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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli speaks during an interview by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. Shkreli became notorious for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent and trolling critics on the internet with his snarky "Pharma Bro" persona. A federal judge in Brooklyn will have to weigh the conflicting portrayals of Shkreli on Friday, March 9, 2018, at his sentencing on a securities fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 09, 2018 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli cried in court Friday as he apologized for defrauding investors while being sentenced by a federal judge. Shkreli, his cocky persona nowhere to be found, cried as he told U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto he made many mistakes and apologized to investors...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli speaks during an interview by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. Shkreli became notorious for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent and trolling critics on the internet with his snarky "Pharma Bro" persona. A federal judge in Brooklyn will have to weigh the conflicting portrayals of Shkreli on Friday, March 9, 2018, at his sentencing on a securities fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 09, 2018 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli's lawyer said he sometimes wants to hug his client and sometimes wants to punch him in the face, but he told a federal judge at his sentencing hearing Friday that his outspokenness shouldn't be held against him. Attorney Benjamin Brafman wants U.S...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli speaks during an interview by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. Shkreli became notorious for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent and trolling critics on the internet with his snarky "Pharma Bro" persona. A federal judge in Brooklyn will have to weigh the conflicting portrayals of Shkreli on Friday, March 9, 2018, at his sentencing on a securities fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 09, 2018 - 11:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A defense lawyer for "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee) says his client shouldn't be sentenced to a more severe punishment because he is outspoken. Attorney Benjamin Brafman is speaking...
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March 09, 2018 - 6:40 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's death toll from drug overdoses has improved slightly, with 872 deaths last year. The state hit a grim record in 2016 of 887 fatal overdoses, or 52 per 100,000 residents, the highest drug-related death toll in the nation. Public Health Commissioner Dr. Rahul...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli speaks during an interview by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. Shkreli became notorious for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent and trolling critics on the internet with his snarky "Pharma Bro" persona. A federal judge in Brooklyn will have to weigh the conflicting portrayals of Shkreli on Friday, March 9, 2018, at his sentencing on a securities fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 09, 2018 - 12:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Is "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli a manipulator who conned wealthy investors or a misunderstood eccentric who made those same investors even wealthier? A federal judge in Brooklyn will have to weigh the conflicting portrayals of the former pharmaceutical company CEO on Friday at his...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, razor grass and pro-choice signs limit the view of patients entering the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss. The facility is currently Mississippi's only abortion clinic. Abortion law experts say House Bill 1510, which passed the Mississippi Senate Tuesday, March 7, 2018, and is one House vote away from the desk of a governor eager to sign it, is an invitation to the Supreme Court to allow states to begin restricting abortion earlier in pregnancy. The law that passed the Senate would ban most abortions after 15 weeks. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 08, 2018 - 5:34 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday passed what would be the nation's most restrictive abortion law, making the procedure illegal in most cases after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The state's only abortion provider pledged to sue, and the attorney general said he expected a tough legal...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, razor grass and pro-choice signs limit the view of patients entering the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss. The facility is currently Mississippi's only abortion clinic. Abortion law experts say House Bill 1510, which passed the Mississippi Senate Tuesday, March 7, 2018, and is one House vote away from the desk of a governor eager to sign it, is an invitation to the Supreme Court to allow states to begin restricting abortion earlier in pregnancy. The law that passed the Senate would ban most abortions after 15 weeks. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 08, 2018 - 1:58 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday passed what is likely to be the nation's most restrictive abortion law. The House voted 75-34 in favor of the measure, which would make most abortions illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has said he'll sign the...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, Express Scripts prescription medication bottles are arranged for a photo in Surfside, Fla. Health insurer Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire the pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts, announced Thursday, March 8, 2018, the latest in a string of proposed buyouts and tie-ups in a rapidly shifting landscape for the health services industry. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
March 08, 2018 - 1:56 pm
Health insurer Cigna is buying the nation's biggest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, the latest in a string of proposed tie-ups as health care's bill payers attempt to get a grip on rising costs. The $52 billion deal announced Thursday follows the drugstore chain CVS Health Corp.'s...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, Express Scripts prescription medication bottles are arranged for a photo in Surfside, Fla. Health insurer Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire the pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts, announced Thursday, March 8, 2018, the latest in a string of proposed buyouts and tie-ups in a rapidly shifting landscape for the health services industry. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
March 08, 2018 - 7:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The insurer Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire the nation's biggest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, the latest in a string of proposed tie-ups as health care's bill payers look to grow and gain better leverage to deal with rising costs. Including $15 billion in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018 file photo commuters drive in their cars to work in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Thousands of people die prematurely each year in Germany from the harmful effects of nitrogen dioxide, a gas that’s produced by diesel engines, according to a government-sponsored report published Thursday March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner,file)
March 08, 2018 - 4:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people die prematurely each year in Germany from the harmful effects of nitrogen dioxide, a gas that's produced by diesel engines, according to a government-sponsored report published Thursday. The study commissioned by the Federal Office for the Environment concluded...
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