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Some insurers using this new payment model offer a single fee to one OB-GYN or medical practice, which then uses part of that money to cover the hospital care involved in labor and delivery. Other insurers opt to cut a separate contract with the hospital.
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People in Houston navigate the floodwaters on Thursday. The city got more than 9 inches of rain on that day alone, according to the National Weather Service in Houston.
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Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old leader of a global protest against inaction on climate change, marched at a rally in New York City Friday. Around the world, millions of other people joined her.
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ISIS attacks abroad and a series of deadly right-wing attacks in the U.S. have fueled a demand for more information on extremist networks. Understanding them is the first step in fighting them. But there has been little discussion about potential harm to the researchers tasked with looking deep inside the world's most dangerous movements.
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A new study found that investors were significantly more likely to bet a company's stock price was going to increase if the company had more women on staff compared with other companies.
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Three variations of the AR-15 rifle are displayed at the California Department of Justice in Sacramento, Calif., in a 2012 photo. On Thursday, Connecticut-based Colt's Manufacturing Co. said it was suspending production of its version of the AR-15 for the civilian market.
Tyler Flach, 18, is accused of fatally stabbing Khaseen Morris in a brawl stemming from a dispute over a girl. Dozens of students looked on as Morris bled out, even filming the violent scene and posting it to social media.
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The German icebreaker Polarstern sits in Breivika harbor in Tromso, Norway, on Tuesday. If all goes according to plan, it will spend the next year frozen into the Arctic sea ice.