the storm that tore through southeast Queensland on Sunday. An emergency situation was in place on the Sunshine Coast after the wild weather hit.

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Clueless, scared and with huge debt
OPINION: Queensland, we can’t have it all. The state is stuck with staggering debt and leaders — on both sides — refuse to accept an even half-decent strategy to reduce it. Join the Cage Fight from 7am.

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Threat facing Aussie super gains
A VOLATILE year for our superannuation savings looks likely to end in positive territory as long as global markets don’t crash this week.

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Surfwear company cuts 40 jobs
THE soap opera continues for SurfStitch as the surfwear brand sheds 40 jobs in a bid to return to profit.

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Fruit thieves av it away with brekky
FIRST came the smash, now comes the grab. It’s the crime wave that will send terror into the heart of every cafe owner worried that their stock standard breakfast basic is under threat of extinction.

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Digg Top Stories
last updated: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:28:00 +0000

How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped The NSA Spy On The Whole World
Palantir is flexible and powerful enough to accommodate the requirements of any organization that needs to process large amounts of both personal and abstract data — including governments around the world.

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Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles - U.S. officials
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

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last updated: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:04:37 -0500

This Woman Got Styled By Six Different Ladies And Here's How She Looked

“You look like Michelle Obama!”

This is Niki. She's a video producer at BuzzFeed, and she loves wearing flannel the way dolphins love making clicking noises.

This is Niki. She's a video producer at BuzzFeed, and she loves wearing flannel the way dolphins love making clicking noises.

Niki describes her style as comfortable and efficient, and she tries not to spend too much money.

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And while Niki loves her look, she thought it'd be cool to see what she might look like if her friend-os, the women of Ladylike, each took a turn dressing her. And here's how it went:

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Safiya went first, and she was determined to glam Niki up.

Safiya went first, and she was determined to glam Niki up.

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Saf dressed Niki in a black body-con dress with an attached choker, a bomber jacket with tigers on it, some heeled boots, and winged eyeliner.

Saf dressed Niki in a black body-con dress with an attached choker, a bomber jacket with tigers on it, some heeled boots, and winged eyeliner.

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Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Charged With Sexual Assault
One of the charges involves a victim under the age of 13

(LANSING, Mich.) — A doctor who specialized in treating female gymnasts at Michigan State University and through the elite USA Gymnastics organization was charged Wednesday with sexual assault.

Dr. Larry Nassar was charged in two Michigan counties. Online records show he’s facing nine charges in Ingham County, including first-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2015 against a victim under age 13.

A message seeking comment was left for Nassar’s lawyer. Attorney General Bill Schuette and police plan to provide more details at a 2:30 p.m. news conference.

Nassar had a clinic at Michigan State, where he treated members of the gymnastics team and younger regional gymnasts. He also was a doctor for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. Dozens of women and girls say they were assaulted. Nassar denies it.

In separate criminal cases filed in 2016, he’s charged with possessing child pornography and molesting the daughter of family friends. Those cases are pending.

Nassar was fired by Michigan State in September after the school said he violated restrictions that were put on his treatments, following a 2014 complaint. Since then, he has been the target of civil lawsuits, along with Michigan State and USA Gymnastics.

Attorneys representing women and girls say Nassar assaulted them during treatments for back and hip pain. The allegations go back many years. Nassar’s accusers include 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher.

“He would put his fingers inside of me, move my leg around,” Dantzscher told “60 Minutes” on Sunday. “He would tell me I was going to feel a pop and that that would put my hips back and help my back pain.”

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