The Obama administration revealed Wednesday that fewer than 27,000 people signed up for private health insurance in the 36 states relying on HealthCare.gov. Meantime lawmakers grilled the White House's IT chief about the troubled site.
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This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps
I climbed the ladder quickly, free to work any hours in any location for any pay. I moved from market to market, always achieving a better title, a better salary. Succeeding.
Nation's first soda tax could come to Berkeley
The Berkeley City Council unanimously decided last week to put the 1-cent-per-ounce tax on the ballot this November. Approving the tax would mean a major defeat for the soda industry, which has spent millions to crush the effort nationwide.
Best president? Worst president? Don't read too much into those polls
The questions about who are the best and worst post-WWII presidents are useless. What they mainly show is that Republicans are far more unified around a single story than are Democrats.
What states can do on their own about immigration
It's official: Congress won't take up immigration reform this year. This week, President Barack Obama said he'll use executive actions to change policies unilaterally.
The Internet has changed how we curse
Relatively recent technologies — cable television, satellite radio, and social media — provide us with a not-too-unrealistic picture of how often people swear in public and what they say when they do.
May 2014 was the hottest may in recorded history
According to new data released this week, May 2014 is officially the warmest May in recorded history.
Both NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency have tentatively ranked May at the top of historical measurements, though NASA's numbers are preliminary because crucial information is still missing from China.
Facebook making big changes to its advertisements
Facebook is making significant changes to the advertisements on its network, and said Thursday that it will give users more control over which ads they see on its network.
Assault suspect loses college baseball scholarship
The investigation into an alleged sexual assault at a alcohol-fueled post-prom party in Georgia has led to at least one suspect losing a college baseball scholarship.
Oklahoma man accused of plotting to poison pregnant girlfriend with ricin
Preston H. Rhoads, who was charged in April with two counts of solicitation of murder and two counts of attempting to kill another person, is accused of producing the deadly poison ricin and asking a former co-worker to help poison his girlfriend, Shanisty Whittington.
Suspect in Vegas rampage lived in Indiana
Jerad Miller, who, along with his wife, killed two Las Vegas police officers and a bystander in a shooting spree Sunday, briefly lived in Indiana in the early 2000s. Miller and his wife, Amanda, have been identified as the couple who shot two policemen at a Cici's Pizza and a third man at a Wal-Mart before killing themselves.
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