Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship

...admiral.The NTSB dispatched a team from Washington to investigate."It's just a tragic, tragic situation," NTSB vice chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr said.The El Faro had no history of engine failure, Greene said, and the company said the vessel was modernized...
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3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

...Tu, 84, is a researcher at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences.As a junior researcher, she was recruited by Chairman Mao's government to work on a military project in 1969 to find malaria drugs.She turned to herbal medicine to discover...
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Soul-searching in House as McCarthy tries to lock up job

...Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., the chairman of the special panel investigating the...responsibility as Benghazi committee chairman. "I've never run for any leadership...Scalise of Louisiana and Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price of Georgia already are competing...
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US intel official not optimistic about cyber deal with China

...provide a competitive advantage to a country's companies or commercial sectors.At a Senate hearing, Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper if he was optimistic that the agreement would result in the...
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Planned Parenthood chief rebuts videos

...activities, travel and exorbitant salaries."That's money that's not going to women's health care," said committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. "It's a political organization, and that's something that needs to be ferreted out."Cecile...
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Scramble to fill top jobs in House after Boehner exit

...Scalise of Louisiana and Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, aggressively pursuing the job, along with the Budget Committee chairman, Tom Price of Georgia.All are jockeying to lock down support as the Capitol swirls in chatter about endorsements. One seen...
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No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open this point again, requiring a temporary Band-Aid to buy us time to do our duty," said Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the Appropriations Committee, during House debate.Tea party anger directed at Boehner over the Planned Parenthood issue...
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NASA says Mars appears to have water

...Water is one of the most precious resources necessary for a human mission to the red planet," Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House science, space and technology committee, said in a statement. "The more evidence we find of it, the more...
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Washington state suspends operations of duck tour company

...surrounding the company's operations, we believe it is important to act immediately to protect the public safety," commission chairman David Danner said.Brian Tracey, owner of Ride the Ducks of Seattle, said Sunday night that he was in "complete agreement...
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Clinton says private email was a mistake, says sorry

...around. Two powerful Senate chairman said they are considering seeking...Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Homeland...Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson - both Republicans...prosecution, they wrote. The chairmen asked for a meeting with Pagliano's...
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