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How to avoid getting ripped off at the hospital

According to a doctor turned health care journalist.<p>“The American healthcare system is rigged against you,” journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal writes in her new book, <i>An American Sickness</i><i>.</i><p>Rosenthal got a behind-the-scenes peek at the bamboozling when she was working full time as a doctor in the 1990s. …

NFL Draft: 49ers general manager sounds very open to trading the No. 2 overall pick

If you're interested in the second overall pick, please call the 49ers<p>After finishing 2-14 last season, it's pretty clear that the 49ers have holes …

General Mattis Gives Humiliating Statistic About Syria Strike: 20% of Air Force Already Wiped Out

In the aftermath of the U.S. cruise missile strike on the Shayrat military facility, Syria rushed to announce that the airbase was up and running …

Could you afford to live comfortably in Silicon Valley?

Everyone knows Silicon Valley is an expensive place to live. But wouldn't you like to know if you can live there comfortably on the salary a new company is offering before you moved?<p>GOBankingRates hopes to take some of the guessing out of the equation by surveying the level of income necessary to …

Veteran patients in imminent danger at VA hospital in D.C., investigation finds

WASHINGTON — Conditions are so dangerous at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., that the agency's chief watchdog issued a rare preliminary report Wednesday to alert patients and other members of the public.<p>The VA inspector general found that in recent weeks the …

David Shulkin

Watch Kellyanne Conway get laughed at for complaining about people who lie on TV

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to Donald Trump and purveyor of alternative facts, finally managed to say something true during an interview at the …

Reporter to Kellyanne Conway: ‘When they say democracy dies in darkness, you’re the darkness’

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway sat down for an interview with journalist Michael Wolff at The President and the Press event in Washington, …

The U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Race Is Over, and Russia Has Won

<i>This article first appeared on The Washington Spectator.</i><p>In October 26, 2016, amid the hubbub of a rancorous American presidential election that …

More than 1,000 Economists Agree: This Trump Policy Will Be a Disaster

One thousand four hundred and seventy experts probably can’t all be wrong.<p>President <b>Donald Trump</b> has big, terrific plans to make America great again, just as soon as he finishes watching multiple hours of Fox News ever day and finding out the secret ingredient in Mar-a-Lago’s “beautiful” chocolate …

Donald Trump

Female Gladiators Were A Part Of The Lure Of The Roman Arena Too

Although their existence is often overlooked, female gladiators fought, died and could even win their freedom from the Roman arena.<p>In films like <i>Gladiator</i>, the depiction of Roman fighters within the Colosseum or the myriad other amphitheaters around the Mediterranean that hosted gladiatorial shows …

Bannon and Spicer, architects of their own demise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Less than 90 days in, President Donald Trump's chief strategist and press secretary are both under siege. Depending on whom you listen to or which West Wing leaker you follow, neither Steve Bannon nor Sean Spicer are expected to last much longer.<p>They are both suffering from self-inflicted …

The Women Who Fried Donuts and Dodged Bombs on the Front Lines of WWI

When women of Salvation Army volunteered to join the front lines of World War I to support the American Expeditionary Force, they were given a few …

Salvation Army

The Wall at the End of the Empire

<b>When the emperor Hadrian</b> visited the province of Britannia in A.D. 122, he was in full command of the entire Roman Empire, which stretched some 2,500 …

The most sophisticated people you never knew

The people who lived in Orkney, Scotland 5,000 years ago were extremely sophisticated – as John Lewinski discovers first-hand when he tries to learn the skills they used to survive.<p>The clouds passing over the island of Papa Westray graciously withheld their rain as I piled together dry wood, grass …

Archaeology

Trump Budget Director Admits Their Goal Is High Inequality, Not Low Deficits

For more than a generation, the Republican Party has single-mindedly pursued the goal of maximizing economic inequality. They have been almost as …

Economics

Pastor who called gays ‘sinners’ after Pulse shooting is convicted of child molestation

By Derek Hawkins<p>, Reporter<p>Authorities in Orlando had barely finished identifying the 49 people shot to death at a local gay bar in June 2016 when Kenneth Adkins, a Georgia-based preacher and anti-gay activist, jumped into the fray.<p>“Dear Gays, Go sit down somewhere,” he wrote in a Twitter message …

Diets

President Trump’s bushel of false claims in his Fox Business interview

By Glenn Kessler<p>, The Fact Checker<p>Michelle Ye Hee Lee<p>, Reporter<p>In an interview with Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business Network, President Trump made a number of factually inaccurate and dubious claims. Here’s a roundup of the lowlights.<p><i>“It’s been very much misreported that we failed with health care.</i> …

More and more people are using VPN services to protect their privacy online — here's how they work

As much as the news rekindled concerns around internet privacy, little has actually changed. The signed bill is generally keeping things as they are. The outrage comes from the fact that the bill is rolling back an Obama-era measure to prevent ISPs from tracking and selling your browsing history, …

Privacy

From Python to Basil Fawlty to politics: John Cleese's funniest comedy moments

One of our national treasures, John Cleese has been responsible for unforgettable comedy for over six decades, his absurdist, farcical and idiosyncratic characters as woven into the fabric of comedy history as they are British culture itself. As he plots his return to the BBC in a new sitcom, we've …

87-Year-Old Woman Sees ‘Slave Cabin’ in Which She Was Born at National African-American Museum 

It was a cabin that housed people who were enslaved starting in 1853 on Edisto Island, S.C. In 2017 the restored structure sits in the National …

SF police won’t be charged in killing of Amilcar Perez-Lopez

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón declined to file charges against two police officers who killed a man in the Mission District more than two years ago, saying he found insufficient evidence supporting community advocates’ assertion that officers unlawfully shot the man in the back as …

A Forgotten Piece Of African-American History On The Great Plains

Blink while driving on Highway 34, east of Greeley, Colo., and you might miss the former town of Dearfield.<p>All that's left of the once-thriving town on Colorado's eastern plains are a rundown gas station, a partially collapsed lunch counter and a former lodge. They are the only indication that …

Black History

Something is breaking American politics, but it's not social media

A new study finds political polarization is increasing most among those who use the internet least.<p>Here’s something everyone knows: Social media is driving American politics into a ditch of partisanship. Political junkies log on and cocoon themselves in a bubble of friendly punditry, appealing fake …

Can we ever find Jesus's DNA? I met the scientists who are trying to find out

It was the first stop on an extraordinary journey. On a bright but bitterly cold January afternoon earlier this year, I found myself on a small …

We all thought having more data was better. We were wrong.

“Little data” is not exactly a sexy, attention-grabbing topic. But is more and bigger data really better?<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>For years, the mantra in the world of …

This legendary pilot fought to his last bullet after being shot down

But he took as many Germans with him as he could, strafing ground troops as he crashed and unloading his pistol into the infantry trying to capture him.<p>Luke enlisted in the Army on Sept. 25, 1917, for service in the aviation field. He took his first solo flight that December, received his …

U.S. Air Force

Why America’s Richest Cities Keep Getting Richer

They are not just the places where the most ambitious and talented people want to be—they are where such people feel they need to be.<p>In the fall of 2013, in a hotel suite overlooking New York City’s Times Square, the gaming giant Electronic Arts unveiled <i>Cities of Tomorrow</i>, the latest addition to …

Housing

What Happens To A Congressman's Health Insurance If Obamacare Goes Down?

As members of Congress debate the future of the health law and its implications for consumers, how are they personally affected by the outcome? And how will the law that phases out the popular Medigap Plan F – popular supplemental Medicare insurance — affect beneficiaries? We've got answers to …

Origin of Genghis Khan's skilled horse-riding culture revealed in sacred Bronze Age burial mounds

The first evidence of sophisticated horseback riding in Mongolia has been dated to the Bronze Age in 1200 BCE by analysis of horse remains in burial …