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Twitter suspends ‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli for stalking Teen Vogue editor online

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Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager known as “Pharma bro,” has been suspended by Twitter for stalking and harassing a Teen Vogue writer and editor, New York Magazine is reporting.

Shkreli gained national notoriety when he purchased the rights to a life-saving medication in 2015 and jacked up the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill. Since that time he has been indicted on federal security fraud charges and has become somewhat of a Twitter and social media celebrity by trolling random people and acting out to get attention.

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According to NYM, the former hedge-funder direct-messaged writer and editor Lauren Duca after seeing her battle with Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Shkreli asked Duca to accompany him to president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, with Duca publicly tweeting back at him: “I would rather eat my own organs.”

In response Shkreli has continued to tweet at Duca after changing his online bio to read: “also i have a small crush on @laurenduca (hope she doesn’t find out).”

The final straw for Duca came when the former pharma exec tweeted a photo-collage of Duca, and changed his profile picture to one of Duca with her husband — but  with his own head photoshopped in.

Duca responded by tweeting the images to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, writing “How is this allowed,” and on Sunday afternoon Shkreli’s account had been shut down.

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Speaking with Buzzfeed News, Duca said, “He’s an entitled creep and absolutely deserves to have his account suspended — perhaps indefinitely.”

See Duca’s tweets below:

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Boris Johnson said he would rather be ‘dead in a ditch’ than delay Brexit — but just asked to extend deadline

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain's October 31 departure date.

In a phonecall with European Council President Donald Tusk after the vote, Johnson said he would send the letter mandated by MPs to seek more time, a EU source told AFP.

"The PM confirmed that the letter would be sent to Tusk today," the source said.

"Tusk will on that basis start consulting EU leaders on how to react. This may take a few days," he added.

Tusk said on Twitter that he was "waiting for the letter".

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Trump is ‘weakened on virtually every front’ as impeachment intensifies: Washington Post analysis

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President Donald Trump is in a "fragile state" and telegraphing weakness, according to a new analysis by Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker.

"President Trump, whose paramount concern long has been showing strength, has entered the most challenging stretch of his term, weakened on virtually every front and in danger of being forced from office as the impeachment inquiry intensifies," he wrote.

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Rep AOC helped Bernie Sanders turn out ‘the largest crowd drawn by any candidate’: report

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) helped Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) turn out a huge crowd at a campaign rally in New York City.

Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, officially endorsed the Vermont senator at the event.

"Bernie Sanders has a crowd of 25,872 this afternoon at his Queens rally, according to the security company handling the event, Contemporary Services Corp. That would make this event, his first since his heart attack 18 days ago, the largest crowd drawn by any candidate," Buzzfeed News correspondent Ruby Cramer reported.

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