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Frederick Woman Last Seen 2 Months Ago, Police Say

Frederick Woman Last Seen 2 Months Ago, Police Say

Police in Frederick, Maryland, are searching for a woman who has been missing for two months.

33 minutes ago

3 Large Earthquakes Hit Central Italy in an Hour

3 Large Earthquakes Hit Central Italy in an Hour

Three earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, shaking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year. There were no immediate reports of casualties but tremors...

2 hours ago

Sherwood's Notebook: Peaceful Transfer of Power?

Sherwood's Notebook: Peaceful Transfer of Power?

No one really knows how many people are coming to Washington to celebrate Inauguration Day on Friday or to participate in assorted protests. But there will be a lot.

3 hours ago

Trump's Commerce Nominee Has Business Ties Around Globe

Trump's Commerce Nominee Has Business Ties Around Globe

Unlike his soon-to-be boss, the choice for commerce secretary has agreed to divorce himself from a vast financial empire. Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross can expect questions about his business dealings at his...

24 minutes ago

More Clemency Coming After Obama Shortens Manning's Sentence

More Clemency Coming After Obama Shortens Manning's Sentence

Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence.T...

20 minutes ago

Pointed Questions Await Trump's Pick for Health Secretary

Pointed Questions Await Trump's Pick for Health Secretary

With coverage for millions of people at stake, Rep. Tom Price is facing pointed questions about President-elect Donald Trump's health policies — and his own investments in health care companies — from senators...

10 minutes ago

Caroline Kennedy Boosted US-Japan Ties as US Ambassador

Caroline Kennedy Boosted US-Japan Ties as US Ambassador

Caroline Kennedy stepped down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over...

9 minutes ago

Were Opportunities for Clues From MH370 Debris Missed?

Were Opportunities for Clues From MH370 Debris Missed?

Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible — and arguably most important...

42 minutes ago

Poll: Majority of Americans Dislike Trump's Twitter Usage

Poll: Majority of Americans Dislike Trump's Twitter Usage

In these divisive political times, the American public actually has a pretty unambiguous message for Donald Trump: "Cool it with the tweets." Nearly seven-in-ten Americans say that Trump's use of Twitter is...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:33 AM EST

Why the 'Obamacare' Name May Have Done More Harm Than Good

Why the 'Obamacare' Name May Have Done More Harm Than Good

'Obamacare' was such a catchy nickname for the 2010 healthcare reform law. Even President Barack Obama himself embraced it when his Republican enemies coined the term. But it may have done more harm than...

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