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MS 5th-highest rate of 2015 opioid prescriptions

The drugmakers say they're combating the addiction epidemic, but The Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity found they've adopted a 50-state strategy - including hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions - to resist proposals to rein in drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin and fentanyl helping fuel the nation's overdose crisis.

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Army conducts search operation in Uri, Nowgam sectors

Uri is near the Line of Control (LoC). "They were intercepted and the infiltration bid was foiled", he told AFP. Ten infiltrating militants were killed and an army soldier critically injured in two gunfights in north Kashmir's Baramulla and Kupwara districts on Tuesday.

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Police Capture Suspect in Chelsea and New Jersey Bombings

This undated photo provided by the New Jersey State Police shows Ahmad Khan Rahami, wanted for questioning Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in bombings that rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of NY and the New Jersey shore town Seaside Park. AP global security chief Danny Spriggs said he learned this week that Rahami worked there and often engaged colleagues in long political discussions, expressing sympathy for the Taliban and disdain for USA military action in Afghanistan.

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Jiah Khan Case: A Frustrated Sooraj Pancholi Finally Speaks Up!

The report may also be shared with a city sessions court on Wednesday. Rabia has insisted that Jiah's death on June 3, 2013 at her Juhu apartment was not the result of suicide. "It would seem unlikely that the diffuse pressure of the dupatta around the neck would cause the well-defined abraded ligature mark seen", Payne-James said.

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French PM warns of threat from 15000 terrorists

The first couple were arrested on a motorway in southern France and are known to the security services for links to radical Islamists. Another woman, Ornella G , arrested on Tuesday, was charged by a French judge on Saturday in connection with the auto found near Notre Dame cathedral.

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Man who shot Donald Trump Jr's Skittles photo says he's a refugee

Hey Donald Trump Jr., the next time you tweet a wildly inaccurate anti-refugee graphic, don't swipe the work of an actual former refugee in the process. "We don't feel it's an appropriate analogy", Young said. "America has become less safe under Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and Clinton's planned 550 percent increase in Syrian refugees is a risky proposal that will put American lives at risk", the campaign's senior communications adviser, Jason Miller, said in a statement.

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Manchester and London to stage two-day Olympic and Paralympic celebration

Britain's Olympic athletes won 27 golds in 15 sports, and 67 medals in total, easily surpassing UK Sport's pre-Games target of at least 48 medals. Famous Brazilian musicians performed in front of the guests and athletes, followed by an huge fireworks display.

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Asian shares mixed as Bank of Japan, Fed mull policy options

On Tuesday, a day ahead of the FOMC meeting, the MSCI Emerging Markets - which measures equity market performance in some 23 emerging countries and comprises 10 per cent of global capitalization - rose 0.16 per cent to 899.72 before sliding back to 897.68.

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Lowest turnout ever at Russian parliamentary elections (infographics)

United Russia party of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has gained a stable majority in Parliament's lower house after the general election held on Sunday, official results indicate. Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov - a firm ally of Mr Putin who runs his troubled North Caucasus republic with an iron fist - swept to victory with 98% support, with 78% of votes counted.

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NYC bombing suspect's father told police son was a terrorist in 2014

He was captured in New Jersey on Monday following a bloody shootout with police and has been charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful objective.

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Theresa May courts NY banks and businesses to quell Brexit uncertainty

Fico had said that member states intend to make it "very hard for the UK" and said Britain is "bluffing" when it says it can get a good Brexit deal. First up was a roundtable discussion with the likes of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BlackRock, IBM and Amazon - all organisations that invest heavily in the UK.

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Clinton accuses Trump of helping Islamic State recruit

Speaking in NY state, she quoted a former USA intelligence director, alleging that militants from the so-called Islamic State were using Trump's hyperbole as a recruiting tool. Speaking to reporters on the tarmac of the Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York Monday morning, the Democratic presidential candidate said her opponent's bombastic language has aided our enemies.

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Angela Merkel's party loses support in Berlin state election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party suffered a setback Sunday in Berlin state parliament elections as the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) made big gains amid tension caused by the refugee crisis. At noon, some 25 percent had cast their vote, 6 points more than the midday turnout during the last election in 2011, authorities said. The results have led many German political pundits to estimate that the new Berlin coalition will consist of the Socialists, the Greens and the ...

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Huge blow to Trump as Bush Snr 'to vote for Clinton'

In response, the former President's spokesman, Jim McGrath tweeted, "Those reporting how George H.W. Bush will vote this year, it's not clear anyone was there to verify KKT. The atypical and controversial campaign of the real estate magnate has spurred many heavyweights and ordinary members of the Republican Party to say they will refuse to support him in the November election.

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Hillary Clinton tries to ease health concerns in return to trail

Clinton fell ill on Sunday during a 9/11 memorial ceremony in NY where she was seen stumbling limp-legged into her vehicle. The former secretary of state, US senator from NY and first lady will deliver speeches in the coming days on the economy and national service, her campaign said.

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US President Obama delivers final United Nations speech

The letter , initiated by Sens. "I support the spirit" of the letter, Cruz said. This outcome would provide Israel with greater security and strengthen regional stability. Any such resolution, whether focused on settlements or other final status issues, will ultimately make it more hard for Israelis and Palestinians to resolve the conflict.

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Nawaz Sharif Meets John Kerry; Seeks US Role In Kashmir Dispute

During his election campaign he promised to take a hard line over Kashmir and has faced calls from army veterans - and even some in his own party - for military action against Pakistan. The predawn ambush on Sunday in the highly militarised Uri area has sharply increased tensions between India and Pakistan. "Forget about sending in troops or raining down missiles, but don't rule out certain types of furtive activities, including occasional covert operations that target specific terrorist ...

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And the Emmy goes to? A TV follower offer predictions

EDT). Kerry Washington, who is pregnant with her second child, wore a strapless gown that had a front cutout for her baby bump. Sehdev headed a two-year study ending last week that surveyed 2,000 Americans and found 87 per cent believed the Emmys were less significant than the Oscars, while nearly three-quarters said they were not "overly excited" by the Emmys show.

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Russian Federation or Syria Bombed Aid Convoy Outside Aleppo, U.S. Says

USA officials now say Russian war planes were behind the bombing of an aid convoy in Syria. A short distance across Manhattan at the United Nations meeting, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon denounced the " sickening, savage and apparently deliberate attack " on the convoy.

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China probes company accused of North Korea trade violations

North Korea has been testing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles at an unprecedented rate this year, beginning with its fourth nuclear test in January and including the launch of a satellite in February that was widely seen as a test of long-range ballistic missile technology.

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Oil prices rise on reported US crude stock draw, firm Japan imports

Oil prices were also bolstered as a weaker United States dollar lifted investor sentiment, which made the dollar-dominated oil more attractive for holders of other currencies. Oil had fallen last week on supply glut woes. Japan's customs-cleared crude oil imports rose 0.5 percent in August from the same month a year earlier, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday.

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Ahmad Khan Rahami: What's known about bombing suspect

Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan immigrant, had worked as a night guard for the AP's administration office in Cranbury, New Jersey, in 2011. Authorities have identified a suspect in the Manhattan explosion case as a 28-year-old New Jersey resident of Afghan descent who may be armed and risky, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday.

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South Korea, US to simulate attack on nuclear facility

U.S. Forces Korea said one of the two B-1B bombers landed at Osan Air Base, 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the border with North Korea, but did not say when it will return to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. He said the North had "broken records" in its violation of global norms: It is the only nation to have conducted nuclear tests in the 21st century and is already subject to five Security Council resolutions over its weapons testing.

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Minnesota mall attacker 'most assimilated kid in neighborhood'

St. Cloud Police will continue to help the FBI in the investigation. Adan worked as a security official for an Electrolux retail shop in the same mall he attacked, working for security company Securitas. Adan was employed by security firm Securitas and was assigned for a few months to an Electrolux factory near the mall, Electrolux spokeswoman Eloise Hale said.

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Who's Responsible for the Aleppo Aid Convoy Attack?

Russian Federation and Syria both denied carrying out the convoy bombing. The U.N. accused the government of obstructing the delivery while Russian officials said rebels opened fire at the delivery roads. While both the Russian and Syrian governments have denied carrying out the attacks or deliberately targeting humanitarian workers, Washington has insisted it ultimately holds Moscow responsible, since under the recent ceasefire agreement Russia was supposed to coordinate with and prevent ...

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Labour contender Owen Smith: I'm not going anywhere

Despite trailing the Conservatives in the opinion polls, Mr Corbyn insisted the national mood was beginning to change and that the supporters who turned out for his rallies could provide the basis of future campaign efforts. "I've been warning for months now that there was a danger that we could be going into an election sooner rather than later", Mr Smith told BBC1's Breakfast.

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North Dakota county to investigate incident involving private security at pipeline protest

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and others argue the project will impact drinking water for thousands of tribal members and millions downstream. The US$3.8 billion, 1172 mile project would carry almost 500 000 bpd of crude oil from North Dakota's oil fields, through South Dakota and Iowa, to an existing pipeline in Patoka, Illinois, where shippers can access Midwest and Gulf Coast markets.

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United Russia party wins parliamentary election

The Central Elections Commission said Monday that with 90 percent of the vote counted, United Russia had 54 percent of the vote for the 225 seats chosen nationwide by party list. When the dust settles, it is estimated that United Russia could walk away with far more than 300 seats. "I think it is risky to transfer the Berlin result to the federal level", he told broadcaster ZDF.

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Syria truce: Conflict simmers 7 days in

The controversy comes as a US and Russian-coordinated cessation of hostilities appeared to reduce violence in the country but failed to provide a sustained flow of relief supplies to civilians trapped in areas with sustained fighting. Meanwhile, UN humanitarian aid shipments remained undelivered - a key component of the deal. But most aid shipments envisioned under the truce have yet to go in, especially a convoy destined for rebel-held eastern parts of Aleppo, where some 275,000 civilians ...

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Sharif urges US, UK help to resolve issues with India

Mahmood also criticised Sharif for what he called his decision to send some members of the National Assembly for "joyrides" overseas in the name of projecting the Kashmir cause. The place where the attack took place is located barely 6 kms from the Line of Control. Mainly Nawaz Sharif stressed on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Russian Military Registers 39 Ceasefire Visitations in Syria in Past 24 Hours

The aid impasse came as Russian Federation put pressure on the United States to release the text of the agreement, and urged the USA to allow it to form the basis of a UN security council resolution next week. "There are wounded people and others who need food", Mr.al-Halaby said. Under the US-Russia truce deal, the Castello Road leading into those neighbourhoods would be demilitarised and aid convoys would enter from Turkey.

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Billionaire Soros to invest $500 million to help migrants, refugees

The adoption took place on Monday night in NY. The United States said 52 countries taking part in a USA -led summit were stepping up to accelerate resettlement and boost financial support for refugees. He also participated in a roundtable discussion on how nations can work together to address refugee crises around the world. The agency defines refugees as people forced to flee due to armed conflict or persecution, while migrants choose to move in search of a better life.

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Coalition MPs rule out 'people swap' for Central American refugees

Save the Children criticised Turnbull's failure to use his presence at the meetings to announce an "immediate, humane and sustainable" resettlement solution for refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. Mr Turnbull told the United Nations the refugee crisis - in which an estimated 63 million forcibly displaced people are on the move - is "complex" and requires a "full spectrum of responses".

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Joins Call for Edward Snowden Pardon

The HPSCI said it disagreed with a petition by human rights organisations in favour of a presidential pardon for Snowden , saying it had sent an open letter to Obama urging him not to consider such a pardon. The Obama administration has not agreed to give Snowden a presidential pardon, and urged him to return to the United States and face trial immediately.

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Obama hopes there will be progress on Mosul by year-end

Along with the de facto capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa, it's one of two strongholds that the USA and allied forces plan to pressure in simultaneous assaults that it hopes will cripple the terrorist group's military power in the region.


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