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D.C. Employees To Plead Guilty For Environmental Violations

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Two former District Department of the Environment employees have signaled they will plead guilty in a case involving taking bribes to overlook alleged environmental violations at a southwest Washington construction site.

Gregory Scott and Joe Parrish were arrested in September. Prosecutors on Monday filed a legal document in their case called a criminal information, which typically signals a person is preparing to enter a guilty plea because it cannot be filed without the defendant's consent.

The document says that in the summer of 2011 Scott and Parrish told construction managers at one site that they found violations in the handling of hazardous asbestos material that could result in fines of up to $300,000. The document says they agreed to accept $20,000 in bribes to overlook the alleged problems.

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In 'Hustling Hitler,' A Jewish Vaudevillian Scams The Third Reich

It seems everyone has one: the eccentric relative much gossiped about. For Walter Shapiro, it's his great-uncle, Freeman Bernstein. The vaudeville manager, boxing promoter, card shark and stock swindler managed to scam the Third Reich. Shapiro writes about this in his new book, Hustling Hitler.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.
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Obama: Trump Hasn't Captured 'Zeitgeist Of The Country'

Donald Trump may have clinched the GOP nomination, but President Obama says Trump's record low favorability ratings show that he hasn't won over the hearts and minds of the country just yet.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

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