McRaven resigned from Pentagon board days after criticizing Trump

Washington (CNN)Retired Admiral William “Bill” McRaven, the former head of Special Operations Command, resigned from the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Board last month, just days after issuing a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday. “Through…

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Kamala Harris grills Kavanaugh on Mueller investigation

Washington (CNN)During a tense exchange on the second day of confirmation hearings, Sen. Kamala Harris pressed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about whether he had discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation with anyone, including any individuals at the law firm founded by the President’s personal attorney. “I’m not remembering, but…

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Flu and common cold confirmed in sick passengers on Emirates flight to JFK

(CNN)New York City’s Department of Health & Mental Hygiene confirmed Thursday that a majority of the test results from passengers aboard Emirates Flight 203 who reported cough, fever and symptoms of gastrointestinal illness on Wednesday “showed common viruses such as influenza and the common cold.” Roughly 106 of the more…

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Nearly a quarter of 14-year-old girls in UK self-harm, report finds

London (CNN)Nearly a quarter of 14-year-old girls in the United Kingdom have self-harmed, with many facing overwhelming pressures over how they should look, their sexuality and how they behave, according to a new report by The Children’s Society. The figures, based on data collected in the Millennium Cohort Survey for…

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Asbestos warning for helicopter staff

“Any remaining items in service Sea Kings suspected to contain asbestos are being removed urgently and we are contacting those who may have been exposed in the past, detailing the actions they should take,” the MoD said. Foreign governments and civilian organisations which have bought former UK military Sea Kings…

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