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Photo illustration by Getty Images. The Affordable Care Act was supposed to mend what President Barack Obama called a broken health care system, but its best-known programs — online insurance and expanded Medicaid for the poor — affect a relatively...
If you’re not getting the answer you want from Social Security, shop around at another local office, says Larry Kotlikoff. The interpretation of Social Security’s rules varies widely. Photo by Steve Cole/E+ via Getty. Larry Kotlikoff...
Staff Sgt. Daniel Leavindofske, 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron ramp team chief and Senior Airman David Babcock, air transportation journeyman, assist with loading 28,224 halal meals to a C-17 Globemaster III for a humanitarian airdrop...
A police officer shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown Saturday night in Ferguson, Missouri — a working-class suburb of St. Louis. Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden said her her son was shot eight times following an altercation with...
Alison Powell has always been a fan of the underdog. In her debut collection of poetry, “On the Desire to Levitate,” the writer takes that attraction as inspiration for her work. “I think that poetry, especially in the Western world, has such a...
An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter poses for a picture on the front line in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad, during clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants on August 9, 2014. Photo by Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty...