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Donald Trump's lawyer says President's right to pardon himself 'cannot be dismissed'

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 11:10am

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has taken to the airwaves to defend the President’s claim that he has the power to pardon himself from a crime. “Clearly the constitution does vest a plenary pardon power within the presidency,” attorney Jay Sekulow told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, adding that it was not something the White House is considering currently. “Whether it applies to the president himself I think ultimately would be a matter for the court to decide, if it were ever to come into existence,” he continued.

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Latest Republican health bill 'a porkfest, a monstrosity', Rand Paul says

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 10:58am

Rand Paul has helped to block Republican efforts to introduce a new health bill. Rand Paul, one of the conservative senators who has helped to hold up Republican healthcare reform, on Sunday derided the current Senate bill as a “monstrosity” and a “porkfest” and said he would not vote for it to proceed to debate this week. With Donald Trump telling senators to stay in Washington until they have a replacement for Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), Mitch McConnell is reportedly looking to hold a vote to proceed to debate as early as Tuesday.

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Mom of Teen Who Went Missing at Sea with Friend Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Other Family

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 10:43am

She claims their negligence led to the boys' deaths in the suit.

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Eight bodies found in overheated truck in a Walmart in Texas

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 10:13am

Eight suspected migrants were found dead early Sunday inside an overheated truck in a Walmart parking lot in Texas, and nearly 30 others were hospitalized, in what police said appeared to be a “horrific” human trafficking crime.

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Ohio set to resume executions, child killer awaits appeals

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 9:54am

Ohio is moving toward carrying out its first execution in more than three years.

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Don't interfere in Turkish affairs, Erdogan tells Germany

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 9:44am

Germany has no right to interfere in Turkey's domestic affairs, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, his latest broadside in a blistering row sparked by the waves of arrests under the current state of emergency. Several German nationals are among those being held and Berlin has warned its citizens that their safety cannot be guaranteed in Turkey and that consular access is not assured in case of arrest. Throwing away any pretence at diplomatic nuance, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel had Thursday also warned German firms against investment in Turkey and spoke of an "overhaul" of the entire relationship.

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Russia to blame for 'hot war' in Ukraine: U.S. special envoy

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 9:42am

By Natalia Zinets and Matthias Williams KIEV (Reuters) - Russian aggression is to blame for violence in eastern Ukraine, where people are dying in what should be seen as a "hot war" rather than a "frozen conflict", the U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine peace talks said on a visit to Ukraine on Sunday. Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO, was appointed to his current role on July 7 to help resolve the conflict between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists, which has killed more than 10,000 people since 2014. Washington cites the conflict as a key obstacle to better relations with Russia.

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Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 9:25am

Two young elephants washed out to sea were saved from drowning Sunday by the Sri Lankan navy in the second such incident off the island in as many weeks. The navy said the pair of wild elephants were brought ashore after a "mammoth effort" involving navy divers, ropes and a flotilla of boats to tow them back to shallow waters. Photos showed the elephants in distress, barely keeping their trunks above water in the deep seas about one kilometre off the coast of Sri Lanka.

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Afghanistan's Shiites mark anniversary of deadly attack

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 9:07am

The site west of Kabul is the last resting place for victims of a deadly suicide bombing on July 23 last year -- the first claimed by the Islamic State group in the heart of Kabul against Afghanistan's Shiite Muslim Hazara ethnic minority. The line from Turkmenistan to Kabul, capital of energy-starved Afghanistan, bypasses the province of Bamiyan, a Hazara stronghold. For Hazara leaders the route is a further sign of discrimination against their community and their province, one of the least developed in Afghanistan.

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Donald Trump said 'maybe Russia did interfere with US election, maybe they didn't', new communications director Anthony Scaramucci reveals

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 9:01am

President Donald Trump has privately expressed doubts about Russian meddling in the US election, the incoming White House Communications director has revealed. Anthony Scaramucci, who recently replaced Michael Dubke as head of White House communications in a dramatic White House shakeup, told CNN’s Jake Tapper that “someone” called him recently to express ambivalence on the possibility of Russian hacking. Pressed on who that someone was, Mr Scaramucci responded, “The President”.

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Trump's immigration crackdown causing strain on courts

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 8:32am

President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on illegal immigration has resulted in temporary reassignments of about one-third of the nation's immigration judges, a move judges and activists say is only further backlogging already jammed immigration courts.

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NASA is uploading hundreds of rare films from its archives to YouTube, and here are the best ones

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 8:00am

We live in a world where delivering supplies to a space station orbiting our planet is handled by a tech startup, but expertise in flight hasn't always been so easy. NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center has an incredible wealth of video footage showcasing the many trials, successes, and failures of the United States' various military and scientific programs, and the group has decided to make it all available to the world via YouTube. The videos, which range in age from a few months to over fifty years, are a glorious look at the steady progress of flight engineering, and we've collected some of the best for you to enjoy. 


Is that a UFO? Nope, it's a very early prototype of the wingless M2-F1.


Testing a lunar lander on Earth is tricky business, but NASA test pilots make it look easy.


Drones aren't a new concept to NASA. The agency has been flying remotely piloted aircraft for decades, like this Hyper III from 1969.


Ever wonder what kind of damage a world record-breaking flight can do to an aircraft? This X-15A-2 set a new high mark by achieving mach 6.7, and when it landed it looked like it had been through a war.


A plane that carries... planes?! That's what the Super Guppy does, and it looks very odd while doing it.


Flying saucers really do exist, as long as you count the unmanned X-45A.


The SR-71 is one of the US Air Force's most iconic aircraft of all time, and NASA borrowed a pair of them to conduct high-altitude research because of their amazing capabilities.

Still hungry for more? Head over to NASA's YouTube portal to check out the huge archive for yourself.

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Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow: 'Pardons are not on the table'

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 7:34am

Trump legal team member Jay Sekulow talks about the latest in the Russia investigation on "This Week."

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Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 7:26am

Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against "terrorism and extremism", Iranian media reported, an accord which is likely to raise concerns in Washington. Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hiyali signed a memorandum of understanding which also covered border security, logistics and training, the official news agency IRNA reported. "Extending cooperation and exchanging experiences in fighting terrorism and extremism, border security, and educational, logistical, technical and military support are among the provisions of this memorandum," IRNA reported after the signing of the accord in Tehran.

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Japanese PM Abe's support slides again before parliament appearance

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 7:03am

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support slid 10 points to 26 percent in a poll published on Sunday, a day before Abe will be grilled in parliament over a suspected scandal that is cutting his ratings to the lowest since taking office in 2012. The July 22-23 Mainichi newspaper poll also showed that 56 percent of respondents did not back Abe's government, a 12 point rise from a previous survey in June. The precipitous drop in support does not immediately threaten Abe's job, but clouds the outlook for the premier.

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New White House communications director say Trump still doubts Russia interfered in election

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 5:58am

President Donald Trump's new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, told CNN on Sunday that Trump is still not convinced that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

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Indonesian leader: Shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 5:32am

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says police should shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest because of a narcotics crisis facing the country.

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The Latest: Pennsylvania man OK with 2nd at main poker event

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 4:13am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event in Las Vegas (all times local):

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Blackstone in talks to buy 40 percent of Israel cyber firm NSO - report

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 4:06am

Blackstone Group is in advanced talks to acquire 40 percent of Israeli cyber firm NSO Group for $400 million, Israel's Calcalist business newspaper reported on Sunday. Another investor – ClearSky – is expected to join Blackstone in the deal as a secondary buyer for 10 percent, Calcalist said. Founded in 2009 by Omri Lavie and Shalev Hulio, NSO makes software that can target mobile phones to gather information.

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Venezuela’s symphony of protests

Pharma news - July 23, 2017 - 4:00am

Musicians in Venezuela have been taking their instruments to protests this year, and a violist was killed in June. Here are some of the players in action.

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