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Florida shooting survivor says we should call AR-15s ‘Marco Rubio’ because 'they are so easy to buy'

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 10:56am

A Florida high school student who survived last week's mass shooting took to social media on Friday to slam Senator Marco Rubio for accepting donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA).


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Texas governor issues last-minute reprieve for son who ordered family killed

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 10:51am

Two death row inmates have won last minute reprieves, including a man whose father pleaded for his life even though his son had hired a hitman to kill his family, officials say. Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the rare reprieve for Thomas Bartlett "Bart" Whitaker, 38, who had been sentenced to die Thursday for a 2003 murder-for-hire that took his mother and brother's life and left his father seriously wounded. "Mr Whitaker must spend the remainder of his life behind bars as punishment for this heinous crime," Abbott wrote in a proclamation explaining his decision, shortly before the scheduled execution.


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NYU Apologizes for Offensive Black History Month Menu

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 10:33am

A racially insensitive menu for a Black History Month meal at New York University has led to an apology and workers being fired.


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Adam Rippon Will Now 'Totally' Take Mike Pence's Telephone Call

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 10:23am

Adam Rippon is now prepared to talk with Vice President Mike Pence.


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Russia's Su-57 Deployment in Syria Is a Dangerous Farce

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 10:20am

Late in the evening on Feb. 21, 2018, a photograph appeared on social media purportedly showing two Russian Sukhoi T-50 prototype stealth fighters — also known as PAK-FAs or Su-57s — in the sky over Hmemmem air base in western Syria. Back in November 2017, Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered most of the Russian military contingent in Syria to withdraw, two years after Moscow intervened in the ongoing regional war.


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'How dare you': CNN's Camerota clashes with NRA's Loesch over her claim that media 'love' mass shootings

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 10:17am

The national spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association on Friday doubled down on her claim that members of the media “love” mass shootings, like last week’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., because of the bump in television ratings that some networks experience.


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Correction: Obit-Billy Graham story

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 9:53am

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — In a story Feb. 22 about the burial of Billy Graham, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Graham will be buried at the headquarters of his association in Charlotte. The burial will take place at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, a separate location.


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911 Call From Domestic Disturbance Involving Nikolas Cruz Released

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 8:53am

The call was placed by family friend Roxanne Deschamps, who took in the suspected killer before the Florida school shooting.


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Boko Haram girls were not freed in heroic mission after all, Nigerian officials admit

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 8:44am

Nigerian officials have apologised after falsely claiming to have staged a dramatic rescue of a group of schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction by Boko Haram on Monday night. Officials in northern Yobe State had claimed on Wednesday to have rescued at least 50 of the girls, in what they described as a "gallant" mission by the Nigerian army. But late on Thursday night, they told families of the missing girls that there had in fact been no rescue at all, saying that the claims had been based on "unreliable" information from the security forces. "We have now established that the information we relied on to make the statement was not credible," said Yobi state spokesman Abdullahi Bego. "The Yobe State government apologises for that." The admission came amid claims from parents that four days after the initial kidnapping in the town of Dapchi, more than 100 girls remain unaccounted for.  At least five parents who were present fainted with the shock upon being told at an official briefing that their daughters were still missing after all. Boko Haram oppression in Nigeria, in pictures One parent, Kundiri Alhaji Bukar, told BBC Hausa language service: ''[The governor] said soldiers were dispatched but the military commander told him they could not locate the girls with the Boko Haram militants. He said no-one is really sure whether the girls were taken away by Boko Haram. But we on our part, we believe Boko Haram abducted the children." The backtracking by the Yobe state officials comes amid growing concerns about the government's handling of the incident. When reports of the attack on the school first surfaced earlier this week, officials initially claimed there had been no abductions at all, and that the missing girls had simply fled to surrounding villages. Critics have drawn comparisons with the government's handling of the notorious Chibok school abduction case in 2014, where officials likewise made a series of denials and contradictory statements before admitting that some 276 children had gone missing. As of Friday morning there was still no solid information on the number of girls believed to be missing. While some are thought to have been abducted, others may have fled to safety in surrounding villages and simply not yet contacted their parents. Mobile phone reception is limited in much of Nigeria's remote rural north. Sandals are strewn in the yard of the Government Girls Science and Technical College staff quarters in Dapchi, Nigeria, on February 22, 2018  Credit: AMINU ABUBAKAR/AFP/Getty Images On Wednesday, government officials told the Reuters news agency that around 50 girls were still missing. But one parent, Bashir Manzo, told the Associated Press news agency that parents had presented the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, with a list of 101 missing children at Thursday's official briefing. “[Mr Gaidam] told us the girls have not been found and we should continue to pray for their safe return,” another parent, Rabiu Sani, told the AP.   The flow of official misinformation over the case is likely anger President Muhamamdu Buhari, who was critical of his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan's handling of the Chibok case. Earlier this week, he despatched a team of ministers to the area in an attempt to demonstrate that he was responding quickly to the situation. “I share the anguish of all the parents and guardians of the girls that remain unaccounted for,” Mr Buhari tweeted on Wednesday evening. “I would like to assure them that we are doing all in our power to ensure the safe return of all the girls.”


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Northern Ireland abortion laws violate women's rights, U.N. body says

Reuters Health News - February 23, 2018 - 8:24am
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Kingdom violates women's rights in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a report by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) said on Friday.
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EU panel recommends against nod for Puma Biotech's breast cancer drug

Reuters Health News - February 23, 2018 - 7:48am
(Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel on Friday recommended against approving Puma Biotechnology's lead breast cancer drug, an outcome the U.S drugmaker had signaled last month.
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How Israel defends its nation

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 7:28am

Gaza launched rockets into Israel last week. Fox News host Pete Hegseth explores the terror tunnel found in Israel.


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The Flu Shot Is More Effective Than We Thought This Year

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 7:02am

It's been a bad flu season, but this year's vaccine does offer some protection against the nasty bug, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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Who Created These Strange, Ancient Sculptures Hidden in the Saudi Desert?

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 6:55am

There's a place in the desert where the ghosts of camels seem to loom out of ancient rocks. The Camel Site, as researchers call it, is spread across the Sakaka basin in Saudi Arabia's Jawf province. Time, human interference and erosion have worn away all tool marks and other signs of the camel reliefs' creation, making their authors difficult to identify and their origin difficult to date, according to a paper published Feb. 9 in the journal Antiquity.


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Former S.African soldier sentenced to death in S.Sudan

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 6:18am

A former South African soldier was sentenced to death in South Sudan on Friday for attempting to overthrow the government. Ex-colonel William Endley, 55, was "sentenced to death by hanging" for espionage and conspiring to overthrow the government, said judge Lado Eriminio Sekwat at a court in the capital Juba. Endley, who can appeal the ruling, was also sentenced to nine years and four months in prison for other related crimes, which must be served before his execution.


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Philippines summons US envoy over Duterte 'threat' report

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 6:05am

The Philippine government summoned the US ambassador over an American intelligence report that listed President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly war on drugs as a "regional threat", Manila said Friday. US envoy Sung Kim met Duterte's chief aide on Thursday to discuss the US "Worldwide Threat Assessment" released last week, the two nations said. Under a section headed "regional threats", the report listed Cambodian leader Hun Sen's crackdown on dissent, Duterte's war on crime and corruption as well as the flight of the Rohingya minority from Myanmar to Bangladesh.


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The Best Meme Of The Winter Olympics Belongs To Scott Moir

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 5:36am

The Canadian ice dancer and his partner, Tessa Virtue, secured the top spot on the podium in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Tuesday to become the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.


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Texas commutes convicted murderer's death sentence

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 5:33am

Texas Governor Greg Abbott commutes the death sentence of a convicted murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed. Ryan Brooks reports.


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Author Eric Metaxas, evangelical intellectual, chose Trump, and he's sticking with him

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 5:00am

Eric Metaxas, who wrote a bestselling biography of the anti-Nazi pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, surprised his friends when he came out in support of Donald Trump. And nothing that has happened since the election has changed his mind. Jon Ward explores what led him to this position and how he deals with the suspicions that he is "a fundamentalist in an intellectual's clothing."


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Grand Canyon crash that killed Britons happened on tribal land with fewer aviation regulations

Pharma news - February 23, 2018 - 4:29am

Investigators are continuing to probe what caused a helicopter to plunge into the Grand Canyon as it emerged that the crash happened on tribal land where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside the national park itself. Three British tourists died when the helicopter went down early February. They were in Las Vegas to celebrate a birthday and took a helicopter sightseeing tour on the Hualapai reservation. Becky Dobson, 27, her boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother, Jason Hill, 32-year-old lawyer died. Three friends and the pilot are in hospital where investigators want to interview them about what went wrong. Unlike the national park, air tours on the Hualapai reservation are not subject to federal regulations that restrict routes, impose curfews and cap the amount of flights over the Grand Canyon each year. The Federal Aviation Administration granted the Hualapai Tribe an exemption 18 years ago after finding that the regulations would harm the tribe's economy where tourism is a major driver. Most of the flights over the reservation originate from Las Vegas, and air tour operators aggressively market them. The pilots can fly between canyon walls and land at the bottom next to the Colorado River on the reservation, which isn't allowed at the park other than for emergency operations. Quartermaster Canyon locator The National Transportation Safety board says it can't say with any certainty yet what caused Saturday's crash. Gary Robb, an attorney who has represented crash victims for almost 40 years, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal it may take investigators as long as nine months to establish the cause of Saturday’s crash. “It’s too early to speculate, but early indications suggest that perhaps heavy gusts could have been a factor that drove the aircraft to strike a wall of the canyon,” he said. “The other possibility is some sort of in-flight mechanical issue, including an engine problem or main rotor blade fracture or defect. Stuart Hill and Becky Dobson died when a helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon on Saturday Credit: facebook “You also cannot rule out human error, whether it be some sort of pilot incapacitation or neglect.” Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters said it is co-operating with the investigation and that it abides by flight safety rules and regulations that exceed those required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Saturday’s crash was its fourth fatal accident in the past 20 years, claiming eight lives.


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