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Shocked by a Taser: "Overwhelming." "Excruciating pain."

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 6:55pm

When the Taser’s electrified darts struck him, Carl Bryan felt a shooting pain up his back that rattled his whole body, shaking his brain like a “peanut in a jar.” “If you were to shake that jar a hundred times as fast as you can and multiply that by a thousand,” he said. For Christa Keeton, getting shocked by Taser barbs felt like bees “crawling” through her skin. Eligio Torres Jr. likened the Taser’s electrical jolt to a “horrific electrical current just flowing through your body.” “You’re just shaking,” Torres said in court testimony.

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Oil up 2 percent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 6:50pm

By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices settled up 2 percent on Wednesday despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. Brent crude futures rose $1.06, or 1.9 percent, to $56.20 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 93 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $50.41. U.S. crude oil stockpiles jumped last week as imports and production increased, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, as operations resumed from the impact of Hurricane Harvey which hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 25.

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Powerball Winner Charged With Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting a Child

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 6:35pm

Pedro Quezada won $338 million in 2013

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Joe Biden Jumps In To Help Democrats Win Alabama Senate Seat

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 6:13pm

“I have seen Doug Jones’ dedication to civil rights and social justice,” Biden said in a statement released by the Jones campaign. President Bill Clinton named Jones the U.S. attorney in Birmingham in 1997.

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Lawrence O'Donnell Lost His Mind Over A Malfunctioning Earpiece

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 5:47pm

On Wednesday, Mediaite published a full eight minutes of outtakes from the MSNBC host’s Aug. 29 broadcast of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” Apparently O’Donnell’s earpiece was acting up that night, a malfunction he repeatedly sounded off about between segments. This has been updated with O’Donnell’s comments on Twitter.

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Trump Uses RNC Funds To Pay For His Russia Defense -- Thanks To Hillary Clinton's Lawyer

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 5:43pm

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump, a billionaire, is reportedly using money raised by the Republican National Committee to cover legal fees associated with the Department of Justice investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has used over $230,000 in money raised by the RNC for his own legal defense, according to Reuters. The president is currently under investigation for potential illegal coordination with Russia ― which is alleged to have hacked the Democratic National Committee and intervened in the election to defeat Hillary Clinton ― and for possible obstruction of justice when he fired James Comey, the former FBI director, in May.

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Trump Efforts to Reopen Negotiations on Iran Nuclear Pact Fail

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 5:33pm

The president may be stuck for now with what he’s called “one the worst deals ever.”

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California cities sue big oil firms over climate change

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 5:21pm

(Reuters) - California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents. The lawsuits, filed in state courts in San Francisco and Alameda Counties, alleged Chevron Corp , ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corp , BP Plc , and Royal Dutch Shell Plc , created a public nuisance and asked for funds to finance infrastructure to deal with rising sea levels.

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Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the pot

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 5:21pm

At issue is a wave of Catalan nationalism culminating in a referendum on secession, scheduled for Oct. 1.

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Tom Cruise Partially Blamed for Plane Crash That Killed Two People on Set of American Made

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 5:21pm

The families of two men who died following a September 2015 plane crash on the set of American Made claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame for the fatal accident

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Scenes From Hurricane Maria's Destruction Across the Caribbean

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 5:16pm

Hurricane Maria has killed at least nine and has left Puerto Rico entirely without power

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GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 4:51pm

General Electric plans to sell its corporate jets in a cost-cutting move amid sluggish activity in key industrial divisions, a spokesperson said Wednesday. "As we have said, we are executing on a plan to take out $2 billion in cost by the end of 2018," the GE spokesperson told AFP. The company plans to sell the fleet, the spokesperson said.

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Kansas shooting suspect owes almost $400,000 in unpaid taxes

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 4:42pm

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting of a Kansas Department of Revenue employee in Wichita was under investigation by the agency and owed nearly $400,000 in sales taxes related to his construction business, according to police and records.

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Hurricane Maria Batters Puerto Rico

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 4:35pm

Watch as Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, with commentary from locals.

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Virginia Republican Flip-Flops Almost Immediately On Opposing GOP Health Care Bill

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 4:32pm

Ed Gillespie, Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, walked back comments opposing the congressional Republican health care bill mere minutes after he made them Tuesday night. In a televised debate with his Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D), Gillespie said he did not support the Graham-Cassidy bill, which is the latest attempt by congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “Virginia cannot be punished in any legislation for not being an expansion state and for being fiscally prudent with our Medicaid dollars,” Gillespie said.

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The Latest: Neighbor says man shot by cop didn't speak

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 4:28pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a man holding a stick who was shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer (all times local):

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Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort Him

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 4:15pm

Hart's heavily pregnant wife, Eniko, says "there is absolutely no divorce talk."

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Benefits of gastric bypass persist for 12 years

Reuters Health News - September 20, 2017 - 4:10pm
(Reuters Health) - Twelve years after gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, the benefits persist in most patients, leading to long-term weight loss, less diabetes, lower blood pressure and fewer cholesterol problems, according to a study of the technique that has had the longest follow-up so far.
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Stop 'escalation,' Spain PM tells Catalan separatists as protests rage

Pharma news - September 20, 2017 - 4:08pm

Spain's prime minister called Wednesday on Catalan separatist leaders to end their "escalation" as several thousand people took to the streets of Barcelona to protest at Madrid's attempts to stop a banned referendum on independence. "Stop this escalation of radicalism and disobedience once and for all," Mariano Rajoy said in a televised statement as protesters remained in the centre of the Mediterranean seaside city after a day-long demonstration that headed into the night. Shouting "we will vote," independence supporters started their gathering on Wednesday morning after police detained 14 Catalan government officials, raising tensions as Madrid pulls out the stops to prevent regional separatist leaders from holding the vote on October 1.

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Attorney General Sessions says marijuana still illegal

Reuters Health News - September 20, 2017 - 3:47pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug "remains in effect," remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown.
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