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Cancer expert sues employer for force-out over China program

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A former top official at a highly regarded cancer center in Florida is suing his former employer, claiming he was unfairly forced out of his jobTAMPA, Fla.--
A former top official at a highly regarded cancer center in Florida sued his former employer on Thursday, claiming he was unfairly forced out of his job even though he had no part in a controversial effort by China to recruit U.

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Puerto Rico online scam targeted more than $4M amid crisis

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Police in Puerto Rico say an online scam that targeted government agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, deepening concerns about the management of local government financesSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico --
An online scam that targeted Puerto Rican agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, police said Thursday, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances during an economic crisis.9 million, said an official who was not authorized to comment on the case and requested anonymity.

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South Sudan ignores reports on oil pollution, birth defects

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PALOCH, South Sudan --
The oil industry in South Sudan has left a landscape pocked with hundreds of open waste pits, the water and soil contaminated with toxic chemicals and heavy metals including mercury, manganese, and arsenic, according to four environmental reports obtained by The Associated Press.He worked on the oil fields in South Sudan before the country gained independence in 2011, and now works with PAX, a Dutch-based human rights organization.

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Man charged with smuggling parrots into the United States

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A Pennsylvania man has been charged with smuggling seven parrots into the United States by carrying them across the Quebec-Vermont borderMONTPELIER, Vt.--
A Pennsylvania man has been charged with smuggling seven parrots into the United States by carrying them across the Quebec-Vermont border.