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Obamacare: Legacy or lunacy?

Obamacare: Legacy or lunacy?

As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has indeed managed to change the country. Americans are unlikely to go back to a time when people with medical problems could be denied coverage. But Obama’s overhaul needs major work of its own if it is to go down in history […]

Investigations continue in Christie scandals

Investigations continue in Christie scandals

Investigations led by federal authorities and New Jersey legislators are continuing to delve into the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge, even as Gov. Chris Christie’s own probe has concluded that he was not involved in the plot to block traffic. Politically connected New York lawyer Randy Mastro released a report exonerating Christie on […]

Four ‘librarians’ at center of nuclear cheating

Four ‘librarians’ at center of nuclear cheating

Investigators dubbed them “the librarians,” four Air Force nuclear missile launch officers at the center of a still-unfolding scandal over cheating on proficiency tests. “They tended to be at the hub” of illicit exchanges of test information, says Adam Lowther, one of seven investigators who dug into details of cheating that has embarrassed the Air […]

Judge scolds racist Arizona sheriff, chief deputy

Judge scolds racist Arizona sheriff, chief deputy

A federal judge presiding over a racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff’s office chided the sheriff and his top aide on Monday for mischaracterizing his findings, telling them he’s unimpressed by what he called their apparent “double dealing.” U.S. District Judge Murray Snow said he was disappointed with the inaccurate statements that Chief Deputy […]

Not much of a ‘fix’ for flood insurance rate hikes

Not much of a ‘fix’ for flood insurance rate hikes

Stephen Nelson and Mary Anne Mayo are still struggling with the destruction from Superstorm Sandy, nearly 18 months after it swept through their Westport home, taking their first-floor belongings into the Saugatuck River. The couple, relying on federal flood insurance, has made repairs while considering major reconstruction work such as raising the house to comply […]