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HHS Secretary Won't Quit Over Rocky Obamacare Rollout

October 17, 2013 Many have called for Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius' resignation over the rocky Obamacare rollout. Many Americans have tried and failed to buy insurance through the exchanges because the federal website has so many glitches. But Sebelius isn't throwing in the towel. Her brother, Donald Gilligan, tells ...

Are You Smarter Than an American?

September 6, 2013 The Pew Research Center released its "What the Public Knows" study Thursday, illustrating that pretty much everyone in America recognizes that one photo of Edward Snowden, and nobody knows what's going on with the Dow Jones Index. Pew asked a wide range of respondents 13 "news IQ" questions, to determine ...

Court Rules Veterans Affairs Must Give Benefits to Gay Spouses

August 30, 2013 A federal judge in California ruled on Friday that in light of the Supreme Court's DOMA ruling, a lesbian veteran and her spouse should be eligible for veteran benefits. Previously, the Department of Veterans Affairs denied plaintiff Tracey Cooper-Harris's request for additional money and benefits that married vets are eligible ...

Fort Hood Shooter Found Guilty of Premeditated Murder

August 23, 2013 A jury has found Maj. Nidal Hasan guilty of premeditated murder for the Fort Hood shooting in 2009. This means that Hasan is now eligible for the death penalty. His military base shooting rampage killed 13 people and injured 39. Hasan, an American-born Muslim, acted as his own attorney during ...

Gitmo Guards Allegedly Mess with Prisoner by Giving Him 'Fifty Shades'

August 22, 2013 Guantanamo Bay prisoner Ammar al-Baluchi says his guards are messing with him. Al-Baluchi, who was allegedly involved in the 9/11 attacks, has been attending pretrial hearings this week, during which his lawyer has claimed that guards gave him a copy of E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey on a break ...

NIH Works Out Deal With Henrietta Lacks' Family to Study Her Cells

August 8, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It's taken 62 years, but researchers finally asked Henrietta Lacks's family for consent to use her cancer cells, which have been employed in over 76,000 studies since her death in 1951. Lacks, a poor, black mother of five, died of cervical cancer, but the so-called HeLa cells survived to become ...

Your Jokes Hurt Joe Biden's Feelings

July 19, 2013 Vice President Joe Biden doesn't say for sure whether or not he'll run for president on aGQ profile on Thursday, but you can tell he kind of wants to. With all his hedging to GQ's Jeanne Marie Laskas, he reminds us that despite his propensity to joke and be joked ...

House Committee's 'Jay-Z, Beyonce Bill' Seeks to Tighten Cuba Travel Restrictions

July 11, 2013 The House Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill Wednesday containing a provision aimed at tightening travel restrictions to Cuba. Reps are calling it the "Jay-Z, Beyonce Bill," referencing the "educational trip" the stars took to the country earlier this year (one thatconveniently coincided with their fifth wedding anniversary). To the ...