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President Trump plans an executive order as soon as this week to require the disclosure of health care prices in an effort to help patients shop around.
The big picture: The Trump effort is critical to the conservative vision of health care, built on the idea that health care should operate more like a market.
The bottom line: That can work up to a point, and it certainly can with non-urgent tests and procedures.
What's next: "The administration is also looking at using agencies such as the Justice Department to tackle regional monopolies of hospitals and health-insurance plans over concerns they are driving up the cost of care," according to The Wall Street Journal (subscription).
What's new: "Germany’s top official responsible for efforts against anti-Semitism suggested this weekend that Jews should not wear their skullcaps everywhere in public," the N.Y. Times reports from Berlin.
P.S. "German newspaper Bild published a cut-out kippah skullcap on its front page Monday, urging readers to show their solidarity with the country's Jewish community in the face of rising anti-Semitism." (CNN)
Bob Dole, 95 — accompanied by Elizabeth Dole, 82 — waves after being recognized by Vice President Pence during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
This incredible photo showing deadly queuing on Mount Everest was taken by Nirmal "Nims" Purja, who summited Everest on May 22 despite what he called "heavy traffic ... roughly 320 people."
The photo was widely picked up without sufficient credit, and he tweeted: "Risked my life to get it & took my gloves off in freezing cold to take this."
⚡ Breaking: A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother said yesterday. (AP)
The median pay package for female CEOs of the largest companies last year was $12.7 million, compared with $11.2 million for men, according to data analyzed by Equilar for AP.
Of the 340 companies included in the analysis, 19 were run by women.
Beto O'Rourke to The New Yorker's William Finnegan, on what he doesn't love about campaigning:
In the June issue of Washingtonian magazine, a resident asks: Is it OK to yell at tourists in MAGA hats?
Here's how senior editor Andrew Beaujon responds:
Ask yourself what you might accomplish by stinking up people's trips to the District. Are you going to change their minds? Or — far more likely — send them home convinced that East Coast "elites" are a bunch of rude weenies? A better idea: If you're anti-Trump, take pleasure in being super-nice to people who flaunt their MAGA stuff. It could change their preconceived ideas about Washingtonians who don't agree with them.
Chinese tourism to the U.S. fell last year for the first time in 15 years, dropping 5.7% in 2018 to 2.9 million visitors. (AP)
"Earlier this year, the U.S. Army published two volumes that amount to [an admirably candid] history of the Iraq war," Jon Finer — CFR adjunct senior fellow, and chief of staff and director of policy planning at the State Department under President Obama — writes in the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs:
Why it matters: "Eroding the tenuous consensus on what went wrong in Iraq makes another damaging conflict more likely."
How's this for a rough first line of the ole obit?
Yes, Buckner was haunted by a missed grounder that became one of the most infamous plays in baseball history.
But 33 years later, columnist Dan Shaughnessy comes to his rescue on the front page of the Boston Globe, "A man defined by a life of grit, then grace":
Buckner’s error became a metaphor for cataclysmic failure, and that was terribly unfair. ...
Bill Buckner had more big league hits than either Joe DiMaggio or Ted Williams. He was an All-Star and won a batting title. Playing on ankles that had to be iced almost round the clock, he knocked in 102 runs for the pennant-winning Red Sox in 1986.
He played 22 seasons in the majors and twice made it to the World Series. He was a good teammate and a solid family man. He aged better than most retired athletes and always looked like he could still give you a couple of innings when he’d return to Fenway Park tanned and fit.
Mikey life lesson: We all need a little grit — and grace.
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