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Final ACA deadline not quite final

People who can’t finish the online signup for Obamacare health insurance by midnight Tuesday because of problems with HealthCare.gov and a surge of last-minute shoppers can seek extra time to finalize their application and still get covered by Jan. 1, the Obama administration said Tuesday afternoon.<p>…

Inspector General Finds EPA Justified in Intervening to Protect Drinking Water from Fracking

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General found EPA Region 6 was justified in legally intervening to protect Parker …

Postal rates going up

WASHINGTON — Mailing a letter is about to get a little more expensive.<p>Regulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to 49 cents a letter in an effort to help the Postal Service recover from severe mail decreases brought on after the …

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Snowden to deliver 'alternative' Christmas address to UK

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been asked to by a British broadcaster to give an "alternative Christmas message" to the people of the United Kingdom.<p>Snowden's statement, which will be broadcast on Christmas Day on Britain's Channel 4, will compare government surveillance of people around the world …

Witnesses describe atrocities in South Sudan | Canada

<b>Juba, South Sudan</b> - In the suburb of Munuki in South Sudan's capital, men are digging fresh graves against a backdrop of large birds swooping through clouds of smoke billowing from an area where the new nation's rebel-movement-turned-army has its main barracks.<p>It was here that, a week ago, forces …

South Sudan: Sliding into civil war?

In a little more than a week, the world's newest country seems to be unravelling. What started as a power struggle between the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and his former deputy Riek Machar, has become a fight between rival ethnic groups, the Dinka and the Nuer.<p>Perhaps this is the settling …

Hard news for Turkey's journalists

<b>"The police were just behind us. The first tear gas they threw hit me. I clutched my head. Blood was pouring out."</b><p>Ahmet Sik is a widely respected, well-known investigative journalist in Turkey. He recalls the day he got injured while covering the protests in Istanbul's Gezi Park this summer. He is …

U.N. Denies South Sudan Mass Grave

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Outrage in Ukraine after brutal attack on opposition reporter

Shocking photos emerge of prominent journalist beaten as she covered pro-Europe protests<p>Unknown assailants have savagely beaten a critical Ukrainian journalist who has taken part in pro-EU rallies, triggering outrage among the opposition locked in a confrontation with President Viktor …

Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message - Video on NBCNews.com

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