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May 4, 1886: Haymarket massacre. A bomb is thrown as Chicago police start to break up a rally for strikers at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. A riot erupts, 11 police and strikers die, mostly from gunfire, and scores more are injured.

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'Too Damn High': Why We Spend So Much on Health Care
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March 14, 2014 | HEALTHCARE | We spend a lot of money on health care in the United States. In fact, Americans pay far more for health care per person than any of the other 33 OECD countries – $2,800 higher than the next closest country and two-and-a-half times the OECD average. [Note: OECD is the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.] Is this investment paying off? Not really. Despite the billions we funnel into our health care system, the United States lags many other major countries on key health outcomes. Continue reading at aflcio.org.

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