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Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers

Donna received the letter canceling her insurance plan on Sept. 16. Her insurance company, LifeWise of Washington, told her that they’d identified a new plan for her. If she did nothing, she’d be covered.

Senate To Vote On LGBT Rights Bill: Dems Expect To Break Filibuster

When the Senate holds a test vote Monday on legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, Republicans will face a tough choice: let the bill advance and face the wrath of conservatives, or filibuster a popular gay rights advancement amid a national sea change in favor of the cause.

Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright Denied Voter ID Card

Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright (D-TX) was denied a voter ID card thanks to Texas’s strict voter ID law.

For Many Iranians, ‘Death To America’ Are Just Words

On this 34th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, thousands of Iranians gathered outside that building

Adding Up The Cost Of Low Literacy Among Adults

Low literacy rates for adults can have wide-ranging effects on those around them. They may rely more heavily on government services; their children may not get that extra hand with schoolwork; their families may not get sufficient financial support.

Syria’s Moderates Rebels Fight A Battle On Two Fronts

Like many Syrian exiles, Murhaf Jouejati, a professor at National Defense University, is frustrated by U.S. policy toward Syria. He says there’s been only a trickle of U.S. aid to the secular, nationalist opposition in Syria, while the Islamists have no trouble raising money through their networks in the Arab world.

As Mirrors Beam Light To Town, Norwegians Share Patch Of Sun

The small town of Rjukan has long had to make do without sunlight during the cold Norwegian winters.

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