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There’s A Startling Divide When It Comes To Health Care 02-25-15

By Emily Cohn The good news is the uninsured rate in the U.S. has fallen to a record low. The bad news is the benefits of health care reform aren’t reaching a large swath of the country. Over the last year, the uninsured rate in the U.S. fell 3.5 percentage points, from 17.3 percent in 2013 to 13.8 percent in …

Robert McDonald Falsely Claimed He Served In ‘Special Forces’

By David Wood WASHINGTON — Robert McDonald, the secretary of veterans affairs, wrongly claimed in a videotaped comment earlier this year that he served in the Army’s elite special forces, when his military service of five years was in fact spent almost entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division during the late 1970s. U.S. special operations forces (SOF) are composed of …

Jeffrey Young-Russia Pressures Anti-Corruption Group-02-23-15

The global anti-corruption group Transparency International is once again getting pressured by the Kremlin. The move is seen by Russia analysts as part of a broad plan to stifle criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration. Russian prosecutors recently warned TI’s Russian branch, which has been active for more than 15 years, that it may be compelled to register as …

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India’s Anti-Corruption Party Deals Huge Blow To Modi’s Government

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — An upstart anti-corruption party has won a smashing victory in elections to install a state government in India’s capital, officials said Tuesday, dealing a huge blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party. While the results from this past weekend’s elections will not have any bearing on the structure of the …