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5 Things To Know About The New Health Secretary

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama's nominee to replace retiring HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, has small-town roots and big-time government experience.
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New Rules on Handling Sexual Assault in D.C.

Last year, a controversial Human Rights Watch report harshly criticized the Metropolitan Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases. The MPD disputed some of the findings of that report, noting internal reforms were already...

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U.S. Denies Visa To Iran's Controversial U.N. Envoy

The moves comes after Congress approved legislation aimed at denying entry to Hamid Aboutalebi, who was part of a student group that seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979.
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'I Knew It Wouldn't Be Easy,' Outgoing Health Secretary Sebelius Says

With Kathleen Sebelius leaving as health secretary, the president is turning to budget chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell to run the agency that oversees the Affordable Care Act — better known as Obamacare.
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VIDEO: Woman Throws Shoe At Hillary Clinton, No Harm Done

The flying footwear missed the former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential contender. She was giving a speech in Las Vegas. "Is that part of Cirque du Soleil?" Clinton joked.
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Obama, Bush Mark Passage Of 1964 Civil Rights Act

Barack Obama and George W. Bush, two U.S. presidents with little in common in terms of policy, personal style and politics, each paid tribute to the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson.
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Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius To Step Down

The move comes about 6 months after the disastrous roll out of the health insurance website. It was eventually fixed, but not before delivering a severe blow to the president's approval ratings.
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Obama And Al Sharpton: An Odd Couple Who Make Political Sense

For the cautious president and the free-wheeling reverend, there's a political symbiosis that comes from sharing the same stage.
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Sebelius, Leader Of Rocky Health Care Rollout, Resigns From HHS

Kathleen Sebelius has resigned from her position as secretary of health and human services. President Obama accepted her resignation, and he plans to nominate Sylvia Matthews Burwell to replace her.
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Judges Appear Divided In Case On Utah's Gay Marriage Ban

A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case prompted by last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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