Kim Monroe

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Obamacare Employer Mandate Delay Will Cut Covered Americans By 500,000: CBO Report

President Barack Obama's decision to delay his health care reform law's requirement that large employers offer health benefits or face financial penalties will result in about a half-million people losing out on health coverage they would have gained, according to nonpartisan congressional analysts.<p>…

Searchers recover body of Mt. Hood snowboarder

Rescuers searching for a snowboarder on Oregon's Mount Hood have recovered his body, authorities said Sunday.<p>Hood River County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Tiffany Peterson said a rescue crew found the body of Collin Backowski, 25, under 8 to 10 feet of snow and ice Sunday morning, KATU …

Budget battle changes as some Republicans refuse cuts

Paralysis over the federal budget intensifies in the last week before a recess as rank-and-file Republicans in the House buck the party line.<p>August 03, 2013|By Lisa Mascaro<p>House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) still says the House will not agree… (Mark Wilson, Getty Images )<p>WASHINGTON — Even by …

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College sexual assault isn’t going away

When 1 in 4 women experience rape or attempted rape on campus, administrators can’t afford to ignore the problem<p>Most students enter their freshman year anticipating that the next four years of college will be the best of their lives. College is a time to learn, meet new people, enjoy diverse …

65 Cozy Designer Family Rooms

Lazy days are welcome here.<p>Prop up your feet — these comfy dens are tailor-made for relaxing. Up your living room's game too with even more designer decorating ideas.

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China to ditch its one-child policy as ageing crisis looms

China's new leaders are close to abandoning the country's one-child policy, belatedly moving to avert an ageing crunch as the work force goes into sharp decline.<p>The official news agency Xinhua reported that the Family Planning Commission is studying proposals to lift the ban on a second child, if …

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