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Hospital Prices, Revealed! (Sort Of)

Economists think prices are close to magic — constantly changing signals that help people figure out what to buy and who to buy it from (and what to sell and who to sell it to).<p>But in health care, it seems like nobody knows the price of anything. This recent study, for example, found most hospitals …

China isn’t wrong to call the US “the real hacking empire”

The cyberwar between China and the US has spread from computers into the halls of diplomacy. In a report this week, the Pentagon said for the first time that the Chinese government and military have been launching cyber attacks against the US. Today, Chinese state media called the US “the real …

Cybersecurity

Europeans are basically one big family - Futurity

Everyone with ancestors from the European continent are likely cousins who share the same family members from about a thousand years ago.

Physiology

Air Force strips 17 officers of nuclear watch command

<b>The US Air Force has stripped 17 officers of the authority to control nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles, US media have reported.</b><p>The unprecedented action was taken in April, after the unit's deputy commander wrote in an email the programme was suffering "rot".<p>The story was first reported …

Military

7 Dead in Italian Cargo Ship Accident

Report: Reform bill would boost GDP

The Senate Gang of Eight’s immigration legislation is likely to be a net boon to the economy and Social Security, a new government report shows.<p>The Social Security Administration finds that by 2024, the immigration bill will have created 3.22 million jobs, and boost GDP by 1.63 percent.<p>The study …

China doesn’t want your trash anymore—and that could spell big trouble for American cities

As Americans carefully separate the paper and plastics from their trash, most probably don’t realize that their country doesn’t recycle stuff so much as export it to be recycled elsewhere. Specifically, to China. For more than five years, scrap and trash has consistently been the US’s biggest …

Sustainability

Precedent? NYC set to make businesses pay for sick days

NEW YORK (AP) — In a significant victory amid a push for paid sick time laws around the country, city lawmakers voted Wednesday to make businesses provide the benefit to an estimated 1 million workers who don't have it now.<p>Saying they hoped that requiring sick leave in the nation's largest …

All urgency, no action on Syria

It's red lines and emergency debates on Syria, but don't take it as a rush down the road to Damascus.<p>Neither the government nor the opposition offered any bold idea or solution on Tuesday night when the House of Commons held an emergency debate on Syria.<p>There was no vote on steps to take, no call …

Removed: news agency feed article

The article that you tried to access, which was part of a feed supplied by a news agency, is no longer on available on the Guardian …

Environment

Cleveland man charged with kidnapping, rape; no charges for 2 brothers

The Cleveland man charged with holding three women captive for a decade impregnated one of them five times and punched her in the stomach until she miscarried, police said Wednesday in a chilling report on the kidnappings.<p>The man forced one of his captives, Michelle Knight, to deliver the baby of …

Nun, protesters guilty in nuclear plant break-in

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — An 83-year-old nun and two fellow protesters were convicted Wednesday of interfering with national security when they broke into the primary storehouse for bomb-grade uranium in the U.S.<p>It took the jury about 2 ½ hours to find the three protesters guilty of a charge of …