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Sovereign Valentine and his wife, Jessica, wait as a dialysis machine filters his blood. Before finding a dialysis clinic in their insurance network, the Valentines were charged more than a half-million dollars for 14 weeks of treatment.
Mon, 07/22/2019 - 05:22

A personal trainer in Montana had a sudden need for life-saving dialysis after his kidneys failed. But he and his wife never expected the huge bill they received for 14 weeks of care.

An April, 2018, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, shows the Liaoning aircraft carrier  accompanied by navy frigates and submarines conducting  exercises in the South China Sea.
Mon, 07/22/2019 - 05:01

Prime Minister Hun Sen called the report, which appeared Sunday in The Wall Street Journal, "made up news." The report cited unnamed U.S. officials.

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano at a meeting of the agency's board of governors in Vienna last year. The agency announced Amano's death on Monday.
Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:14

Amano, who was director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, was instrumental in negotiations leading to the 2015 deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program.

Steve Wickham, at home in Grundy County, Tenn., has developed an educational seminar with his wife, and fellow nurse, Karen, that they are using to help people with Type II diabetes bring blood sugar under control with less reliance on drugs.
Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:03

Patients with Type 2 diabetes are often steered toward medicine or insulin to control blood sugar. But it's also possible, with more support than patients often get, to use diet and exercise instead.

Robert Mueller leaves in May after speaking about the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:01

All eyes in the capital — and many more in the nation — will be on the former special counsel this week in Congress. Whatever takes place, the political stakes are high.

The courthouse in Luzerne County, Pa., where officials this month sent letters to parents who had unpaid cafeteria debt, threatening to take parents to Dependency Court if the obligations were not settled.
Mon, 07/22/2019 - 02:14

Wyoming Valley West School District in Northeastern Pennsylvania sent families a letter stating that their children would be removed from their homes if unpaid cafeteria meal debt was not settled.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks at his the 'Servant of the People' political party's headquarters after the parliamentary elections in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday.
Mon, 07/22/2019 - 01:01

President Volodymyr Zelensky, who gained fame by playing a fictional president on television, hopes a new parliament will give him the clout to follow through on his promise to tackle corruption.

Artists are requesting that the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York remove their work from its biennial showcase over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law-enforcement supplies including tear gas.
Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:57

Artists are asking the New York City museum to pull their work from the high-profile show, protesting the Whitney's board vice chair Warren Kanders, who profits from the sale of tear gas and bullets.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Sunday that he will no longer seek reelection in 2020.
Sun, 07/21/2019 - 19:36

The announcement comes after a week of protests over leaked messages exchanged by Rossello and his staff that included homophobic and misogynistic slurs.

Shapewear undergarments hang on display at Walgreens. Fajas are similar products with Spanx-like features that constrict and body-shape.
Sun, 07/21/2019 - 17:24

In 2018, burglars looted 34,000 pairs of fajas from a Miami undergarment seller. The criminals cut a hole through the roof and disabled the alarms in a movie-style heist.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt debate on July 15 in London. Awaiting the next prime minister will be an international crisis with Iran, stemming from its seizure of a British-flagged commercial oil tanker.
Sun, 07/21/2019 - 16:44

The ruling Conservative Party will choose a new leader this week. The winner will inherit a full-blown international crisis, which erupted Friday after Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker.

Anti-abortion-rights advocates gather outside a St. Louis Planned Parenthood clinic in June. Title X recipients have been given more time to comply with new regulations.
Sun, 07/21/2019 - 15:36

The rules block recipients of federal grants from referring patients for abortion. The Trump administration says groups working in "good faith" will have until Aug. 19 to provide written assurance.

In a country of 7 million, more than 5 million people in Bulgaria had personal data such as social security information, addresses, incomes and names leaked online.
Sun, 07/21/2019 - 14:32

A Bulgarian cybersecurity expert was arrested by police after being accused of involvement in the hack of millions of records from the nation's tax agency.

Ireland's Shane Lowry won the British Open Golf Championship on Sunday at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.
Sun, 07/21/2019 - 13:41

Lowry's win marked the first Open played in Northern Ireland since 1951. He became the second player from south of the border to lift the Claret Jug.

In this May 13 photo provided by the National Park Service, this female California condor spreads her wings. Biologists have confirmed that she laid an egg that has hatched and there is a new baby condor at Zion National Park.
Sun, 07/21/2019 - 12:34

In the 1980s, there were less than two dozen California Condors left. Today, more than 500 exist in the world, thanks to the efforts of conservationists.

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