What can America learn from this?
- America's lack of universal healthcare leaves it with higher costs and worse outcomes than our more enlightened fellow developed countries.
- Russia's healthcare system shows us that even a great idea can be poorly implemented.
- The attempts to cut costs and the catastrophic results show us what pitfalls the United States will have to avoid when we do finally get universal health care.
Secretary-General António Guterres said corruption is "an assault on the values of the United Nations."
- December 9 marked International Anti-Corruption Day.
- The U.N. has mounted an international campaign to equip individuals, organizations, businesses and governments with tactics they can use to combat corruption in their countries.
- In a 2017 survey, 25% of worldwide respondents said they had had to pay a bribe to access public services in the past 12 months.
The controversial scientist He Jiankui is currently missing after causing major controversy in late November.
- He Jiankui caused international controversy by claiming to have used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to modify the genes of two babies.
- Some reports suggested he was being held under house arrest, though others say that's inaccurate.
- It's not unusual for people to disappear in China at the hands of government authorities.
Project Dragonfly aims to help the Chinese government build a censored search engine that would "blacklist" information that officials don't like.
- More than 80 employees have signed the letter so far.
- The protest comes in the wake of Google employees protesting sexual misconduct within the company and Project Maven, in which Google was helping the U.S. government analyze military drone footage.
- Google employees are planning walkouts over Project Dragonfly, according to reports.
Officials with the departments of Homeland Security and Defense announced the deployments Monday at a press conference.
- Two large groups of migrants are currently traveling north through Mexico toward the U.S.
- About 5,200 U.S. troops will be sent to supplement 2,100 National Guardsmen already assisting officials at the U.S.-Mexico border.
- Officials said migrants will be treated humanely, but won't be allowed to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
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