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New EpiPen Competitor Approved by FDA

August 19, 2018 |

Parents of children with serious allergies may soon get some relief when shelling out for a epinephrine auto-injector. The FDA has approved a generic alternative to Mylan Pharmaceuticals’ widely used EpiPen and EpiPen Jr., reports CNN . While other name-brand injectors exist, this one, produced by Teva, is the first approved…
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You Might Want to Stop Flushing Your Old Contacts

August 19, 2018 |

If you’re one of the approximately 45 million Americans who wear contact lenses, researchers at Arizona State University have a request based on their new study: Stop flushing them down the sink or toilet. The researchers concluded that disposing of lenses this way—and they estimate that up to 20%…
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Giuliani: ‘Truth Isn’t Truth’

August 19, 2018 |

There’s a reason President Trump hasn’t sat down yet for an interview with Robert Mueller, says Rudy Giuliani—and it’s all about “truth.” The president’s personal lawyer in the Russia probe dueled with anchor Chuck Todd over a clear definition of the word Sunday on Meet the Press , the Hill…
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Crazy Rich Asians Makes America Swoon

August 19, 2018 |

Glitz has won out over guns at the North American box office this weekend as the gilded romance Crazy Rich Asians took No. 1 over Mark Wahlberg’s action-packed Mile 22, the AP reports. Studios on Sunday say that Crazy Rich Asians took in an estimated $ 25.2 million from 3,…
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Women Describe ‘Horrifying’ Searches by US Customs

August 19, 2018 |

Tameika Lovell’s case is harrowing—but isn’t the only one of its kind. The 34-year-old was returning from a quick jaunt to Jamaica in 2016 when Customs and Border Patrol officers allegedly took her into a secure room, squeezed her breasts, searched her vagina with “four gloved fingers,” and had…
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Firefighters Pummel Colleague in ‘Severe’ Attack

August 19, 2018 |

A vicious attack between firefighters this summer has triggered three investigations and left New York fire officials in shock, the New York Post reports. Insiders say over a dozen FDNY firefighters attacked three Bronx rivals so brutally on June 6 that a captain watching video of it had to go…
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For Postal Worker, a Sssssssssspecial Delivery

August 19, 2018 |

Rain, snow, sleet, even barking dogs are fine, but a Kansas postal worker had to draw the line when he found an eight-foot-long red tail boa constrictor draped over a mailbox. The letter carrier was delivering mail Friday in Overland Park, a Kansas City suburb, when he spotted the huge…
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White House Counsel Has Spoken to Mueller for 30 Hours

August 19, 2018 |

“For a lawyer to share so much with investigators scrutinizing his client is unusual.” But what makes it even more unusual is that the lawyer in question is White House counsel Don McGahn and his client is the president of the United States, The New York Times reports that McGahn…
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For Couple on Way to Give Birth, ICE Had a Different Plan

August 19, 2018 |

A California woman said Saturday that she had to drive herself to the hospital and give birth without her husband after he was detained by immigration agents. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the man was detained because he was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant in a homicide…
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Backstreet Boys Show Proves Dangerous

August 19, 2018 |

At least 14 people have been injured and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to begin a concert in Oklahoma collapsed. WinStar World Casino and Resort says in a statement Saturday that the resort began an evacuation at…
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