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Andrew Nachemson

Articles by Andrew Nachemson

Jubilant Iranians sang and waved Iranian flags during street celebrations in Tehran after a landmark nuclear deal. Many of the country's sidelined reformist politicians and human rights activists are quietly greeting the pact with support. (Associated Press)

Iran’s Green Movement reform activists see hope in nuclear deal

The hard-liners are making the most noise in Iran's domestic debate over the nuclear deal, but many of the country's sidelined reformist politicians and human rights activists are quietly greeting the pact with relief and support. Published July 28, 2015

Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., attends a news conference Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Alzheimer’s costs in U.S. will consume 25 percent of Medicare

Alzheimer's advocates are warning that Medicare and the national health system will be swamped by costs and patient loads in the coming years if no action is taken to prepare for a projected huge increase in the caseload as baby boomers enter their senior years. Published July 22, 2015

 In this Feb. 25, 2015 photo, John Unterfranz plays with his grandson Jackson St. Germain, 3, at Unterfranz's home in Crown Point, Ind. Unterfranz was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s last November.  (AP Photo/The Times, Jonathan Miano)  MANDATORY CREDIT; CHICAGO LOCALS OUT;  GARY OUT **FILE**

Alzheimer’s to affect 28 million boomers, eat up Medicare funds

More than 28 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's in their lifetimes, experts predicted in a new analysis. The report, released by the Alzheimer's Association at its international conference being held this week in Washington, also projects that combating the disease will eventually consume 25 percent of all Medicare spending as the huge baby boomer generation ages. Published July 20, 2015

D.C. streetcars travel 2.4 miles along H Street and Benning Road Northeast but do not carry any passengers. (AP) **FILE**

D.C. streetcar desire cools amid missteps, costs

There's at least one thing on which opponents and supporters of a key D.C. public transportation project agree: Missteps are cooling desire for a streetcar system on H Street in Northeast. Published July 5, 2015

In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 photograph, Hackensack University Medical Center cardiologist Dr. Sarah Timmapuri, left, looks at data on a smart phone that is synchronized to a new Fitbit Surge that is on the wrist of patient Gary Wilhelm, 51, during an examination in Hackensack, N.J. Wilhelm, who works at Hackensack University Medical Center on payroll and finance technology, joined Hackensack’s app test after he suffered a heart attack in October. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Fitbit steps out on Wall Street with first stock sale

Fitbit, inspirer of uncounted billions of steps, took a giant leap of its own Thursday with an initial public offering which saw investors snap up shares at a much higher valuation than anticipated. Published June 18, 2015

President Obama will welcome Xi Jinping in September for the first official state visit by the Chinese president. The White House says the administration considers China to be an "important participant" in nuclear negotiations with Iran. (Associated Press)

China seen as launching plan to revamp global economic order

China's leaders have embarked on a conscious strategy to reshape the economy of Asia and the world to their advantage, according to two top scholars at the Council on Foreign Relations, who warned Tuesday the restructuring could occur at the expense of U.S. economic interests if American policymakers fail to develop a comprehensive response. Published June 16, 2015

Socialists are split on the presidential candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent who's running as a Democrat. (Associated Press)

Bernie Sanders: Socialists sharply divided as Sanders makes run

They finally have one of their own running for president, but America's small band of socialists are not exactly united in backing Sen. Bernie Sanders' underdog campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Published June 11, 2015

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during a Joint Hearing of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the U.S. Senate and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives Monday, March 31, 2015 in Tomah, Wis. The committees heard testimony on allegations of narcotic overprescribing practices and retaliatory behavior at the Tomah VA hospital. (AP Photo/La Crosse Tribune, Erik Daily) **FILE**

White House slammed for slew of Inspector Generals vacancies

With an invited White House official a no-show, lawmakers teed off on the Obama administration at a Senate hearing over what critics say is an unprecedented number of vacancies in the federal government's watchdog corps. Published June 3, 2015