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Obamacare Gets Health Insurance to 16 Million New People, Feds Say

More than 16 million people who did not have health insurance before have gained it through the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the federal government said Monday.<p>More than 14 million adults have health insurance either from the new exchanges or through expanded access to …

Selma 50th Anniversary: Youngest Marcher on Edmund Pettus Bridge Reflects

Sheyann Webb Christburg was 8 years old, the youngest person on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. She remembers the feeling of tear gas in her eyes, and she remembers running home when Rev. Hosea Williams, the civil rights leader, picked her up to carry her.<p>She remembers saying, “Put me down because you’re …

Man Fatally Shot by Los Angeles Police Identified

A homeless man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers during a struggle on Skid Row was identified Thursday under his real name. Charley Leundeu Keunang, 43, used a stolen identity for years unnoticed.<p>Keunang died from multiple gunshot wounds, the Los Angeles County coroner said …

Virginia High School Student Accused of Helping Man Join ISIS in Syria

The arrest of a suburban Washington, D.C., teenager allegedly willing to help ISIS appears to be an all too familiar scenario — a young person radicalized by Internet propaganda.<p>The Osbourn Park High School student from Woodbridge, Virginia, is in custody, NBC Washington reported, and is accused …

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert Attacked With Knife

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea was slashed in the face and arm by a knife-wielding man early Thursday, officials said.<p>Mark Lippert was on his way to attend a morning lecture in central Seoul when the attack took place, according to the Yonhap news agency, which published a picture of the envoy …

German Spy Agency BND's New Headquarters Targeted by Thieves, Flooded

MAINZ, Germany — Thieves dismantled and removed several water faucets at the construction site for the new massive headquarters of Germany's BND foreign intelligence service, officials said.<p>Several floors of the new building were flooded with water and Berlin newspaper BZ reported that “secret …

Ferguson Protesters, Cops Square Off After Report on Michael Brown Shooting

Protesters squared off with police in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday night, following a critical Department of Justice report prompted by last August's shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. A crowd of several dozen gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department after the report found …

U.S. Ambassador Lippert Attacked in South Korea: How Did It Happen?

How did a knife-wielding attacker manage to slash the U.S. ambassador to South Korea — and what does it say about diplomatic security?<p>Observers have credited a quick response from security services for subduing the assailant as he took swipes at Ambassador Mark Lippert's face but security officials …

Supreme Court Schedules Argument in Same-Sex Marriage Case For April 28

The Supreme Court has set April 28 as the date for historic arguments on gay marriage.<p>The justices agreed in January to definitively answer whether the Constitution allows states to ban same-sex marriage. A ruling is expected by the end of the term in late June.<p>The argument in April will run about …

Here's Where You Can't Afford to Buy a Home

It's either a great time to buy a house—or you'll never be able to afford one.<p>A lot depends on where you live.<p>Home prices have perked up again after taking a breather last year. U.S. single-family home prices rose in December, especially in the western half of the country, according to the latest …

Iran Joins Denunciations of Republican Senators' Nuke-Talks Letter

Iran's foreign minister Monday joined expressions of outrage by the White House and congressional Democrats over Senate Republicans' letter to the Tehran government about nuclear negotiations, telling NBC News "this letter has no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy."<p>Foreign Minister …

University of Oklahoma Expels Two Students Tied to Racist Chant Video

The University of Oklahoma said Tuesday that its president had expelled two students identified as playing a leadership role in the singing of a racist chant caught on video as part of a fraternity event.<p>Officials at the university shut down the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity after the video …