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Officials: Healthcare.gov making strides
Visitors to the government’s health care website encounter fewer errors and the system now works most of the time, administration officials said Sunday in a progress report.
Montana appeals teacher’s rape sentence
The Montana attorney general’s office on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to throw out a 30-day sentence given to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl, saying the punishment was illegally lenient.
Governor: 4 dead, 63 hurt in NYC train derailment
A Metro-North passenger train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, killing four people and injuring 63 as it came to rest just inches from the water, authorities said.
‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker dies in crash
Paul Walker, the star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person outside of Los Angeles. He was 40.
Scottish holiday marred by police helicopter crash
Scotland’s official holiday was transformed into a grim day of mourning Saturday as emergency crews searched the wreckage of a riverside pub smashed by a falling police helicopter. At least eight people died and more than a dozen remained hospitalized with serious injuries.
Los Alamos working to create national park
Tucked away in one of northern New Mexico’s pristine mountain canyons is an old log cabin that was the birthplace not of a famous person, but a top-secret mission that forever changed the world.
Troopers: 4 dead in W. Alaska plane crash
A plane crash near the remote western Alaska village of Saint Marys killed four of the 10 people aboard, including an infant boy, an Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman said Saturday.
’Preferred’ pronouns gain traction at US colleges
The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them — she, he or something else.
Americans kick off first holiday shopping weekend
Millions of Americans turned out as the holiday buying season started earlier this year on Thanksgiving Day. But there’s still a lot of shopping left.
Obama shops at well-known Washington bookstore
President Barack Obama is doing his part to support small businesses.
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