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Russian Upper House prepares bill banning drug ads – top senator

Russian Upper House speaker Valentina Matviyenko has revealed that the body’s committee for social policies is preparing a bill that would completely ban the advertising of drugs. Matviyenko announced the news at the first session of Russia’s council for regional healthcare development associated with the upper house of parliament, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday. Read more “Our citizens have been ...

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‘Reform of CAS? Why not start with WADA, IOC?’ – Russian Upper House chair

Following calls to reform the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the wake of its decision on Russia, one should start with reforming the IOC and the anti-doping agency WADA, the chair of Russia’s Upper House has argued. “Of course, one can speculate about the need to reform CAS, especially after the IOC was not satisfied with its decision ...

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Russia's upper house approves draft ‘foreign agents’ media law

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 08:09 Edited time: 22 Nov, 2017 08:52 The upper house of the Russian parliament has overwhelmingly supported a landmark bill requiring foreign media outlets such as Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty to register as foreign agents. Read more The Federation Council supported the legislation during a vote on Wednesday. Under the law, any ...

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Subway service from upper Manhattan, Bronx disrupted by debris

Furious commuters slammed the MTA Thursday morning after debris on the subway tracks slowed the commute from upper Manhattan and the Bronx, the MTA said. There were no trains on the 1, 2 and 3 lines between W. 96th St. and W. 42nd St. because of debris blocking the tracks at W. 50th St., officials said. “This is unacceptable,” commuter ...

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Woman, 70, smacked in face twice on Upper East Side subway train

An elderly straphanger was twice slapped in the face on an Upper East Side subway after moving away from a stranger who elbowed her, cops said Saturday. The bizarre incident was set in motion Friday afternoon when the unidentified attacker boarded a northbound No. 6 train at the E. 68th St.-Hunter College station and sat beside the female victim. The ...

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SUV hops curb on Upper East Side, critically injures pedestrian

Three people were hospitalized — two critically — after an SUV hopped a curb on the Upper East Side and struck at least one pedestrian, authorities said. The vehicle vaulted the sidewalk on E. 64th St. and Madison Ave. about 4:45 p.m. Medics rushed three people to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, according to an FDNY spokesman. One victim ...

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Screaming woman sparks panic at Upper West Side train station

An unhinged woman sparked a mass panic on a Upper West Side train when she began screaming at rush hour commuters Wednesday, officials said. The woman’s threats sparked commuters to flee the B train as it entered the 81st St.—Museum of Natural History station on Central Park West about 8:45 p.m. “I don’t know what happened but the B train ...

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Staffer at Upper West Side’s Trinity School grifted $400G: DA

An administrative assistant at an elite Upper West Side school surrendered Friday for allegedly using a school-issued credit card to steal more than $ 400,000. Kirsten Olsen, 45, pleaded not guilty to purchasing gold and silver jewelry, gold bullion and a coast-to-coast March 2015 trip with money looted from the exclusive Trinity School. “Over the course of three years, May ...

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‘Fixer Upper’ star Chip Gaines calls out ex-partners after suit

“Fixer Upper” star Chip Gaines’ claims his ex-partners never even bothered to call him before filing a fraud lawsuit. “Fyi: Ive had the same cell # 15 yrs.. same email for 20 yrs. No one called or emailed?” Gaines tweeted Saturday. “4 years later ‘friends’ reach out via lawsuit.. humm.” The 42-year-old HGTV star was sued last week by his ...

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Subway train hits man in face at Upper West Side station

A subway train struck an unsuspecting straphanger in the face on the Upper West Side Sunday afternoon. The man was walking down the platform of the 96th St. Station on Broadway at about 2 p.m. when he turned his head and was hit by an oncoming No. 1 train, witnesses said. The train conductor, apparently unaware the man had been ...

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