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Poultry Pardon: President Rewards America’s Top Turkey

Poultry Pardon: President Rewards America’s Top TurkeyA turkey caught a break in Washington today. President Obama bestowed the traditional presidential pardon to a turkey named Popcorn, who now becomes the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey.

Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Among 16 Honored At White House

Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Among 16 Honored At White HouseA former president, a baseball legend, a country music star and a woman who's a powerhouse in American media were among 16 people honored Wednesday at the White House with the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

11 Days After Typhoon, Parts Of Philippines Yet To Be Helped

11 Days After Typhoon, Parts Of Philippines Yet To Be HelpedOn Day 11 of the disaster caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, "I am not so sure that we've reached every single portion of the territory where people are in need of aid," Bernard Kerblat, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees representative for the Philippines, said Monday.

Hawaii’s Senate Gives Final Approval To Same-Sex Marriage

Hawaii’s Senate Gives Final Approval To Same-Sex MarriageHawaii's Senate has given the OK to a bill allowing same-sex marriage, which now goes to the governor, who is expected to sign.

Administration Invites HealthCare.gov Users To Try Again

Administration Invites HealthCare.gov Users To Try AgainThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is asking more than 275,000 people who tried and failed to sign up for health plans on the stalled HealthCare.gov website to give it another shot.

Obama Apologizes To Those Who Lost Health Plans

Obama Apologizes To Those Who Lost Health PlansIn addition to his apology, the president pledged to help those who have complained that the new law is forcing them to sign up for a more expensive plan.

Local Charities Gear Up For Cut To Food Stamp Benefits

Local Charities Gear Up For Cut To Food Stamp BenefitsMore than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will be getting a bit less starting Friday when a temporary benefit enacted as part of the federal stimulus expires.

Report: NSA Has Broken Into Google And Yahoo Data Centers

Report: NSA Has Broken Into Google And Yahoo Data Centers"The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world," The Washington Post reported at midday Wednesday.

U.S. Budget Deficit Falls Under $1 Trillion; Lowest Since 2008

U.S. Budget Deficit Falls Under $1 Trillion; Lowest Since 2008The U.S. government ran a deficit of $680 billion in the financial year that ended last month — the first time since 2008 that the annual shortfall has been under $1 trillion.

Sebelius: ‘Hold Me Accountable For The Debacle’

Sebelius: ‘Hold Me Accountable For The Debacle’While conceding that "the initial consumer experience at HealthCare.gov has not been adequate," Sebelius also made the case that "the Affordable Care Act delivered on its product: quality, affordable health insurance."