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CHILMARK, Mass. — President Barack Obama is planning to speak about the latest political developments in Iraq this afternoon, according to the White House. You can watch it live in the window above. The crisis in Iraq comes as Obama is vacationing...
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...
Seven small yellow tricycles stand alongside a fence in the playground at Malcolm X Elementary school in Washington D.C., and a group of kids who are clearly too big to ride them climb on, preparing to race. It is a rare opportunity for play for...
Iraqis hold placards reading in Arabic “Maliki is our choice” during a demonstration to support Iraq’s prime minister on August 11, 2014 in Baghdad’s central Saadoun Street. Photo by Amer al-Saedi/AFP/Getty Images Updated...
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...
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...