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Study: Romney Plan Would Raise Taxes On 95% Of Americans

Mitt Romney’s tax plan would be a boon for the wealthy, but a tax hike for 95% of Americans, according to a new nonpartisan study.

Bush Appointee Rules DOMA Unconstitutional

U.S. District Court Judge Vanessa Bryant, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled on Tuesday that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in unconstitutional.

How The Poor, The Middle Class And The Rich Spend Their Money

How do Americans spend their money? And how do budgets change across the income spectrum?

Under Health Law, ‘No-Cost’ Birth Control Starts Today

Beginning today, most new and renewing health insurance plans must begin offering a broad array of women’s preventive health services, most notably coverage of birth control, at no upfront cost.

Chick-fil-A pulls in the crowds as gay marriage debate turns spicy

The hub of the same-sex marriage debate in the US moves to an unlikely location this week – the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A.

India restores electricity after worst blackout in history

‘s top electricity official says power has been restored across the country after a major system collapse led to the worst blackout in history.

U.S. raises pressure for euro zone crisis action

(Reuters) – The United States raised pressure oneuro zone leaders to take decisive action to solve the region’s debt crisis, notably by lowering troubled members’ borrowing costs, on the eve of a crucial European Central Bank meeting.

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