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Photos of the day - March 26, 2017

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

A man waves traditional daggers, or jambiyas, as he attends with supporters of the Houthi movement and Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a rally to mark the two-year anniversary since the military intervention by a Saudi-led coalition, in Sanaa, Yemen; police officers detain an opposition supporter during a rally in Vladivostok, Russia; Balinese people carry giant effigies in the form of the devil, whose local name is “Ogoh-ogoh,” during a parade before Nyepi Day, the Balinese Day of Silence, marking the Balinese Hindu New Year in Gianyar, a regency in Bali, Indonesia. ...


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Apple's Claims That Hacking Tools Are Outdated Are False, Whistleblower Site Says

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 3:54pm

WikiLeaks has been slowly releasing the CIA hacking tools, created to spy on people through smart televisions, smartphones and other household technological devices.


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The Latest: Police: 'No apparent reason' for Vegas shooting

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 3:40pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting on a bus along the Las Vegas Strip (all times local):


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Conflicting casualty figures a week after Iraq Mosul blast

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 3:30pm

By Hamuda Hassan and John Davison MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Conflicting accounts emerged on Sunday about an explosion in Iraq's Mosul a week ago after a U.S.-led coalition strike against Islamic State that local officials say collapsed buildings, killing and burying many people. Iraq's military said 61 bodies had been recovered from a destroyed building that Islamic State had booby-trapped in west Mosul, but that there was no sign the building had been hit by a coalition air strike. "Civil defense has extracted and buried 160 bodies up to this moment." What happened on March 17 remains unclear and details are difficult to confirm as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State to recapture the densely populated parts of the western half of Mosul, the militant group's last stronghold in Iraq.


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After United Airlines incident, women share stories of being shamed for their clothing

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 3:12pm

In response to United Airline's legging-gate, women are speaking out.  Two young girls wearing leggings were banned from a flight on Sunday morning due to a violation of the airline's internal dress code. The situation, which was live-tweeted by activist Shannon Watts, sparked outrage from thousands on social media who called out the company for policing the girls' attire.   Author Dana Schwartz was one of those that spoke out against United Airlines, and asked women on Twitter to share their stories of feeling "embarrassed" or "sexualized" for the first time because of what they wore.  SEE ALSO: United Airlines bans 2 girls with leggings from flight because they weren't 'properly clothed' Ladies, when was the first time you were made to feel embarrassed and sexualized for what you wore? I was in 5th grade, shorts too short. — Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) March 26, 2017 "It was the 2nd to last day of school. HOT out. I was a beanpole, everything was short on me. They made me call my mom to bring pants," she recalled. "AND THEN when you DO grow up you reach the fun point when you're embarrassed to go out with your dad in public bc people think you're dating," Schwartz explained.  These tweets sparked countless stories from women sharing similar experiences.  @DanaSchwartzzz "We must! We must! We must increase our bust! The bigger the better, the tighter the sweater, the boys depend on us!" (2) — RealMarjo (@RealMarjo) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz early example, though not the first: when my male boss told me (14) that I'd be really hot when I was 16 — Rani Molla (@ranimolla) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz 4th or 5th grade. Gray leggings were inappropriate. Nothing else was clean, but I didn't tell them that — Erin El Issa (@Erin_El_Issa) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz 5th grade: dance pants were too tight for school. 8th grade: friend & I wore matching tube socks & skirts. Forced to change. — Jordon Cloud Rahmil (@jordoncloud) March 26, 2017 In my HS girls had to wear oversized t-shirts that said "I violated the dress code" if tank tops/leggings/etc. were deemed "inappropriate" https://t.co/DC7KB4pnQ4 — Laura Wagner (@Laura_M_Wagner) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz 3rd grade. My arms are really long, and the hem of my shorts wasn't far enough down. — dan stevens real fan (@whas2001) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz at 14, was told small town moms were gossiping about me because I showed 1" of my midriff. hadn't even kissed a boy ever. — Alyssa Galella (@woodlandalyssa) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz I almost didn't get to partipate in my 8th grade graduation because my dress had straps that showed 2 much shoulder. 1981. pic.twitter.com/QXHnPNRZcV — Cami MacNamara (@webcami) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz I once heard a church mom ask my little sisters if they were going to "dress modest this summer, or like your sister Emily" — Emily Joy (@emilyjoypoetry) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz Age 10, end-of-year dance recital, they measured us at the beginning of the year & refused to let us wear bras for dance — TofuForBrains (@TofuForBrains) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz First day of high school sent home for wearing dress with thin straps that revealed I had no bra straps. Didn't need a bra! — MosaicMoods ☮️ (@DianaMaus) March 26, 2017 Carina MacKenzie summed up the majority of stories on the thread pretty succinctly:  @DanaSchwartzzz I honestly don't ever remember NOT feeling that way. — Carina MacKenzie (@cadlymack) March 26, 2017 WATCH: Airbus is redefining the future of flying.


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Protests nationwide bring thousands to Russia's streets

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 3:08pm

Russia’s opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic.


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France's Le Pen says the EU 'will die', globalists to be defeated

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 2:56pm

By Michaela Cabrera LILLE, France (Reuters) - The European Union will disappear, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a rally on Sunday, promising to shield France from globalisation as she sought to fire up her supporters in the final four weeks before voting gets underway. Buoyed by the unexpected election of Donald Trump in the United States and by Britain's vote to leave the EU, the leader of the eurosceptic and anti-immigrant National Front (FN) party, told the rally in Lille that the French election would be the next step in what she called a global rebellion of the people. "The European Union will die because the people do not want it anymore ... arrogant and hegemonic empires are destined to perish," Le Pen said to loud cheers and applause.


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Syrian opposition 'fed up with terrorists', seeks help against Assad

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 2:53pm

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition rejects terrorism and is "fed up" with banned militants but they cannot be stopped if Syria continues evicting populations of besieged areas, opposition negotiator Basma Kodmani said on Sunday. Syria's government has always cited the fight against terrorism to justify its part in a six-year war that has killed hundreds of thousands, and brands all its opponents and their backers as terrorists and sponsors of terror. The opposition's chief negotiator Nasr al-Hariri, who is trying to negotiate an end the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, began this month by saying its stance against terrorism was proven on the battlefield and not mere words.


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Ted Koppel to Sean Hannity: You’re bad for America

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 2:47pm

Ted Koppel says Fox News host Sean Hannity is bad for America. On “CBS Sunday Morning,” the veteran newsman told Hannity that the audience he attracts is unable to distinguish between the divisive political rhetoric that marked the 2016 presidential campaign and the truth. “You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts,” Koppel told Hannity.


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New arrest over London attack as govt eyes WhatsApp

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 2:44pm

British police investigating a deadly attack on parliament made a new arrest Sunday as officials set their sights on accessing WhatsApp, the heavily-encrypted messaging service that was used by the killer. The latest arrest was a 30-year-old man who was detained in the central city of Birmingham on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts, London's Metropolitan Police said. A dozen people have been arrested since Wednesday's attack by 52-year-old Khalid Masood who deliberately ran down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge then stabbed a policeman just inside the gates of parliament.


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Syria US-backed fighters take IS-held airport: spokesman

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 2:34pm

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, on Sunday seized a military airport from the Islamic State jihadist group in northern Syria, a spokesman said. The capture of Tabqa airbase comes as the alliance prepares an attack on IS's de facto Syrian capital Raqa, seeking to effectively surround the city before launching its assault. SDF forces are also battling for the nearby Tabqa dam, held by IS, which was forced out of service on Sunday after its power station was damaged, a technical source there told AFP.


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Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case to prison

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 2:27pm

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced 56 defendants Sunday in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people.


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Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to run

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 2:05pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden admits that when he looks at the White House, he can’t help but wonder what could have been.


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Judge says Pulse lawsuit may be tossed out of federal court

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 2:05pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge says a lawsuit brought by victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre against the gunman's employer and wife may be tossed out of federal court.


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Galaxy S7 Just Hit Lowest Price Yet

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 1:44pm

The Galaxy S8 is almost here, and you know what that means. The deals are starting to roll in for the Galaxy S7, which is still a great smartphone pick.The Galaxy S7 is still an awesome Android phone. Credit: Sam Rutherford


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Tesla’s Model 3 dashboard won’t be as futuristic as we hoped

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 1:41pm

This past Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk dashed the hopes and dreams of prospective Model 3 owners with just a few simple tweets. Tempering expectations, Musk emphasized that Tesla's upcoming Model 3 will not be more advanced -- in any capacity -- than the company's flagship Model S.

"Model 3 is just a smaller, more affordable version of Model S [with] less range & power & fewer features," Musk said. "Model S has more advanced technology." Musk later added that the Model 3 will not feature the elegant "auto extend handles" Tesla introduced on the Model S.

While Muks's comments here might seem obvious, the reality is that some of the hype and speculation surrounding the Model 3 had reached bizarre levels in recent months. Case in point: because the Model 3 prototype Tesla unveiled last year lacked an instrument panel with traditional gauges for items like speed, range and other pertinent information, many Tesla enthusiasts began wondering if Tesla had some special plan for the dashboard, with many believing that a heads up display (HUD) on the windshield was an inevitability.

As a quick reminder, here's a photo of the Model 3 interior taken from the company's special event last year. As is evident below, the only location a driver can access information is the 15-inch touchscreen in the center console.

In another shot, we can see that Model 3 drivers will have to divert their eyes to the upper left hand corner of the display in order to ascertain their current speed.

Alas, Tesla doesn't have any secret plans to implement some advanced HUD on the Model 3. In a tweet addressing the matter, Musk said that as cars become more autonomous, the need for a suite of information at the ready becomes less of an issue.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/845285846936825856

Still, we're still a long ways off before fully self driving cars become commonplace. In turn, it remains to be seen if the Model 3 design in its current incarnation is perhaps too far ahead of its time. Besides, autonomous driving features for the Model 3 will cost extra, meaning that not every Model 3 on the road will be able to take advantage of the vehicle's self-driving capabilities.

One question about the Model 3 that remains unanswered is whether or not can expect any changes to the car's steering wheel design. This past April, Musk boasted that the final design will be akin to a spaceship.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/716729420078133248

To answer that, we'll probably have to wait until next July when Tesla is planning the next phase of its Model 3 reveal.


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Rewriting the Rules of Presidential Succession

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 1:01pm

A project begun after 9/11 assumes new urgency after the 2016 election—creating a more sensible plan for what happens when a chief executive steps aside.


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One killed, 15 wounded in Ohio nightclub shooting

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 12:50pm

Gunfire erupted in a crowded Ohio nightclub early Sunday after a personal dispute boiled over, killing one person and wounding at least 15 as partygoers scattered into the night, authorities said. The gunmen remained at large following the shooting at the Cameo nightclub in Cincinnati that Police Chief Eliot Isaac said was packed with revelers. "Several local men got into some type of dispute inside the bar and it escalated into shots being fired from several individuals," Isaac told reporters.


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Watch the US Navy test its ultra-powerful electromagnetic railgun

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 12:47pm

Anyone who's played a futuristic shooter since the dawn of video games knows that when you see something called a "railgun" you're in for a real treat. Well, the US Navy built a railgun of its very own, and it just showed off its remarkably powerful creation in a new video of its test firing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=106&v=Pi-BDIu_umo

Railguns like the one the Navy has built trade chemical propellants like gunpowder for the sheer power of electricity, generating extremely strong magnetic fields to push a projectile down a set of rails and out the end of the barrel. It might not sound particularly efficient, but the speeds that railgun projectiles can achieve put traditional cannons to shame. The Navy's massive weapon, for example, launches its rounds at a whopping 4,500 mph.

Additionally, the projectiles launched by the railgun do their damage not by exploding, but simply by striking their target while moving at such a high speed, quite literally tearing apart anything they come into contact with.

For most of their history, railguns have been more fiction than science, and their practicality and reliability has repeatedly been questioned over time. The size of the device itself is typically massive, owing to the large and complex electronic components required to supply the necessary power. However, there are also some pretty fantastic benefits of the non-explosive rounds, such as much less chance of unexploded ordnance causing problems either on the ship or vehicle firing the weapon, or on the battlefield after a skirmish has ended.


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Berkeley killing renews debate over gender pronouns

Pharma news - March 26, 2017 - 12:42pm

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pablo Gomez Jr. was a University of California, Berkeley, senior majoring in Latino studies and a prominent campus activist when authorities say he stabbed to death a popular elementary-school teacher.


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