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Source: CBS News

State Department: U.S. diplomat medical incidents "unprecedented"

Today 06:07 GMT

The State Department called incidents seriously affecting the health of U.S. and Canadian diplomats "unprecedented" Wednesday afternoon.

"We hold the Cuban authorities responsible for finding out who is carrying out these health attacks on not just our diplomats but, as you've seen now, there are other cases with other diplomats involved," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters earlier this month.

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Source: Reuters

How Reuters tracked fatalities and Taser incidents

Today 06:07 GMT

Taser International tracks deaths in police incidents where its weapons were used and catalogs that information in a “database of in-custody deaths proximal to TASER use,” according to court testimony from company officials.

Among the 1,000-plus fatalities, Reuters found that wrongful death lawsuits were filed in at least 442 of the incidents. In at least 153 of those cases, Reuters found, coroners or medical examiners cited the Taser as a cause or contributing factor in the death.

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Source: CBS News

House committee schedules hearing on recent Navy ship mishaps

Today 06:06 GMT

The House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing next month to review underlying problems related to two recent deadly mishaps involving the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet.

The committee review comes after the guided-missile destroyer USS John McCain on Monday collided with a merchant ship in busy shipping lanes in the Strait of Malacca near Malaysia, leaving 10 people missing and presumed dead. That incident came on the heels of a June collision of the USS Fitzgerald off Japan's coast that killed seven people.

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Source: Global News

Canadian, American diplomats in Cuba suffered mild traumatic brain injuries: report

Today 06:06 GMT

A doctor who evaluated American and Canadian diplomats working in Cuba diagnosed them with conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury and damage to the central nervous system, CBS News said on Wednesday, citing medical records it reviewed.

Covert sonic device caused diplomats to lose hearing in Cuba: U.S. officials. Although Washington expelled two Cuban diplomats over the incidents, Cuba has said it was investigating the U.S. allegations and would never allow its territory to be used for any action against diplomatic personnel or their families.

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Source: Washington Post

Former KKK member who became a Catholic priest never apologized for cross-burning incident, victims say

Today 06:06 GMT

Two days after a Catholic priest penned a repentant essay saying he had been a violent member of the Ku Klux Klan, officials in his Virginia diocese on Wednesday suggested that he may not have paid court-ordered restitution decades ago to an African American couple on whose lawn he put a burning cross.

Wednesday, the couple who were victims of Aitcheson as young newlyweds held a news conference in Washington, saying he had never apologized to them and alleging his KKK past was about to come out before he penned the essay in the Arlington Catholic Herald.

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Source: Global News

Justin Bieber’s paparazzi run-ins: Is the Canadian singer changing his tune?

Wednesday 19:08 GMT

There’s the fight Bieber had with actor Orlando Bloom at an Ibiza restaurant and club in the summer of 2014, after allegedly greeting Bloom by saying, “what’s up, b**ch?”

READ MORE: Justin Bieber ordered to attend Miami deposition after paparazzi incident. The paparazzo apologizes and explains that he was “emotional” because his “good friend got run over.”

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Source: CBS News

After warship collision, Navy calls for review of incidents in the Pacific

Tuesday 14:33 GMT

The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is calling for a comprehensive review of recent incidents in the Pacific in the wake of the USS John McCain collision with an oil tanker early Monday morning.

In a video posted on Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson's Facebook page, CNO Richardson called for an "operational pause" with commands and leaders across the fleet, and a deeper look into the training and certification of forces operating in and around Japan. . "This is the second major collision in the last three months, and is the latest in a seires of major incidents, particularly in the Pacific theater," said Richardson. "This trend demands more forceful action."


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