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California Health Exchange Considers Extending Enrollment For Some

Plenty of uninsured people will discover they owe a penalty as they file their taxes over the next two months, and will also learn they could be locked out of buying insurance to solve the problem.
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Study: Black Girls Are Being Pushed Out of School

Research suggests that punishment for African-American schoolgirls is more harsh than for other groups, and the racial disparities between punishment for girls are greater than those for boys.
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Obama To Urge Companies To Share Data On Cyberthreats

The Obama administration promotes a framework for sharing information about data breaches, hoping to prevent or limit attacks like those that recently hit Sony and Anthem Inc.
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NASA Mission Crew Poses As Jedi Warriors

They even had light sabers for the group portrait. The crew is not headed to a galaxy far far away, but to the International Space Station this fall.
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Charges Dropped Against Man Who Urinated On Modell's Grave

Cleveland Browns fan Paul Serbu, 62, was accused of urinating on the grave of the late Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. Years ago, Modell had moved the team to Baltimore from Cleveland.
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David Carr, 'New York Times' Media Critic, Dies At 58

The media columnist for The New York Times died Thursday night after collapsing in the newsroom. David Carr expertly dissected journalism as an industry and as entertainment. He was 58.
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3-Point Shooting Contest Recommended To Watch During All-Star Break

The NBA is taking taking a break from the regular season for the All-Star Game, which will be played in New York on Sunday. At this point, the league's best teams are in the Western Conference.
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Political Necessity Forces GOP Into Middle-Class Income Debate

As the economy improves, political debates change. President Obama says it's time to focus on stagnant middle-class incomes. Republicans are trying to come up with their agenda for the middle class.
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Not In The Mood For Cupid? There Are Alternatives To Valentine's Day

Don't feel like celebrating Valentine's Day? Feb. 14 is also Ferris Wheel Day and National Organ Donor Day.
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Fraud Case Casts Spotlight On Medicare Advantage Plans

An indictment in Florida is likely to draw heightened scrutiny to potential billing fraud in privately run Medicare plans. It also raises questions about the effectiveness of government oversight.

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