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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat gets Demon’s wide-body look

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 11:00am

With only 3,300 destined to be built, the chances of you getting your hands on a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon are slim, even if you can afford the car’s $86,090 price tag. The good news is that you’ll be able to get the Demon’s sexy wide-body look on a new Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody, which doesn’t suffer from limited production. Dodge on Tuesday announced that the 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat will be available with a wide-body design.


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Man Spent 3 Months Behind Bars for Possession of Cocaine That Turned Out to Be Dry Wall

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 10:49am

Karlos Cashe was released last week after spending 90 days in jail.


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Are Whales Methodically Killing South Africa’s Great White Sharks?

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 10:37am

The great white sharks were found dead, their livers removed as if by a surgeon. Some were missing testicles and a heart.


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Syrian chemical weapons activity has been seen at Assad regime base used for previous attacks, say Pentagon

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 10:14am

A warning from the administration of President Donald Trump that Syria's government will "pay a heavy price" for any future chemical weapons attacks came after it observed similar activities on a base that had allegedly been used previously for sarin gas attacks in April. According to the Pentagon, the activity indicates that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is actively pursuing preparations at Shayrat airfield to use such weapons in its ongoing civil war that has torn the country apart. The US contends that the Assad regime used chemical weapons two months ago in an attack launched from Shayrat that killed dozens of civilians, prompting swift retribution from American military forces that fired 60 cruise missiles at the base.


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Hostages in Philippine town forced to fight, loot, become sex slaves: army

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 10:04am

By Kanupriya Kapoor MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Civilians held hostage by Islamist militants occupying a southern Philippine city have been forced to loot homes, take up arms against government troops and serve as sex slaves for rebel fighters, the army said on Tuesday. Citing accounts of seven residents of Marawi City who either escaped or were rescued, the military said some hostages were forced to convert to Islam, carry wounded fighters to mosques, and marry militants of the Maute group loyal to Islamic State. Some escapees say bodies of residents have been left in the streets, some for weeks, and civilians are distressed by government air strikes and artillery bombardments that have reduced parts of Marawi to rubble.


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Basically Everyone but Russia Now Looks on the U.S. Less Favorably

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 9:46am

The U.S. is less popular under Trump.


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London apartment tower fire triggers emergency inspections, evacuations

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 9:36am

The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy.


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U.S. saw chemical weapons activity at Syrian base struck in April

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 9:33am

The United States saw what appeared to be active Syrian preparations for a possible chemical weapons attack at Shayrat airfield, the same Syrian airfield the United States struck in April, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said on Tuesday. "This involved specific aircraft in a specific hangar, both of which we know to be associated with chemical weapons use," Davis said, speaking by phone from Washington. Davis added that the worrisome activity dated back to "the past day or two." He did not say how the United States collected its intelligence.


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Exclusive: New image confirms Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 design

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 9:08am

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 8 inches closer to release with each passing day. We're just over a month away from the phone's official unveiling, which is expected to take place in late August. As expected, the slow stream of leaks has now turned into a raging river, and we know just about everything there is to know about the upcoming new flagship phablet. There are still a few big questions surrounding Samsung's upcoming Note 8 though, and now an exclusive leak from BGR crosses yet another big one off the list.

A recent report from a tried and true source of information surrounding unreleased smartphones painted a near-complete picture of the Galaxy Note 8 last week. According to the leak, the Note 8 will sport a large 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display, a 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 6GB of RAM, an Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, a 3,300 mAh battery, and an updated S Pen stylus. The same post claimed that the phone will retail for close to $1,000 when it's released later this summer.

As for the phone's design, we've known for quite some time now that it'll riff on Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ design from earlier this year. Considering the S8 has the hottest smartphone design the world has ever seen, that's definitely a good thing. We're expecting a new Infinity Display and possibly an even better screen-to-body ratio than the Galaxy S8's class-leading 83%, but the back of the phone is still something of a mystery. At least, it was until now.

BGR has exclusively obtained a 3D CAD drawing of the Galaxy Note 8 based on schematics that came directly from the factory tasked with building the new phone. The image, shown above, answers the last big question we had regarding the phone's design. Unfortunately, it's not the answer we were hoping for.

Reports suggest Samsung wanted to integrate the Galaxy Note 8's fingerprint scanner into the display, as we're expecting on the iPhone 8. Unfortunately, Samsung was unable to get the necessary tech ready for mass production in time, so the company was forced to go with a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.

That's bad enough, but unfortunately things get even worse. As you can see in our exclusive image, the fingerprint scanner is located to the right side of the phone's rear camera. This design has been a big pain point for Galaxy S8 and S8+ users, and yet Samsung is now reusing it on a phone that's even larger than those two models. What's more, the dual-lens camera takes up even more space and pushes the scanner further to the side, making it even more awkward to reach.

A technical explanation for Samsung's decision undoubtedly exists, but we don't yet know what it is. As a result, all we can say is that Samsung is sacrificing the Note 8's user experience to an even greater degree than it did on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, all so that it can ditch the home button on the front of the phone and keep the bezels as narrow as possible.

Samsung is expected to unveil the new Galaxy Note 8 in late August ahead of its release sometime in September.


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French ethics panel backs lesbian procreation help

Reuters Health News - June 27, 2017 - 9:04am
PARIS (Reuters) - Campaigners for lesbian motherhood got a significant boost in France on Tuesday when a panel of ethics specialists said that female couples and single women should be granted access to sperm-donor techniques of medically assisted reproduction.
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Former GOP Rep. Jolly: Affordable Care Act gave me a ‘safety net’

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 8:32am

A Florida Republican who earlier campaigned against the Affordable Care Act came to a new view of it after he lost his insurance coverage.


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Trump promotes faulty White House math on health care

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 8:23am

In addition to the elementary math error, the president's tweets attacked CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Washington Post and the New York Times as "fake news."


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4 Dead, Liverless Sharks Wash Ashore in Weird Whodunit

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 8:15am

Orca whales have claimed the life of another great white shark by eating its liver and leaving it for dead, making it the fourth such gristly death in less than two months. During a four-day period in early May, researchers reported finding the bodies of three great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) that had washed ashore along South Africa's Western Cape province. Now, a fourth dead, liverless shark has washed ashore, according to a post today (June 26) on the Marine Dynamics blog, a site hosted by a shark cage diving company.


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Man Held Teen Girl Captive For More Than a Year: Cops

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 8:07am

Michael Wysolovski, 31, was arrested and charged with holding Hailey Burns captive after her parents received a tip from a woman in Romania.


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Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luck

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 8:05am

A superstitious passenger delayed a flight from Shanghai for several hours Tuesday after throwing coins at the plane's engine for good luck, Chinese officials said. The elderly woman was detained by police at Shanghai Pudong International Airport following the bizarre incident, forcing nearly 150 passengers to be evacuated from the plane bound for Guangzhou in southern China. The 80-year-old threw nine coins at an engine of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 as she was boarding on the tarmac.


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The 10 Best National Parks in the USA

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 8:00am

Explore the great outdoors at one of America's can't-miss national parks. If you're dreaming of an outdoor vacation filled with gushing geysers, animal encounters, towering rock formations and more, odds are you'll enjoy exploring a national park. Considering factors like the uniqueness of sights, historical significance and park accessibility, we determined which of the country's 59 national parks qualify as the Best National Parks in the USA.


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HMS Queen Elizabeth Still Uses Windows XP

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 6:21am

Instead of an updated operating system, the HMS Queen Elizabeth has opted for a group of cyber specialists on board to ward off virtual attacks.


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Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Gets Parole After Cancer Diagnosis

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 5:52am

Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was imprisoned in 2008, has been released on parole and transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer.


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Dreaded WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 4:41am

Salvaged from the Papua New Guinean jungle, a restored World War II Japanese Zero fighter has taken to the skies over the land that gave birth to the once-feared warplane. The aircraft -- emblazoned with tell-tale rising sun symbols -- is one of just a few airworthy Zero fighters left in the world, nearly eight decades after they struck fear into the hearts of Allied pilots. The plane flew near Tokyo this month, watched by businessman and aviation buff Masahide Ishizuka who bought the plane for 350 million yen ($3.1 million) in 2008.


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The Queen is getting a massive pay rise and Twitter isn't impressed

Pharma news - June 27, 2017 - 4:39am

At 91, the Queen might be well beyond her pension age, but that hasn't stopped her from getting a massive pay rise.  SEE ALSO: Baby survives Grenfell, or not: Facebook’s fake news problem continues apace A record-breaking performance by the Crown Estate, which owns residential properties, commercial offices, businesses, and land across Britain, means the Queen will get an 8% increase in income from public funds.  The Sovereign Grant, which funds the monarch's household, official travel, and upkeep of palaces, will increase from £76 million ($97 million) in 2017-18 to £82.2 million ($104.9 million) next April.  Not bad, huh? It's a £6 million pay rise.  Now, before the French revolutionary in you starts ranting about royal privilege and taxpayers' money, it has to be reiterated that the Queen's funding is based on the profits of the Crown Estate, whose profits rose by £24 million to reach a new high of £328.8 million.  Sir Alan Reid, whose title is "Keeper of the Privy Purse," defended the Queen, claiming she represents "excellent value for money."  "When you look at these accounts, the bottom line is the Sovereign Grant last year equated to 65p per person, per annum, in the United Kingdom. That's the price of a first class stamp," he said.  Also, Queen's pay rise will take place as refurbishment is taking place at Buckingham Palace, costing £369 million. However, people on Twitter weren't happy, to say the least, about the new funding, linking it to the Grenfell Tower fire: Glad we can find more taxpayer money to fix up Buckingham Palace while hundreds of tower blocks are dangerous. Priorities, hey? — Mic Wright  (@brokenbottleboy) June 27, 2017 It would appear Austerity is only for poor peopleQueen to receive £6m pay increase from public funds - https://t.co/IY8ZGRlTxt — codfather (@codfather) June 27, 2017 The Queen is getting a £6m pay rise LOL beginning to see a theme here with the Conservatives' spending priorities #MagicMoneyTree — Political Hipster (@escofree) June 27, 2017 So the Queen is getting a payrise to £82mil per tax year - to help pay for refurbishments to Buckingham Palace.....  pic.twitter.com/Uvs6IJqa78 — Barcho  (@LouisMarch) June 27, 2017 Queen gets £82m pay rise to pay for Buckingham Palace works but we need to cut benefits for the poor to save money 樂https://t.co/gsLXFzSuUV — Parveen Agnihotri (@Parveen_Comms) June 27, 2017 If the government wants to save money on the Buckingham Palace refurb, there are some very good deals to be had these days on cladding — Aunt Olive (@HelpfulOlive) June 27, 2017 WATCH: How ‘The Walking Dead’ show left the original comic behind


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