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Feds, states scramble to recruit young, healthy into ObamaCare as enrollment lags

The commercial starts out with two young rappers breaking out into song as they interview a 26-year-old woman about her decision to sign up for health insurance. It's edgy. Some would say goofy. But at least it's not boring, which is what Michael Marchand wanted to avoid.<p>Marchand runs the …

Obama launches effort to help propel black, Hispanic young men

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will launch a program on Thursday to help improve opportunities for boys from minority groups through programs that provide mentoring, better education, and violence prevention, the White House said.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Union Depot in …

Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road

Even through a long-distance line from Uganda, you can hear the fear and anxiety in the young man's voice. Nathan, 19, is gay. NPR is not using his surname because he fears arrest.<p>"Right now we are not safe," he says. "Because we are hearing some people say ... 'If we get you, we will kill you. If …

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Bodycam footage released in North Beach officer-involved shooting<p>Military dad stationed overseas surprises family at Milwaukee Brewers game<p>Kellogg's …

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Beijing blasts UN report on North Korea

Beijing is ready to block recommendations from a United Nations warning Kim Jong-un on his regime's human rights abuses<p>China rejected what it said was "unreasonable criticism" of Beijing in a new U.N. report on human rights abuses in North Korea, but it would not be drawn on whether it would veto …

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Romney: Same-sex marriages not ideal for raising kids

Mitt Romney reaffirmed his support for traditional marriage on Sunday, saying the "ideal setting" to raise children is in a two-parent, opposite-gender household.<p>"I think marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman," the former Republican presidential nominee said on NBC's "Meet the …

Florida's debate: Self-defense?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A verdict in the city of Jacksonville is again raising the issue of self-defense and race in Florida, just seven months after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of a black teenager, Trayvon Martin.<p>Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old software developer, could face 60 years …

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What is Juneteenth?<p>'GMA' Hot List: Firefighters rescue a St. Bernard trapped on a roof<p>Modified game of Russian roulette suspected in teen's death<p>ICE …

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Hollywood legend turned diplomat Shirley Temple dies at 85

Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, ringlet-haired moppet starred in a series of winsome films that lifted the spirits of millions during the hard days of the Depression, then retired from the screen at 22 and eventually went on to a diplomatic career, died surrounded by family at her home in …

Castaway Crosses Pacific Ocean Again on Way to Homeland

Castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga crossed the Pacific Ocean again Monday — this time in a plane instead of a fishing boat — on his way home to El Salvador.<p>In the small town of Garita Palmera, a hero's welcome awaits the long-lost shark fisherman who says he spent more than a year lost at sea before …

Danish zoo shoots giraffe and feeds carcass to carnivores

Marius is put down at the age of 18 months for being inbred - despite online petition and offer of home in Yorkshire<p>A perfectly healthy young giraffe was shot dead at Copenhagen zoo on Sunday despite an online petition to save it signed by thousands of animal lovers.<p>Marius, an 18-month-old giraffe, …

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Exclusive: U.S. Won’t Seize Taliban Ally’s Cash

The White House designated a Taliban ally as a terrorist organization in 2012. Seventeen months later, none of the network’s assets have been frozen …

Super Bowl 2014 was a blowout -- and most-watched TV show in history

[<i>This story has been corrected. See bottom of post for details</i>.]<p>Sunday's Super Bowl may not have been exciting football, but it drew record TV ratings anyway.<p>An average of 111.5-million total viewers tuned in to Fox to see the Seattle Seahawks stomp the Denver Broncos, 43-8, making it the …

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Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46: 'We are devastated'

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Academy Award-winning actor, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, New York police said.<p>The "Capote" actor, 46, was discovered by a business associate at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time in his Greenwich Village apartment. Hoffman was …

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Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel peace prize

Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize.<p>The Socialist Left party politicians Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said the public debate and policy changes …

Atlanta paralyzed by less than 3 inches of snow

ATLANTA — Light snow was falling when Samantha Avers left Duluth, a northeast Atlanta suburb, on Tuesday afternoon. She figured she would be home quickly, for it was only a 30- to 45-minute drive.<p>Twenty-two hours later, Avers, an account manager who had just moved to balmy Atlanta from northern …

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Jeb Bush discusses 2016 decision

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he will make a decision on whether to run for president in 2016 at “the right time” — later this year.<p>“I don’t wake up each day saying, ‘Now what am I going do today to make the decision?’ I’m deferring the decision to the right time, which is later this year,” …

China bans cigarettes from schools

Despite China's powerful tobacco monopoly, China has banned cigarettes in kindergartens, elementary and middle schools<p>China has banned smoking in schools, state media reported on Wednesday, the latest step in a government drive to kick the country’s pervasive tobacco habit.<p>Despite years of …

Asha Mirje, Indian Politician, Says Women Invite Rape With Their Clothes, Behavior

NEW DELHI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - An Indian female politician and activist has said rape victims may have invited attacks by their clothes and behaviour, fuelling a national debate over a series of incidents of sexual violence against women.<p>Asha Mirje, a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader in …

North Korea threatens nuclear war in run-up to US-South Korea war games

North Korea has ratcheted up its rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the States in the run up to Foal Eagle, an annual war game between the US and South Korea<p>North Korea is threatening nuclear war in the run up to scheduled, soon-to-start, joint military maneuvers between the US and South …

Tycoon's Lesbian Daughter Rejects Multimillion-Dollar 'Marriage Bounty'

A Hong Kong real estate tycoon made headlines two years ago when he offered a $65 million bounty to the man who could win his daughter's heart and marry her. In an open letter today, the daughter says she hopes he can accept that she is indeed a lesbian.<p>Cecil Chao, a billionaire property developer …

Deport Justin Bieber petition tops 100,000; White House must respond

The petition is clear and to the point: "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card."<p>And now the petition at WhiteHouse.gov, created six days ago, has passed the 100,000-signature mark required to get an official response from the Obama administration. Wednesday morning at 8, the total was at …

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GOP's guests highlight ACA woes

House Republicans want Obamacare’s woes to take center stage at the State of the Union.<p>GOP lawmakers are bringing guests to President Barack Obama’s address Tuesday night who are negatively affected by the health care law – from consumers who’ve seen their insurance plans cancelled to business …

Report: NK executes shamed general's family

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the execution of his uncle's entire family, including his children and relatives serving as ambassadors to Cuba and Malaysia, according to South Korea's state news agency, Yonhap.<p>Jang Song-thaek, a once powerful North Korean military general, was …