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Fire

Somewhat informal; to terminate the employment of an employee. An employee may be fired for cause, such as for sexual harassment or absenteeism, or, in many cases, without cause. A fired employee is often eligible to collect unemployment insurance for a certain period of time.
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Discovery had worked with Raw TV before on such series as "Gold Rush" and "Harley and the Davidsons." In "Taking Fire," premiering this month, the channel's production and development execs Denise Contis and Joseph Schneier saw the potential to transform the genre of the war documentary, using footage shot by soldiers during a tour of duty in 2010.
Superstar Brian Williams embellished his story about taking fire being hit in a chopper he was riding in.
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TORONTO, November 05, 2011 (Frontier Star): John Crosbie, Newfoundland and Labrador's lieutenant-governor in Canada, has issued an apology after taking fire for a joke about Pakistan and suicide bombers.