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Atlas: If you like choice in health care...

<i>Editor's note: Scott Atlas is a physician and the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- America is facing the greatest health care challenges in its history.<p>Unprecedented demand is a certainty. …

NSA surveillance bill defeated in Senate

Legislation to keep most Americans' phone records out of government hands was defeated in the Senate, dooming for now prospects of national security reforms that supporters said would protect the privacy of law-abiding citizens.<p>A motion failed Tuesday to get the necessary 60 votes needed to cut off …

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10 Maps That Explain the Next Election

What pollsters will be watching for in 2016.<p>The recent midterm election could be read as the belly-flop conclusion of the Obama era: What was thought to be a transformative period in American politics—a brief spark of minority- and youth-driven enthusiasm that created the promise of a post-racial …

Amazon Starts Shipping The Fire TV Stick, Its “Fastest Selling” Hardware Yet

Amazon announced this morning that its Chromecast competitor called the Fire TV Stick, which the company also revealed is the “fastest-selling Amazon device ever,” is now shipping to customers on a first-come, first-serve basis. The dongle’s immediately popularity likely came from the introductory …

Snow Emergency: Five Dead, 100+ Trapped in Monster Winter Storm

A second band of lake-effect snow pounded cities and towns near Buffalo, New York, early Thursday, piling more misery on communities already paralyzed by a 5-foot blanket of snow. Authorities confirmed an eighth death blamed on the storm.<p>“A few areas are getting close to a foot right now, but the …

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Authorities: Pair of 22-year-old French men in ISIS beheadings video

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not one, but two French citizens have been connected to beheadings in a recent ISIS video, both of them 22-year-old men who went to Syria to join the group, authorities said Wednesday.<p>The Paris prosecutor's office on Wednesday identified Mickael Dos Santos, a convert to Islam from the Paris …