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The Affordable Care Act Is Working, ‘Helping People… Coast To Coast’

President Obama emerged from the White House on Tuesday to rousing applause. He announced that 7.1 million Americans had signed up for health care through the federal exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act. « This law is doing what it’s supposed to do, » Obama said at the Rose Garden. « It’s working. It’s helping people from coast to coast. » Seven million was the White House’s initial projection, but the rollout of the exchanges has been messy. HealthCare.gov, for example, was essentially useless for weeks after it was launched in October. BecauseRead More

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Tourists from Asia-Pacific to become world’s top spenders

SINGAPORE: The Asia-Pacific will overtake Europe as the region whose tourists spend the most money overseas within 10 years, a report said Wednesday, driven by an explosion in the number of Chinese travellers. Spending by tourists from the Asia-Pacific will reach nearly $753 billion by 2023, increasing the region’s share of global spend to 40 percent from 25 per cent in 2012, according to a report commissioned by travel technology firm Amadeus.Travellers from Europe will account for 34 per cent of global outbound spend by the same year, down fromRead More


Phoenix, Columbus Eliminated From RNC Convention Contention

The Republican National Committee trimmed its list of potential 2016 convention sites to a half dozen on Tuesday, eliminating Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio from contention. That leaves Cincinnati and Cleveland in Ohio, along with Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Mo., and Las Vegas advancing to the next round for further evaluation, which will include site visits. “In any other year, Columbus and Phoenix could have topped the list, but with so many strong cities competing, the committee had to make the difficult decision to narrow the field,” said RNC Site SelectionRead More


Female candidates could win big in 2014.

Watch Out Glass Ceiling

While much of the midterm election talk has revolved around the Republican advantages apparent in this cycle, it shouldn’t be overlooked that women may also win big this year. Even though it’s unlikely that 2014 will surpass the record number of women filing to run for Senate (36) or winning Senate primary contests (18), a look at the specific races across the country suggests that when all the votes are counted the next U.S. Senate may make history (or herstory). According to the Center for American Women and Politics, four of the 29 incumbents (three DemocratsRead More


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Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of six dead birds of prey. The five red kites and a buzzard were found in the Conon Bridge and Muir of Ord area of Ross-shire. The raptors were found at different, but nearby, locations between 18 and 24 March. Police Scotland said it was unclear at this stage how the birds died, but said it was likely the deaths involved « some form of criminality ». Det Insp Scott McDonald said: « I would ask anyone who has been working on the land orRead More


Farming in City

What’s for dinner? For that matter, what’s to eat, full stop? In a few decades time, that second question may become pressing. Mankind’s awareness of our food supplies has been heightened by massive crop failures due to millennial level floods, protracted droughts, and numerous food-borne disease outbreaks caused by microbes such as salmonella,E. coli strain 0157, toxoplasma and listeria. Consumers the world over now demand to know where their food comes from and how it is produced. As if that were not enough to keep us up at all hours ofRead More


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The 1995 film Waterworld was one of Hollywood’s most infamous budget busters – a mega-million-dollar post-apocalyptic thriller that, at the time, cost more than any other film ever made. It did a pretty decent job of sinking Kevin Costner’s career for the rest of the decade. More importantly, it may also have helped do the same to the idea of mankind living on the sea. Though scientists aren’t predicting sea-level rises of the magnitude seen in Waterworld – hundreds of feet thanks to melting polar ice caps – we mayRead More


Prom dress shopping perilous for plus-size girls

NEW YORK — Maria Giorno has nothing against long gowns with high waists and flowing fabric — dresses that are designed to camouflage curves on plus-size women. But the New Jersey high school senior had no interest in buying a loose-fitting style for her senior prom, even though it was all she could find in a size 16 or so at nearby stores. So many stores, Giorno said, « never have anything that’s a little more sexy or a little form-fitting, or anything like that for my age. » Clothes shopping for plus-sizeRead More


Simple Entertainment News

Like life, casting in Bollywood also seems to go around in circles. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who presents his lead actors like demi-gods, wanted to launch Bajirao Mastani years ago with Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The two actors even did a photo shoot in the get-up. A poster of the same is in SLB’s possession for posterity. But the project didn’t take off on schedule. Later, Salman started dating Katrina Kaif and sources say that he recommended her for the role of Mastani. Now, years later, the magnum opus isRead More


Is Katrina Kaif a strong contender for Mastani?

Like life, casting in Bollywood also seems to go around in circles. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who presents his lead actors like demi-gods, wanted to launch Bajirao Mastani years ago with Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The two actors even did a photo shoot in the get-up. A poster of the same is in SLB’s possession for posterity. But the project didn’t take off on schedule. Later, Salman started dating Katrina Kaif and sources say that he recommended her for the role of Mastani. Now, years later, the magnum opus isRead More