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He and his wife both got cataract surgery. His bill was 20 times higher than hers

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 05:00

Whether a simple operation is performed under the auspices of a hospital or at an independent surgery center can make a huge difference in cost.

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Street Symphony plays in harmony with Skid Row's 'sacred spaces'

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 05:00

Vijay Gupta was a 19-year-old violin prodigy when he joined the LA Philharmonic. Now he runs Street Symphony, an organization bringing music to clinics, jails and homeless shelters on Skid Row.

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Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court's abortion ruling and worry about other rights

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 05:00

56% of Americans disapproved of the decision in an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll conducted after it was announced. A similar number say it was motivated by politics — not law.

Authors are protesting Amazon's e-book policy that allows users to read and return

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 05:00

Authors say readers are exploiting Amazon's seven-day return policy by using Amazon like a library and returning books after reading them.

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U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner is due in Russian court Monday

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 04:30

A trial date has not been announced for the American basketball star, who was arrested in Russia more than four months ago.

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WNBA star Brittney Griner is seen at court, but Russia extends her detention again

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 04:30

The star with the U.S. Olympic and the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury was bracketed by four security officers and a dog as she was led down a stairwell to a courtroom for Monday's hearing.

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Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 02:56

Weather officials announce the earliest end to the country's annual summer rainy season since the Japan Meteorological Agency began keeping records in 1951.

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Stars use BET Awards stage to criticize Roe v. Wade ruling

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 00:28

Hosts and entertainers at the annual show recognizing Black excellence in the arts and sports criticize the recent Supreme Court decision the landmark overturning Roe v. Wade.

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The Colorado Avalanche have won its first Stanley Cup in 21 years

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 23:59

The Avalanche's Cale Makar was awarded the series' most valuable player.

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6 political questions after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 20:52

There are lots of questions about what happens now after the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade. Here are six that have political implications.

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Some Jewish groups blast the end of Roe as a violation of their religious beliefs

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 18:04

According to the Women's Rabbinic Network, some of the religion's most sacred texts — the Torah, the Mishnah and the Talmud — view a fetus as a soul only once it's born.

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Around the nation, demonstrators show support for abortion rights

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 17:42

As nearly two dozen states move to ban or restrict access to abortion following Friday's Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights protests continued across the country.

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A GOP congresswoman said the end of Roe is a 'historic victory for white life'

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 16:17

In the moment, Rep. Mary Miller then led the crowd in applause. A campaign spokesperson for Miller told NPR she meant to say "victory for Right to Life."

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Biden announced a $600 billion global infrastructure program to counter China's clout

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 13:38

A decade after China's global infrastructure program started, the U.S., G7 countries and private capital will invest in clean energy, technology and other projects in developing countries.

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Mishael Morgan is the first Black actor to win a lead category at the Daytime Emmys

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 12:05

The 35-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago plays Amanda Sinclair on the CBS show "The Young and the Restless."

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Police are investigating the deaths of at least 20 at a South African nightclub

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 07:53

It is unclear what led to the deaths of the young people, who were reportedly attending a party to celebrate the end of winter school exams.

Russia strikes Kyiv as troops consolidate gains in the east

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 05:55

Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital Sunday, hitting at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said. He said "it is maybe a symbolic attack" ahead of this week's NATO summit.

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Russia bombs Kyiv in a weekend missile barrage across Ukraine

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 05:55

A Russian missile slammed into the top floor of an apartment building in the capital, killing at least one person and injuring several others.

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Biden says G-7 countries will ban Russian gold in response to the war in Ukraine

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 05:02

Senior Biden administration officials said gold is Moscow's second largest export after energy. Banning imports would make it more difficult for Russia to participate in global markets, they said.

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How a massive refinery shortage is contributing to high gas prices

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 05:00

Oil refineries have lost capacity over recent years, making it nearly impossible to increase supply and stabilize gas prices at the pump.

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