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Surgeon Who’s Advised White House Explains How To Get A Better Deal On Health Care In Latest Book

Surgeon and author Dr. Marty Makary addresses the health care system’s brokenness and offers a hopeful take on how it can be solved in his upcoming book “The Price We Pay.” Makary is a health policy expert at Johns Hopkins University who published The New York Times bestseller “Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health ...

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Attorney For Suspected Cop Shooter Says ‘Four-Way Conversation’ With Philadelphia AG, Police Commissioner Helped

The attorney for a suspected shooter said a “four-way” conversation contributed to the end of an hours-long standoff in northern Philadelphia after six Philadelphia police officers had been shot Wednesday. “There was four-way conversation between [suspect Maurice] Hill, [Police Commissioner Richard] Ross, [District Attorney Larry] Krasner, and myself, trying to figure out a way to do this where there were ...

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Bernie Sanders Echoes Trump’s Criticism Of The Washington Post: ‘Owned By Jeff Bezos’

Presidential candidate and Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders echoed President Donald Trump’s longtime skepticism of The Washington Post since Jeff Bezos owns it, causing the newspaper’s executive editor to accuse Sanders of peddling a “conspiracy theory.” “Sen. Sanders is a member of a large club of politicians — of every ideology — who complain about their coverage,” Baron said. “Contrary ...

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Texas Heat Wave Sends Power Grid Into Overtime

The heat wave hitting Texas and much of the southern U.S. caused Texans’ demand for power to hit an all-time high on Monday as temperatures appeared set to go higher. Demand for electricity hit 74,531 megawatts at 5 p.m. Monday afternoon, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), reported Reuters. ERCOT is the grid operator that covers most ...

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Black Republican Running For Kentucky AG Fires Back After Told To Stop Eating ‘Coon Flakes’

Daniel Cameron, a black Republican running for Kentucky’s attorney general, fired back after being told to “stop eating the ‘Coon Flakes’ the White House is serving” by a local radio host and attorney. “Yesterday, a liberal attorney said I should stop eating ‘coon flakes’ in a Courier-Journal interview. I am a proud lifelong Republican, part of a diverse [Kentucky] GOP ...

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Progressive Group Behind AOC Sets Sights On Two More Entrenched Democrats

The progressive group that propelled Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to victory announced Wednesday that it has set its sights on unseating two more entrenched Democrats. Justice Democrats endorsed Holyoke, Massachusetts, Mayor Alex Morse, who is challenging Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal, and ex-Consumer Financial Protection Bureau employee Morgan Harper, who is challenging Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty. Justice Democrats also ...

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Trump Administration Could Take Unprecedented Action Against China Over Uyghur Muslim Internment Camps: Report

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The Trump administration is open to sanctioning Chinese officials because of the country’s internment of Uyghur Muslims, the founder of a China-focused human rights nonprofit told Axios Tuesday following a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence. Bob Fu, founder of Christian organization ChinaAid, said Pence indicated openness at a Monday meeting to sanctioning officials in Xinjiang, China, through the Global ...

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Puerto Rico Senate Tries To Oust Replacement For Governor Accused Of Corruption

Two prominent Puerto Rican politicians filed lawsuits to remove the territory’s Gov. Pedro Pierluisi, who stepped up to the position from secretary of state after former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigned on Aug. 2. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz are behind the suits, NBC News reported Monday. Schatz’s suit maintains that Pierluisi stop acting ...

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Major Internet Company Cloudflare Drops ‘Cesspool Of Hate’ 8chan Following El Paso Shooting

Cloudflare, a widely used Internet services provider, dropped the website 8chan following the deadly El Paso shooting Saturday, the company’s CEO Matthew Prince announced Sunday night. “We just sent notice we are terminating service for 8chan. There comes a time when enough is enough. But this isn’t the end. We need to have a broader conversation about addressing the root ...

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Mitch McConnell Falls Outside His Home, Fractures Shoulder

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fell outside his home and fractured his shoulder in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday. “This morning, Leader McConnell tripped at home on his outside patio and suffered a fractured shoulder. He has been treated, released, and is working from home in Louisville,” McConnell spokesman David Popp said in a statement according to The Washington Post. McConnell, 77, ...

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Multiple People Dead In El Paso Walmart Shooting

Multiple people were killed in a shooting in an El Paso Walmart Saturday morning, the mayor’s chief of staff said. Active Shooting Stay away from Cielo Vista Mall Area. Scene is Still Active. — EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) August 3, 2019 “Active Shooting Stay away from Cielo Vista Mall Area. Scene is Still Active,” the police department wrote Saturday ...

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Trump Administration Preparing to Reduce Number of Troops in Afghanistan: Report

The Trump administration is getting ready to draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan as part of potential negotiations with the Taliban to take steps to bring a 17-year-old war to an end, according to U.S. officials The Washington Post cited Thursday. It is a big step toward ending the seemingly endless war, a goal President Donald Trump has ...

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Trump Puts More Sanctions On Russia Triggered By Alleged Chemical Weapons Use On Ex-Spy

President Donald Trump put more sanctions on Russia via executive order Thursday as required by law in response to Russia’s use of chemical weapons in a 2018 attack on an ex-spy in the U.S., two U.S. officials said. The attack in question centers on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his adult daughter Yulia Skripal, who fell critically ill ...

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Trump Congratulates Craft, USA’s New UN Ambassador

President Donald Trump congratulated his nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Kelly Craft, on Twitter Thursday following her confirmation Wednesday. “Congratulations to Kelly Knight Craft of Kentucky on her confirmation as United Nations Ambassador. After having served so admirably as Ambassador to Canada, [and] having done an outstanding job no matter how difficult the task, Kelly will ...

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Joe Biden Says There’s No Place For Fossil Fuels In His Administration After Saying ‘We Desperately Need Coal’ In 2012

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s proclamation that fossil fuels would have no place in his administration during Wednesday night’s debate was a far cry from his 2012 declaration that “we desperately need coal.” CNN’s Dana Bash asked Biden if there was any place for fossil fuels including coal and fracking in his administration. WATCH: Biden says no place for coal ...

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