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HealthCare.gov Is Now Working Smoothly, White House Says

HealthCare.gov Is Now Working Smoothly, White House SaysWhite House officials say the government's health insurance website, which has been plagued with problems ever since it launched in October, is now working smoothly for most users.

Small Businesses Get One-Year Delay In Health Insurance Process

Small Businesses Get One-Year Delay In Health Insurance ProcessThe Obama administration announced it is delaying until November 2014 a requirement that small businesses shop for health insurance via the troubled federal HealthCare.gov site, which has been blamed for many problems since its launch last month. The shift applies to businesses with fewer than 50 full-time workers.

Senate Democrats Detonate ‘Nuclear Option’ To Curb Filibusters

Senate Democrats Detonate ‘Nuclear Option’ To Curb FilibustersThere was high drama Thursday on the floor of the Senate as Democrats significantly changed the way business in the chamber is done.

Sealaska CEO lobbies Obama on subsistance, 8(a) contracts

Sealaska CEO lobbies Obama on subsistance, 8(a) contractsA Southeast Native corporation CEO was one of a dozen Native leaders who met with President Obama as part of last week’s White House Tribal Nations Conference.

Federal Reserve Nominee Yellen Navigates Confirmation Hearing

Federal Reserve Nominee Yellen Navigates Confirmation HearingJanet Yellen cleared a key hurdle Thursday, as her confirmation hearing to become the next chair of the Federal Reserve went smoothly.

Malala Yousafzai’s Book Is Banned In Pakistani Private Schools

Malala Yousafzai’s Book Is Banned In Pakistani Private SchoolsAn organization representing 40,000 private schools in Pakistan says it has decided to ban I Am Malala, a memoir written by Malala Yousafzai, the teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting the education of girls.

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.

Guardian: U.S. Monitored Calls Of 35 Foreign Leaders

Guardian: U.S. Monitored Calls Of 35 Foreign LeadersThe United States spy agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders, The Guardian reports today, based on a classified memo given to the paper by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

U.S. Drone Strikes Violate International Law, Reports Allege

U.S. Drone Strikes Violate International Law, Reports AllegeTwo reports released on the eve of White House visit by Pakistan's prime minister allege that the U.S. has "violated international law with top-secret targeted-killing operations that claimed dozens of civilian lives in Yemen and Pakistan," as McClatchy Newspapers writes.

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert DefaultBringing to an end an episode that once again exposed Washington gridlock at its worst, the House approved a Senate deal that will end a 16-day federal government shutdown and avert the first government default in U.S. history.