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Yet More Good news About Obamacare

The Obama administration on Thursday finally revealed how many people paid for Obamacare on the national and state health insurance exchanges: 7.3 million.

Since President Barack Obama announced in April that sign-ups on the Obamacare exchange marketplaces had surpassed 8

Elizabeth Warren and Suze Orman Call for Student Debt Reform

Student Debt.

Senator Elizabeth Warren and personal finance expert Suze Orman teamed up Wednesday morning for a spirited, hour-long discussion about student loans, for-profit colleges and the staggering debt crisis facing tens of millions of Americans today.

The two women, who first me

Facebook 'real name' policy stirs questions around identity

Facebook policy to provide real name.

A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their accounts might be in jeopardy.

Several gay and transgender entertainers reported last week that Facebook temporarily suspended their personal accounts for

Hope, Voting and Creating the World You Want to Live In

Voting.

We live in a time fraught with bad news. From the toll of violence and poverty to the escalating march of climate change, every week brings temptations to despair. Hope may actually be more beleaguered in the wake of a president who won the office in part by branding himse

GAO: Obamacare abortion rules widely ignored

HealthCare.gov.

There are widespread instances of Obamacare insurance plans violating the rigid rules surrounding whether customers can use federal health care subsidies on insurance policies that cover abortion procedures, according to a Government Accountability Office investigation.

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Yet More Good news About Obamacare

Yet More Good news About Obamacare

The Obama administration on Thursday finally revealed how many people paid for Obamacare on the national and state health insurance exchanges: 7.3 million. Since President Barack Obama announced in April that sign-ups on the Obamacare exchange marketplaces had surpassed 8 million, skeptics have demanded to know what portion of health insurance enrollees had actually paid for their coverage. At a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator...

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Elizabeth Warren and Suze Orman Call for Student Debt Reform

Elizabeth Warren and Suze Orman Call for Student Debt Reform

Senator Elizabeth Warren and personal finance expert Suze Orman teamed up Wednesday morning for a spirited, hour-long discussion about student loans, for-profit colleges and the staggering debt crisis facing tens of millions of Americans today. The two women, who first met at a 2009 TIME 100 event, clearly saw eye-to-eye on nearly every issue, surprising absolutely no one, anywhere. They often echoed one another in their condemnation of “the biggest banks,” “the crooks” selling exploitative student...

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Facebook 'real name' policy stirs questions around identity

Facebook 'real name' policy stirs questions around identity

A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their accounts might be in jeopardy. Several gay and transgender entertainers reported last week that Facebook temporarily suspended their personal accounts for not providing their "real name." San Francisco drag queen Sister Roma -- a member of activist group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence --begrudgingly made the change on her personal profile to Michael Williams, a name she...

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Hope, Voting and Creating the World You Want to Live In

Hope, Voting and Creating the World You Want to Live In

We live in a time fraught with bad news. From the toll of violence and poverty to the escalating march of climate change, every week brings temptations to despair. Hope may actually be more beleaguered in the wake of a president who won the office in part by branding himself with it. Many have concluded that political participation has become a futile game. For myself, I deal with potential despair by finding ways to act. And...

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GAO: Obamacare abortion rules widely ignored

GAO: Obamacare abortion rules widely ignored

There are widespread instances of Obamacare insurance plans violating the rigid rules surrounding whether customers can use federal health care subsidies on insurance policies that cover abortion procedures, according to a Government Accountability Office investigation. The report, commissioned by House Republican leadership and obtained by POLITICO on Monday night, found that 15 insurers in a sample of 18 are selling Obamacare plans that do not segregate funds to cover abortion (except in cases of rape, incest...

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Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked Again By Senate GOP

Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked Again By Senate GOP

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked for the fourth time a bill that would strengthen federal equal pay laws for women. The Paycheck Fairness Act would ban employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information with each other, impose harsher penalties for pay discrimination and require employers to be able to show that wage gaps between men and women are based on factors other than gender. The bill needed 60 votes to overcome a Republican filibuster and...

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Feds to Boost Efforts to Prevent Americans Joining ISIS

Feds to Boost Efforts to Prevent Americans Joining ISIS

The Department of Justice unveiled a sweeping initiative Monday to combat the threat of Americans joining terror networks like the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in communities across the country. In a video address released Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the creation of pilot programs bringing local community representatives together with religious leaders and Justice Department officials, in the hope of keeping more Americans from attempting to join terrorist organizations abroad. Hundreds...

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Headline News

Why Secret Service didn’t shoot intruder

20-09-2014

Why Secret Service didn’t shoot intruder

Agents defend their decision to hold their fire after a man scales the White House fence.... Read more

Armed officers comb ambush suspect's woo…

20-09-2014

Armed officers comb ambush suspect's woods

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities who spent the night in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police... Read more

Pope names moderate as Chicago archbisho…

20-09-2014

Pope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his first major appointment in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States, on Saturday named... Read more

Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbi…

20-09-2014

Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop

Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, as the next archbishop of Chicago,... Read more

Technology News

Don't panic: Those iPhone 6 carrier trad…

20-09-2014

iPhone fans, you can still take advantage of carriers' hot deals, but see the new devices in person to ensure you're getting the right one,... Read more

How Android Wear could come to the iPhon…

20-09-2014

Commentary: The Apple Watch may be the device that Apple plans as an accessory for its phone users. But companies selling Android Wear would still... Read more

The history of the Predator, the drone t…

20-09-2014

Longtime Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle investigated the unmanned aircraft that gave the military the ability to attack targets from the other side of the world.... Read more

'True' Apple fan weeps after being remov…

19-09-2014

In Sydney, a student complains that many people in front of her were letting friends cut in line. She feared she wouldn't get a phone.... Read more

Business News

Dow Hits Record Close After Scotland Vot…

19-09-2014

Alibaba surged in its U.S. trading debut after the company raised nearly $22 billion in the largest IPO ever.... Read more

Home Depot Hacked: How to Protect Yourse…

19-09-2014

Home Depot revealed 56 million of its shoppers' credit cards were stolen, the largest retail breach ever. Ben Popken explains how to protect yourself.... Read more

Cadillac to Launch Posh New Sedan in 201…

19-09-2014

The as-yet unnamed flagship model will debut the maker’s new autonomous highway driving technology.... Read more

Opportunists Cash in on Delayed iPhone L…

19-09-2014

Regulatory hurdles mean the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus won't be available soon in China, the world's biggest smartphone market.... Read more

Sports News

Florida State suspends Winston for entir…

19-09-2014

Florida State suspends Winston for entire game (Yahoo Sports)

Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made... Read more

Tigers pound Royals 10-1 to pad AL Centr…

19-09-2014

Tigers pound Royals 10-1 to pad AL Central lead (Yahoo Sports)

The Detroit Tigers insisted that they weren't trying to make a statement. Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer, everyone in the Detroit starting lineup... Read more

Martin's homer sparks Pirates over Brewe…

19-09-2014

Martin's homer sparks Pirates over Brewers 4-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Russell Martin swatted at Jonathan Broxton's 96 mph fastball and watched as Carlos Gomez gave chase. When the ball cleared the fence just out... Read more

Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound C…

19-09-2014

Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5 (Yahoo Sports)

Clayton Kershaw became the majors' first 20-game winner and A.J. Ellis hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 14-5... Read more

Health News

Three Found Guilty in Salmonella Trial

19-09-2014

A jury convicted three people Friday in connection with a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest U.S. food recalls.... Read more

Violence Hotline Overwhelmed After Rice …

19-09-2014

When the video of Ray Rice punching his now-wife Janay in the face was leaked, the call volume to the National Domestic Violence Hotline was overwhelming.... Read more

Sierra Leone Begins Three-Day Ebola Lock…

19-09-2014

Thousands of health workers knocked on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday as a three-day lockdown began to fight the disease.... Read more

Angelina Effect: Jolie's Surgery Prompts…

19-09-2014

Angelina Jolie's decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests.... Read more

Political News

President Obama Takes Case Against Globa…

20-09-2014

Obama addresses the UN General Assembly, conservative values voters gather in D.C., and guess who is running for President of Scotland?... Read more

Kobach Reverses Course on Kansas Senate …

19-09-2014

The Secretary of State has directed county election officials to start mailing ballots to voters overseas without having a Democratic nominee listed.... Read more

Obama: D.C. Is 'The Capital of Cynicism'

19-09-2014

"Don't let anyone tell you that working and organizing and voting for the values that built this country isn't worth it," he said.... Read more

Bridge Scandal May Be the Least of Chris…

19-09-2014

With a spate of tough economic news and polling showing him flagging among conservatives, talk of a Christie "comeback" may be premature.... Read more