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Here’s how much cheaper it cost to deliver the British royal baby compared to the average American baby

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The British Royal family got a little larger yesterday, as The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child, an as-yet-unnamed baby boy.

The child was delivered at the private The Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London at 11 am and the family was strapped into the royal Range Rover and driven home by the close of the business day.

How much did it cost British taxpayers to bring the fifth-heir to the throne into the world? About $8,900.

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That’s actually less than the average American birth, as an old man from Vermont pointed out on Twitter.

The inefficient American healthcare system means it costs more than $10,000 to give birth in a hospital on average.

And keep in mind that in the exclusive private wing of the hospital where Middleton gave birth there are complimentary champagne toasts to go with the gourmet food.

There were some other bells and whistles, such as the baby’s birth being announced by a Town Crier, but the town crier is a random man who appointed himself and not a royal employee and this taxpayers bore no cost.

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Award-winning broadcaster Cokie Roberts dies at 75

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Veteran broadcaster Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75 due to complications from breast cancer.

Roberts joined NPR in 1978 before moving to ABC News, and she won three Emmy Awards and was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting.

"She was a true pioneer for women in journalism," said James Goldston, president of ABC News, "well-regarded for her insightful analysis of politics and policy in Washington, D.C., countless newsmaking interviews, and, notably, her unwavering support for generations of young women — and men — who would follow in her footsteps."

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Millennials are moving to Trump-backing states — and the GOP should be terrified: columnist

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Millennial voters are substantively more progressive than older generations of voters, but their political power has been diluted by the fact that many of them have been concentrated in cities in deep-blue states.

However, The Atlantic's Derek Thompson argues that this is about to change because more millennials are leaving the big blue-state cities to move out to metro areas in key states such as Arizona, Georgia and Texas.

"The five fastest-growing metros of the past few years -- Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, and Orlando, Florida -- are in states won by Trump," he writes. "The other metro areas with a population of at least 1 million that grew by at least 1.5 percent last year were Las Vegas; Austin, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; San Antonio; Tampa, Florida; and Nashville, Tennessee. All of those metros are in red or purple states."

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‘The man who sold America’: Mitch McConnell’s mountain of political sins catalogued in devastating new profile

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Mitch McConnell finally has the power he's longed for since he was a 22-year-old intern for Sen. John Sherman, but his ruthless march to become Senate majority leader has seen him abandon almost all of his stated principles -- and earned him a lot of enemies.

The Kentucky Republican has been unpopular in his home state for years, but this summer has seen his approval rating plunge to 18 percent after MSNBC's Joe Scarborough tarred and feathered him with the nickname "Moscow Mitch," and he's increasingly seen as "the man who sold America," reported Rolling Stone.

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