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FILL-IN THE BERN: The Department of the Interior will not name a new acting director to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) after its leader was ousted by a federal judge, top officials told employees in an email obtained by The Hill.

Instead the job will be left to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

A Montana-based U.S. district judge on

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Interior Secretary will lead BLM after judge ousts Pendley from public lands role

The Department of the Interior will not name a new acting director to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) after it’s leader was ousted by a federal judge, top officials told employees in an email obtained by The Hill.

Instead the job will be left to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

A Montana-based U.S. district judge on Friday ruled William Perry Pendley, the controversial acting director of BLM, “served unlawfully … for 424 days” and enjoined him from continuing in the role.

The decision was in response to a suit from Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court removes Pendley from role as public lands chief | Pendley court ruling could unravel Trump’s public lands decisions | 1 in 4 adults cite climate change in decision not to have children Pendley court ruling could unravel Trump’s public lands decisions Court removes Pendley from role as public lands chief MORE

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Boston Police arrest man accused of attempted rape in Public Garden

A man accused of trying to rape a woman in the Public Garden early Monday morning has been arrested, Boston Police announced on Tuesday.



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Luan Maxwell, 30, of Boston, has been arrested and charged with assault with intent to rape.

Boston Police had reached out to the public for help in identifying a suspect who allegedly tried to rape a woman in the Public Garden at around 6 a.m. Monday.

Officers from the department’s Sexual Assault Unit responded at that time to a call for an assault with intent to rape.

The victim told detectives that she was walking in the park when a man approached her and placed his

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Boston Police investigating attempted rape in Public Garden, seeking public’s help to ID suspect

Boston Police are seeking the public’s help to ID a suspect who allegedly tried to rape a woman in the Public Garden early Monday morning.



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Officers from the department’s Sexual Assault Unit responded at about 6 a.m. to a call for an assault with intent to rape in Boston Public Garden.

The victim told detectives that she was walking in the park when a man approached her and placed his hand over her mouth. The man made sexually explicit threats and tried to remove a piece of the woman’s clothing, she told police.

She was able to free herself from the man and get to safety.

The suspect is described as

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Police looking to identify suspect in attempted sexual assault at Boston Public Garden

Police looking to identify suspect in attempted sexual assault at Boston Public Garden


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NewsCenter 5’s Ted Wayman is live in Boston. Nat.girls run MACY AND MIRANDA ARE 2 STUDENTS FROM MEXICO CURRENTLY STUDYING IN BOSTON THEY RUN DAILY IN THE PUBLIC GARDEN TOGETHER AND WERE SURPRISED TO HEAR ABOUT MONDAYS ATTEMPTED RAPE Sot..18;23;31.its shocking.boston is a safe

Police looking to identify suspect in attempted sexual assault at Boston Public Garden


Reports of the attack got the attention of a lot of people, primarily because it happened in the heart of the city.

Reports of the attack got the attention of a lot of people, primarily because it happened in the heart of the city.

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Police search for man who attempted to rape woman at Boston Public Garden

The Boston Police Department is searching for a man who is accused of attempting to rape a woman in Boston Public Garden.



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A woman called police at about 6 a.m. Monday to report the assault, according to police. She told officers she was walking in the park when she was approached by a man who placed his hand over her mouth while making sexually explicit threats and attempting to remove an article of clothing.


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The woman told police she was able to free herself from the man’s grasp and run to safety.

Boston police are asking the public for help in their effort to find the man. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 617-343-4400. Those who wish to provide an anonymous tip can do so by calling the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at

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PMC garden department against re-opening public gardens as residents question decision





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Despite a growing demand to re-open the public gardens across the city, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is firm on keeping it shut as a preventive measure in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

PMC garden department head Ashok Ghorpade said, “Mainly senior citizens and children visit gardens. Both are vulnerable age groups in the current Covid-19 situation. Two months ago, the PMC opened 13 gardens for exercise, but the experience was bad. Considering the present situation, it is not possible to open public gardens.”

According to Ghorpade, the state government’s government resolution (GR) is very clear and it has banned the opening of the public gardens.

“No other municipal corporation in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, has opened public gardens yet,” Ghorpade said.

“If gardens reopen, it could become hotspots as people will begin using the benches, play with toys and also use the exercise equipment in

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SF Public Works employees want bathroom access amid COVID-19

The union representing employees of San Francisco’s Department of Public Works announced its support for a ballot measure that would create a separate city sanitation department, because employees don’t have access to enough bathrooms.





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A number of public buildings are closed because of the coronavirus, which has made many of San Francisco’s public bathrooms unavailable for use.

“They’re out in the field cleaning urine, blood, picking up needles, garbage, contaminated debris, but they have nowhere that’s safe and sanitary to go wash up after doing this and just to be able to use the restroom,” Theresa Foglio-Ramirez with Laborers Local 261, the union that represents the workers, told KCBS Radio.

Proposition B, among other things, would create an oversight commission that could potentially help deal with problems such as the restroom issue.

“It will create a Department of Sanitation and Streets, which most other major

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Hepatitis Contagion in a Public Bathroom

For many people, the thought of using a public bathroom can be distressing and uncomfortable – and with good reason. Public bathrooms have a reputation for being one of the easiest places to pick up unwanted germs and viruses, and viral hepatitis is just one of many viruses to be aware of. Although there are valid reasons for concern, understanding how the virus is transmitted as well as learning how to take preventative measures may help ease your worries.

The three most common types of hepatitis are A, B and C. Fortunately there are vaccines to help prevent the transmission of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. But a vaccine for Hepatitis C has yet to be discovered. Hepatitis A is spread through the fecal/oral route. This can be relatively easy to avoid by making sure you wash your hands thoroughly and properly with soap and warm water. Hepatitis B, for … Read More