News – January 31, 2018

Private Companies Start Playing Cards to Halt Growing Popularity of Single-Payer Universal Insurance
Reuters – Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan partner to cut U.S. healthcare costs
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Republican Family Values on Full Display
The Guardian – Why does it cost $32,093 just to give birth in America?
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Make Illegal Detention and Torture Great Again
Chicago Tribune – Trump orders U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay kept open indefinitely
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Is Gowdy Making A Play For A Higher Position?
Washington Post – Rep. Trey Gowdy announces plans to retire, return to justice system
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Ajit Pai’s FCC Finally Does Something Not Entirely Terrible
Wired – FCC Won’t Redefine ‘Broadband;’ Move Could Have Worsened Digital Divide
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At Least She Had the Integrity to Step Aside
New York Times – Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, C.D.C. Director, Resigns Over Tobacco and Other Investments
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San Francisco Decides to Eliminate Double Standard. A Great Way to Unburden Prison System.
San Francisco Chronicle – SF will wipe thousands of marijuana convictions off the books
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The Roosevelts Are Still Around
The Guardian – America’s public lands belong to all of us. We owe it to ourselves to save them
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SpaceX Ditches Old Booster In Preparation For Block 5. Falcon Heavy On Schedule For February 6, Musk Standard Time.
The Verge – Watch SpaceX launch a satellite for Luxembourg on a used Falcon 9 rocket

Trump Train Hits Garbage Truck.
Associated Press – Train carrying GOP lawmakers to policy retreat hits truck
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If Nobody Gets Everything They Want, There’s Usually a Solid Compromise at Work
New York Times – Trump’s Stance on Russia Sanctions Angers Both Moscow and Washington
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UN Hesitantly Challenges Israeli Manifest Destiny
Fox News – UN reviews 206 companies over links to Israeli settlements
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Odd. Just Odd. Still, He Won’t Be Missed.
Haaretz – Hamas Official Who Allegedly Shot Himself in the Head Dies of His Wounds in Gaza
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Uganda Mortgages Future Generations. Is It Worth It?
Reuters – Chinese-built expressway divides Uganda as debts mount
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The Beginning of the End for America’s War in Vietnam
Associated Press – AP BOOK EXCERPT: The Tet Offensive’s first 36 hours
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