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Health insurance markets open; success to be seen

Posted: 10/01/2013 - CHICAGO (AP) - Online insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul struggled to handle the volume of consumers on Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open enrollment period.

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'Obamacare' exchanges start up as gov't shuts down

Posted: 10/01/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's long-anticipated launch Tuesday of new insurance exchanges to provide health care to millions of uninsured Americans is coming under the cloud of a government shutdown that began the same day.

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Under fire, 'Obamacare' going live; with glitches

Posted: 09/30/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama's health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the verdict of the American people.

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Okla. congressmen support plan to delay health act

Posted: 09/30/2013 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's five members of the U.S. House of Representatives each voted for a resolution to temporarily fund the federal government while delaying implementation of the federal health care act.

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Premiums unveiled for health overhaul plans

Posted: 09/26/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents.

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USPS seeks 3-cent increase for first-class mail

Posted: 09/25/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The financially ailing Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter - and that would raise the price of a first-class stamp to 49 cents.

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FDA lays out rules for some smartphone health apps

Posted: 09/23/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Food and Drug Administration officials say they will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to take medical readings and help users monitor their health.

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IHS expands access to Plan B for Native women

Posted: 09/20/2013 - FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Native American women seeking emergency contraception at Indian Health Services facilities managed by the federal government now can get it without a consultation or prescription.

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House votes to derail Obamacare, fund government

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Posted: 09/20/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a temporary funding measure to keep the government running. The bill is coupled with a tea party-backed measure to block President Obama's new health care law.

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House votes to cut food stamps by 5 percent

Posted: 09/19/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps, a 5 percent reduction to the nation's main feeding program used by more than 1 in 7 Americans.

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Gates stays atop Forbes list of America's richest

Posted: 09/17/2013 - NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates is still America's richest man, taking the top spot in the Forbes 400 list for the 20th-straight year with a net worth of $72 billion.

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McAfee: Collins most 'dangerous' celeb search

Posted: 09/17/2013 - NEW YORK (AP) - If you're curious about Lily Collins and head to the Internet to find out, beware - McAfee has ranked the actress as the most dangerous celeb to search for online.

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More details emerge about Navy Yard gunman

Posted: 09/17/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Yesterday's deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard may raise more questions about the adequacy of the background checks that are done on government contract employees and others who are issued security clearances.

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Man arrested in front of White House

Posted: 09/16/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Secret Service has arrested a man for tossing firecrackers over a fence at the White House.

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Suspected Navy Yard shooter was defense contractor

Updated: 09/16/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama is ordering flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor victims of a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

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Some employers see perks of hiring older workers

Posted: 09/13/2013 - Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as a wave of baby boomers seeks to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need.

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Low estrogen may play a role in 'male menopause'

Posted: 09/12/2013 - The ads tout testosterone treatments for "low T," but surprising new research shows a different hormone may play a role in less sex drive and more fat as men age. Estrogen - the female hormone - is needed by men, too, and the study gives the first clear evidence that too little of it can cause certain "male menopause" symptoms.

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US women regain lost jobs; men still short 2.1M

Posted: 09/12/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. women have recovered all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. The same can't be said for men, who remain 2.1 million jobs short.

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UPDATE: Sheriff: 3rd person killed in Colorado flooding

Posted: 09/12/2013 - LYONS, Colo. (AP) - Flash flooding in Colorado has left three people dead, and widespread high waters are keeping search and rescue teams from reaching stranded residents and motorists in Boulder and nearby mountain communities.

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