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Obamacare Repeal Depends On 3 GOP Senators Breaking Their Word

Pharma news - September 21, 2017 - 4:46am

The fate of health care for millions of Americans appears to rest on the shoulders of a trio of Republican senators who split with their party and voted to block Obamacare repeal two months ago.

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Turkey, Iran and Iraq warn of 'counter-measures' against Kurd vote

Pharma news - September 21, 2017 - 4:29am

Turkey, Iran and Iraq on Thursday urged Iraq's Kurdistan region to abandon a planned referendum on independence, threatening unspecified "counter-measures" if it goes ahead with the vote. The foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Iraq held a rare trilateral meeting Wednesday in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, days ahead of the non-binding September 25 referendum. Ankara and Tehran fear independence for the Kurds of northern Iraq would embolden their own Kurdish minorities, and Baghdad has bitterly opposed the plebiscite.

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Richard Branson slams Donald Trump after hurricanes: 'Whole world knows climate change is real'

Pharma news - September 21, 2017 - 4:29am

Virgin boss Richard Branson has hit out at Donald Trump after Hurricane Irma partially destroyed his home on the British Virgin Islands. Donald Trump, who has previously denied climate change, has planned to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, which aims to reduce the impact of global warming on Earth. Mr Branson criticised the President's stance in an interview on CNN, where he was asked about the impact of climate change on hurricanes. Richard Branson on Necker Island Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com "Look, you can never be 100 per cent sure about links" he replied, "but the scientists have said the storms are going to get more and more and more intense and more and more often." He continued: "We've had four storms within a month, all far greater than have ever, ever, ever happened in history. "Sadly, I think this is the start of things to come." Hitting out at Donald Trump, he continued:"Look, climate change is real. Ninety-nine per cent of scientists know it's real. "The whole world knows it's real except for maybe one person in the White House." Richard Branson launches aid relief campaign for the British Virgin Islands 02:33 The British billionaire and adventurer took refuge in the wine cellar of his home on his private island while it suffered a direct hit from the Category 5 Hurricane Irma. "As you can see from the photos, much of the buildings and vegetation on Necker has been destroyed or badly damaged," Sir Richard wrote from Puerto Rico, where he was mobilising aid efforts  for the British Virgin Islands and wider Caribbean. "We felt the full force of the strongest hurricane ever in the Atlantic Ocean. But we are very fortunate to have a strong cellar built into Necker’s Great House and were very lucky all of our teams who stayed on Island during the storm are safe and well." He has now called for a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild the British Virgin Islands in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Irma and fears of further damage by Hurricane Maria. Hurricanes Irma and Maria | Advice for travellers  

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Nestle to cut jobs at French skin health R&D center

Reuters Health News - September 21, 2017 - 4:23am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle plans to cut up to 450 jobs at a Galderma research and development center in southern France, the Swiss company said on Thursday, as it seeks to make the underperforming skin health business more efficient.
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Trump's 'horrible' handshake with Melania suggests 'their marriage is in jeopardy': Body language expert

Pharma news - September 21, 2017 - 3:45am

President Donald trump made waves last week when he greeted his wife on stage with an "awkward" handshake, and a body language expert says the move made the first couple "look horrible."

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Merck KGaA, Pfizer's cancer drug Bavencio gets EU nod

Reuters Health News - September 21, 2017 - 2:21am
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European regulators on Thursday granted market approval for Merck KGaA and Pfizer's immuno-oncology drug Bavencio to treat a rare and aggressive type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma.
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Jimmy Kimmel Shreds Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade: 'Phony Little Creep'

Pharma news - September 21, 2017 - 1:41am

Jimmy Kimmel has had it with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade. 

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Philippine lawmakers do rights backflip after outcry

Pharma news - September 21, 2017 - 1:10am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's congressional allies have restored the budget of the nation's human rights commission following an outcry over their vote last week to slash its annual funding to just $20. The initial move to cut the Commission on Human Rights's budget was in response to its criticism of Duterte's controversial war on drugs, which has claimed thousands of lives, with the president also verbally targeting its chairman with abuse. Opposition lawmakers and other critics of the drug war condemned the vote in the House of Representatives, saying it was part of a campaign by Duterte and his allies to silence dissent and impose authoritarian rule.

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Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monk

Pharma news - September 21, 2017 - 12:53am

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have detained a Buddhist monk who has posted online videos that harshly denounce Islam.

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Insight: Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

Pharma news - September 21, 2017 - 12:31am

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies. In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan and Israel worried that the U.S. electronic spy agency was pushing the new techniques not because they were good encryption tools, but because it knew how to break them. The NSA has now agreed to drop all but the most powerful versions of the techniques - those least likely to be vulnerable to hacks - to address the concerns.

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Police Near St. Louis Quash Peaceful Protest By Declaring It An Unlawful Assembly

Pharma news - September 21, 2017 - 12:15am

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. ― Several hundred protesters took to the streets in a suburb of St. Louis again on Wednesday night, the latest demonstration following a judge’s not guilty verdict for the former police officer who shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011.

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George W. Bush's Ethics Chief: This 'May Be What Puts An End To This White House'

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 11:35pm

If it turns out it was to block the Russia investigation, that would be obstruction, Painter said on MSNBC on Wednesday. “The president once again has the right to fire the FBI director,” Painter said on MSNBC.

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Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After Irma

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 11:25pm

When Hurricane Maria took aim at the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, Sali Gear knew she had to move fast. Gear, the co-founder of Virginia Beach’s Island Dog Rescue, grew up in the islands. To make this happen, Gear initially aimed to fly 20 animals to the continental U.S. every day for one week, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

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Preet Bharara, US Attorney Fired By Trump, Joins CNN As Contributor

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 9:47pm

Politico’s Michael Calderone reported Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York whom Trump fired in March, joined the cable news network as a senior legal analyst. The network also signed a deal with Walter M. Shaub Jr., the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, who resigned in July.

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Hillary Clinton opens up about Vladimir Putin and his apparent habit of ‘manspreading’

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 8:40pm

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may think that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, but it's not the only way in which she thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin oversteps his bounds The former secretary of state opened up about her relationship with Putin during an appearance on "Late Show with Stephen Colbert"  on Tuesday, and detailed the leader’s apparent fondness for "manspreading."

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Police Shoot and Kill Deaf Man Holding Metal Pipe as Neighbors Shout 'He Can't Hear You'

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 8:15pm

The two officers did not hear witnesses shouting, "He can't hear you."

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A Way Forward in the North Korea Crisis

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 8:06pm

There is nothing the US can do to North Korea that will lead to its renunciation of its nuclear weapons program.

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New fight in California water wars: How to update old system

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 8:03pm

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade.

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Captain: Oklahoma City man killed by police was deaf

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 7:44pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn't hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, a department official said Wednesday.

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Basically The Entire Health Care System Hates The New Obamacare Repeal Bill

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 7:25pm

The latest Senate Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and enact sweeping reforms to the American health care system has generated intense opposition from the very health care providers, patient groups and insurance companies that would be forced to adapt to the changes envisioned by the legislation.

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