Third Breakdown In Year For $360M US Navy Combat Ships:
For the third time in a year, one of the US Navy’s $360 million littoral combat ships has been knocked out of action by mechanical problems.
Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s Killer, Denied Parole Again:
Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon 36 years ago, was denied parole for a ninth time on Monday, on the grounds that his crime was premeditated and celebrity-seeking in nature, the New York State Board of Parole said.
Spike Lee: Trump Trying To Capitalize On Murder Of Dwyane Wade’s Cousin:
Filmmaker Spike Lee said Monday Donald Trump was trying capitalize on the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of Chicago Bulls player and NBA star Dwyane Wade.
How EpiPen Came To Symbolize Corporate Greed:
In the span of just a few weeks, they’ve gone from little-known players in the vast pharmaceutical industry to the targets of national ridicule over a relentless series of EpiPen price hikes.
Since 2009, Mylan has jacked up the price of the lifesaving allergy treatment an incredible 15 times. The list price on a two-pack of EpiPens is $609, up 400% from seven years ago.
The national outrage this month, sparked by a social media campaign by parents, has forcedMylan ( launching a generic version of EpiPen at a 50% discount to its current price, as well as other moves to make the treatment more affordable.) to respond by taking the unusual step of
Despite those efforts, Congress is now investigating Mylan. The powerful House Oversight Committee sent a letter to Bresch on Monday requesting a briefing and a trove of documents from the company about EpiPen
ITT Stops All New Student Enrollment:
The hits keeping coming for ITT Technical Institute.
Just days after a major blow from the federal government that severely limited the school’s enrollment, ITT has stopped enrolling all new students.
The announcement appeared Monday at the top of ITT’s website.
On Thursday, the Department of Education barred its parent company, ITT Educational Services, from enrolling students who use federal financial aid.
That means students who are enrolled at ITT, but haven’t yet started classes are not allowed to use federal aid to finance their education. Current students who have already started classes can still use federal aid as long as the school remains open.
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