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More than 270 dead in Colombia mudslides

Pharma news - April 3, 2017 - 11:20pm

The Colombian government declared a state of economic emergency in the town of Mocoa in southern Colombia, after mudslides left more than 270 people dead, including 43 children. "We have the toll of the people who have unfortunately died," said President Juan Manuel Santos, as he revisited the scene of Friday's disaster. The president said reconstruction would begin, dismissing risks of further mudslides, but he warned that the country faces rainy weather until June.

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Trump campaign adviser met with Russian intel operative

Pharma news - April 3, 2017 - 10:41pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign met with a Russian intelligence operative in 2013 and provided him documents about the energy industry, according to court filings.

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Texas deputy constable fatally shot after arriving for work

Pharma news - April 3, 2017 - 10:23pm

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A highly regarded Texas law enforcement officer was shot and killed Monday moments after arriving for work in an attack that prompted a massive manhunt for the gunman.

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Protests rattle Ecuador following election fraud claims

Pharma news - April 3, 2017 - 10:08pm

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Supporters of Ecuadorean opposition leader Guillermo Lasso gathered in the streets for a second night Monday to protest what they consider fraud at the ballot box that tilted a presidential runoff in favor of his leftist rival.

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California Senate OKs statewide immigrant sanctuary bill

Pharma news - April 3, 2017 - 8:48pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers gave initial approval Monday to a measure that prevents law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials, a measure that proponents said rebukes President Donald Trump for his immigration crackdown.

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Alleged kidnap victim cried out "Help me" after car crash

Pharma news - April 3, 2017 - 8:31pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — An 11-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped from North Carolina cried out "Help me" when police officers in the U.S. capital found her wedged between the driver's and front passenger's seat after the car she was in crashed, court documents showed.

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The Latest: 'Help me,' kidnapped girl says after car crash

Pharma news - April 3, 2017 - 8:08pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of a North Carolina couple and the arrest of their son discovered with his missing 11-year-old niece in Washington (all times local):

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AP Analysis: Can tough-talking Trump solve North Korea?

Pharma news - April 3, 2017 - 8:01pm

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting ahead of his meeting later this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping that he can handle Washington's North Korea problem with or without Beijing's help — "totally."

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Harrison Ford avoids action over near-miss plane landing

Pharma news - April 3, 2017 - 7:57pm

Hollywood star Harrison Ford is to avoid punishment over a near-miss at a California airport as he was piloting his private plane, his lawyer told AFP on Monday. Ford, a seasoned pilot and vintage plane collector, was approaching John Wayne Airport in Orange County in February when he headed toward a taxiway rather than the runway, passing over a Boeing 737 with 110 passengers and six crew on board. The 74-year-old "Indiana Jones" star was captured on air traffic control recordings released subsequently by the Federal Aviation Administration calling himself a "schmuck," and saying he he had been distracted by two jets.

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