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First Came Kidney Failure, Then There Was The $540,842 Bill For Dialysis

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 05:01

A personal trainer in Montana had a sudden need for life-saving dialysis after his kidneys failed. But he and his wife never expected the huge bill they received for 14 weeks of care.

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Will Robert Mueller's Testimony Shift The Prevailing Winds In Washington?

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 05:01

All eyes in the capital — and many more in the nation — will be on the former special counsel this week in Congress. Whatever takes place, the political stakes are high.

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2 Nurses In Tennessee Preach 'Diabetes Reversal'

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 05:01

Patients with Type 2 diabetes are often steered toward medicine or insulin to control blood sugar. But it's also possible, with more support than patients often get, to use diet and exercise instead.

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Yukiya Amano, The Head Of U.N. Nuclear Watchdog, Dies At 72

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:56

Amano, who was director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, was instrumental in negotiations leading to the 2015 deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program.

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Don't Have Your Lunch Money? 1 Pennsylvania School District Threatens Foster Care

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 03:06

Wyoming Valley West School District in Northeastern Pennsylvania sent families a letter stating that their children would be removed from their homes if unpaid cafeteria meal debt was not settled.

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Ukrainian President's Party Wins Snap Elections In Bid To Consolidate Power

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 02:01

President Volodymyr Zelensky, who gained fame by playing a fictional president on television, hopes a new parliament will give him the clout to follow through on his promise to tackle corruption.

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At Whitney Museum Biennial, 8 Artists Withdraw In Protest Of Link To Tear Gas Sales

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 23:55

Artists are asking the New York City museum to pull their work from the high-profile show, protesting the Whitney's board vice chair Warren Kanders, who profits from the sale of tear gas and bullets.

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Evangelical Writer Who Influenced Purity Culture, Announces Separation From Wife

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 20:02

Pastor Joshua Harris, who jump-started the "purity culture" movement, has announced that he and his wife are separating after 19 years of marriage. How might the news affect the evangelical community?

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Says He Will Not Seek Reelection In 2020

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 19:29

The announcement comes after a week of protests over leaked messages exchanged by Rossello and his staff that included homophobic and misogynistic slurs.

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Burglars Lift $2 Million Worth Of Body-Shaping 'Faja' Undergarments

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 18:24

In 2018, burglars looted 34,000 pairs of fajas from a Miami undergarment seller. The criminals cut a hole through the roof and disabled the alarms in a movie-style heist.

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For Britain's Next Prime Minister, A High-Stakes Standoff With Iran Awaits

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 17:44

The ruling Conservative Party will choose a new leader this week. The winner will inherit a full-blown international crisis, which erupted Friday after Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker.

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Trump Administration Delays New Abortion Regulations For Title X Recipients

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 16:35

The new rules prohibit recipients of federal grants from referring patients for abortion. Organizations must submit written assurance by Aug. 19 that they will adhere to this guideline.

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Man Accused Of Hacking Bulgaria's Tax Agency Is Released And Given Lesser Charges

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 15:28

A Bulgarian cybersecurity expert was arrested by police after being accused of involvement in the hack of millions of records from the nation's tax agency.

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Ireland's Shane Lowry Wins British Open In His First Major Title

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 14:41

Lowry's win marked the first Open played in Northern Ireland since 1951. He became the second player from south of the border to lift the Claret Jug.

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Once Nearly Dead As The Dodo, California Condor Comeback Reaches 1,000 Chicks

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 13:34

In the 1980s, there were less than two dozen California Condors left. Today, more than 500 exist in the world, thanks to the efforts of conservationists.

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Hong Kong Protests: Demonstrators Demand Inquiry Into Police Tactics Amid Standoff

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 11:52

Protesters also called for the right to elect their own government, which is now approved by Beijing. Many marching have asked that persons who clashed with police have their charges dropped.

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In India's Assam State, Residents Of River Islands Face Uncertainty Over Citizenship

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 08:28

Some 4 million people, many Muslim and impoverished, were excluded from a 2018 official register of citizens. Photographer CK Vijayakumar visited Assam to learn more about the challenges they face.

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As Heat Wave Hits U.S., Air Conditioning Units Struggle To Keep People Cool

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 08:00

Millions of Americans are suffering through a heat wave, and HVAC workers are trying to keep up with calls for help.

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Hong Kong Protests: Thousands Demand Complete Withdrawal Of Controversial Bill

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 08:00

Demonstrators have gathered again, angered at Beijing's tightening control over the territory. Police have been mobilized as Hong Kong faces its worst crisis in recent history.

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Parents, Sometimes You're The Problem When It Comes To Tech Use

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 07:01

Parents of young kids pick up their phones an average of almost 70 times a day — often to escape a stressful parenting moment. Here's how to stop using your phone as a pacifier, for you or your kids.

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