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    Appeals court strikes down key part of Obamacare program

    In a dramatic blow to a key Obamacare program, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that individuals cannot use tax credits or subsidies to buy health insurance on federally run exchanges. The divided three-judge panel said those cost-sharing subsidies can be used only through state-run health exchanges, not the federal exchanges. The court’s decision could make it harder to ensure affordable coverage for millions in the 34 states that have chosen not to set up their own regulated health insurance […]

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    Billionaire suggests workers shift to 3-day work week

    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting that workers shift to a three-day work week. The catch: He would require 11-hour work days and workers to stay on the job until age 70 or 75. The Financial Times reported that in a speech at a conference in Paraguay, Slim advocated a radical change in the typical five-day work week. “People are going to have to work for more years, until they are 70 or 75, and just work three days a […]

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    “What exactly are they trying to hide?” Obama says of Russia, rebels

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. President Barack Obama lashed out Monday at Russia over conditions at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, saying Russian-backed rebels at the site continue to impede efforts to recover bodies and investigate exactly what happened. Poroshenko, speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, pleaded for international solidarity against the rebels fighting the government in Kiev. “I don’t see any differences” between 9/11, the Lockerbie bombing, and the attack on Flight MH17, Ukrainian President Petro […]

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    ‘Slow and steady’ approach helps woman lose over 100 pounds

    Like so many people, Nicole Durham was tired of being overweight. No one bullied her, and she didn’t have a health scare. She was just sick of looking and feeling bad. When the Colorado woman finally decided it was time to lose weight, she knew she had a long way to go. She needed more than a diet to lose 100 pounds — she needed to change her whole life. So she approached it like a marathon instead of a […]

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    This is how a Facebook selfie landed an Illinois woman behind bars

    A thief in southern Illinois posted a pic to Facebook that helped land her behind bars. Police in West Frankfort say 27-year-old Danielle Saxton posted pictures on her Facebook page showing off a new dress. But the problem was the dress was stolen from a local boutique. “What she stole is a very distinct leopard dress,” said co-owner of Mortie’s Boutique Kert Williams. Within hours after the theft, the boutique owners posted pictures of the stolen dress to their Facebook page, and people quickly put the two […]

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    Deadliest day in Gaza so far

    GAZA CITY (CNN) — The battle between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza saw its deadliest day Sunday for both sides. Eighty-seven Palestinians died, at least 60 of them in Israel’s assault on the town of Shaja’ia, the Gaza Health Ministry said. The Israel Defense Forces said 13 soldiers were killed. At a news conference, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed the country’s “deep pain” at the loss of the soldiers. In total, 425 Palestinians have been killed, according to […]

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    Actor James Garner dies at 86

    James Garner, the understated, wisecracking everyman actor who enjoyed multigenerational success on both the small and big screens, has died. He was 86. Police, who were called to his residence Saturday night in Los Angeles, say he died of natural causes. Garner starred in hit TV series almost 20 years apart — “Maverick” in the late 1950s and “The Rockford Files” in the 1970s. He also had a notable film career, starring in such classics as “Sayonara” (1957), “The Great […]

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    Rory McIlroy wins British Open

    Rory McIlroy emerged triumphant at the end of a testing final round to win the British Open title at Hoylake Sunday to claim the third major title of his career. McIlroy carded a one-under 71 for 17-under 271 on the Royal Liverpool links course to win by two shots from Sergio Garcia of Spain and Rickie Fowler of the United States. Garcia made a brave bid to win his first major with a finishing six-under 66 and closed to within […]

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    ‘Patriot’ actress Skye McCole Bartusiak dead at 21

    Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who played Mel Gibson’s youngest daughter in “The Patriot,” died Saturday at her home in Houston, her mother said Sunday. She was 21. “We lost our girl,” Helen McCole Bartusiak told CNN. While investigators have not determined a cause of death, Bartusiak had been suffering from epileptic seizures in recent days, according to her mother. “She was a kind and really beautiful girl,” her mother said. Bartusiak’s most visible role was as the young daughter of Mel Gibson’s Revolutionary […]

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    Remains in Mexico identified as missing American

    Human remains found in two plastic bags near a beach in southwestern Mexico have been identified as those of Harry Devert, a New Yorker who left his job as a trader in finance for a transcontinental motorcycle journey from the United States to Latin America, Mexican authorities said. Devert, 32, vanished six months ago after sending his girlfriend an ominous text message from a troubled region in Mexico, describing how he was being escorted from “an area too dangerous for […]