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Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' statue to stay until 2018

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 7:51pm

The popular bronze statue of a young girl staring down a bull on Wall Street will stay in place until March 2018, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. Initially installed on March 7 for one week, the "Fearless Girl" sculpture appeared in media around the world, seen by many as a defiant symbol of women's rights under the new administration of President Donald Trump, who has bragged about sexually assaulting women. The exhibit of artist Kristen Visbal's work was first extended until April 2 and is now set to run until next year's International Women's Day on March 8.


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The Latest: Bridge case defendants seek to avoid prison time

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 6:54pm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on pre-sentencing court filings for two convicted ex-aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie (all times local):


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NASA just captured a photo of Jupiter that you won’t believe is real

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 5:43pm

NASA has managed to capture some pretty stunning photos of all the cool stuff they've spotted over the years, and rarely does it fail to amaze. There's images of planet surfaces, the rings of Saturn, and even black holes flying through space totally unchecked. Rarely, however, does a photo look so unreal that at first glance you'd be likely to mistake it for a work of Earthling art. A new photo captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft falls into that category, and oh what a sight it is.

The image, originally taken by Juno's "JunoCam" camera, was taken in early February and shows Jupiter's ever-swirling mass of storm clouds from an altitude of roughly 9,000 miles. The storms which continually rock the planet take on a milky appearance when captured up close, and a citizen scientist named Roman Tkachenko took the liberty of enhancing the photo's colors to bring out even more of the defining lines and edges.

The Juno craft, packed with all kinds of fancy monitoring equipment, made its fifth flyby of the planet on Monday, which is also the fourth "science orbit," which is the name they give the flybys when all the instruments on board are up and running. The craft's next flyby won't happen until late May 2017, so it's a rare and exciting event when one of these close passes goes by without a hitch. The craft's data is currently being sent to Earth where researchers will continue to mine it for precious information about our solar system's most intimidating planet.


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There’s a compelling new reason to buy your iPhone from T-Mobile

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 5:22pm

Choosing where to buy a new iPhone isn't as simple as it might seem. Third-party stores or carriers might give you a better monetary deal than buying an iPhone from the Apple Store, but you're also going to have to deal with yearly contracts, bill credits, or the hassle of unlocking the device if you switch networks.

But all the details aside, T-Mobile is hoping that its latest offering can make the decision much simpler. As of right now, if you buy an iPhone on T-Mobile and opt for extra device insurance, you'll also get AppleCare included in the price.

The AppleCare isn't free with all new iPhones from T-Mobile, but rather it's an additional service you get with T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection. That's just an insurance program that T-Mobile offers on devices. It runs $12 per month, and offers theft and loss protection on your phone. It's a good option if you're prone to losing your device altogether, but the deductibles are high, and it doesn't offer much help with common problems like a cracked screen or water damage (thanks to those high deductibles).

So T-Mobile's new offering bundles the normal insurance, offered by Assurant, with the Apple-provided AppleCare that you know and love. Assurant keeps covering theft and loss, while AppleCare gets you different benefits like live support, cheap screens, and battery repairs.

For anyone who was already on T-Mobile's insurance, or thinking about buying a phone protected by it, this is obviously good news. You're getting more coverage for the same amount of money, and knowing it's Apple-provided coverage means you're not going to have to spend weeks arguing with a weird third-party insurance company.

 


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13 Places the Royals Like to Vacation

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 5:13pm

From a castle in Scotland to the coast of Greece, here are thirteen places the royals like to vacation.


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Most states don't require lifesaving heart device in schools

Reuters Health News - March 27, 2017 - 5:06pm
(Reuters Health) - Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used to restart hearts after cardiac arrest and restore normal heartbeats, but a new study found only about one-third of U.S. states require schools to have the life-saving devices.
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Mylan underpayment on EpiPen could exceed proposed settlement -study

Reuters Health News - March 27, 2017 - 4:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The amount that drugmaker Mylan NV avoided paying the U.S. government in Medicaid rebates for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment since 2007 likely exceeds a proposed $465 million settlement the company announced in October, according to a study by private drug pricing experts published on Monday.
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Video Released of Girl Who Vanished With Teacher in New Appeal to Bring Her Home

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 4:17pm

Beth Thomas, 15, has not been seen since the pair disappeared two weeks ago.


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Woman Once Victimized by Teacher Weighs In on Missing Student Case: 'She Has Been Taken Advantage Of'

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 4:13pm

Jenny Kutner had a sexual relationship with her history teacher when she was just 14.


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Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in central Florida shooting

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 4:05pm

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman and her boyfriend were arguing about house and car keys before he fatally shot her and wounded five others, including her two grade-school age sons, police said Monday.


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Global stock markets drop on Trump concerns

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 3:46pm

New York (AFP) - Stock markets mostly fell Monday and the dollar slid on concerns that the collapse of US President Donald Trump's repeal of Obamacare could leave him struggling to push through his promised tax-cut and infrastructure spending policies.


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Would legalizing medical marijuana help curb the opioid epidemic?

Reuters Health News - March 27, 2017 - 3:46pm
(Reuters Health) - In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new study shows.
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AG Sessions says sanctuary cities will lose federal funding

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 3:36pm

ABC News' Amna Nawaz, Rebecca Jarvis and Rick Klein discuss AG Sessions' statement on sanctuary cities losing federal funding if they continue to ignore federal law.


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US leads boycott of nuclear weapons ban talks

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm

More than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic. Before the conference had even begun, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, spoke out to reject the proposal in the light of current global security threats. "As a mom and a daughter there is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear weapons," Haley, who represents the world's largest nuclear power, said on the sidelines of the meeting.


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Venezuela seeks to stymie OAS meeting, vows 'severe' response

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 3:24pm

By Diego Oré and Lesley Wroughton CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Venezuela called on Monday for the suspension of an Organization of American States meeting intended to air regional concerns over the OPEC nation's economic crisis and democratic standards. The Washington-based OAS is due to debate Venezuela on Tuesday after its secretary-general, Luis Almagro, said the country should be suspended from the regional bloc if it does not hold elections. Last week, 14 nations urged elections and freedom of jailed opponents of President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government, turning up the pressure after authorities thwarted a referendum on him last year and postponed local polls.


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The Latest: Russian state bank says it met with Kushner

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 3:17pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on contacts between President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Russian officials (all times local):


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FDA approves Tesaro's ovarian cancer drug

Reuters Health News - March 27, 2017 - 3:16pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Tesaro Inc's drug, niraparib, for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer.
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Historian, journalist and activist Roger Wilkins dies at 85

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 3:02pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Wilkins, a historian, journalist and activist who held a key civil rights post in President Lyndon Johnson's administration and helped The Washington Post win a Pulitzer for its Watergate coverage, died Sunday, relatives said. He was 85.


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As U.S. Airstrikes Rise, So Do Allegations of Civilian Deaths

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 2:59pm

A massive bombing in Mosul that may have killed as many as 200 people tops a growing list of sites where the U.S. is accused of bombing civilians.


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Hamas leader accuses Israel over official killing

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 2:52pm

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal on Monday accused Israel of having killed one of the Palestinian Islamist group's officials after he was shot dead in the Gaza Strip. Mazen Faqha, 38, was shot dead by unknown gunmen Friday with four bullets from a pistol equipped with a silencer. "By killing Faqha, the enemy told us: 'I've scored a point against you and I can take away one of your heroes even in the heart of Gaza," Meshaal told supporters at a memorial in the Palestinian enclave.


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