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‘Obamacare’ Insures 3 Million Young Adults

Some 3.1 million young adults have health insurance as a result of the health care reform law, according to new figures released Tuesday by the Obama administration.

Fast and Furious: Issa Says Holder Contempt Vote Still On

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said late Tuesday that, barring the unexpected, he would not delay a vote scheduled for Wednesday morning on a resolution finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

Romney Declines To Condemn His Campaign’s Organized Heckling

President Obama’s campaign has spoken out against heckling, and on Tuesday it condemned Mitt Romney for not doing the same thing.

The High Costs Of High Security At Supermax Prisons

Illinois is the latest state poised to close its only supermaximum security prison, the Tamms Correctional Center.

Julian Assange seeking asylum in Ecuadorian embassy in London

Julian Assange has dramatically sought political asylum at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, days after the supreme court rejected the last of his appeals against extradition to Sweden to face sex crime accusations and after what he called a “declaration of abandonment” by his own government in Australia.

Germany set to allow eurozone bailout fund to buy troubled countries’ debt

Angela Merkel is poised to allow the eurozone’s €750bn (£605bn) bailout fund to buy up the bonds of crisis-hit governments in a desperate effort to drive down borrowing costs for Spain and Italy and prevent the single currency from imploding.

Pakistan power cut riots spread as politician’s house stormed

The house of a Pakistani politician was stormed by thousands of rioters on Tuesday during an eruption of public fury at the government’s inability to maintain electricity supplies during sweltering summer conditions.

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