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The Donald Trump Show Wraps Up First Season

Pharma news - January 20, 2018 - 5:45am

WASHINGTON – At least from a ratings standpoint, America’s 45th presidency without a doubt has had a successful first season, tremendous even.


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This Photo Of Me At The Women's March Went Viral And Changed My Activism Forever

Pharma news - January 20, 2018 - 5:45am

Being a black woman in this country is an exercise in ongoing frustration and fear.


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Don't Let Dishonest Don Erase Honest Abe

Pharma news - January 20, 2018 - 5:45am

Michael Wolff’s blistering account of the Trump administration’s first year, Fire and Fury, prompted what has now become the president’s routine response to anyone who criticizes him.


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Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Pharma news - January 20, 2018 - 4:18am

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers. Boonchai Bach, 40, a Vietnamese national with Thai citizenship, was arrested on Friday evening over the smuggling of 14 rhino horns worth around $1 million from Africa to Thailand.


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Donald Trump's 'Screaming' Face On A Newspaper Stack Gets The Funniest Reworking

Pharma news - January 20, 2018 - 4:06am

A photo-editing battle has erupted over this somewhat unsettling snap of President Donald Trump’s face on a stack of German newspapers: PsBattle: Trump screaming in a stack of newspapers from photoshopbattles The viral image was actually part of an advertising campaign for the Der Tagesspiegel newspaper back in 2016, reports AdWeek.


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Man, woman, child pulled out of truck after crash involving LA County sheriff's deputies

Pharma news - January 20, 2018 - 3:03am

A man, woman and child were pulled out of a truck on its side after they were involved in a crash with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at a Manchester Square intersection.


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What happens now the US government has shut down?

Pharma news - January 20, 2018 - 1:31am

Congress failed to pass a spending bill by Friday at midnight, triggering a shutdown of the federal government. The move has big repercussions for America. US troops will continue their duties, and post will get delivered, but almost half of the two million civilian federal workers would be barred from doing their jobs. Here's a look at what it means to shut down the government. Intelligence work will be scaled down The workforce at the 17 US intelligence agencies will be pared down significantly. An official said employees who are considered essential and have to work will do so with no expectation of a regular pay cheque. While they can be ordered to stay on the job, federal workers can't be paid for days worked during a shutdown. In the past, however, they have been paid retroactively even if they were told to stay at home. National Parks and museums The Smithsonian museums in Washington, and the National Zoo, which are huge tourist attractions, will close from Monday if the shutdown continues. First Lady Melania Trump at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History  Credit: AFP Staff will continue to feed animals at the zoo but the well-known Panda Cam will cease broadcasting. The Interior Department said that in the event of a government shutdown, national parks and other public lands will remain as "accessible as possible".  That position is a change from previous shutdowns when most parks were closed and became high-profile symbols of dysfunction. Heather Swift, a spokeswoman, said the American public - especially veterans who come to the nation's capital - should find war memorials and open-air parks available to visitors. Ms Swift said many national parks and wildlife refuges nationwide will also be open with limited access when possible. She said public roads that were already open are likely to remain open, although services that require staffing and maintenance such as campgrounds, full-service restrooms and concessions won't be operating. Backcountry lands and culturally sensitive sites are likely to be restricted or closed, she said. Panda Cam would stop broadcasting Credit: Reuters Health research disrupted Dr Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health, said a government shutdown will disrupt research and morale but will not adversely affect patients already in medical studies. "We still take care of them," he said of current NIH patients. But other types of research would be seriously harmed. A shutdown could mean interrupting research that's been going on for years, he said. The NIH is the government's primary agency responsible for biomedical and public health research, ranging from cancer studies to the testing and creation of vaccines. "You can't push the pause button on an experiment," he said. Law enforcement training to be cancelled Many of the nearly 115,000 US Justice Department employees have national security and public safety responsibilities that allow them to keep working during a shutdown. So will special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the presidential election. His office is paid for indefinitely. Criminal cases will continue, but civil lawsuits will be postponed as long as doing so doesn't compromise public safety. Most law enforcement training will be cancelled, according to the department's contingency plan. Visas could be disrupted Grounded? Rex Tillerson Credit: Reuters Heather Nauert, State Department spokeswoman. said security for American diplomats overseas wouldn't be affected. But no decision had yet been made about what services, such as visa processing and passports, the State Department would be able to provide. Nor had there been a decision about whether Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State, could go ahead with a planned trip to Europe next week if the government closed.


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On The Anniversary Of Trump's Inauguration, The Government Is Shut Down

Pharma news - January 20, 2018 - 12:24am

WASHINGTON ― One year ago, Donald Trump stood at the U.S. Capitol and took his place as the nation’s 45th president. One of Trump’s major selling points during the campaign was his ability to make deals.


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CDC's flu tracking program to continue if U.S. government shuts down

Reuters Health News - January 19, 2018 - 10:26pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will continue its work tracking one of the worst flu seasons the United States has seen in several years even if the federal government shuts down on Saturday, senior administration officials said on Friday.
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Clergy Abuse Advocates Fear Pope Francis Is Making It Harder For Victims To Speak Up

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 9:42pm

When Joelle Casteix heard Pope Francis accuse sex abuse victims in Chile of slander, the pontiff’s words hit close to home.


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Mexico Is Buying Some of America's Most Powerful Weapons (But Why?)

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 9:33pm

Mexico is on the verge of being a failed state, swept by violence from powerful drug cartels who have turned the nation's cities and villages into bloody battlegrounds. Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department approved a $98.4 million weapons sale to Mexico, including RGM-84L Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles, Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) systems designed to shoot down antiship missiles and Mark 54 antisubmarine torpedoes. The high-tech weaponry is intended for the Mexican Navy's new Sigma 10514–class long-range patrol ships.


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California community makes recovery strides after mudslide

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 9:17pm

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The key highway along the California coast has been cleared of debris and is a few days from reopening while the search is widening from three people still missing after a massive mudslide, authorities said Friday.


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Trump Flubs Key Line In Anti-Abortion Speech

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 9:03pm

Trump made the flub in his address during the 45th annual March for Life rally, which marks the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. “Right now, in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month,” Trump said. Trump called on legislators to outlaw late-term abortions in his address.


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This Flu Season Is The Worst Possible Time For A Government Shutdown

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 8:52pm

Flu cases are continuing to rise in the U.S., with some states, such as California, seeing record numbers of patients seeking medical attention.


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Twitter Concedes Russian Influence Before U.S. Election Was Greater Than Initially Thought

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 8:21pm

At least 677,774 people in the United States followed, retweeted or liked content distributed by Russian government-linked Twitter accounts in a 10-week span prior to the 2016 U.S. election, Twitter announced Friday.


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House GOPers Say A Secret Memo Could End The Trump-Russia Probe. Their Staff Wrote It.

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 8:14pm

WASHINGTON ― House Republicans spent the end of the workweek telling everyone who would listen that the American people must be allowed to see a top-secret four-page document that could bring an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 elections.


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Trump’s Decision To Keep Parks Open During Shutdown Puts Politics Before Safety

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 7:30pm

WASHINGTON — As a government shutdown grew increasingly likely this week, the Trump administration scrambled to find a way to keep America’s national parks and monuments open — albeit without rangers, restrooms and other visitor services.


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Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Chinese scholar case

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 7:29pm

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a former physics student charged with the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China, they told a judge in a Friday filing that also made a new allegation that the 28-year-old suspect once choked and sexually assaulted someone else years ago.


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13 siblings allegedly held captive at home by parents: Part 1

Pharma news - January 19, 2018 - 6:45pm

David and Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to a combined 75 total counts, including charges of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.


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