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Last Utah holdout counties give in and allow gay unions

Last Utah holdout counties give in and allow gay unions

The last of the Utah counties that were holding out on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples reversed course Thursday and decided to hand out licenses to all eligible applicants.…

Numbers tell a confused story on Obamacare

Numbers tell a confused story on Obamacare

The government churns out tons of numbers, but here’s one you won’t see: 0.0002. That’s the percentage of estimated online visitors to healthcare.gov who actually signed up for coverage the…

Judge rules NSA spying on Americans is legal

Judge rules NSA spying on Americans is legal

The heated debate over the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records fell squarely into the courts Friday, when a federal judge in Manhattan upheld the…

Most Americans hope for a better year in 2014

Most Americans hope for a better year in 2014

Ready to ring in the new year, Americans look ahead with optimism, according to a new AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve poll. Their ratings of the year gone by? Less…

Looks like we can’t stamp out postage rate increases

Looks like we can’t stamp out postage rate increases

Mailing a letter is about to get a little more expensive. Regulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to…

Snowden: ‘Mission’s already accomplished’

Snowden: ‘Mission’s already accomplished’

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said his “mission’s already accomplished” after leaking NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of U.S. surveillance policies Snowden told The Washington Post in…

Obamacare deadline pushed back another day

Obamacare deadline pushed back another day

As Americans scrambled to beat a deadline to sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, the White House gave most consumers an extra day, until Tuesday, to…

Sticker shock waiting those who get health insurance

Sticker shock waiting those who get health insurance

As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a…

Military pension cuts? Maybe, maybe not

Military pension cuts? Maybe, maybe not

The Pentagon’s top civilian says it’s time to tame burgeoning military personnel costs, but he’s facing a test of wills with the nation’s powerful veterans groups, which want no cut…

‘Duck Dynasty’ debacle apparently over…for now

‘Duck Dynasty’ debacle apparently over…for now

Is the end near for the hysteria over Duck Dynasty honcho Phil Robertson’s attack on homosexuals and others things he doesn’t agree with? After suspending Robertson “indefinitely” from the hit…