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President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Medicare Bill at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, with President Truman seated next to him. Twenty years earlier, President Truman proposed his idea for nationwide health care. Archive...
Brent Huffman, the director behind the new documentary “Saving Mes Aynak,” tells the story of one of Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures and discusses the threats it faces from a Chinese mining company. In the dusty mountains about an hour...
A new study published in Nature finds that bankers, themselves, aren’t dishonest, but the cultural norm in their industry makes them behave that way. Photo by Flickr user snapshooter.ch. What makes people dishonest? Being a banker helps. That’...
Being in the spotlight has lowered the morale of Secret Service agents, says the agency director. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The acting director of the Secret Service is warning lawmakers of “potentially dire consequences...
Check all of the costs of the Medicare drug plan you’re considering, not just the premiums. Photo by Flickr user 401(k) 2012. Editor’s Note: Medicare open enrollment extends to Dec. 7 this year, but questions about this complicated program do...
Secretary of State John Kerry met with a top Arab mediator as Monday’s fast-approaching nuclear deadline approaches. Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images LONDON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held an unexpected second meeting in two...