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3 hrs ago | Sunherald.com
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids looked at how the 50 states and District of Columbia have spent $116 billion in money so far from a landmark lawsuit against big tobacco companies in 1998.
Should PBS receive government funding?
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7 hrs ago | SanLuisObispo.com
This May 1, 2013 file photo shows Federal Housing Finance Authority Director nominee Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., listening as President Barack Obama announces Watt's nomination for the, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.
11 hrs ago | North County Public Radio
Vermont has reclaimed its title as the top state in the country for the production of Peace Corps volunteers.
12 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel
The number of people seeking health insurance under Obamacare more than doubled in November to around 250,000, according to a government report on Wednesday, showing the landmark healthcare law is still far from its goal of extending coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.
12 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' shadow appeared behind the lectern as she about the implementation of the federal health law in Detroit in November.
"My team and I tested the banks' compliance with the National Mortgage Settlement's original 29 metrics for the first half of this year," said Joseph Smith, monitor of the organization, in a December 4 oversight update .
District of Columbia residents who were unable to walk in the snow and rain to the South African Embassy to sign the Book of Condolence to pay honor and respect to Nelson Mandela still have an opportunity to be part of history on Wednesday December 11, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mayor Vincent Gray invites District residents to sign the official ... (more)
Abortions are on the decline in the United States, though numbers remain shockingly high in New York City, according to a CDC report released over Thanksgiving.
Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, hosted a National Guard Christmas Tree dedication in her office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building here yesterday.
Same-sex marriage advocates in Oregon reported Monday they had collected enough signatures to give voters a chance to legalize same-sex marriage in 2014.
Senate Democrats are demonstrating their new ability to thwart Republican filibusters with a vote that would make judges appointed by Democratic presidents a majority on the nation's second most powerful court.
The Wilton High School Model Congress participated this past weekend at the 2013 Yale Model Congress in New Haven, and the students who attended had a successful legislative session.
The nation's new health-care law says insurers can't turn anyone away, even people who are sick.
Forecasters are calling for a second winter storm to hit the Mid-Atlantic region, which will slow efforts to restore power to those affected by snow and ice on Sunday.
Fourteen states and the District of Columbia told the federal government they could run their own health insurance exchanges, but three people leading their states' exchanges have now left following problem-plagued rollouts of the online marketplaces.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is scheduled to take part in a ceremony paying tribute to fallen soldiers and those on active duty.