In a year that featured divisive fights over the budget, health care and presidential nominations, 65 members of the U.S. Senate took a break from partisan bickering Tuesday night to participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange.
People now have until January 10 to pay for their first month of coverage through the health exchanges. But people using the federal exchange still have to get signed up by Dec. 23. Some states have pushed deadlines even later.
Rudy Kurniawan, once considered one of the world's most formidable wine collectors, was convicted Wednesday of making cheap wine blends in his house and then passing them off as some of the rarest wines in the world, for thousands of dollars each, at auction.
Under the health law, pediatric dental coverage is one of 10 core health benefits that must be offered to people who shop for plans on the health insurance marketplaces. But the plans are only required to cover only medically necessary orthodontia.
Kurt Mix was convicted for deleting text messages that had information about the worst offshore oil spill in the nation's history. That hindered a grand jury's investigation, prosecutors argued. He had been a drilling engineer with BP.
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