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The Face Of HealthCare.gov Speaks Out, Says She Was Victim Of ‘Cyberbulling’

The woman who was once the face of the troubled HealthCare.gov website said she’s been the victim of “cyberbullying” since the Affordable Care Act’s rollout began.

GOP Escalates Nuclear Shutdown By Filibustering Another Top Obama Judge

Senate Republicans escalated the showdown over the nuclear option in dramatic fashion Tuesday with a second consecutive filibuster of a top judicial nominee, daring Democrats to put up or shut up when it comes to changing the rules.

In Shattered Filipino City, A Fight For ‘Sheer Survival’

As some trucks loaded with food and other aid arrive in the Philippines city of Tacloban they’re being looted by residents struggling to survive in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, NPR’s Anthony Kuhn said Wednesday on Morning Edition.

Shift In Cholesterol Advice Could Double Statin Use

After decades of cajoling Americans to know their cholesterol level and get it down as low as possible, the nation’s leading heart specialists are changing course.

How A Free Bus Shuttle Helped Make A Small Town Take Off

What’s known as the “last mile” of a commute can be the Holy Grail for many city transportation planners. How do you get people from their major mode of transportation – like a train station – to their final destination?

Japan passes law to launch reform of electricity sector

(Reuters) – Japan’s upper house passed legislation on Wednesday to start the most ambitious reform of its electricity sector since 1951, a process prompted by the Fukushima nuclear crisis that may end with the break-up of powerful regional monopolies.

Elizabeth Warren challenges Obama to break up ‘too-big-to-fail’ Wall St banks

Senator Elizabeth Warren cemented her growing reputation as a darling of the political left on Tuesday with a wide-ranging speech challenging the Obama administration to take on Wall Street and break up its biggest banks.

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