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2 young children killed, two women injured by driver in Brooklyn

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 5:32pm

Two young children were killed and two women were injured when they were struck by a car in Brooklyn.

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Strict state gun laws linked to fewer suicides and murders

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 5:13pm
(Reuters Health) - U.S. states with the strongest firearm laws have fewer gun-related murders and fewer suicides than states that take a more permissive approach to regulating these weapons, a new study suggests.
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Doctors' group issues controversial advice for type 2 diabetes

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 5:11pm
(Reuters Health) - A large organization of internal medicine physicians said today that adults with type 2 diabetes can aim for an easier-to-achieve blood sugar target than what’s been used to guide treatment in the past.
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China boosts defense spending, rattling its neighbors' nerves

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 5:06pm

By Christian Shepherd and Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday unveiled its largest defense spending increase in three years, setting an 8.1 percent growth target this year, fuelling an ambitious military modernization program and making its neighbors nervous. The 2018 defense budget will be 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion), according to a report issued at the opening of China's annual meeting of parliament. The defense spending figure is closely watched worldwide for clues to China's strategic intentions as it develops new military capabilities, including stealth fighters, aircraft carriers and anti-satellite missiles.

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White House says former Trump aide is 'incorrect' when he said Mueller may have something on Trump

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 4:57pm

During Monday's briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said ex-Trump aide Sam Nunberg was “incorrect” when he told MSNBC's Katy Tur that special counsel Robert Mueller may have something on President Trump. She also reiterated that there has been "absolutely no collusion" with Russia or any other foreign government.

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Sen. Thad Cochran Announces Resignation, Citing Health Concerns

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 4:54pm

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced on Monday that he will be resigning from the Senate because of health issues.  

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Trump 'may have done something during the election,' former aide says

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 4:52pm

A former aide to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign said on Monday that he will refuse to appear before the federal grand jury investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election — and that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe, may have damning evidence against Trump.

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'We want to fight terrorism': Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman says on eve of UK visit 

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 4:45pm

Saudi Arabia will help keep Britain safe with extensive sharing of intelligence on terrorists, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has told The Telegraph. In an exclusive interview ahead of his visit to Britain this week, the heir to the Saudi throne who now in effect runs the country on a day-to-day basis, said he believes close cooperation between Riyadh and the UK’s intelligence agencies will help prevent further jihadist attacks. “We want to fight terrorism and we want to fight extremism because we need to build stability in the Middle East,” he said. “The British and Saudi people, along with the rest of the world, will be much safer if you have a strong relationship with Saudi Arabia.” Speaking at his residence just outside the capital, Crown Prince Mohammed said his ambition to promote a more moderate Islamic outlook in his own country could also play a prominent role in defeating Islamist-inspired extremism. Saudi interview The crown prince is due to have private meetings with the heads of MI5 and MI6, as well as being invited to attend a meeting of the National Security Council, a rare honour for a visiting foreign dignitary. Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, last week highlighted the importance of defence cooperation between the two countries to counter Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants and as a diplomatic counterweight to Iran's Middle East influence. “The extremists and the terrorists are linked through spreading their agenda,” Crown Prince Mohammed said ahead of his tour to Britain, France and the United States. “We need to work together to promote moderate Islam.” Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb, Egyptian Imam of al-Azhar Mosque receives Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in Cairo Credit: Egyptian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS Announcing a raft of reforms last year, the crown prince acknowledged that the ultra-conservative kingdom had been “not normal”, blaming strict religious doctrines that have governed society for decades. The 32-year-old royal has overseen the most dramatic overhaul in the country’s modern history, as he attempts to both placate Saudi’s increasingly disaffected young population and lure international investors as oil prices continue to drop. Profile | Mohammad bin Salman He has received praise for his liberalisation of women’s rights. Abroad, he has escalated a war of words with Saudi’s regional rival Iran and led a blockade of Qatar over the country’s alleged support of terrorism. Saudi Arabia is also involved in a conflict in Yemen with Iranian backed rebels. He acknowledged in his interview with the Daily Telegraph that Saudi has not had “the best human rights record in the world”, but said it has been getting better and “we have come a long way in a short time.” His three-day stay in the UK, where he is to met Prime Minister Theresa May, is set to be one of the most sensitive diplomatic visits this year. Mrs May is expected to raise concerns over the humanitarian situation in Yemen. But ministers are hoping to woo the Saudi royal who will also travel to America this week, hoping to convince the crown prince to choose London for Riyadh’s planned stock market flotation of Aramco, the state oil group valued as high as £1.4 trillion. Both the UK and the US are keen to secure the listing. “After Brexit there will be huge opportunities for Britain as a result of Vision 2030,” the crown prince said of his blueprint to turn Saudi Arabia into a market-based economy less dependent on oil. “The relationship between Saudi Arabia and Britain is historic and goes back to the foundation of the kingdom,” he said. “We have a common interest that goes back to the earliest days of the relationship.”

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All The Looks You Might've Missed From The Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 4:43pm

Velvet suits, metallic gowns and ethereal white dresses dominated the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night.

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Nor’easter Uncovers Revolutionary War-Era Shipwreck in Maine

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 4:17pm

A sunken treasure is being rediscovered after this weekend’s nor’easter.

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Trump's Daca deadline arrives – what happens next?

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 4:14pm

For months, Congress circled 5 March in bright red ink. It was the deadline – arbitrarily imposed by Donald Trump – for lawmakers to find a way to protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented migrants, known as Dreamers, from deportation.

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Ex-Trump Aide Goes On Wild Media Spree After Mueller Subpoena

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 4:06pm

In an unhinged media spree that continued into Monday evening, former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg told multiple outlets that he won’t comply with the subpoena he received to appear before a federal grand jury hearing evidence surrounding Russia’s possible interference in the 2016 election. “Let him arrest me,” Nunberg told The Washington Post on Monday of special counsel Robert Mueller, who he says has requested his appearance before the jury this Friday. Continuing his streak of surprising comments, Nunberg told The Associated Press later that evening that he’d likely end up cooperating with Mueller after all.

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Report raises specter of a Trump Russia dossier-related death

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 3:52pm

Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker, talks with Rachel Maddow about the reporting behind her lengthy profile of Trump Russia dossier author Christopher Steele.

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Nunberg says he'll comply, but won't 'make it easy' for Mueller

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 3:19pm

The world watched ex-Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg unravel over and over again on live television as he dared special prosecutor Robert Mueller to arrest him for refusing to comply with a subpoena.

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Facebook's newest feature is a direct threat to LinkedIn

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 3:04pm

Thanks to Facebook’s Jobs feature, this has become a reality — and the company just revealed that they’ll be expanding the service to more than 40 countries. The Jobs feature, which launched last year, has constantly been in the process of being updated and expanding upon, including the ability for businesses to schedule interviews and job seekers to set up job alerts for new postings on roles that fit with what they’re searching for through the social media platform. New research conducted by Morning Consult found that in a poll of 5,000 adults in the US, a startling  one in four people said that they searched for or found a job using Facebook.

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Cleaning products tied to faster lung function decline in women

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 3:01pm
(Reuters Health) - Women with regular exposure to cleaning products may face a steeper decline in lung function over time, according to an international study.
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Volkswagen's I.D. Vizzion Sedan Concept Identifies, Attempts to Codify Driverless Future

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 2:45pm

The future looks large and electric.

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Close relationships in midlife tied to lower mortality for child abuse survivors

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 2:41pm
(Reuters Health) - Child abuse survivors may be less likely to die prematurely when they develop supportive relationships by middle age, a U.S. study suggests.
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Uncertain future for 'Dreamer' immigrants as deadline passes

Pharma news - March 5, 2018 - 2:34pm

The hopes of hundreds of thousands of "Dreamers" were on hold Monday as lawmakers missed an initial deadline for resolving the fate of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that shields nearly 700,000 of the immigrants from deportation was supposed to expire on March 5, six months after President Donald Trump announced he was ending it. Both those developments have taken the pressure off lawmakers.

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U.S. judge orders ex-drug executive Shkreli to give up $7.36 million

Reuters Health News - March 5, 2018 - 2:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli may have to give up a Picasso and a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, after a U.S. judge on Monday ordered him to forfeit $7.36 million following his conviction of defrauding investors.
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