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Sunday December 2nd, 2018 day edition

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"In my on-boarding to Congress, I get to pick my insurance plan.

As a waitress, I had to pay more than TWICE what I’d pay as a member of Congress," Ocasio-Cortez wrote Saturday afternoon.

"It’s frustrating that Congressmembers would deny other people affordability that they themselves enjoy.

In my on-boarding to Congress, I get to pick my insurance plan.

As a waitress, I had to pay more than TWICE what I’d pay as a member of Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez is one of several progressive freshman lawmakers supportive of Medicare-for-All, a system that would extend government Medicare coverage to every American.

70 percent of Americans would support an implementation of such a system, according to a poll from Hill.TV and the Harris Polling Company in October. »

19 of 20 World Leaders Just Pledged to Fight Climate Change. Trump Was the Lone Holdout.

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“We recognize the contribution that the multilateral trading system has made,” the statement read.

Trump, of course, pledged in June 2016 to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, and the United States will officially stand alone in the world in rejecting climate action when Trump can fulfill that promise formally in 2020.

Trump’s reason for rejecting the overwhelming evidence for climate change has been to cite his “natural instinct” for science. »

Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: 'Is curing patients a sustainable business model?'

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The company's U.S. sales for these hepatitis C treatments peaked at $12.5 billion in 2015, but have been falling ever since.

Goldman estimates the U.S. sales for these treatments will be less than $4 billion this year, according to a table in the report.

"GILD is a case in point, where the success of its hepatitis C franchise has gradually exhausted the available pool of treatable patients," the analyst wrote. »

Parents: Take a timeout before you force your child to apologize

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ANN ARBOR—Parents who force unremorseful kids to apologize to others before they’re truly sorry may do more harm than good.

That’s because the point main point of an apology—to express remorse and repair relationships—is lost because children may dislike the apologizer even more after the insincere apology than before.

The new study from the University of Michigan looked at whether children distinguish between willingly given and coerced expressions of remorse—and they do. »