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As Deadline Nears, State Insurance Exchanges Still A Mixed Bag

Fri, 2014-02-21 00:35

Some of the 14 states running their own health insurance marketplaces lag behind the federal site in meeting enrollment goals. States doing better kept the IT goals relatively simple, reviewers say.

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Maryland Bill May Require Holocaust Reparations From Rail Company

Fri, 2014-02-21 00:35

SNCF, whose subsidiary is bidding on a $6 billion light rail project in Maryland, transported thousands of victims to concentration camps in Nazi-occupied France. The company says it's not obligated.

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Risk Is Low And Business Is Booming In The Malware Market

Fri, 2014-02-21 00:33

In a thriving underground, stolen credit card information goes on sale before anyone even knows a massive breach has happened.

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Duke: $60,000 A Year For College Is Actually A Discount

Fri, 2014-02-21 00:31

"We're investing on average about $90,000 in the education of each student," says a university official. Where exactly is all that money going?

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Ukraine Announces Deal To End Crisis; Shots Fired In Kiev

Fri, 2014-02-21 00:21

The president's office says a deal intended to end violent battles between police and protesters is to be signed later Friday. European mediators involved in talks wouldn't confirm that information.

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The World According To Vladimir Putin

Thu, 2014-02-20 21:01

Russia's leader believes Moscow must play a central role in global affairs, from ex-Soviet republics like Ukraine to Syria in the Middle East. His positions put him in regular conflict with the U.S.

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For Abused Native American Women, New Law Provides A 'Ray Of Hope'

Thu, 2014-02-20 16:59

Starting Thursday, three American Indian tribes can prosecute non-Indians for some domestic violence crimes. The change stems from a provision included in the Violence Against Women Act.

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USDA Tells Schools: Don't Refuse Food To Students Who Owe

Thu, 2014-02-20 16:19

The agency responds to a January incident in which a Utah elementary school served students food – and threw it away when their accounts were found to have a negative balance.

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Obama Buoys Democrats By Dropping Social Security Cut Idea

Thu, 2014-02-20 16:14

You could almost hear the sigh of relief from Democrats when the White House announced President Obama's 2015 budget wouldn't include a proposal that would have lowered Social Security benefits.

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Author Of Snowden Book: 'Secret Reader' Deleted Paragraphs

Thu, 2014-02-20 16:13

The Guardian correspondent reveals that as he wrote negative things about the NSA, strange things happened to his computer.

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After A Weak Holiday Season, Wal-Mart Profits Shrink

Thu, 2014-02-20 15:25

Wal-Mart sales and income slumped in the past year. The retail giant says its customers are being hurt by cuts in government benefits, higher taxes and rising health-care costs.

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Video Streaming Is Straining, But Who Will Ease The Tension?

Thu, 2014-02-20 15:02

Services like Netflix take up a lot of bandwidth, and their increasing popularity is fueling a dispute between these companies and the Internet service providers that carry them.

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Ukrainian Skiier Leaves Olympics To Join Protesters At Home

Thu, 2014-02-20 14:39

Bogdana Matsotska said she would not compete in the slalom event on Friday. The alpine skiing competition was considered her best event at the Winter Games.

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Who's Your Buddy? It's Canada, Americans Say

Thu, 2014-02-20 14:14

Canada is still tops for Americans, Gallup says. But the polling company says attitudes toward other countries have shifted — particularly for North Korea and Russia.

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Doctors Urge Patience, And Longer Labor, To Reduce C-Sections

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:47

For many women, a safe, healthy labor lasts longer than the times cited as normal, according to guidelines from the nation's obstetricians. Giving women more time ups the odds of a vaginal delivery.

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Edwin Edwards: Governor, Convict, Reality TV Star — Congressman?

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:43

The colorful former Louisiana governor is contemplating a run for Congress, three years after finishing up an eight-year federal prison term — and after a star turn in a reality show.

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'Piglet Smoothie' Fed To Sows To Prevent Disease; Activists Outraged

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:37

Undercover footage shows a hog farm feeding sows ground-up piglets that succumbed to a deadly virus. Veterinarians say it's the only method they have to protect herds against a fast-spreading disease.

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Men Who Vandalized Egyptian Pyramid To Prove Theory Face Charges

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:27

Two German men filmed themselves scraping off samples of the Great Pyramid in hopes of proving their theory that it was built 20,000 years ago by people from the legendary city of Atlantis.

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Hometown Hero Triumphs In Women's Figure Skating

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:00

Women figure skaters competed for the gold Thursday in Sochi. In front of the hometown crowd, underdog Adelina Sotnikova of Russia beat out South Korea's Yuna Kim.

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New York Backs Off Controversial Punishment For Juveniles

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:00

In response to a lawsuit, New York has offered to limit its use of solitary confinement, including prohibiting its use for prisoners under 18. This may be a potential watershed in prison policy.

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