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17 arrested over Kardashian West jewelry heist in Paris

PARIS — French police arrested 17 people Monday in the October theft of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian West, who was tied up and locked in a bathroom after armed robbers forced their way into her rented Paris apartment.

Ethics official warns against Trump Cabinet confirmations before reviews are complete

By Ed O’Keefe and Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post

A top ethics official has warned that plans to confirm Donald Trump’s top Cabinet choices before background examinations are complete are unprecedented and have overwhelmed government investigators responsible for the reviews.

The concerns prompted Democrats on Saturday to call for delaying the confirmation process, but Republicans signaled they are unlikely to budge on the eve of a slew of hearings in the Senate.

Drilling Through Danger: The story of Matt Smith

In a 12-year span, an oil and gas worker died once every three months on average in Colorado, victims of a system focused more on protecting the industry than its employees.

On the morning he died, Matt Smith’s alarm clock rang at 2 a.m., and the 36-year-old former rodeo star dragged himself from bed.

Time to go to work.

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