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Tuesday July 12nd, 2022 evening edition

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July 11 (Reuters) - Perrigo Company (PRGO.N) said on Monday its unit HRA Pharma has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve a daily birth control pill for over-the-counter (OTC) sale, the first such request for this type of contraception.

The contraceptive is currently a prescription drug sold under brand Opill.

1/3 Signage is seen outside of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, U.S., August 29, 2020.

Meanwhile, Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, said the submission was a positive.

"We know that birth control is not a solution to abortion bans, as people need abortion care for many reasons," Hoskins said, but added that the pill could still help more people to "control their own reproductive futures".

Perrigo said scientific evidence has shown progestin-only pills, such as Opill, are effective at preventing pregnancy and safe for most women to use.

Reporting by Leroy Leo in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri and Shinjini Ganguli. »

Ron Johnson's $280k cash gifts to chief of staff and wife draw U.S. Senate ethics complaint

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U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and his wife paid his former chief of staff and his wife $280,000 in cash gifts while they worked together, an arrangement Democrats say is a breach of Senate rules, according to an ethics complaint filed Monday.

The Senate has ethics rules meant to limit how much congressional aides can be compensated and also how much and from whom they can receive gifts.

The Johnsons’ cash gifts to Blando appear to follow one guideline allowing aides to receive gifts from senators, but appear to clash with another guideline saying cash gifts aren’t acceptable. »

Metallica baby: Woman gives birth at Brazil stadium show 'as band plays Enter Sandman'

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Two-day-old Luan Figueiró was born at a Metallica gig at the Couto Pereira stadium in Brazil's southern state of Parana - to the sound of Enter Sandman, according to his mum.

Metallica have shared details of the birth with their 8.2 million followers on the band's Instagram Stories.

In 2019, a woman gave birth during a Pink gig at Liverpool's Anfield stadium - and reportedly went on to name the little girl Dolly Pink. »

The Four Lists China Wants the U.S. to Work On in Order to Improve Ties

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"The lists also reflect China's constructive attitude about conducting practical cooperation with the U.S. on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefits," he added.

"We hope the U.S. side can take China's lists seriously, and take real actions to fulfill the commitments made by President Biden and the U.S.

Expanding ties with Taiwan were an especially sensitive issue, and have been discussed at length by Chinese officials. »

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth interviews

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Various Japanese outlets have gone up with new Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth interviews revealing a ton of new information about each title.

Interviewees include Yoshinori Kitase (Final Fantasy VII series executive producer), Tetsuya Nomura (Final Fantasy VII Rebirth creative director / Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion creative director and character designer), and Mariko Sato (Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion producer).

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion Zack appears more often in Final Fantasy VII Remake than he does in the original Final Fantasy VII. »