Jacquelin Winegar

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The AIDS Granny In Exile

In the '90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed the horrifying cause of an AIDS epidemic in rural China — and the ensuing cover-up — and became an enemy of the state. Now 85, she lives in New York without her family, without her friends, and without regrets.<p>The enormous brick fortress in West …

Health Care

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Barack Obama's popularity falls to all-time low

For the first time a majority of Americans think the president is dishonest and untrustworthy<p>US President Barack Obama's popularity has slumped to an all-time low, with a majority of Americans for the first time believing him to be dishonest and untrustworthy, according to new survey.<p>The respected …

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Is climate change to blame for Typhoon Haiyan?

The Philippines has been hit by 24 typhoons in the past year but the power of Haiyan was off the scale, killing thousands and leaving millions homeless. Is there even worse devastation to come?<p>Just as the world was beginning to take in the almost unimaginable devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan, …

Congressional Odd Couple Could Be Key To Any Budget Breakthrough

Twenty-nine lawmakers are supposed to come up with a long-term budget deal by mid-December. They meet again Wednesday around a conference table, led by two people who couldn't be more different: Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.<p>At 6-foot-1, …

Administration Invites HealthCare.gov Users To Try Again

If at first you don't succeed, try again.<p>That's the message from the White House on Tuesday, with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) asking more than 275,000 people who tried and failed to sign up for health plans on the stalled HealthCare.gov website to give it another shot.<p>As …

Making of ACA management failure

In the days after HealthCare.gov went live, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough quietly dispatched Jeff Zients, a favorite West Wing fixer, to assess the operation and report back.<p>When Zients did, President Barack Obama learned the project was in worse shape than suspected — riddled with …

Typhoon Haiyan: eight die in food stampede amid desperate wait for aid

Thousands storm rice warehouse in the devastated central Philippines while Haiyan relief effort flounders<p>Eight people have been killed in the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines after thousands of Haiyan survivors stormed a government-owned rice warehouse seeking food supplies.<p>The Philippines …

Associated Press News

Congress Wasn’t Going to Save the Postal Service Anytime Soon

For sev­er­al years, the U.S. Postal Ser­vice, which was shed­ding bil­lions of dol­lars a year — nearly $16 bil­lion in 2012 — has pushed Con­gress …

Snapchat turned down more than $3B from Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has dangled more than $3 billion in cash to woo Snapchat, the popular photo-messaging used by younger audiences, amid growing signs of waning interest among teens in the world's largest social network.<p>The Los Angeles-based company, founded by 23-year-old Evan Spiegel, …

Boehner Kills Immigration Hopes

It’s Official: Obamacare Enrollment Is Super Low

Roughly 100,000 people en­rolled in health in­sur­ance through Obama­care last month — far short of the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s goal.<p>The Health and …

Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines defends aid response

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1027000/1027869_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522384782_854190f017e5d9dd07a8fc9a10dd5425<p><b>The Philippine government says it is facing its biggest ever logistical challenge after Typhoon Haiyan, which affected as many as 11 million …

Natural Disasters