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DEA head Leonhart expected to leave: Senior administration official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Director Michele Leonhart is expected to leave her post, a senior administration official told Reuters on Tuesday. ...

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DEA head Leonhart expected to leave: Senior administration official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Director Michele Leonhart is expected to leave her post, a senior administration official told Reuters on Tuesday. ...

Nine people charged in Kentucky in bourbon heist

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Reuters) – Nine people were charged on Tuesday in Kentucky with stealing more than $100,000 worth of bourbon whiskey. ...

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DEA head Leonhart expected to leave: Senior administration official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Director Michele Leonhart is expected to leave her post, a senior administration official told Reuters on Tuesday. ...

White House says has concerns about Drug Enforcement Administration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Tuesday that it still has concerns about the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration following a recent Justice Department report alleging agents had participated in sex parties. ...

Atlanta test-cheating case judge may reconsider harshest sentences

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Three former Atlanta public school administrators who received the stiffest prison terms among educators convicted in a test cheating scandal involving thousands of students could see their sentences reduced next week. ...

Pennsylvania judge to rule on releasing video of police shooting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday considered publicly releasing a graphic video that may shed light on the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a police officer during an attempted traffic stop in February. ...

U.S. top court curbs police drug-sniffing dogs in routine traffic stops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday placed a new limit on when police can use drug-sniffing dogs, ruling the dogs cannot be employed after a routine traffic stop has been completed if there is no reasonable suspicion … Continue reading

Boston bomber’s attack ‘essence of terror’: prosecutor

BOSTON (Reuters) – Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev aimed to terrorize people with his deadly 2013 attack, a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday as the government began making its case that he should be sentenced to death for the … Continue reading

Boston bomber’s attack ‘inexcusable,’ ‘senseless’: prosecutor

BOSTON (Reuters) – Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attack in 2013 was “inexcusable” and “senseless,” a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday as the government began making its case that he should be sentenced to death for the bombing and … Continue reading

John Ivison: Federal budget could bring dramatic increase in compassionate leave for caregivers

OTTAWA — The Conservative government is looking closely at dramatically extending compassionate leave for caregivers — from six weeks to six months — and the measure could come as early as Tuesday’s federal budget, sources say. Caregivers who look after a … Continue reading

'Swift, courageous' action needed to stem tide of illegal migration – UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has urged the international community to commit to “swift, collective and courageous action” and address the surge in illegal migration across the Mediterranean Sea which has resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives … Continue reading

Regional Stakeholders in Canada’s Aerospace Sector Join Forces to Energize R&D

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Christie Blatchford: Duffy trial reminds us why lucre is so often called ‘filthy’

OTTAWA — What a weird little racket it was, what seems to have been Mike Duffy’s quest to be loved or at least to be kindly regarded. As the suspended senator’s criminal trial on charges of fraud, breach-of-trust and bribery … Continue reading

Ban urges ‘bold changes’ to aid action as States prepare for World Humanitarian Summit

Looking ahead to the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul next year, the United Nations Secretary-General today stressed how news stories were serving to compel the international community into agreeing to align major global commitments to support the world’s most vulnerable … Continue reading

'Swift, courageous' action needed to stem tide of illegal migration – UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has urged the international community to commit to “swift, collective and courageous action” and address the surge in illegal migration across the Mediterranean Sea which has resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives … Continue reading

Ahead of World Malaria Day, UN officials urge continued investment in fight against the disease

Although more investment and stronger coordination have helped the international community make significant inroads in the global fight against malaria, continued investment for malaria control and elimination targets remains essential for a post-2015 future, top United Nations officials declared today. … Continue reading

UN Member States, faith leaders set for talks in New York on tolerance and fostering peace

The United Nations is set to host at its New York Headquarters a meeting bringing together the Organization's Member States with faith leaders to discuss ways to promote tolerance and reconciliation, as well as to address the challenges of countering … Continue reading

Security Council ‘deeply concerned’ about humanitarian situation for refugees in Yarmouk camp

The United Nations Security Council has today expressed deep concern about the grave humanitarian situation in Yarmouk refugee camp, located on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus. ...

‘Callous’ EU politics on migrants costing lives, UN rights chief warns

Following the loss of some 700 lives after a boat carrying migrants capsized and sank over the weekend, the UN human rights chief has urged European Union (EU) governments to take a “more sophisticated, more courageous and less callous approach” … Continue reading

As Forum opens, deputy UN chief says 2015 a ‘critical year’ for world’s indigenous peoples

With the deadline of a post-2015 development agenda looming on the horizon, 2015 is set to be an important year for the security and prosperity of the world’s indigenous peoples, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson affirmed today in remarks … Continue reading

UN chief deplores ‘barbaric’ killing of Ethiopian nationals in Libya

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of a number of Ethiopian nationals in Libya by extremists affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to a United Nations spokesperson. ...