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Mourners Demand Justice for Staten Island Man in Chokehold Case

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:10
Mourners of Eric Garner, who died on Staten Island after an officer apparently put him in a chokehold, said there were systemic problems in the relationship between residents and the police.

Pa. doctor shoots patient who killed caseworker Top Stories - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:08

Gunman with psychiatric history opened fire inside office at hospital near Philadelphia.


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U.S. health insurers to pay $330 million in premium rebates

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:03

A woman picks up a leaflet at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, California(Reuters) - U.S. health insurers will send out about $330 million in rebates to employers and individuals this summer under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday. The law, often called Obamacare, requires insurance companies to refund customers when they spend less than 80 percent or 85 percent of healthcare premiums they collect for medical care. The rebates will go to about 6.8 million people and have a value of about $80 per family. They are to be sent by Aug. 1 either directly to consumers or to the employer providing the health coverage, who is required to pass the savings onto employees, the agency said in a report.

States Against E.P.A. Rule on Carbon Pollution Would Gain, Study Finds

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:01
A new study found that Texas and Oklahoma would be among the biggest economic winners under a regulation proposed by President Obama to fight climate change.

Ruling on Health Care Subsidies Puts Coverage at Risk

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:58
A federal court ruling barring some subsidies under the health care law raised the possibility that many of the 4.5 million people who were found eligible for them would drop their coverage.