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New rule demands parity for mental health coverage

November 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius applauds as she announces easier access to mental health care during an address at former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s 29th annual mental health policy symposium at the Carter Center on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis) WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s final: Health insurance...

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Potential Perry 2.0 Iowa return far quieter

November 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Polk County Republican Party fall fundraiser dinner at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Perry returned to Iowa for the first time since his presidential run last year. (AP Photo/Justin...

Obama: ‘I’m sorry’ Americans are losing insurance

November 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law. Obama says he’s sorry Americans are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep...

Not good enough: Math, reading scores up slightly

November 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, stands with Washington Mayor Vincent Gray, as he speaks to reporters during a visit to Malcolm X Elementary School in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Duncan announced that today’s fourth and eighth graders are...

Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination

November 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., center, the Senate’s first openly gay member, is surrounded by fellow Democrats just before a historic vote on legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, Thursday, Nov. 7,...

Jason Carter to run for Ga. governor

November 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Georgia Sen. Jason Carter, D-Decatur, talks to members of the media after filing his formal candidacy papers to run for governor at the State Ethics Commission Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 in Atlanta. Carter is the grandson of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter....

George Strait wins CMA entertainer of the year

November 6, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

George Strait performs at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP) FILE – In this April 25, 2012, file photo, Dr. Shirin Ebadi participates in the World Summit of...

Iran’s Ebadi criticizes Rouhani’s rights record

November 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 25, 2012, file photo, Dr. Shirin Ebadi participates in the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, in Chicago. In an interview Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, with The Associated Press, Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Ebadi strongly criticized...

In Texas, Obama offers health care pep talk

November 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A member of the security detail keeps watch on the tarmac while awaiting the arrival of President Barack Obama at Love Field Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) DALLAS (AP) — Beset by hard-to-keep promises and a massive...

Dems, GOP, tea party dig in after NJ, VA elections

November 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Virginia Democratic Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe shakes hands with supporters during his election victory party in Tysons Corner, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) WASHINGTON (AP) — As partisanship renders Washington largely...