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IRS to pay Obamacare political price

Obamacare’s rollout dented the Department of Health and Human Services in just the first month. Up next year: the Internal Revenue Service.<p>A key piece of the health care law gives Americans making less than 400 percent of the poverty line subsidies to buy insurance. But if buyers don’t alert the …

China: More than 500 resign over election fraud

<b>More than 500 municipal lawmakers in one Chinese province have stood down following an electoral fraud scandal, according to state media.</b><p>The 512 officials resigned after accepting bribes from 56 members of the provincial assembly to elect them to their posts, Xinhua news agency said.<p>The 56 …

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Turkey first of Fed Taper victims as political crisis scares investors

Lira tumbles as Turkey goes from star performer to 'sick man' of the emerging market block<p>The Turkish lira has tumbled to a record low amid a deepening political crisis in Ankara, the first emerging market domino to wobble as the US Federal Reserve starts to wind down global dollar stimulus.<p>The …

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How Hollywood cloaked South Sudan in celebrity and fell for the 'big lie'

Film stars have been speaking from a flawed script about the newest nation. Daniel Howden points a finger at those who have failed to grasp the awful reality<p>When violence erupted two weeks ago in the world's youngest country, one of the first voices to speak out, before the US president or the head …

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Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications -- ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.<p>Yet despite their …

Benghazi, Explained

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An investigation just released from <i>The New York Times</i>' David Kirkpatrick paints the best picture yet …

China ends reeducation through labour and loosens one child policy

National People's Congress officially allows couples to have a second child if one parent is an only child and scraps reeducation labour system<p>China’s ruling Communist Party announced a set of reforms on Saturday that will loosened its grip on the three-decade-old restrictive birth policy and …

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White House doesn't dispute report finding no al Qaeda role in Benghazi attack

A senior Obama administration official said the White House does not dispute a New York Times article published Saturday about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which found no evidence al Qaeda was involved.<p>According to the in-depth report, the Times found no proof that al …

Antarctic expedition: still icebound – what happens next is anyone's guess

Like explorer Douglas Mawson 100 years ago, Alok Jha and the expedition he joined face a long wait to be rescued<p>Life has taken a turn for the worse since Christmas Day, when gusts of up to 70mph slammed into the hull of the MV Akademik Shokalskiy and snow circled its decks, making it impossible to …

As The Year Closes, A Concert Hall Remains Empty

Three hundred sixty-five. That's the number of days the Minnesota Orchestra will have gone without playing in its concert hall in 2013. The orchestra became the unwitting poster child for labor strife in the classical music world — and, to some extent, an emblem of the problems facing non-profit …