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Why does it cost $32,093 just to give birth in America?

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The US is the most expensive nation in the world in which to have a baby – and it may factor into thousands of bankruptcies each year

Stella Apo Osae-Cwum and her husband did everything by the book. They went to a hospital covered by insurance, saw an obstetrician in their plan, but when her three sons – triplets – were born prematurely, bills started rolling in.

The hospital charged her family $877,000 in total.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/16/why-does-it-cost-32093-just-to-give-birth-in-america

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Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

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Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity Spaceplane Pilots Complete Fastest Glide Test

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Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s ‘Winter White House,’ Has Been Cited for Poor Maintenance

Broken staircases, improper food storage and inadequate smoke detectors — President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort in Palm Beach was cited for maintenance violations which could have posed a threat to public health, safety and welfare, according to a recent inspection of the 1920s beachfront property.

The bed and breakfast part of the resort required emergency repairs to pass its most recent inspection in November, according to state records reported by the Miami Herald. The B&B was cited for two high priority violations “which could pose a direct or significant threat” to the public, according to the inspection code. Those included the absence of smoke detectors capable of alerting hearing impaired guests through flashing lights, and chunks of missing concrete exposing steel rebar on a staircase.

Meanwhile, the exclusive club’s kitchens were cited for 15 violations. The two main kitchens were written up for improper food storage, including milk that was stored at the wrong temperature and hot dogs stored on the ground floor of the freezer, according to the records. The kitchens passed the inspection, however, and did not need to be rechecked.

This isn’t the first time Mar-a-Lago’s catering services have prompted sanitation concerns. In February 2017, just days before the arrival of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, inspectors found sushi fish that had not been subject to necessary treatment for parasites, and cited the club for storing food in two defunct coolers which reportedly reached temperatures that could spoil fresh food.

Trump, who bought the 20-acre estate in 1985, spent his Thanksgiving vacation at the club, a week after the inspection. The President also spent Christmas and New Year at the resort, which takes a $200,000 membership fee.

Source: http://time.com/5103754/trump-mar-a-lago-poor-maintenance/

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Jamie Lee Curtis on Eliza Dushku’s child molestation accusation: ‘A new, horrific reality’

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Florida prisoners launch month-long work strike to protest ‘slave labor’

Preview Inmates across Florida have begun striking over work conditions they say amount to “modern day slavery.” The prisoners are refusing to take part in work assignments until they are paid and other demands are met.

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Source: https://www.rt.com/usa/416039-florida-prison-work-strike/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

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End of the A380 superjumbo? Airbus warns future of plane at risk

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Company says unless Emirates buys more of the jet then ‘there is no choice but to shut down the programme’

Airbus said on Monday that it might have to end production of the double-decker A380 superjumbo jet, having booked no new orders for the plane in two years.

The European aerospace group had been banking on another big order from main client Emirates in November, but the Dubai-based airline decided instead to buy 40 of Boeing’s Dreamliners.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/16/end-of-the-a380-superjumbo-airbus-warns-future-of-plane-programme-at-risk