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Consumers can sign up for health insurance through the online marketplaces anytime from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. But waiting can trigger medical bills and the health law's penalties.
November 11, 2014
The first impression most Chinese have of the U.S. government comes when they apply for a visa. A deal announced this week between the U.S. and China may spare people from having to apply every year.
November 11, 2014
More than 80 surgeries were performed on women at a government-run camp Saturday; the first death was reported Monday morning.
November 11, 2014
Celebrity chefs haven't just made us aware of the latest noshing fashions; they have also spread the word about anti-hunger initiatives like those at the innovative DC Central Kitchen.
November 11, 2014
One-third of people have trouble downing pills, and many skip taking medications as a result. A researcher in Germany says that two techniques help. Really? We tested them ourselves to find out.
November 11, 2014
The existing tariff system, which adds as much as 25 percent to the cost of American high-tech exports, covers more than $4 trillion in annual trade, the White House says.
November 11, 2014
The veteran Tennessean is poised to take a leading role on education in the new Congress.
November 11, 2014
Supporters of expanded trade with Asian nations hoped this week would bring completion of a major deal, but U.S. and Japanese negotiators — and Obama and congressional Republicans — still don't agree.
November 11, 2014
The punishment for the April calamity drew shouts and sharp criticism from victims' family members in the courtroom; many had urged a death sentence.
November 11, 2014
Gen. John Campbell leads the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. On Veterans Day, he offers his assessment of the war as the U.S. winds down its presence and hands over responsibility to the Afghans.
November 11, 2014
Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at Fast Company, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.
November 11, 2014
A new multimedia stage production, led by a Juilliard composer and an Iraq veteran who took up acting, hopes to help struggling soldiers battle their post-traumatic stress.
November 11, 2014
Can you run a clinical trial without a placebo group? That's one of the questions facing researchers in West Africa.
November 11, 2014
Former President George W. Bush sits down with host David Greene to discuss his new book, "41," a biography of his father and fellow former President George H.W. Bush.
November 11, 2014
Sylvia and Ron McHone of Crystal Lake, Ill., knew the news was not good when Marines came to their door after 10 o'clock at night in 2012. This is their story.
November 11, 2014
From a spoof of Kanye West's "Bound 2" (called "Hardcover Bound 2") to click-bait classic novel titles, millennials are proving that smart content and Internet frippery aren't mutually exclusive.
November 11, 2014
Putting a probe on a comet's surface would be a first for mankind. But it doesn't look like it will be easy.
November 11, 2014
Dr. Craig Spencer contracted Ebola while treating patients in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders. Officials say he now poses no public health risk.
November 10, 2014
Civil asset forfeiture rules say all that matters is that the car or house or cash was used by somebody in a crime. Challenging the seizure is often too costly to be worth it.
November 10, 2014
Access to breast milk banks is a problem in the developing world. A smartphone accessory could save lives by allowing health workers to set up mini-milk banks anywhere.
November 10, 2014

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