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Chinese military officer arrested while allegedly trying to steal US medical research Chinese military officer arrested while allegedly trying to steal US medical research

Chinese military officer arrested while allegedly trying to steal US medical research

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A Chinese military officer was caught trying to leave California with university research materials this week, after allegedly lying on an application to obtain a visitor visa for a work-study exchange program, the Justice Department announced.Xin Wang, a scientific researcher and officer with China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), was arrested at LAX as he was…

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Scottish job fears over UK government ‘super department’ Scottish job fears over UK government ‘super department’

Scottish job fears over UK government ‘super department’

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Image copyright Google Image caption About 948 staff are employed at the DfID in East Kilbride Boris Johnson is being asked for urgent reassurance over jobs at the Scottish-based Department for International Development (DfID).The prime minister has announced a merger with the Foreign Office (FCO) to create the new Foreign Commonwealth Development Office.He said the…

Wednesday’s Sports in Brief Wednesday’s Sports in Brief

Wednesday’s Sports in Brief

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BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) — After days of angry exchanges over money between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, Commissioner Rob Manfred started to doubt whether there would be a 2020 season and said as much on national television. He then called union head Tony Clark and offered to fly from New York to…

Democrats go on offense against Trump on trade and China Democrats go on offense against Trump on trade and China

Democrats go on offense against Trump on trade and China

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Washington (CNN)The Democratic National Committee is going on offense against President Donald Trump’s trade record, hoping that a new television ad campaign and a series of focused events headlined …

At Trump request, Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis At Trump request, Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis

At Trump request, Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis

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DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests.Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North…

From sock feats to leapfrog, Guinness crowns record holders From sock feats to leapfrog, Guinness crowns record holders

From sock feats to leapfrog, Guinness crowns record holders

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Usain Bolt ran the 100 meters in 9.58 seconds. Dr. Vikas Saini recently put on 10 socks in an official time of 9.23. Both have the same title: world record holder. From sock feats to fancy footwork using rolls of toilet paper, records are still being set even with many sports on hold due to…

NFL teams went high-tech for team bonding this offseason NFL teams went high-tech for team bonding this offseason

NFL teams went high-tech for team bonding this offseason

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NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and coaches went home in March and stayed there for the next few months, along with most of the world. Football pads were replaced by iPads. Handshakes and high-fives gave way to emojis and video chats. When the coronavirus pandemic forced everyone indoors — away from their everyday environments…

New Zealand prime minister assigns military to oversee coronavirus quarantines after 2 new cases New Zealand prime minister assigns military to oversee coronavirus quarantines after 2 new cases

New Zealand prime minister assigns military to oversee coronavirus quarantines after 2 new cases

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Wednesday assigned the military to oversee the country’s coronavirus quarantine process after two women who were allowed to leave their quarantine early tested positive for the virus this week.The women, who had came from the United Kingdom to visit a dying parent, were told by health officials they could leave quarantine…

Ex-Colts GM Ryan Grigson joins Browns’ staff as top adviser Ex-Colts GM Ryan Grigson joins Browns’ staff as top adviser

Ex-Colts GM Ryan Grigson joins Browns’ staff as top adviser

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Colts general manager Ryan Grigson was hired Friday as a senior adviser for the Cleveland Browns, reuniting with general manager Andrew Berry. Berry, a first-time GM and the NFL’s youngest, has now filled out his front office in four months. Grigson was the GM in Indianapolis from 2012-16, a stretch in…

Friday’s Sports in Briefs Friday’s Sports in Briefs

Friday’s Sports in Briefs

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PRO FOOTBALL NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encouraged them to peacefully protest. One day after 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and several of his peers released a video demanding the league condemn racism, Goodell made his strongest…

Retired generals pull support for Trump nominee after offensive tweets uncovered by CNN Retired generals pull support for Trump nominee after offensive tweets uncovered by CNN

Retired generals pull support for Trump nominee after offensive tweets uncovered by CNN

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(CNN)At least two retired Army generals have pulled their support for President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee the Pentagon’s policy shop after CNN’s KFile reported last week that he has a history…

Air Force inspector general investigating use of military aircraft to monitor protesters Air Force inspector general investigating use of military aircraft to monitor protesters

Air Force inspector general investigating use of military aircraft to monitor protesters

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Washington (CNN)The Air Force inspector general is investigating the use of military aircraft to monitor protesters during recent unrest across the country, according to an Air Force spokesperson. “…

NC veterans make video for those who can’t receive military funeral honor guard during coronavirus NC veterans make video for those who can’t receive military funeral honor guard during coronavirus

NC veterans make video for those who can’t receive military funeral honor guard during coronavirus

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Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.A group of military veterans out of Mount Airy, N.C., made a video to bestow a funeral honor guard upon departed service members who are unable to receive one due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.The effort was led by Rob Luffman, whose late father Bobby Luffman…

Vanderbilt’s Lee becomes SEC’s 1st woman athletic director Vanderbilt’s Lee becomes SEC’s 1st woman athletic director

Vanderbilt’s Lee becomes SEC’s 1st woman athletic director

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference. With Vanderbilt’s announcement Wednesday, Lee now is among only five women and the second black woman in charge of a Power Five program. Daniel Diermeier, who takes over as…

Roger Zakheim: Coronavirus spending shouldn’t prompt defense cuts – we need a strong military Roger Zakheim: Coronavirus spending shouldn’t prompt defense cuts – we need a strong military

Roger Zakheim: Coronavirus spending shouldn’t prompt defense cuts – we need a strong military

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Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. With coronavirus response stimulus spending approaching $2.5 trillion and a projected budget deficit of $3.7 trillion this year, it is inevitable that Congress will soon dust off its scissors and begin the exercise of budget cutting. The first place lawmakers…

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