LG G6, Huawei Mate 9, and Honor 6X receive price cuts in US

Update: The Mate 9’s price has dropped even further – it’s now going for $459.99 (both gray and silver color options). Original story below: The LG G6 and a couple of Huawei smartphones are currently available at discounted rates in the United States. Specifically, Sprint has slashed the price of the G6 by half – zero-down, followed by $14.75 a month for 18 months. The Mate 9, on the other hand, has dropped to under $500 (it’s going for as low as $479 currently on Amazon). For comparison, the device launched in the…

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Improved Vaccination Rates Would Fall Victim to Senate Health Cuts

Passage of the Senate’s health care bill, as proposed, would risk eroding national health in one little-discussed way, according to medical experts: It would eliminate cash that pays for vaccines to protect the most vulnerable among us from diseases like mumps, measles or the flu. Former Pres. Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) currently requires new health insurance plans to cover federally recommended vaccines for adults and children, without making patients share the costs through co-pays or deductibles—a “first dollar” coverage mandate meant to help Americans overcome the financial obstacle…

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Cuts in federal housing help would hurt people’s health, research suggests

This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News. Does investing in public housing keep people healthier? New research explores this question, which appears timely, especially as the Trump administration proposes to cut $7.4 billion — about 15 percent — from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budget, and HUD Secretary Ben Carson argues that too much government assistance fosters dependency and perpetuates cycles of poverty. The study, published Monday in the journal Health Affairs, found that receiving housing assistance from the federal government — through vouchers, public housing and…

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USA: Trump’s proposed education cuts detrimental to students and teachers

US education unions have expressed serious concerns at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s announcement that he will reduce the education budget by US$20 billion. Flickr / Michael Vadon With just weeks to go before the presidential election, the US affiliates to Education International (EI), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), agree that the proposed US$20 billion cut to the education budget by Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s candidate, would have grim results. AFT: Deep cuts will hit millions of children According to the AFT,…

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Good News! No More Water Cuts In Pune

PUNE:  Owing to good rainfall in the catchment areas of dams in the recent days, the district administration today announced the withdrawal of water cuts in Pune city. From Monday onward, the city, which has been getting water on alternate days for the last one year, will receive water daily. “Water level in all four dams has gone considerably up. Since water level is satisfactory in all the dams, we have decided to withdraw the water cuts and from Monday the city will receive water on daily basis,” said Girish…

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