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The Latest: Wife loses bid to replace lawmaker who shot self

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 8:00pm

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a special election to complete the remaining term of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year (all times local):

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Chris Cornell's Widow Says Singer Would 'Never Have Ever Left This World'

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 7:46pm

Vicky Cornell, the widow of rock singer Chris Cornell, believes a prescribed medication is the reason her husband of 13 years killed himself in a Detroit hotel room last May.

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Israel's Syria Strikes Revealed Its Red Lines

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 7:22pm

The strikes in Syria demonstrate to Iran, Assad, Hezbollah and any other anti-Israel party that Israel has red lines it will enforce. During a trip to the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights on February 6—after commiserating with the Israeli military officers defending the frontier and inspecting the equipment—Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a warning through the press to the Iranians, the Assad regime, Hezbollah, the Islamic State and any other actor on the Syrian battlefield that sought to challenge the Jewish state.

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School Shooting's Survivors Cry As Florida House Rejects Talks On Assault Weapon Ban

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 7:21pm

Survivors of last week’s school shooting in Florida were brought to tears as state lawmakers refused to debate a gun control measure in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

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After teenager's arrest, liberal Vermont ponders gun safety

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 7:16pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Last week's deadly Florida high school shooting and a Vermont teenager's arrest in what officials consider a near-miss on a high school shooting are giving a boost to gun control efforts in the state Legislature following years of the otherwise liberal state's steadfast refusal to regulate gun ownership.

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Trump's compromise on gun control: explaining the president's (tiny) offer

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 6:43pm

On Tuesday Donald Trump offered a ban on bump stock devices and a new law to enforce background check laws. A day after high school students lay on the ground in the streets in front of the White House, asking “Am I next?” the White House has signaled support for two of the smallest possible steps forward on gun control. Newly-activist students who survived the mass shooting in a Florida high school last week are asking for a fresh ban on assault weapons.

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Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasure

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 6:31pm

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., according to a report by park authorities.

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White House Press Secretary Dodges Questions On Russia's Election Meddling

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 6:23pm

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders evaded reporters’ questions Tuesday about what the president is doing to address Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.

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Trump (Keeps) Struggling With This Russia Thing

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 6:08pm

President Trump says he never doubted that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, despite repeatedly casting doubt on allegations of Russian meddling.

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AP FACT CHECK: Where are Trump's 'tougher' steps on Russia?

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 6:05pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's been "much tougher" on Russia than his predecessor — but his evidence remains scant at best.

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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: First Look

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 6:01pm

Our favorite 911 variant is back, and promises to be sharper than ever.

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7th-grader with distraction device shoots himself at school

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 5:15pm

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio seventh-grader who brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom just before classes began on Tuesday also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction, police said.

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Government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 5:14pm

BEIRUT (AP) — Government forces bombed the northeastern suburbs of the Syrian capital for a second straight day on Tuesday, killing more than 100 people and raising the specter of a full-scale offensive that could spell catastrophe for the nearly 400,000 residents trapped under siege.

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Pakistan given three-month reprieve over terrorist financing watchlist: minister

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 5:05pm

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by a global watchdog over a U.S.-led motion to put the South Asian country on a terrorist financing watchlist, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said late on Tuesday. Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avoid being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a measure that officials fear could hurt its economy.

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The Latest: Group says Syria death toll tops 100 for the day

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 4:36pm

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

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Florida lawmakers refuse to consider assault weapons ban despite call for tougher gun control laws

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 4:31pm

Florida state lawmakers have rejected a bill that would ban assault rifles, less than a week after 17 people were killed in a shooting at a Florida high school. The Florida House voted 36-71 against a motion to consider legislation to outlaw assault rifles and large capacity magazines, effectively killing the bill for the time-being, according to the Associated Press. The vote came as members of Congress, state legislators, governors and student survivors of the Parkland shooting called for tougher gun control laws.

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Pacemakers, defibrillators are potentially hackable

Reuters Health News - February 20, 2018 - 4:15pm
(Reuters Health) - Heart devices that use software or wireless communications may be vulnerable to hacker attacks that could cause life-threatening malfunctions, U.S. cardiologists say.
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Donald Trump Directs Justice Department To Take Steps To Ban Bump Stocks

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 4:11pm

President Donald Trump announced he has ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ban bump stocks, the type of gun modification that enabled the Las Vegas shooter to kill 58 people in October.

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‘Bucket lists’ might help with end-of-life discussions

Reuters Health News - February 20, 2018 - 3:55pm
(Reuters Health) - Sharing your “bucket list” could be easier than discussing end-of-life medical preferences, and it might be just as useful to your physician, researchers suggest.
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Syria pro-government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey

Pharma news - February 20, 2018 - 3:42pm

By Gulsen Solaker and Ellen Francis ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation of the conflict. Soon after the convoy of militia fighters - waving Syrian flags and brandishing weapons - entered Afrin, Syrian state media reported that Turkey had targeted them with shellfire. The confrontation pits the Turkish army and allied Syrian rebel groups directly against the military alliance backing the government of President Bashar al-Assad, further scrambling northwest Syria's already messy battlefield.

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