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Cycling: Double Dutch delight on day one of world championships

(Reuters) – Hosts the Netherlands enjoyed a stunning opening night at the UCI world track championships with two gold medals including beating Jason Kenny’s British trio in the team sprint on Wednesday. Six-times Olympic champion Kenny was making his international return after taking a break from the sport following the ...

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Mylan teams up with Revance on biosimilar for Botox

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mylan NV on Wednesday struck a licensing agreement with Revance Therapeutics Inc to develop a biosimilar of Allergan Plc’s blockbuster Botox wrinkle treatment. The deal includes an upfront payment of $25 million to Revance​, Mylan said. Revance’s own rival to Botox is not yet approved by ...

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L.A. billboards target misconduct scandal ahead of Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood woke up on Wednesday to an ugly reminder of the sexual misconduct accusations shaking its ranks as a street artist covered three Los Angeles billboards with slogans accusing the entertainment industry of staying silent. “We all knew and still no arrests,” read one of the ...

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Firearm-related injuries drop during NRA conventions

(Reuters Health) – Gunshot-related deaths and injuries temporarily show a dramatic decline when the National Rifle Association is holding its annual convention, according to a new analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine. The authors say it’s evidence that firearms – even in the hands of experienced users – ...

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A College Wrestler Who Is Out and Writes Poetry

Photo Dylan Geick on the campus of Columbia University. Credit Timothy O’Connell for The New York Times Name Dylan Geick Age 19 Hometown Chicago Now Lives As a freshman at Columbia University, Mr. Geick lives in an on-campus dormitory. But he also shares a nearby brownstone with his 19-year-old boyfriend, ...

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U.S. Olympic Committee chief steps down amid abuse scandal fallout

(Reuters) – U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Executive Scott Blackmun is resigning for health reasons, the organization said on Wednesday, following months of sustained criticism in the wake of the sex abuse scandal involving former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In a statement, the USOC cited Blackmun’s “ongoing health issues” related ...

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