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Federal agencies defend response to California oil spill
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Published in 30-5-2015
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Phares' experience was echoed by others who witnessed the early aftermath of the May 19 spill that sent up to 101,000 gallons of crude oil down a culvert and onto the beach. California's U.S. senators issued a statement Thursday calling the response insufficient and demanding Plains All American Pipeline explain what it did, and when, after firefighters discovered the leak from the comp ...>>
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Coast Guard: There were boots on the ground after oil spill
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Published in 30-5-2015
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LOS ANGELES (AP) The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were boots on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches. The first wave of workers deployed booms in the water to corral the oil slick and placed them along the shoreline to protect ecologically sensitive habitats. A diverse range of government agenci ...>>
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Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire
Technology
Published in 30-5-2015
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While there are compelling arguments on both sides, failure to pass legislation would mean new barriers for the government in domestic national security investigations, at a time when intelligence officials say the threat at home is growing. "If these provisions expire, counterterrorism investigators are going to have greater restrictions on them than ordinary law enforcement investigators," said ...>>
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Study sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery
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Published in 30-5-2015
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Study sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery The study is aimed at lowering the rate of positive margins, areas at the edge of a tumor that look healthy but are found to harbor cancer when studied later.
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US sues Sprint over company's wiretap expenses
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Published in 4-3-2014
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The lawsuit filed federal court in San Francisco alleges that that subsidiary of Sprint Corp. collected unallowable expenses from the FBI, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and other government agencies while carrying out court-ordered wiretaps and other electronic intercepts of its customers. Communication companies ordered by courts to intercept customers' communications are all ...>>
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Dish, Disney deal envisions Internet-delivered TV
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Published in 4-3-2014
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The deal announced late Monday paves the way for Dish to offer live local broadcasts from ABC TV stations and programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2 over mobile devices, set-top boxes and other means, similar to how Netflix's video streams are delivered today. Dish customers will also gain access for the first time to Disney's WatchESPN, Watch Disney, Watch ABC Fami ...>>
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Alzheimer's buddy program pairs patients, students
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Published in 4-3-2014
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In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, Winship is giving a young medical student a close-up look at a devastating illness affecting millions of patients worldwide. The two are part of a "buddy" program pairing doctors-to-be with dementia patients, pioneered at Northwestern University and adopted at a handful of other medical schools. Besides offering students a unique perspective on a ...>>
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Former NAACP president moves to venture capital
Technology
Published in 4-3-2014
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(AP) Just months after stepping down as head of the nation's largest civil rights organization, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is changing his career from an East Coast political activist to a West Coast venture capitalist, a switch he hopes will help further his goal of growing opportunities for blacks and Latinos in the booming tech economy. The Northern California native and sel ...>>
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Apple CFO to retire, successor named
Technology
Published in 4-3-2014
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(AP) Apple's longtime Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire in September and he'll be replaced by the company's corporate controller. Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company knew Maestri would ultimately succeed Oppenheimer when it recruited him as corporate controller a year ago.
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