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CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

Pharma news - 9 hours 14 min ago

The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The intelligence shocked the White House and put US security chiefs on a top-secret crisis footing to figure out how to react. After Trump's shock victory, there were strong regrets among administration officials that they had shied from tough action.

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United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight

Reuters Health News - 9 hours 15 min ago
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it.
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Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

Reuters Health News - 10 hours 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage.
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After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

Pharma news - June 23, 2017 - 6:47pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with a sweeping set of demands, Qatar insisted Friday it can indefinitely survive the economic and diplomatic steps its neighbors have taken to try to pressure it into compliance, even as a top Emirati official warned the tiny country to brace for a long-term economic squeeze.

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Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran

Pharma news - June 23, 2017 - 5:13pm

By William Maclean, Rania El Gamal and Tom Finn DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have sent a 13-point list of demands apparently aimed at dismantling their tiny but wealthy neighbor's two-decade-old interventionist foreign policy which has incensed them. A Qatari government spokesman said Doha was reviewing the list of demands and that a formal response would be made by the foreign ministry and delivered to Kuwait, but added that the demands were not reasonable or actionable.

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Hitting cardiovascular health targets can help elderly live longer

Reuters Health News - June 23, 2017 - 4:39pm
(Reuters Health) - Meeting some or all of the American Heart Association’s seven ideal cardiovascular health goals is associated with longer life and fewer heart attacks and strokes, no matter your age.
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Protesters to target Gay Pride marches

Pharma news - June 23, 2017 - 3:37pm

Protesters plan to demonstrate at Gay Pride marches this weekend in order to shine a light on minority groups in the LQBT community.

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USDA finds abscesses, unidentified material in raw Brazil beef: USDA

Reuters Health News - June 23, 2017 - 3:25pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found repeated import violations in raw Brazilian beef, including abscesses and unidentified foreign material, a top agency official said, explaining reasons for a U.S. ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef.
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Second mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati cop

Pharma news - June 23, 2017 - 3:12pm

For the second time, a mistrial was declared in the murder trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop. Officer Ray Tensing shot once, hitting 43-year-old Samuel DuBose in the head after stopping him for a missing front license plate on his car in July 2015, a body camera worn by Tensing showed. A mistrial was declared last November after jurors could not agree on a verdict.

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APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

Pharma news - June 23, 2017 - 2:54pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.

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Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states

Reuters Health News - June 23, 2017 - 2:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health insurers are concerned about the U.S. Senate's plans to cut the Medicaid program for the poor and the impact such a move would have on state governments, the industry's largest lobbyist said on Friday.
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Portola shares soar after FDA approves clot preventing drug

Reuters Health News - June 23, 2017 - 2:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new oral blood-thinner made by Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms in acutely ill patients who are not undergoing surgery.
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Saudi crown prince donates $66 million to fight Yemen cholera epidemic

Reuters Health News - June 23, 2017 - 2:08pm
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's crown prince has donated $66.7 million to combat a cholera epidemic in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting in a war blamed for causing a humanitarian disaster.
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Novo Nordisk says obesity drug helps up to 13.8 percent weight loss in phase 2 trial

Reuters Health News - June 23, 2017 - 2:06pm
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk said on Friday a phase 2 trial for its big hope in tackling obesity, an improved GLP-1 drug called semaglutide, showed a weight loss of up to 13.8 percent in people with severe conditions.
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State Department to Scrap Afghanistan-Pakistan Envoy

Pharma news - June 23, 2017 - 1:24pm

The administration aims to streamline diplomatic outreach to South Asia just as it ramps up the military presence there.

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Young kids may have mature biases against overweight people

Reuters Health News - June 23, 2017 - 12:59pm
(Reuters Health) - Kids may develop an implicit bias against overweight and obese people early in childhood that leads them to make quick judgments based only on size, a small experiment suggests.
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Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown

Pharma news - June 23, 2017 - 12:49pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Al-Jazeera official on Friday denounced demands to shut down the network by countries involved in a dispute with its host nation Qatar as an attempt to suppress free expression.

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Court Upholds Decision That 'Making a Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey's Confession Was Coerced

Pharma news - June 23, 2017 - 11:35am

The Seventh Court of Appeals agreed with a judge's earlier decision that Dassey was intimidated into a confession in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.

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Vladimir Putin ordered Russian hackers to help elect Donald Trump, says explosive new report

Pharma news - June 23, 2017 - 11:14am

A new report indicates that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered election hacking to help elect Donald Trump. Mr Putin’s direct involvement in the effort to undermine the US election systems was disclosed to former President Barack Obama in August, just months before the election that saw a surprise victory for Mr Trump, according to a Washington Post investigation into the Obama administration’s internal deliberations on how to handle the meddling. The Russian president had ordered the attacks in order to defeat, or at least damage, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger

Pharma news - June 23, 2017 - 11:08am

Ford promises a new small pickup truck and a return of the legendary Bronco name. Here's what to expect.

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