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Four years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law and after repeated delays, the so-called employer mandate has become something of an orphan, reviled by the law’s opponents and increasingly seen as unnecessary by many of its backers.
LOS ANGELES (MCT) — We take as little as 100 milliseconds to “read” a face for traits such as trustworthiness, but the consequences of such judgments often are far from fleeting, so a group of scientists set out to find out what drives these impressions. “For many reasons, including the increasingly pervasive use of images […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — After Democrats said Tuesday they had raised $7.6 million by warning supporters that a planned GOP lawsuit against President Barack Obama could lead to impeachment, House Speaker John A. Boehner accused the White House of engaging in a fundraising “scam” because there are “no plans” for such a step. In his most […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — The General Services Administration is considering three sites as viable options for a new headquarters building for the FBI, according to a long-awaited short list of potential properties released Tuesday. Two of the sites are in Prince Georges County, Md.: one in Greenbelt, which local and State officials have supported, as well […]
ST. PAUL, Minn. (MCT) — Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura won his defamation case Tuesday against the author of American Sniper. The jury awarded a total of $1.845 million: $500,000 in defamation damages and $1.345 million for “unjust enrichment.” Jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict, as instructed. Instead, with the consent of both sides, […]
(MCT) — The body of a teen stowaway was found in the wheel well of a U.S. military plane in Germany on Sunday night, military officials said. The victim, described as an “adolescent black male, possibly of African origins,” was found during a routine inspection of a C-130J military aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, according […]
TUCSON, Ariz. (MCT) — The mother of a 16-year-old Mexican boy fatally shot by Border Patrol agents firing from the U.S. side of the border into Nogales, Mexico, has sued the U.S. government, demanding that a jury hear evidence about what she alleges were the unlawful actions of agents, announced her attorneys and the American […]
(MCT) — A doctor from Sierra Leone who was leading the fight to battle the deadly Ebola virus outbreak there has died from the disease, officials in that country said. Dr. Sheik Umar Khan died at a Doctors Without Borders facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, said Dr. Brima Kargbo, chief medical officer of the country’s […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Robert McDonald, President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the tarnished Department of Veterans Affairs, was unanimously confirmed Tuesday by the Senate. McDonald, former chief executive of Procter & Gamble and a West Point graduate, is the eighth VA secretary nominee to be unanimously approved by the Senate since the position was created […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — After nearly two years of sending conflicting signals on the legalization of marijuana, the Barack Obama Administration finds itself under increased pressure from all sides to deliver a consistent message on where it stands. Democratic Senators from Washington State and Colorado entered the fray Tuesday, releasing a letter that complained that Federal […]