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Prosecutors would like to see Michigan doctor Farid Fata sentenced to 175 years in jail for treating 553 patients, often for diseases they didn’t have. Many of them were diagnosed with nonexistent cancers, all so Fata could collect the millions of dollars in insurance money on the treatments. In one case, a man was diagnosed with a cancer he didn’t have and began a round of chemotherapy that caused him to shake uncontrollably and lose all his teeth. In another, a man who was told he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma underwent major surgery and 25 chemo treatments, four times what is recommended. Other terminal patients were never told of their inevitable fate because Fata wanted to keep getting paid for treating them.


Brooklyn Bar Discounts Women’s Tab To Counter The Gender Wage Gap

This week, a Brooklyn bar called The Way Station had a special promotion just for women. More than the routine “Ladies’ Night,” The Way Station decided to charge women 77 percent of their bill in recognition of the gender wage gap. So, for instance, if a woman’s tab is $30, she would have to pay $23. The White House reports full-time working women earn 77 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn. Although The Way Station’s promotion received national coverage, Slate reports the working women do not make 77 cents of every dollar men earn, but rather, an estimated 87 percent.


Brooklyn Museum’s The Rise Of Sneaker Culture Exhibit Opens Friday

In recent times, the fashion world has come to embrace and adore sneakers in ways that couldn’t have been imagined. The evolution of the footwear will be on full display this summer as New York’s Brooklyn Museum unveils a new exhibit this Friday (July 10), The Rise Of Sneaker Culture. The exhibit …will be featured in the Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing on the museum’s fifth floor. According to the museum’s websites, visitors can expect to witness the sneaker’s 19th-century origins to the fancy offerings that have emerged in the past 10 years. The museum writes on its site that this is the first such exhibition to study the history of sneakers and the culture surrounding it.


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