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April 25, 2014

In Other News, April 25

Editor’s note: “In Other News” is a list of state, national and global headlines compiled by The Daily Citizen news staff. To suggest a story, email the appropriate link to inothernews@daltoncitizen.com. The deadline is 3 p.m.

Feds to take over Oregon’s failed $300 million health insurance exchange

The state of Oregon received $303 million in federal grants — more than all but two other states — to build and operate a health insurance exchange, dubbed Cover Oregon, under Obamacare. The site was repeatedly praised by the Obama administration, but it was plagued by delays and ultimately didn’t sign up a single person for private health insurance. — Reason

Deleted tweets spark controversy in Illinois governor’s race

A spokesman for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, says his campaign should have read more carefully an article before posting several links to and quotes from it on Twitter. The article compared black Republicans to Jews who helped the Nazis. The campaign deleted the Tweets after complaints from blacks, Jews and Republicans. — CNN

Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

Marion County, Ore.,  commissioners gave final approval to an order to stop an incinerator from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power. Some commissioners said they were horrified to learn the facility might be burning abortion waste to generate electricity. But they noted that the county ordinance that sets the parameters for what can be accepted at the waste-to-energy plant allows for all human tissue. The decision came about a month after reporters in the United Kingdom discovered that health authorities there used fetal remains to generate power at medical facilities. — Sandusky Register

Jewish students at New York University served with ‘eviction notices’

Jewish students living in a New York University dorm woke up to “eviction notices” posted on their doors, apparently by activists from the organization Students for Justice in Palestine. The notices said the students’ rooms would be destroyed in three days and told them that “we cannot be held responsible for any property or persons remaining inside the premises.” — Times of Israel

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