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Uninsured rate plummets under Obamacare

The number of Americans lacking health insurance has plummeted this year, a trio of surveys released Thursday found. The reports — conducted by three major research organizations — aim to measure the early effect of Obamacare’s individual mandate. Most Americans … Continue reading

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Satya Nadella: Changes are coming to Microsoft

Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive, has written a company manifesto of sorts. The 3,100-word essay, distributed by email to Microsoft employees Thursday morning, is Mr. Nadella’s mission statement and a rallying cry for Microsoft employees. Although it contained few specifics, … Continue reading

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Vatican Dumps Cooler Full of Cold Water on Papal World Cup Viewing Party

With Argentina and Germany advancing to the World Cup finals, one question has been on everyone’s mind: will the two living popes, Francis and ex-Pope Benedict XVI, watch the match between their two hometown teams together on Sunday? According to the … Continue reading

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Astronauts See Typhoon Neoguri’s Power from Space (Photos)

Astronauts in space had a front-row seat this week to watch the Typhoon Neoguri transform into a powerful a super typhoon that dominated the Pacific Ocean, then downgrade back into a typical typhoon. The space travelers capture stunning images of … Continue reading

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Deaths rise in air strikes on Gaza

10 July 2014 Last updated at 08:22 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The civilian death toll in Gaza is rising, as Yolande Knell reports Up to 20 people have been killed in the deadliest night of … Continue reading

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Fans stick with Southwest despite rising fares

A Southwest Airlines plane lands at Love Field in Dallas.(Photo: LM Otero, AP) Recently I hit a nerve — quite a few nerves, in fact — when I asked, “RIP to the ‘Southwest effect’?“. After comparing Southwest to other domestic … Continue reading

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Same genes ‘drive maths and reading’

8 July 2014 Last updated at 16:00 By Helen Briggs Health editor, BBC News website Twins at secondary school: How much do genes influence academic success? The same genes drive maths and reading ability, research suggests. Around half of the … Continue reading

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Israel ‘to intensify Gaza attacks’

9 July 2014 Last updated at 18:07 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Yolande Knell reports on Israeli air raids as video shows missile strikes Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to “further intensify attacks on Hamas” … Continue reading

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Israel ‘to intensify Gaza attacks’

9 July 2014 Last updated at 18:07 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Yolande Knell reports on Israeli air raids as video shows missile strikes Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to “further intensify attacks on Hamas” … Continue reading

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Student Loans Company 'used Wonga style tactics'

The letters carry a banner ordering the recipient “Do Not Ignore This Letter” and demand payment within seven days whilst some used phrases such as “We are instructed by our client” and contained a separate Smith and Lawson email address. … Continue reading

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