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Pennsylvania town suspends entire volunteer fire department over racist attacks and bullying

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An entire volunteer fire department in Pennsylvania has been suspended as investigators look into accusations of racism and bullying, PennLive reports.

The Lawnton Fire Company of Swatara Township is no longer responding to calls or participating in any EMS operations.

One fireman reportedly resigned in November 2017 after using racial slurs against another member,  and others including the chief have been called on to resign.

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Equipment including the company’s fire engine has been taken away and either given to other volunteer fire departments in the area or decommissioned.

The department still operates a Facebook page which they update with photos and public service announcements.


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Trump aides living in fear president will blow up their impeachment strategy: report

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President Donald Trump's aides are looking at the Senate impeachment trial as an opportunity to show they can work together and not get torn apart by infighting and power struggles.

White House officials have settled into specific roles as the House wraps up its impeachment inquiry, and White House counsel Pat Cipollone will lead the president's defense in a Senate trial Republicans hope to make as quick and drama-free as possible, reported Politico.

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These 14 widely-believed ‘facts’ are completely untrue

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Life is full of commonly believed myths and people’s behavior is often guided by those truisms. But are they true? Some are, but many are as false as the idea that tax breaks magically create jobs.

Here are 14 common beliefs that turn out to be fiction; and five more that scientists have discovered are surprisingly true.

1. Talking on your cell phone will give you cancer.

There has been lots of talk over the years about how the radiation from cell phones may be causing brain tumors. As it turns out, not so much. An annual report from the Presidents Cancer Panel found no evidence to support the link between cell phones and malignancies. In fact, while talking on cell phones has increased by sixfold since 1991, the number of brain cancer incidences has actually dropped by half.

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Trump committed ‘multiple federal crimes’ and tried to ‘muzzle witnesses’: House report details president’s wrongdoing

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Very early Monday morning, the House Judiciary Committee released its impeachment report that is slated to accompany the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump as the House prepares to take a vote.

At 658 pages, it explains the two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of justice, and also "includes reports previously issued from the House Intelligence Committee that lay out the evidence against the president, and the Judiciary Committee’s explanation of the constitutional grounds for impeachment," reports the Daily Beast.

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