Trump is about to lay out his plans to lower drug prices — here’s what to expect

President Donald Trump is expected to make a speech Friday about ways to lower the price of prescription drugs. According to senior administration officials, Trump plans to talk about how to increase competition, get more negotiating power, and find ways to lower pharmaceutical list prices as well as the out-of-pocket costs patients are facing. Trump is also expected to criticize what he calls “foreign freeloaders” for high drug prices. President Donald Trump is expected to give a speech on Friday about lowering drug prices. Trump will focus on finding ways to increase competition, get more negotiating power, and finding ways to lower pharmaceutical list prices as well as the out-of-pocket… Read More

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Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot learns to run and jump, while robot dog gets smarter

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot runs through a field. (Boston Dynamics via YouTube) Cue the “Black Mirror” theme music … again: Boston Dynamics’ latest videos are likely to spark more nightmares for tech billionaire Elon Musk and others worried about the rise of the robots. One video shows Boston Dynamics’ Atlas android robot jogging through a field and jumping over a log. The other video shows the doglike SpotMini robot taking a six-minute jog through a real-world office and lab facility (condensed into a three-minute clip). The real trick to SpotMini’s trek, including its travel up and down some sketchy-looking staircases, is that it’s done autonomously. “Before the test, the robot… Read More

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As sexual harassment allegations swirl, supervisors race uncertain

With sexual harassment allegations roiling the Santa Clara County supervisors race, the outcome appears far from certain as voters wonder whom to trust in the final weeks before the election. In just the last month, unions who oppose San Jose City Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio’s candidacy for District 4 have dredged up a 2013 sexual harassment complaint and subsequent lawsuit against him. When the first case broke, it largely fell under the radar, but in the charged atmosphere of the #MeToo movement it’s taken on new weight. And this week — with the June 5 primary rapidly approaching and voters receiving their ballots — the campaign of Dominic Caserta, a sitting… Read More

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Steve Kerr on whether the Houston Rockets have an edge because of their hunger: “Our guys have rings”

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND — The Houston Rockets are a dangerous threat for many reasons, high among them is their hunger for a championship. Rockets’ superstars James Harden and Chris Paul are two of the greatest players in the league who share an unwanted commonalty — they’ve never won a title. And neither of them are spring chicken: Harden is 28 and Paul is 33. It’s fair to wonder whether that gives them an edge, especially considering the Warriors struggled with boredom and complacency during what felt like a marathon season following three straight NBA Finals appearances and two NBA… Read More

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