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Monday August 8th, 2022 night edition

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Choose your plan ArrowRight The insulin cap is a long-running ambition of Democrats, who want it to apply to patients on Medicare and private insurance.

Republicans left the portion that applies to Medicare patients untouched but stripped the insulin cap for other patients.

Bipartisan talks on a broader insulin pricing bill faltered earlier this year.

“Republicans have just gone on the record in favor of expensive insulin,” said Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

“After years of tough talk about taking on insulin makers, Republicans have once against wilted in the face of heat from Big Pharma.".

Despite an adverse ruling from the chamber’s parliamentarian, Democrats opted to keep the full price cap provision in the bill anyway.

That gave Republicans, led in debate by Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), an opening for a challenge on the Senate floor. »

‘Walking’ forest of 1,000 trees transforms Dutch city​

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But then a “walking forest” of 1,000 trees was never going to move at speed.

A study conducted across nearly 300 European cities showed that urban trees can cool the land surface temperature by up to 12C in summer.

“Right now, we as a species are behaving like adolescents who don’t want to clean up their room,” says Doedens. »

Diablo 4 Character Customization And Difficulty Modes Leaked

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Details regarding the character customization, game creation, and difficulty modes in Diablo 4 have been leaked ahead of its official reveal.

The new footage includes a video and a slew of screenshots that showcase some of the features included in Diablo 4, such as character customization and difficulty options.

Diablo IV is an upcoming action role-playing game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, and is the fourth main installment in the Diablo series. »

Texas teacher sentenced 60 days for sexual abuse of former student when he was 13

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A Texas teacher has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and 10 years probation for the aggravated sexual abuse of a former student, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

Former Tomball ISD teacher Marka Bodine pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse of a child under 14.

Tomball police received allegations in April of 2021 from the former student and Bodine was then arrested for the continuous sexual abuse of a child. »