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‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli gets 7 years for defrauding investors

NEW YORK – Martin Shkreli, the smirking “Pharma Bro” vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for defrauding investors in two failed hedge funds. The self-promoting pharmaceutical executive notorious for trolling critics online was convicted in a securities fraud …

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More Than 2 Million Malnourished Children in DRC at Risk

GENEVA —  The United Nations warns more than two million severely acutely malnourished children in Democratic Republic of Congo are at risk of dying unless they receive urgently needed therapeutic aid. Years of violence and unrest in Democratic Republic of Congo have displaced more than 4.5 million people, creating widespread …

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Ready to Help Britain Investigate Former Spy’s Illness

Russia said Tuesday it has not been contacted, but stands ready to cooperate with British authorities investigating the case of a former Russian spy who was hospitalized in critical condition after being exposed to an unknown substance. British media have identified the man as Sergei Skripal, who was given refuge …

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‘Anti-White(ness)’ Canadian University Event Mired in Controversy

A controversial, highly-racialized event promoted by Trent University’s Central Student Association (TCSA) is causing a stir in Peterborough, Ontario. The event – entitled “It’s OK to be Against Whiteness” – drew ire shortly after it was revealed the campus lecture would centre around the existence of “white privilege.” “You are …

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War hero dogs mistreated, neglected by U.S. Army: Pentagon report – National

They made up a corps of bomb-sniffing dogs that accompanied brigade combat teams on potentially lethal missions, sniffing out roadside bombs in Afghanistan and saving human lives. In return for their combat service, the U.S. Army mistreated these canine heroes when they were discharged from the military, the Defense Department’s …

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Dalrymple: India has strongest claim to Kohinoor

Author says massive gemstone is claimed by six parties but remains in British Crown Jewels A section of attendees during a session at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai Festival City. Dubai: India’s claim to one of the world’s most coveted diamonds — the Kohinoor — is the …

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