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Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monk

Pharma news - 2 hours 11 min ago

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have detained a Buddhist monk who has posted online videos that harshly denounce Islam.


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Republicans plan healthcare vote; Obama and TV host denounce bill

Reuters Health News - 3 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering."
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Preet Bharara, US Attorney Fired By Trump, Joins CNN As Contributor

Pharma news - 5 hours 16 min ago

CNN added two new contributors on Wednesday, providing viewers with a new team of legal minds with insider views into President Donald Trump’s administration.


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Shocked by a Taser: "Overwhelming." "Excruciating pain."

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 6:55pm

When the Taser’s electrified darts struck him, Carl Bryan felt a shooting pain up his back that rattled his whole body, shaking his brain like a “peanut in a jar.” “If you were to shake that jar a hundred times as fast as you can and multiply that by a thousand,” he said. For Christa Keeton, getting shocked by Taser barbs felt like bees “crawling” through her skin. Eligio Torres Jr. likened the Taser’s electrical jolt to a “horrific electrical current just flowing through your body.” “You’re just shaking,” Torres said in court testimony.


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Oil up 2 percent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 6:50pm

By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices settled up 2 percent on Wednesday despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. Brent crude futures rose $1.06, or 1.9 percent, to $56.20 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 93 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $50.41. U.S. crude oil stockpiles jumped last week as imports and production increased, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, as operations resumed from the impact of Hurricane Harvey which hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 25.


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Scenes From Hurricane Maria's Destruction Across the Caribbean

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 5:16pm

Hurricane Maria has killed at least nine and has left Puerto Rico entirely without power


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GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 4:51pm

General Electric plans to sell its corporate jets in a cost-cutting move amid sluggish activity in key industrial divisions, a spokesperson said Wednesday. "As we have said, we are executing on a plan to take out $2 billion in cost by the end of 2018," the GE spokesperson told AFP. The company plans to sell the fleet, the spokesperson said.


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New fight in California water wars: How to update old system

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 4:29pm

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade.


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The Latest: Neighbor says man shot by cop didn't speak

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 4:28pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a man holding a stick who was shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer (all times local):


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Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort Him

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 4:15pm

Hart's heavily pregnant wife, Eniko, says "there is absolutely no divorce talk."


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Benefits of gastric bypass persist for 12 years

Reuters Health News - September 20, 2017 - 4:10pm
(Reuters Health) - Twelve years after gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, the benefits persist in most patients, leading to long-term weight loss, less diabetes, lower blood pressure and fewer cholesterol problems, according to a study of the technique that has had the longest follow-up so far.
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Stop 'escalation,' Spain PM tells Catalan separatists as protests rage

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 4:08pm

Spain's prime minister called Wednesday on Catalan separatist leaders to end their "escalation" as several thousand people took to the streets of Barcelona to protest at Madrid's attempts to stop a banned referendum on independence. "Stop this escalation of radicalism and disobedience once and for all," Mariano Rajoy said in a televised statement as protesters remained in the centre of the Mediterranean seaside city after a day-long demonstration that headed into the night. Shouting "we will vote," independence supporters started their gathering on Wednesday morning after police detained 14 Catalan government officials, raising tensions as Madrid pulls out the stops to prevent regional separatist leaders from holding the vote on October 1.


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Attorney General Sessions says marijuana still illegal

Reuters Health News - September 20, 2017 - 3:47pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug "remains in effect," remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown.
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U.S. incomes, poverty rate bounce back to pre-recession levels in 2016

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 3:39pm

The U.S. poverty rate fell for the second straight year in 2016 while median income rose to an all-time high of $59,000 as the economy made up ground lost during the 2007-2009 recession, federal government data released on Tuesday showed. Median household income rose 3.2 percent from $57,200 a year earlier, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. "Real median household income has finally completed its nine-year slog of digging out of the ditch," IHS Markit Executive Director Chris Christopher said, with more gains expected in 2017 and 2018.


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Why Woman Who Had Affair With Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Fears She Could Have Been Next

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 3:35pm

When she was rescued, Kala Brown said her abductor was planning to kill someone named Holly next, which gave Holly Eudy "a very unsettling feeling."


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'They were buried': hope for children dims amid rubble of Mexico City school

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 3:28pm

A man moves rubble taken from the Enrique Rebsamen school that collapsed after an earthquake in Mexico City. When Silverio Pérez reached the ruined school, he could still hear the screams coming from the children trapped beneath the shattered concrete. Dozens of people – students and teachers – were still inside the Enrique Rebsámen school when Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake rocked Mexico City, reducing the three-storey building to a mound of rubble and twisted metal.


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Just one e-cigarette might raise adrenaline in the heart

Reuters Health News - September 20, 2017 - 3:10pm
(Reuters Health) - Smoking just one e-cigarette might expose users to enough nicotine to trigger an adrenaline surge in the heart that can contribute to high blood pressure and other health problems, a small experiment suggests.
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Trump To African Leaders: My Friends Go To Your Countries To Get Rich

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 2:43pm

Africa is a continent of “tremendous, tremendous potential,” U.S. President Donald Trump told African leaders at a luncheon on Wednesday.


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Alnylam's RNAi drug succeeds in key study, shares soar

Reuters Health News - September 20, 2017 - 2:34pm
(Reuters) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc's RNAi-based drug that targets a rare genetic disease met the main goal of a key study, in a breakthrough for the new class of medicines that works by blocking disease-causing proteins.
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Catalan nationalists protest in Barcelona

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 2:28pm

Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona's streets amid an intensifying government crackdown on the independence vote.


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