The day after a panel of experts advised the Food and Drug Administration to go ahead with plans to revoke approval of Avastin to treat breast cancer, European authorities moved in the opposite direction.
The European Commission gave the OK to an expansion of Avastin's approval to include using the drug in combination with Xeloda, a chemotherapy drug, to treat metastatic breast cancer, Genentech parent company Roche said Thursday.
Using a common euphemism for penis, Time magazine editor-at-large Mark Halperin said during MSNBC's Morning Joe program today that President Obama was a "@#$% yesterday," during his White House news conference.
Apparently, Halperin — a frequent guest on TV — didn't know his comment would be broadcast live. He may have thought it would be covered up by a "delay" switch that allows engineers to block inappropriate comments from being broadcast.
Though down from the peak of more than 650,000 a week during the official recession that stretched from late 2007 to mid-2009, weekly claims remain above the 350,000-or-less level that's generally associated with a healthy economy.
A man reads about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' meeting with Fidel Castro on a newspaper glued to a wall in Caracas,on June 29, 2011. Amid suspicion that Chavez is seriously ill, the president canceled an upcoming summit.
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David Rothkopf is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and President and CEO of Garten Rothkopf.
The Axis of Evil may never be the same. A changing of the guard is looming for the James Bond villains of the world, and the bedtime stories with which we scare our children are going to have to go searching for new bogeymen.
Protesters demonstrate outside the Hyatt Regency hotel where the CFO Executive Summit was being held on June 14, 2011 in Chicago. A couple thousand demonstrators joined in to call for an end to corporate tax breaks while unemployment in Chicago is at 9 percent and home foreclosures are the second highest in the nation. President Obama has called for an end to tax breaks for the wealthy.
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John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, has written the Beat since 1999.
Rejecting Republican demands for massive cuts in federal programs while maintaining tax breaks for the wealthy as not "sustainable," President Obama used a press conference Wednesday to argue that serious negotiations about balancing the budget and addressing deficits and debt must include plans to end tax breaks for "millionaires and billionaires, oil companies and corporate jet owners."
Fire broke out in Kabul's Inter-Continental Hotel on Tuesday during the attack.
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"NATO forces in Afghanistan say they have killed a senior militant they suspect of involvement in [Tuesday's] attack on the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul," the BBC reports. "Ismail Jan died in an airstrike in the eastern province of Paktia on Wednesday, the alliance said."
This handout photo released by the Cuban website www.cubadebate.cu shows former Cuban President Fidel Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reading Tuesday's edition of the state newspaper Granma, in Havana on Tuesday.
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Venezuela's colorful and bombastic leader has reappeared after a long public absence.
President Hugo Chavez, who frequently goes on air to accuse the U.S. of plotting against him, hadn't been seen since June 10 when he underwent surgery in Cuba. But now, he's surfaced in a video, spiritedly talking to Fidel Castro.
"Socialism or death - we'll be victorious," said Chavez, who appeared to be walking gingerly as he spoke to Castro.