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This chart shows the stunning trade-off at the heart of the GOP health plan

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The Republican repeal bills in the House and Senate both include multi-billion-dollar tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and deep health benefit cuts for the poorest Americans. The House bill ...

America now only has the world’s fourth-fastest supercomputer

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by Jamie Condliffe June 19, 2017 As America’s grasp on the world of supercomputing continues to slip, the Department of Energy is seeking to reinvigorate the nation's capabilities. Recommended for ...

President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List

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Opinion Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we ...

Did Bob Dylan Take Portions of His Nobel Lecture From SparkNotes?

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If a songwriter can win the Nobel Prize for literature, can CliffsNotes be art? During his official lecture recorded on June 4, laureate Bob Dylan described the influence on him ...

The Smartphone Psychiatrist

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Sometime around 2010, about two-thirds of the way through his 13 years at the helm of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)—the world’s largest mental-health research institution—Tom Insel started ...

Russian official linked to South Florida biker club spent millions on Trump condos

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Out-of-town money pouring into South Florida real estate is as old as Henry Flagler. But the tale of Igor Zorin offers a 21st-century twist with all the weirdness modern Miami ...

Senate GOP won't release draft health care bill

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A quarter century ago, Colin Angle set out with two MIT colleagues with ambitions of putting walking robots in space. Today, Angle, CEO of iRobot, has settled for the world's ...

Kudos to Bicycling Magazine for pedaling so so so much overselling of the microbiome

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Well ... this was not a fun read. There is an article in Bicycling Magazine by Berne Broudy and it is pretty painful to read.The article is ​Is Poop Doping ...

Baby genome sequencing for sale in China. Would you do it?

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Matt Panuska by Antonio Regalado June 15, 2017 A Boston-based DNA sequencing company is offering to decode the complete genomes of newborns in China, leading some to ask how much ...

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How a Philly Ob-gyn Ended Up Delivering a Baby Gorilla

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Last Friday, at 10:30 a.m., ob-gyn Rebekah McCurdy was seeing patients in her office when she got the call. Hello, said the voice on the line. It’s us. We’re thinking ...

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O.

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“I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber ...

Mattis turned down White House calls to go on ‘Fox & Friends’: report

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Donald Trump ObamaCare Russia Puerto Rico's Future By Aida Chavez - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington ...

True altruism seen in chimpanzees, giving clues to evolution of human cooperation

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Whether it’s giving to charity or helping a stranger with directions, we often assist others even when there’s no benefit to us or our family members. Signs of such true ...

Egypt bans scores of news websites in growing censorship crackdown

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left right left right left right left right left right CAIRO An often fiery government critic, Egyptian journalist Khaled al-Balshi has been arrested, had his operations monitored, and staff harassed ...