Thursday, May 11, 2017

Hanford hole filled with dirt, questions and contradiction over Comey's firing, and morning headlines

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Comey over
Questions continue to surround James Comey's ouster as FBI Director in the middle of the Bureau's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. (New York Times). And with comparisons to Nixon's Watergate scandal, Charles P. Pierce asks, 'Are there any Republican heroes left?' (Esquire)

• DNA match brings confession to unsolved assaults
A Spokane man who pleaded guilty to voyeurism after taking a picture of a stranger in a park bathroom is linked by DNA to other unsolved sex crimes. (KXLY)

Fake opioids kill more
Overdose deaths involving the synthetic opioid drug fentanyl (the same drug that killed Prince) have increased in Washington state, according to state and university data. (Seattle Times)

Rub some dirt on it
Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation filled a 400-square-foot hole with dirt left by a collapsed waste-storage tunnel. (Spokesman-Review)
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