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Ohio town rallies around hungry, disabled woman charged with penny theft

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio - Residents here rallied around Deirdre Romine, who was charged with theft after she was found with $2.87 in wet pennies in her pocket, scavenged to buy some food.

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Shutdown curtails search for missing Idaho woman

The government shutdown halted a search for a missing Boise hiker as park staff were forced to stop searching and go home.

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Health insurance markets open to surge of new customers

Americans got their first chance Tuesday to shop for health insurance using the online marketplaces that are at the heart of President Obama's health care overhaul.

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Obamacare exchanges open: Facts, myths and tips

Misinformation about the Affordable Care Act  continues to flood every possible means of human communication, filling people's heads with lies and nonsense. (There are NO "death panels"!)

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John Conyers hailed as 50-year warrior for the people

If ever someone merited a tribute, Congressman John Conyers Jr., the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus and second longest serving member in the history of the House, certainly fits the bill.

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Nation braces for government shutdown

At least 800,000 of the nation's 2.1 million federal workers will be required to stay home Tuesday if the government shuts down as a result of Republican grandstanding.

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Reckless Republicans push closer to a government shutdown

The chances of avoiding a goverment shutdown in five days are becoming slimmer and slimmer, and the union AFGE is in full mobilization mode against it.

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Death of an adjunct

Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor of French for 25 years, died underpaid and underappreciated at age 83.

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Occupy Wall Street stages second anniversary march in New York

Occupy Wall Street was back on the streets here yeserday, marking the second anniversary of its birth.

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Covered California rolls out education campaign for October enrollment

Covered California will not be available to undocumented residents (leaving an estimated three million residents without coverage) or to people who are now incarcerated.

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