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Source: Washington Post

For the weary White House, Florida shooting offered a ‘reprieve’ from scandals

Today 06:07 GMT

A gun massacre at a Florida high school last Wednesday, which left 17 dead, seemed to shift the media glare away from the Trump scandals and gave embattled aides an opportunity to refocus on handling a rare crisis not of their own making.

While the White House mourned the loss of life in Parkland, Fla., some aides privately acknowledged that the tragedy offered a breather from the political storm.

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Source: DW

Deutsch Bank to clip investment banking wings

Today 06:06 GMT

Deutsche Bank is cutting at least 250 investment banking jobs in locations including London and the United States as it seeks to keep a lid on expenses amid a sustained slide in its securities unit.

Germany's biggest commercial bank was about to lay off at least 250 employees in its corporate and investment banking division, the news agency Reuters reported Monday. Quoting a person familiar with the matter, Reuters said that the total number of job losses could rise to as many as 500, mainly affecting senior and mid-level investment banking positions.

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Source: Fox News

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

Today 04:16 GMT

Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization’s report on the internal inquiry.

In a section on lessons learned from the Haiti scandal, Oxfam agency said it needed to embed “women’s rights at the heart of what we do,” and implement better procedures to stop disgraced workers from moving on to new posts in the aid industry.

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Source: Washington Post

Lawmaker who led #MeToo push invited staffer to play spin the bottle, complaint says

Today 04:16 GMT

California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, one of the leading voices behind the #MeToo movement, is facing accusations that she sexually harassed staffers — including one who said she fired him after he refused to play a game of spin the bottle with her.

David John Kernick, a former field representative for Garcia, said that the Democratic lawmaker from Bell Gardens, Calif., approached him after a fundraiser at a whiskey bar in 2014 and suggested that they play spin the bottle in her hotel room, according to a complaint filed Saturday with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

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Source: Fox News

California Democrat, and #MeToo activist, allegedly urged staffers to play 'spin the bottle': report

Today 06:06 GMT

A California Democrat who was featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue for her role in the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement allegedly urged staffers to play the grade-school classic, “spin the bottle,” after a night of heavy drinking at a fundraiser, Politico reported Sunday.

The allegations against Garcia mark a stunning twist to the California Legislature’s widening sexual harassment scandal that first broke open last fall and prompted two male assemblymen to resign.

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Source: New York Times

Oxfam Says Workers in Haiti Threatened Witness to Misconduct

Today 06:06 GMT

Three Oxfam employees who were the subject of a 2011 inquiry into sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened a witness after a manager leaked an investigation report to another member of staff, the charity said on Monday.

The threats and intimidation were among several accusations of misconduct made public for the first time with Oxfam’s release of its 2011 report into the conduct of its Haiti staff, including the hiring of prostitutes.

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Source: DW

Oxfam sex scandal: Staff reportedly bullied witness in Haiti inquiry

Today 06:06 GMT

Oxfam workers being investigated over claims of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness, according to an internal report by the British aid charity released on Monday.

The previously confidential report on the charity's own 2011 inquiry into sexual misconduct allegations also revealed that seven employees used prostitutes on the charity's property while working in Haiti after a devastating earthquake the year before.

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Source: CBS News

Oxfam staff accused of sexual misconduct threatened witnesses

Today 06:06 GMT

Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization's report on the internal inquiry.

In a section on lessons learned from the Haiti scandal, Oxfam agency said it needed to embed "women's rights at the heart of what we do," and implement better procedures to stop disgraced workers from moving on to new posts in the aid industry.

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Source: Washington Post

VA secretary’s chief of staff tells colleagues she intends to retire

Sunday 03:23 GMT

Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin’s chief of staff has decided to retire, the department announced Friday, following the release of an unsparing report that said she misled officials to obtain approval for the secretary’s wife to join him on a taxpayer-funded trip to Europe.

At 7 p.m. Friday, the, VA announced that Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Executive Director Peter O’Rourke will now serve as VA’s permanent chief of staff, “ensuring that the department works closely with the White House going forward,” the Va said in a statement.

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Source: BBC

Oxfam aid worker tells of sex assaults

Saturday 20:56 GMT

A former Oxfam aid worker has told the BBC she was sexually and physically abused by a senior male colleague while in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

Its chief executive Mark Goldring has used an interview in the Guardian to repeat his apology for the charity's failings, while maintaining that "the scale and the intensity of the attacks feels out of proportion to the level of culpability".

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Source: Fox News

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly tightens security clearance process in wake of Rob Porter fiasco

Saturday 22:45 GMT

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly signed off Friday on an overhaul of security clearance procedures in the wake of criticism over his response to the Rob Porter affair.

Kelly, who has faced tough questions over how Porter continued to work as a Trump administration aide despite allegations he abused his two previous wives, agreed to changes that put the burden on the FBI and the Justice Department to provide more information and updates on security clearances.


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