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Valeant board forms committee to look into Philidor ties

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is forming a committee to delve into the drug company's relationship with the specialty pharmacy Philidor, which was the target of a scathing research report last week.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015

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Canadian officials: Whale vessel sinks; 5 dead, 21 rescued

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Five people died after a whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island, and one person remained missing, Canadian authorities said.

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Nuclear plants dip into dismantling funds to pay for waste

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With a federal promise to take highly radioactive spent fuel from nuclear plants still unfulfilled, closed reactors are dipping into funds set aside for their eventual dismantling to build waste storage on-site, raising questions about whether there will be enough money when the time comes.

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Mess awaits as Paul Ryan prepares to ascend to House speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — The honeymoon might be over before it even begins for House Speaker-in-waiting Paul Ryan when he is elevated to the top job this week.

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Is Volkswagen so complicated only insiders can fix it?

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's effort to fix its emissions scandal will be largely led by company insiders. Some experts say it's the only way, given the German carmaker's unusually complicated structure and power groups.

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Woman back in India 12 years after straying into Pakistan

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twelve years ago, a deaf and mute 11-year-old girl crossed the Indian border into Pakistan. On Monday, finally, she flew home to a warm and emotional welcome.

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Texas spared destruction from Hurricane Patricia's remnants

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Drenching storms that the remnants of Hurricane Patricia dragged into Texas finally cleared Sunday without leaving behind the death or devastation of torrential rain and floods that hit the state earlier in the year.

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United Auto Workers, General Motors reach contract agreement

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union and General Motors Co. have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract, avoiding a strike for now.

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