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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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Square Enix Announces Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition

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Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

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Google now offers a wall mount for its smallest smart speaker

Helping you to “free up precious counter and tabletop surfaces,” Google’s new wall mount for the Google Home Mini smart speaker costs $15 and can be drilled or simply stuck to the wall.

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Source: https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/google-home-mini-wall-mount/

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'These are evil days': Martin Luther King Jr's children condemn Trump over 's***hole comments'

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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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China reportedly plans to block access to foreign cryptocurrency exchanges

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Bloomberg reports that China is cracking down hard on cryptocurrency activity in the country by plotting to block domestic access to foreign exchanges and platforms that allow for centralized trading. That’s worrying news for crypto enthusiasts in China, who have already seen local exchanges being shut down entirely towards the end of 2017. The country is known to house the largest community of Bitcoin mining operations worldwide. According to Bloomberg’s sources, peer-to-peer transactions won’t be policed, but any organizations that facilitate market-making, settlement, and clearing services for centralized trading will be targeted by local authorities. The news follows reports and…

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Source: https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/01/16/china-reportedly-plans-to-block-people-from-using-foreign-cryptocurrency-exchanges/