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As Government Relies on Same, Lame Reform Ideas, Capitalists Quietly Revolutionize Healthcare

The Maryland legislature, catalyzed by learning of a onetime $380 million federal tax exemption for medical insurance companies, responded by raising state taxes $380 million for medical insurance companies. The lawmakers, with the support of the Republican governor, seek to protect people in the individual market from a massive premium spike and the possible departure […]

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Serial bomber rocks Austin…

Austin bombings coverage AUSTIN (KXAN) – The latest of four bombings in the Austin area in the past 16 days has a “higher level of sophistication” than the previous three, according to an update from Austin Interim Police Chief Brian Manley. “We are clearly dealing with what we expect to be a serial bomber at […]

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Caused by tripwire; 'Different level of skill'…

FBI and police investigate a bombing at the intersection of Republic of Texas and Mission Oaks boulevards in the Travis Country neighborhood on Monday March 19, 2018. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN Jay Janner/Jay Janner 8 a.m. update: If police confirm that Sunday night’s bomb in Southwest Austin was triggered by a trip wire, the device […]

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Police are not ruling out the possibility that the explosion Sunday night in Southwest Austin was triggered by a tripwire mechanism, interim police Chief Brian Manley said early Monday morning, signaling a departure in not only the area of the city targeted by a bomber but also the type of weapon. He cautioned residents that […]

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Desert Racquets

You can’t ask for much better than Del Potro vs. Federer, two of contemporary tennis’s best known faces, in the men’s final, and Osaka vs Kasatkina in the ladies’. The desert tennis paradise of Indian Wells owned by Oracle’s Larry Ellison hosts one of the mighty Masters 1000 tournaments, 128-name draw, two weeks, and the […]

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China’s Exhortation to Study (and Conquer)

“In the 21st century,” Chinese scholar Qian Xuesen once said, “if a particular country fails to be in the lead in science and technology, it will be difficult for it to maintain its economic activities and international standing.” Qian was a Chinese-born American scientist who was accused of spying for Red China during the McCarthy […]

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