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Tacoma father charged with drugging baby

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he drugged his baby by spiking his bottle with an anesthetic called ketamine…. …read more

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Defense Department Employee Gets 2 Years in Prison

Defense Department supervisor gets 2 years in prison for accepting bribes from contractors …read more

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Judge Rules Feds Wrongly Protecting Bearded Seals

Federal judge rules US agency wrongly listed bearded seals as a threatened species …read more

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War Crimes Commission Takes Aim at Islamic State

Head of Syrian war crimes commission says Islamic State extremist leaders should face justice …read more

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Independent commission to look into Oso mudslide

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An independent commission has been assigned the job of examining the emergency disaster response to the March 22 Oso mudslide and land-use planning in slide-prone areas, Washington state and Snohomish County officials announced Friday…. …read more

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Elton John Let Writer of His Biopic Read His Private Diaries

By Andrea Dresdale

Joseph Guay. T / Capitol RecordsElton John‘s upcoming movie biography Rocketman will cover the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s life story “from birth to rehab.” That’s according to Lee Hall, the man who’s writing the film.

Hall, who also penned the movie Billy Elliot and then worked with Elton to turn it into an ultra-successful musical, tells the BBC that Rocketman will be “an absolutely huge, crazy Technicolor affair.” While also dealing with Elton’s childhood and his rise to fame, Hall says, it won’t shy away from the darker parts of his life, such as the singer’s self-confessed “monstrous” behavior when he was in the throes of drug addiction.

Hall says that Elton provided him plenty of material for the movie, and giving him “incredible free rein.” He explained, “One day, he took me to his house and opened a safe and he had all his private diaries that nobody had seen from when he was in rehab and left me there to read all this stuff.”

“But he’s never commented once on the script,” Hall added, saying that Elton “hasn’t interfered at all,” in terms of …read more

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State reviewing whether Hope owes state money

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Officials are looking into whether a lawmaker who was registered to vote in another state since last year will have to pay back any money he earned as a Washington state lawmaker…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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