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Price-Gouging Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Arrested

[Digest: Bloomberg; Daily News; Reuters] Widely despised pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli, who earned his notoriety by artificially inflating the price of a life-saving AIDS medication by 5,000%, was arrested at his home in Manhattan on Thursday. 32-year-old Shkreli was taken into custody by the FBI early on Thursday morning for securities fraud. The charge is … Continued


General Wesley Clark: America Should Revisit The Use Of Internment Camps To Separate Suspected Disloyals

SECOND NEXUS DIGEST: Talking Points Memo, Popular Military In response to the recent mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that took the lives of five American service members, retired General Wesley Clark told MSNBC it was time for America and its allies to consider interning individuals who are “disloyal” to the United States. General Clark recalled … Continued


How To Say ‘Yes’ (By Not Saying ‘Yes’)

When was the last time you said “yes”? Not in the figurative way—consenting to a request, acknowledging something delightful, embracing a generally optimistic outlook toward the world—but in the extremely specific way? When was the last time you reacted to something not with a “yeah,” or an “mm-hmm,” or an “oooooh,” or a “definitely,” but … Continued


Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Most Americans Side With Gays In Religious Freedom Disputes

WASHINGTON (Reuters/Steve Holland) – A majority of Americans believe businesses should not be allowed to refuse services based on their religious beliefs in the wake of controversies in Indiana and Arkansas over gay rights and religious freedom, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday. The poll, conducted April 6 to 8, also found that 52 percent … Continued


NASA: We’ll Find Alien Life In 10 to 20 Years

Are we alone in the universe? Top NASA scientists say the answer is almost certainly “no.” “I believe we are going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth in the next decade and definitive evidence in the next 10 to 20 years,” Ellen Stofan, chief scientist for NASA, said at a public panel Tuesday in Washington. “We know where … Continued


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