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  • Body of Chiefs LB Belcher exhumed for brain exam

    Former Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.

  • Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, to discuss the introduction of a legislative package of major mental health reforms.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    GOP Rep. Tim Murphy rolls out mental health legislation

    Rep. Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania Republican, unveiled legislation Thursday he says will help fix nation's broken mental health system and empower families and individuals to get treatment for those who need it, as lawmakers grapple with possible legislative remedies to help stop gun-related violence.

  • White House press secretary Jay Carney gestures as he speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Carney spoke about preexisting conditions as it pertains to the Affordable care act, unemployment benefits, and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    White House improvises again on patchy Obamacare rollout

    The Obama administration changed the new health care law in midstream once again Thursday, this time by tweaking deadlines and leaning on the good graces of insurers to help people who risk losing health coverage in the new year.

  • The most egregious examples of government waste, fraud or abuse.

    Medicare pays full price for half-empty vials of medicine

    After the Obamacare fiasco, the Health and Human Services Department must be a glass-half-empty kind of place. Just ask the folks at Medicare, who wasted $24.2 million paying for partly used vials of a type of breast cancer medicine.

  • Matthew Triska, 13, learns to build code using an iPad at a youth workshop at the Apple store on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Stanford, Calif. Apple stores nationwide were participating in computer science education week Wednesday, part of a joint effort with to teach children the basics of coding.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    EDITORIAL: The Potemkin website

    Oppressive regimes throughout history have built cities of false facades meant to impress from afar, concealing the embarrassing condition of the places. In its quest to persuade Americans that Obamacare is working, the Obama administration has built the most expensive Potemkin website yet.

  • **FILE** President Obama answers questions during a conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on April 30, 2013. (Associated Press)

    PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep it'

    CNN's website PolitiFact has announced its 2013 "Lie of the Year," in which President Obama told Americans "if you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan."

  • ** FILE ** Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius greets Mary and Willie Williams as they meet with a navigator about their health care options under the Affordable Care Act, at the North Shore Medical Center in Miami, on Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013. (Associated Press)

    More than a quarter million sign up for Obamacare in November

    Nearly 365,000 people selected a private health plan on state Obamacare markets through the end of November — a sign that people are flocking to the patched-up federal website, — although the new pace falls short of long-range projections for an inaugural sign-up period that ends in March.

  • Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the implementation failures of the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calls for review of Obamacare rollout woes

    President Obama's top health official said Wednesday she directed her agency's inspector general to investigate the flawed rollout of the federal website tied to Obamacare, which has cost $677 million and is gaining enrollees after an extensive effort to patch up software problems and add capacity.

  • In this March 30, 2010 photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, a U.S. trooper mans a machine gun in the turret on a vehicle as a guard looks out from a tower in front of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. The Obama Administration is pushing to close the Guantanamo detention facility, by  transferring, prosecuting, or releasing the remaining detainees. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    400-pound Gitmo inmate loses legal battle over health care

    The lawyers for a 400-pound Egyptian inmate at Guantanamo Bay had their request rejected for a court to get involved with his medical handling.

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