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Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs

Reuters Health News - June 9, 2017 - 4:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four Tanzanian children with albinism who lost limbs, fingers, and teeth in superstition-driven attacks made their way home this week after receiving prosthetics - and a dose of confidence - in the United States.
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Angry Voters Produce Another Surprise

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 4:26pm

Dan Rather, president of News & Guts Media, talks with Rachel Maddow about broader lessons that can be drawn from the unexpected result of the UK snap election.

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Shareholder Proposals Threatened by Financial Reform Bill the House Passed

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 4:15pm

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. The ability of many shareholders to influence the policies of publicly traded companies could be hobbled if the Financia...

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Crossroads: When Cultures Collide in Food

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 4:10pm

This article, Crossroads: When Cultures Collide in Food, originally appeared on Chowhound.

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Woman Falls Into Sidewalk Basement in NJ

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 3:55pm

The video shows the woman reaching the doors, looking down and tumbling six feet into a basement.

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Teen Breaks Down in Tears as He Receives Special Birthday Gift From Dad, Who Died 2 Months Ago

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 3:48pm

Johnny Crow's father made the arrangements before his death.

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How the First 'Biggest Loser' Winner Gained All the Weight Back, and His Mission to Lose It Again

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 3:42pm

Ryan Benson is hoping to get back in shape with the help of the show's former executive producer, J.D. Roth.

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Journal entry before bus crash: 'God has called me here'

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 3:39pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Hours before a 17-year-old Alabama girl was killed in a bus crash, she wrote a final journal entry about her mission trip to Africa: "God has called me here and he's done so for a reason."

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The Latest: 9 still hospitalized after deadly bus crash

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 3:36pm

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a church bus in Georgia (all times local):

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2018 BMW 440i RWD Coupe Automatic

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 3:30pm

Updates bolster an already solid package.

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The Latest: Erdogan says Turkey won't leave Qatar isolated

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 3:26pm

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on developments in and related to Qatar (all times local):

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New Polls Give Jon Ossoff An Edge In Georgia House Runoff

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 3:26pm

Democrat Jon Ossoff may have the upper hand over Republican Karen Handel in the closely watched runoff to fill the seat for Georgia’s 6th District, according to two newly released surveys.

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AbbVie must pay $15 million in Depakote birth-defect trial: jury

Reuters Health News - June 9, 2017 - 3:21pm
(Reuters) - A federal jury on Friday awarded $15 million to a 10-year-old boy whose mother blamed his birth defect on AbbVie Inc's bipolar disorder drug Depakote that she took while pregnant, in the latest trial among hundreds of lawsuits over the product.
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President Trump holds joint press conference with Romanian President Iohannis

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 3:13pm

On Friday, June 9, 2017, President trump holds a joint press conference with the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis.

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Donald Trump accuses Qatar of funding terrorism 'at very high level'

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 3:06pm

Donald Trump has accused Qatar of funding terrorism at a "very high level", and says that the world wants the small country to rejoin "the unity of responsible nations" in bringing about "the beginning of the end" of the global threat. Several countries in the region, including Saudi Arabia, have imposed a diplomatic blockade on Qatar, and have said that the nation needs to meet several demands – including ending alleged support for terrorism – before it can restart diplomatic ties. "The nation of Qatar has unfortunately been a funder of terrorism, and at a very high level", Mr Trump said during an appearance alongside the President of Romania – Klaus Iohannis – at the White House.

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Black and Hispanic patients less likely to see neurologists

Reuters Health News - June 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
(Reuters Health) - Black and Hispanic patients with neurologic disorders are less likely to see brain specialists than white people with these conditions, a recent U.S. study suggests.
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Trump: I would ‘100 percent’ be willing to testify about Comey under oath

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 2:58pm

Trump also said he would “be glad” to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller to tell his version of the conversations with Comey.

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US criticises Qatar over extremism while trying to calm escalating Gulf row

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 2:42pm

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told Gulf allies to lay off Qatar, but says that the small Middle Eastern country would do well to respond quicker to extremism. Mr Tillerson said that a diplomatic blockade placed on Qatar by several Gulf nations has “humanitarian consequences” and that it hinders America’s military efforts. Qatar is the home of the Al Udeid Air Base, which is the main regional centre for American air strikes against Isis.

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Ex-GOP congressman: Ryan would look into impeachment if a Democratic president acted like Trump

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 2:40pm

Inglis told Yahoo News on Friday that he hoped that Ryan and his party would put country over party and take the investigation seriously.

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Elon Musk goes full Trump to defend Tesla’s fake founding myth

Pharma news - June 9, 2017 - 2:31pm

With Tesla doing so well these days, it's sometimes difficult to remember where the company was at 10 years ago. Elon Musk and Tesla have become as one in the minds of the public, but the quiet truth is that Musk wasn't a founder of Tesla in a technical sense.

Malcolm Smith and Martin Eberhard were the two Silicon Valley engineers who first came up with the idea of building an electric car that didn't suck. They came up with the name, the car concept, and founded the company. Musk came on board as an early investor and eventually took over in 2008 as CEO, but that's not the story that Musk wants to be remembered.

In a seemingly unprompted move, Musk took to Twitter today to rehash Tesla's origins story:



What Musk is talking about is GM's failed EV-1 program. In the early 2000s, GM made an all-electric car with the battery tech available at the time -- basically high-performance versions of regular 12V car batteries. The cars worked but barely sold, and GM quickly realized that it didn't want to maintain the complicated vehicles long-term. The cars were only ever leased, not sold, which meant that GM could (and did) repossess the cars from buyers.

It's a nice story, but it also doesn't have much to do with Tesla. The inspiration for the founding of Tesla and the development of the Roadster, as told by the co-founders of Tesla in an interview years ago, was the desire to build a non-sucky electric car based on technology developed by a startup called AC Propulsions.

Smith and Eberhard started Tesla, and intended to take the tech from AC Propulsions (which had a working prototype of the drivetrain and battery systems necessary to build the Roadster), marry it with a chassis and body based on the Lotus Elise, and sell it for $100,000.

Musk liked the idea and came on board as the lead investor, but according to every record apart from Musk's Twitter, GM wasn't the inspiration, and Musk wasn't a founder.

Eberhard's departure from Tesla, eventually to be replaced by Musk, is a well-documented and bitter fight that ended in lawsuits. Details about exactly what happened are still murky, but there's enough evidence on the public record -- including a bunch of documents that list Musk as the Chairman, rather than Co-Founder -- that it's weird that Musk feels the need to re-litigate the issue on Twitter with a bunch of false claims.

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