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Hamilton leads with five wins at What's On Stage Awards

Hamilton leads with five wins at What's On Stage Awards

Entertainment
Hamilton was the biggest winner at the What's On Stage Awards, taking home five prizes on Sunday night.This included best actor in a musical for its star Jamael Westman and best supporting actor in a musical for Jason Pennycooke.Little Shop of Horrors and Heathers the Musical also took home three and two awards each at the London ceremony.The awards are decided by members of the public as opposed to critics.Sophie Okonedo and Aidan Turner won best actress and best actor in a play - Okonedo for Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre and Turner for Michael Grandage's production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Hamilton, the musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, which tells ...
Medicare for All could take center stage in the 2020 election. Here's what that means

Medicare for All could take center stage in the 2020 election. Here's what that means

Finance
Americans say they want better health care. How that will happen is still up in the air. Enter Medicare for All, a term that increasingly is being used by health-care advocates, politicians and aspiring presidential candidates. The concept is the latest iteration of a complex discussion about medicine that goes back decades. The current goal: To come up with something better than the Affordable Care Act when it comes to giving more individuals access to care and reducing what they pay, while putting fewer burdens on medical industry. The debate comes ...
Promising new drug for aggressive stage IV breast cancer encounters setback

Promising new drug for aggressive stage IV breast cancer encounters setback

Health
Federal approval of a highly anticipated breast cancer drug was delayed by the Food and Drug Administration this week. The drug, sacituzumab govitecan, which is produced by Immunomedics, was previously designated a "breakthrough therapy" by the FDA “based on preliminary evidence that it demonstrates substantial improvement over existing therapies for a life threatening disease.” According to Michael Pehl, president and CEO of Immunomedics, the reason the medication was not approved for wide availability was due to “issues...exclusively focused on chemistry, manufacturing and control matters” and that “no new clinical or preclinical data need[s] to be generated.” He added, “We are going to request a meeting with the FDA as soon as possible &hell...
Chargers WR Mike Williams has coming-out party on national stage

Chargers WR Mike Williams has coming-out party on national stage

Sports
Mike Williams was a high-profile pick in the 2017 NFL Draft class -- but he ended the year as one of the biggest underachievers. Taken No. 7 overall by the Los Angeles Chargers, Williams was an after-through at best while hearing whispers of "bust" after recording only 11 catches for 95 yards in 10 games in a forgettable rookie season. Williams also did not find the end zone in his first year, something he has rectified this season by scoring 10 times on just 34 receptions through 14 games. However, Williams saved his coming-out party for Los Angeles' biggest game of the year, hauling in a pair of touchdown passes and scoring on a 19-yard touchdown run as the Chargers pulled off a dramatic 29-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. "He stepped up big," said Los Angeles ...