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Study: Fewer struggle with medical costs as coverage grows

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not only do more Americans have health insurance, but the number struggling with medical costs has dropped since President Barack Obama's health care law expanded coverage, according to a study released Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Belgium police kill 2 in anti-terror raid during shootout

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities say two people have been killed and one has been arrested during a shootout in an anti-terrorist operation in the eastern city of Verviers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Mexican government Thursday will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at its consulates in the United States to make it easier for immigrants to obtain U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation.

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Science panel: no alternative to bulk collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — A committee of scientific experts has concluded that there is no viable technological alternative to bulk collection of data by the National Security Agency that allows analysts access to communications whose significance only becomes clear years later.

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Switzerland stuns markets by giving up on currency peg

LONDON (AP) — Rarely has one statement prompted such a dramatic move in currency markets.

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Obama renews push for paid leave for working parents

 

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday renewed his push for paid leave for parents and other workers, saying he's astonished that so many people don't get paid sick leave.

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Divers search AirAsia fuselage for bodies

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy divers were trying to find and retrieve bodies Thursday believed to be trapped inside a large chunk of the AirAsia jet's fuselage, an official said.

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Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

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