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LAWSUIT: Gilead Withheld HIV Drug To Extend Profits

The Washington Post reports: In 2005, Gilead Sciences notified federal regulators that it was suspending development of a potentially safer, more potent HIV-fighting drug than the one on the market. The company did not restart its Food and Drug Administration application until 2010. Now the five-year delay of a promising drug is at the core of accusations by advocates that …

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Trump Gets Robust November Jobs Reports

Bloomberg News reports: U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts. Stock futures and the dollar jumped while Treasuries slid. Payrolls jumped 266,000, the most since January, after an upwardly revised 156,000 advance the prior month, …

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FLORIDA: Mass Shooting At US Naval Air Station

ABC News reports: The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office confirms that an active shooter is dead following an incident as NAS Pensacola. Authorities say the shooter was shot and killed by deputies at the base. The sheriff’s office confirms there are multiple injuries being reported and that the area is currently being cleared. Baptist Hospital confirms that five currently patients are …

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STUDY: Fake News Getting Worse On Social Media

Politico reports: Social media companies from Facebook to YouTube are failing to stop people from setting up fake accounts, buying false online followers and promoting inauthentic digital content, according to a report published Friday by a NATO-accredited group. The findings — based on analysts purchasing social media manipulation tools and then testing how the companies responded — stand in stark …

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Tucker Carlson: Feminism Is A War Against Nature

“Why does no one ever ask that question? If this liberation movement – which has been pretty transformative – is worth doing in the first place? You would think we’d know that women are happier. Are they happier? I don’t think anything has changed our society more for the worst. What you are describing is a movement that is at …

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Warren Hits Mayor Pete For Closed-Door Fundraisers

CNN reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren called on Pete Buttigieg to open up his private fundraisers to reporters and reveal the clients he worked with during his time at McKinsey, the management consulting firm, after a speech on Thursday in Boston. Warren, who rarely goes after her rivals by name, has mostly steered clear of responding to Buttigieg’s own criticism of …

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Vaping Sends Youth Tobacco Use To 19-Year High

Axios reports: New data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey show that 6.2 million middle school and high school students use tobacco, the highest level since 2000. Why it matters: Tobacco use among middle schoolers and high schoolers remains high thanks to the popularity of e-cigarettes. Health advocates and some states are blaming misleading advertising, media and inconspicuous vape devices …

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Gorka: LGBTQ Characters Will “Destroy Star Wars”

“James Bond is now a woman, and she’s black. Are you ready for it? 007 has gone intersectional. And they’re going to destroy Star Wars as well, we have the statement from J.J. Abrams that Star Wars is going to go LGBTQ. Well, you know, if you couldn’t destroy the franchise already, let’s destroy it a little bit more. “The …

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Migrant Teen Dies Unattended In Texas Cell

ProPublica reports: Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant, was seriously ill when immigration agents put him in a small South Texas holding cell with another sick boy on the afternoon of May 19. A few hours earlier, a nurse practitioner at the Border Patrol’s dangerously overcrowded processing center in McAllen had diagnosed him with the flu and measured …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Playbill reports: Following a world premiere at Cambridge, Massachusetts’ American Repertory Theater, Jagged Little Pill brings some patience, deliverance, and the mess you left when you went away to Broadway. The musical, featuring the songs of Alanis Morissette, officially opens at the Broadhurst Theatre December 5. Previews began November 3. The musical, directed by Diane Paulus, weaves the songs of …

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