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Social Shopping App Depop Raises $8M, Hires Ex-Reddit GM To Break Into US Market   - 1/29/2015
While eBay tries to get more social and local, and  Pinterest deepens is position in e-commerce, a new mobile app out of London is building out a platform that combines all of those experiences together
  
    



Gov. Pence's New Deal: Same Old Obamacare Medicaid Expansion   - 1/27/2015
The media will praise Gov. Pence’s new deal with CMS as a turning point in the Obamacare Medicaid expansion debate. But it won’t take long to realize his new deal is the same old Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
  
    




Indiana becomes latest state to expand Medicaid through Obamacare   - 1/27/2015
Indiana on Tuesday became the latest state to expand its Medicaid program through the Affordable Care Act, as another Republican governor agreed to accept federal dollars to extend government health coverage
  
    



Court to toss Friendship Nine's sit-in convictions   - 1/27/2015
Story highlights The members of the Friendship Nine were convicted of trespassing in 1961 for a lunch counter sit-in Named for a South Carolina college, the men opted for jail over paying fines to "oppressors"
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Top 1% everywhere: Income inequality a challenge across globe   - 1/27/2015
Income inequality was a major topic at this year's annual World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski resort of Davos. That problem seems to be as acute in the world's two largest economies of the United States
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Conservative Think Tank: 10 Countries With Universal Health Care Have Freer Economies   - 1/27/2015
Many American conservatives oppose universal health insurance because they see it as fundamentally antithetical to a free society. “If we persevere in our quixotic quest for a fetishized medical equality
  
    


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CORRECTED-Union signals U.S. refinery workers may have to strike   - 1/27/2015
(Corrects date of when spokesman gave statement in paragraph 10 to Monday from Sunday.) HOUSTON Jan 26 (Reuters) - The United Steelworkers union (USW) signaled on Monday a strike by U.S. refinery workers
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OP ED Obamacare is a huge help for mental health care   - 1/26/2015
Granted, we have more to do — and the political evaluations of the ACA and some macro- and micro-economic considerations of the law will continue to be debated. I was among the many closely following
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How Obama's $3 Trillion Health-Care Overhaul Would Work   - 1/26/2015
The Obama administration has announced plans to accelerate a shift in how the U.S. pays its $2.9 trillion annual health-care bill. Officials at Medicare, which covers one in six Americans, want to stop
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UPDATE 1-U.S. govt unveils goal to move Medicare away from fee-for-service   - 1/26/2015
(Adds details on employers, Wall Street, stakeholders, background) By David Morgan WASHINGTON Jan 26 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan to control health costs
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Ohio Calls an Obamacare Tax Illegal in Health-Care Suit   - 1/26/2015
President Barack Obama’s signature health-care overhaul has illegally forced Ohio and its local governments to pay more than $5.3 million in taxes, the state said in a new lawsuit seeking to chip away
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Briefing on the State of Civil Rights   - 1/26/2015
PR Newswire WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 WASHINGTON , Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Immigration detention, which is non-criminal custody while awaiting deportation or right to stay,
  
    


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Historic Overhaul Seeks to Change How U.S. Pays the Doctor Bill   - 1/26/2015
The Obama administration will make historic changes to how the U.S. pays its annual $3 trillion health-care bill, aiming to curtail a costly habit of paying doctors and hospitals without regard to quality
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U.S. GOVT UNVEILS PLAN TO TIE 50 PCT OF TRADITIONAL MEDICARE PAYMENTS TO ALTERNATIVE   - 1/26/2015
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U.S. govt unveils goal to move Medicare away from fee-for-service   - 1/26/2015
WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan to control health costs by moving the $2.9 trillion U.S. health systems away from costly fee-for-service medicine,
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US can help homeowners, manage risk: HUD secretary   - 1/26/2015
The government can bring more Americans into the housing market while managing risks that contributed to the country's housing and financial crisis, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development told
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Is the GOP going after Social Security?   - 1/26/2015
Story highlights Paul Waldman: Rule change adopted by new Republican Congress could end up cutting Social Security disability benefits He says it's part of GOP's perennial attack on Social Security as
  
    



Why is GOP going after Social Security?   - 1/26/2015
Story highlights Paul Waldman: Rule change adopted by new Republican Congress could end up cutting Social Security disability benefits He says it's part of GOP's perennial attack on Social Security as
  
    



Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Is Nothing to Brag About   - 1/26/2015
At the end of last year, the Obama administration boasted that almost 10 million people had enrolled in Medicaid since Obamacare went into effect. “This is great news,” an administration official exclaimed
  
    



Does Obamacare use federal subsidies for elective abortions?   - 1/26/2015
(Andrew Harnik for The Washington Post) “The president’s health-care law authorized massive subsidies to assist millions of Americans to purchase private health plans that will cover abortion on demand.
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Martha Derthick, authority on Social Security, dies at 81   - 1/25/2015
By , Martha Derthick, a former Brookings Institution scholar and University of Virginia professor who was a leading expert on Social Security and other public policy matters, died Jan. 12 at a hospital
  
    



Rand Paul’s claim on Social Security disability payments doesn’t add up   - 1/25/2015
(REUTERS/Brian Snyder ) “ What I tell people is, if you look like me and you hop out of your truck, you shouldn’t be getting a disability check. Over half of the people on disability are either anxious
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Class, race, and remedies for US inequality   - 1/24/2015
Melissa Harris-Perry notes that even as President Obama encourages the public to think more carefully about class, evidence suggests that race remains a powerful indicator of life opportunities and outcomes.
  
    



More privacy sought for Obama healthcare website   - 1/24/2015
Cooper Quintin, a staff technologist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the government's changes are "a great first step," but more needs to be done. For example, the health site should
  
    



Obama administration reverses itself on release of consumer personal data from HealthCare.gov   - 1/23/2015
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