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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the Rose Garden at the White House May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he was engaged in a cover up. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fresh off promoting "LGBTQ for Trump" tees for Pride month, President Donald Trump's administration is targeting transgender people...again.

The Department of Health and Human Services proposed a new rule that would woefully walk back an Obama-era regulation defining sex-based discrimination to include gender identity. The definition relates to section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination in healthcare on civil rights grounds.

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BOSTON, MA - MARCH 13: Insys Therapeutics founder John N. Kapoor leaves federal court in Boston on March 13, 2019. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

John Kapoor, the billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics, was found guilty of racketeering and other offenses on Thursday.

Kapoor, in his 70's, is the first pharmaceutical CEO to be hit with a conviction in the wake of the opioid epidemic. Like the four of his colleagues convicted with him, he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.

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As a growing number of Democratic politicians throw support behind Medicare for All and tax hikes for America's top earners, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is demonizing them.

In an interview on Fox Business, Robertson singled out Presidential candidate and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) for her support of government funded healthcare, paid for in part by significant tax increases for the rich.

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Late night comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel spoke of President Donald Trump's USA Today OpEd during his opening monologue Wednesday night. The piece—published on Wednesday—drew extensive criticism for its inaccurate statements.

Kimmel began by stating:

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Suicide rates are on the rise. It’s been a tragic summer for high profile suicides, with Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade recently taking their own lives. As suicide rates continue to grow, it’s becoming painfully clear that America is in the midst of a mental health crisis.

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Doctors, nurses and medical students march to the Tornillo Port of Entry on June 23, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas, to demand an end to separation of immigrant children from their parents. - The Trump administration's erecting of a tent city to house minors separated from their parents has drawn sharp criticism, and is still under fire, despite President Trump's executive order to stop family separation. (Photo by Paul RATJE / AFP)

American medical care is currently in shambles. Compounding the difficulties surrounding our fractured system is the issue of how immigrants receive appropriate healthcare.

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The city of Dubai wants to get to know its three million residents well—you might even say better than they know themselves. As part of a project called Dubai 10X Initiative, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) plans to gather the DNA of each of its inhabitants with the stated goal of ending disease in its population. By creating a giant database of genetic disorders in Dubai’s population, the city hopes that researchers can develop customized treatments.

The project has three phases: First, a database will be created to build the necessary infrastructure for large-scale whole-genome sequencing. Next, artificial intelligence will accomplish the complex sequence analysis. According to the DHA, it will analyze longitudinal data to predict risks associated with genetic illnesses. The third phase will develop precision medicine in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and academia to design treatments. The hope is that such a plan will ultimately eradicate genetic diseases, or at least predict them, so that doctors can work with patients to develop treatment and prevention plans. The ultimate goal, says the DHA, is to create a “happy and healthy society.”

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