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Friday March 8th, 2019 night edition

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The charity terminated the grant and now demands PnuVax pay back the remaining funds and money spent on anything other than the vaccine.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation granted PnuVax up to $30million to develop a pneumonia vaccine for children in developing countries but is now suing the for-profit company for mismanaging the funds.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation first became involved with PnuVax in 2014 when it awarded the company $6million and then another $3million in 2015.

Then in August 2017, the company was granted $3million with a promise to award up to $29,423,549.

It also revealed the company had paid for materials and equipment that were either made or invoiced before the grant was awarded.

The foundation is now suing for damages and demanding PnuVax pay back all funds that were not used on the vaccine.

It also seeks a declaration that it has no obligation to pay PnuVax Inc. »

Sex outside of marriage may soon be legal in Utah

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The Utah State Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill that repealed the misdemeanor crime of fornication, making sex outside of marriage legal within the state.

The bill is headed to Republican Gov. Gary Herbert’s desk for his signature or veto.

The Utah Legislature previously passed a bill removing adultery and sodomy among consenting adults as punishable crimes in the state, the station reported. »

Fake warnings on e-cigarette ads distract kids from truth

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently requires a prominent warning about the dangers of nicotine for e-cigarettes.

But just before that mandate, a 2017 campaign by e-cigarette maker blu included fake warnings in precisely the place the real warnings would eventually appear.

Messages such as “IMPORTANT: Contains flavor” and “IMPORTANT: Less harmful to your wallet” appeared atop the ads in large print inside a box, mimicking the format of the then-upcoming federally mandated message – “WARNING: This product contains nicotine. »