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Texas governor weighs parole board's advice on inmate's fate

Pharma news - 4 hours 17 min ago

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A condemned Texas inmate set for execution Thursday awaited word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott would accept the state parole board's rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner's life at the urging of his father.


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White powder and 'racist' letter sent to Meghan Markle

Pharma news - 4 hours 36 min ago

A package containing white powder and an allegedly racist message sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle is being treated as a hate crime, police said on Thursday. Officers from the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism command were called in after the package was received on February 12 at a sorting office in St James's Palace in central London. Contacted by AFP, Prince Harry's press service at Kensington Palace declined to comment on the report.


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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre: ‘Elites’ don’t care about school safety

Pharma news - 6 hours 30 min ago

On Thursday, Feb. 22, the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference amid the nation’s heated debate about gun control following the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. During his speech, LaPierre said “elites” don’t care about school safety, and he called for more guns in schools.


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New York University issues public apology for 'racially insensitive' meal served during Black History Month

Pharma news - 6 hours 45 min ago

New York University has issued a public apology and fired their director of food service after students pointed out the watermelon-flavoured water and collard greens the school was serving during Black History Month were racially insensitive. College of Arts and Science sophomore Nia Harris noticed the offensive meal when she walked into Weinstein Passport Dining Hall - before alerting the deans of the school and NYU’s President Hamilton of the insensitive and “stereotypical” meal. “Not only was this racially insensitive, this was just ignorant.


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Japan wins WTO dispute over South Korean bans on Fukushima-related food

Reuters Health News - 6 hours 55 min ago
TOKYO/GENEVA (Reuters) - A World Trade Organization ruling on Thursday largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korea's import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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Sangamo in $3 billion gene-editing deal with Gilead

Reuters Health News - 7 hours 2 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc will use Sangamo Therapeutics Inc's gene-editing technology to develop cancer treatments in a deal potentially worth about $3 billion to Sangamo, the companies said on Thursday.
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Diarrhea kills 26 Congolese refugees in Uganda, infects hundreds: U.N.

Reuters Health News - 7 hours 28 min ago
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a camp in Uganda from acute diarrhea, and hundreds more cases have been registered, an official from the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday.
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Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa more than doubles to 172

Reuters Health News - 7 hours 55 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in South Africa has more than doubled from previous numbers given in January to 172 deaths, the government said on Thursday.
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Novo's pioneering diabetes pill impresses in first big study

Reuters Health News - 9 hours 32 min ago
COPENHAGEN/LONDON (Reuters) - The world's largest diabetes drugmaker, Novo Nordisk, on Thursday presented the first successful data from a large final-stage study of a pill it hopes will transform the diabetes market.
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Gilead signs $3 billion licensing deal for Sangamo's gene-editing platform

Reuters Health News - 10 hours 1 min ago
(Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc will use Sangamo Therapeutics Inc's gene-editing technology platform to develop cancer treatments, in a collaboration deal worth more than $3 billion, the two companies said on Thursday.
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At Last, We May Get Our First Native American Woman In Congress

Pharma news - 10 hours 24 min ago

WASHINGTON ― Deb Haaland wishes people could just ignore President Donald Trump.


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Novo Nordisk successfully kicks off final-stage trials for first diabetes pill

Reuters Health News - 11 hours 39 min ago
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The world's largest diabetes drugmaker Novo Nordisk on Thursday presented the first successful data from a final-stage study for a pill it hopes will transform the diabetes market.
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Dutch prosecutors say won't open criminal case against big tobacco firms

Reuters Health News - 12 hours 9 min ago
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors on Thursday rejected a call by civil groups, hospitals and the city of Amsterdam to open a criminal case against major tobacco companies, saying the firms had adequately warned smokers of the health risks.
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Tweeters Rip 'Zombie' Donald Trump Over 'Listening Session' Cheat Sheet

Pharma news - 12 hours 29 min ago

Tweeters were incredulous after President Donald Trump showed up on Wednesday to a “listening session” with Florida school shooting survivors carrying a note that essentially reminded him to show empathy.


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Jimmy Kimmel Shreds Donald Trump Jr. For Perpetuating Florida Shooting Conspiracies

Pharma news - 13 hours 26 min ago

Jimmy Kimmel has absolutely no time for people who peddle conspiracy theories, including Donald Trump Jr.


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Sen. Marco Rubio Booed At School Shooting Town Hall As He Refuses To Reject NRA Funds

Pharma news - 17 hours 59 min ago

An audience of some 7,000 people booed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) multiple times during his appearance at a town hall event Wednesday where he refused to say he’d stop accepting donations from the National Rifle Association.


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50 Girls Are Still Missing After Another Boko Haram School Attack

Pharma news - 19 hours 29 min ago

Witnesses say they saw young girls being taken by the armed militants


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Chloe Kim Poses With Her Adorable Dog On The Cover Of Sports Illustrated

Pharma news - 19 hours 31 min ago

The 17-year-old, who became the youngest gold medalist in the snowboard halfpipe event, is the focus of the magazine’s cover story. “Wherever you went in PyeongChang, you found an extraordinarily young gold medalist.


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Pennsylvania GOP Pleads With SCOTUS Again To Let Them Use Gerrymandered Map

Pharma news - 21 hours 8 min ago

Pennsylvania Republicans again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania’s new, court-ordered congressional map on Wednesday, marking the latest in a series of attempts to halt a plan that would make congressional elections more competitive in the state by reducing the impact of gerrymandering.


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Ex-Arkansas judge sentenced to 5 years in sexual favors case

Pharma news - 21 hours 28 min ago

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Arkansas judge Wednesday to five years in prison — a stiffer punishment than prosecutors recommended — after he admitted giving young male defendants lighter sentences in return for personal benefits that included sexual favors.


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