Twitter Moment shows exactly how devastating the GOP healthcare bill would be for one family

Twitter Moment shows exactly how devastating the GOP healthcare bill would be for one family

Before the Senate votes on its bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, many people are sharing stories of how the bill would affect them.  One story struck a chord with thousands of Twitter users this weekend. The mom of 3-year-old Ethan Vikash shared a photo of a medical bill for her son’s open heart surgery. The 24-line item bill came to $231,115 for 10 hours in surgery, one week in the hospital’s cardiac intensive care unit, and one week on the hospital’s cardiac floor.  With insurance, Ethan’s family only…

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President Trump’s Disney Hall of Presidents installation delayed, big time

President Trump’s Disney Hall of Presidents installation delayed, big time

You’ll have to wait a little longer for your robot Donald Trump. New reports coming out of the most magical place on earth claim that Disney World’s Hall of Presidents won’t be showing off its 45th robot President any time soon. The venerable hall, which has been closed for renovations since shortly before Trump took office in January, was originally scheduled to reopen on June 30th.  SEE ALSO: GOP staffer compares Trumpcare to Star Wars and we can’t even Originally opened in 1971 as part of Disney World’s Liberty Square,…

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Binary Capital reportedly delays closing new fund amid controversy

Binary Capital reportedly delays closing new fund amid controversy

 In the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and the resignation of Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck, the firm has delayed closing its second fund, Axios reports. Caldbeck issued a statement saying he would take an indefinite leave of absence after multiple women in the tech industry alleged they faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from him. The Information first reported… Read More Read full story

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Is Uber the MySpace of ride-hailing companies?

Is Uber the MySpace of ride-hailing companies?

After this week, Uber is forever changed. Co-founder Travis Kalanick was forced to resign as CEO after pressure from investors over recent scandals. Those scandals? Where to begin: There are the allegations of sexual harassment and HR incompetence from Susan Fowler Rigetti. There’s the ongoing lawsuit from Alphabet’s Waymo that alleges Uber benefited from intellectual property that the now-fired head of self-driving may have stolen. There’s the Greyball program that the company used to evade regulators and is now being investigated. There are the reports that Uber’s leadership team obtained…

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The Origins of Hollywood’s Obsession With Disaster

The Origins of Hollywood’s Obsession With Disaster

By Jake Orthwein Every blockbuster wants to destroy the world. We explore where that impulse comes from. Human beings are funny creatures. Summer after summer, year after year, we fork over countless dollars to catch the latest iteration of an ancient story: the sky is falling; the Earth is dying; bring on the end of the world. It’s the season of the disaster film. Of course, all fiction thrives on conflict and calamity, in part because storytelling allows us to live out our nightmares without cost or consequence. But there’s…

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The One Thing That Needs To Happen To Bring Final Fantasy 14 To Xbox One And Switch

The One Thing That Needs To Happen To Bring Final Fantasy 14 To Xbox One And Switch

For the millions of gamers on Xbox One and the couple of million who have picked up a Nintendo Switch, you might be wondering where Final Fantasy XIV is? It’s on PlayStation consoles, it’s on PC… so why not the other two? Well, there’s one thing that needs to happen before Square Enix… Read full story

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