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New York Area Airports Open After Heaviest December Snows in Six Decades – Bloomberg

The Guardian New York Area Airports Open After Heaviest December Snows in Six DecadesBloombergTravelers pull their suitcases through the snow in Times Square in New York. Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) — Matt Rogers, president of Commodity Weather Group, … Continue reading

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U.S. Health Premiums Outstrip Income Gains: Chart of the Day

U.S. health-insurance costs are rising more quickly than the ability of U.S. families to pay and the gap is widening, according to the Commonwealth Fund. [read more at source]

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Health insurance: Ohio boosts aid to kids, nets bonus

Health insurance in Ohio expands to include more poor children. HHS awards $12.4 million bonus. [read more at source]

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East Digs Out After Blizzard Leaves a Trail of Disruption – New York Times

NJ.com East Digs Out After Blizzard Leaves a Trail of DisruptionNew York TimesSubway station stairs in New York, like this one on the L stop on First Avenue, about 4 am Monday, were covered with snow. More Photos » By … Continue reading

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Not just poor, unemployed going without health insurance

Percentage of uninsured among families earning between $50,000 and $75,000 soars. [read more at source]

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Obama weighs in on Michael Vick, and other cultural issues – Washington Post

Kansas City Star Obama weighs in on Michael Vick, and other cultural issuesWashington PostHONOLULU – President Obama doesn't seem to shy away from the divisive social and cultural topics that Americans are debating in their living rooms, gyms and workplaces. … Continue reading

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New Calif. laws to begin health reforms

California will create an Internet-based insurance exchange to let consumers comparison-shop for affordable health insurance. [read more at source]

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CIA decodes Civil War message in a bottle after 147 years – Telegraph.co.uk

Daily Mail CIA decodes Civil War message in a bottle after 147 yearsTelegraph.co.ukA message in a bottle sent to a Confederate general during the Siege of Vicksburg, one of the key turning points of the American Civil War, has finally … Continue reading

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Snowstorm socks the Northeast, snarls holiday travel – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Snowstorm socks the Northeast, snarls holiday travelLos Angeles TimesDozens of Southern California flights to the East Coast are canceled because of the blizzard. Associated Press — A storm made travel torturous in the Northeast on Sunday, dropping … Continue reading

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‘Lovergirl’ Singer Teena Marie Dead at 54 – TMZ.com

CTV.ca 'Lovergirl' Singer Teena Marie Dead at 54TMZ.comGrammy nominated singer Teena Marie — once known as Rick James' protégée — died in her sleep last night at her home in Pasadena at the age of 54 … TMZ has confirmed … Continue reading

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Suspected Suicide Bomber Kills 45 in Pakistan – Voice of America

The Hindu Suspected Suicide Bomber Kills 45 in PakistanVoice of AmericaPhoto: AP Pakistan army paramedic and rescue workers unload an injured victim of suicide bombing at hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan Dec. 25, 2010 Authorities in northwestern Pakistan say a suspected … Continue reading

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Boston, NYC face blizzard warnings as storm system barrels north – CNN International

New York Times Boston, NYC face blizzard warnings as storm system barrels northCNN InternationalBy the CNN Wire Staff Storm warnings across the US meaning travelers could face long lines and cancellations at airports. (CNN) — Snow fell in parts of … Continue reading

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Obama visits troops during low-key Christmas in Hawaii – Los Angeles Times

Globe and Mail Obama visits troops during low-key Christmas in HawaiiLos Angeles TimesPresident Obama enjoyed a quiet Christmas with his family and friends in Hawaii, visiting with service members at a military base and taking in some NBA basketball on … Continue reading

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Sick kids priced out of health insurance

Sick kids priced out of health insurance By kirsten stewart The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Dec 24, 2010 07:13AM MDT Though not on everyone’s Christmas list, the previously unattainable gift of private health insurance was something Becky Smith had hoped … Continue reading

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Some AARP Medicare Policies Exempted From New Health Care Rate Rules

Health insurance company lobbyists have launched a new line of criticism against President Obama’s health care overhaul, claiming the AARP got preferential treatment in regulations released this week.  [read more at source]

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Bomb kills dozens in northwest Pakistan aid line – msnbc.com

The Nation, Pakistan Bomb kills dozens in northwest Pakistan aid linemsnbc.comPESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suspected suicide bomber attacked a gathering of people receiving aid in northwest Pakistan on Saturday and at least 42 people were killed and 70 injured, NBC … Continue reading

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Snowstorm heads south; some flights canceled – Seattle Times

CBC.ca Snowstorm heads south; some flights canceledSeattle TimesA Christmas Eve snowstorm that blanketed parts of the Midwest was expected to bring rare Christmas Day snowfall to parts of the Southeast, prompting some airline cancellations and delays. By LUCAS L. JOHNSON … Continue reading

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Retailers hope to prolong holiday bustle – Seattle Times

Telegraph.co.uk Retailers hope to prolong holiday bustleSeattle TimesAfter a bustling holiday season, don't expect to find a surplus of merchandise at stores when the post-Christmas shopping begins Sunday. By Seattle Times staff and wire reports Wet pedestrians are all a … Continue reading

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Think Christmas is commercial? Wait until you see the ‘Jesus trail’ – MiamiHerald.com

Mirror.co.uk Think Christmas is commercial? Wait until you see the 'Jesus trail'MiamiHerald.comNAZARETH, Israel — Strains of "Silent Night" stream from the tour bus speakers on what has become known as the Jesus circuit in Nazareth, northern Israel. Locals here joke … Continue reading

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US Approved Business With Blacklisted Nations – New York Times

Geo Television Network US Approved Business With Blacklisted NationsNew York TimesDespite sanctions and trade embargoes, over the past decade the United States government has allowed American companies to do billions of dollars in business with Iran and other countries blacklisted … Continue reading

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