Sebelius: Positive Trend for Health Care Signups
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told the House Energy and Commerce on Wednesday that the signup trend for President Barack Obama's new health insurance markets is turning positive. (Dec. 11)
Raw: Brawl Erupts in Georgia Parliament
Tensions gripping Ukraine spilled over into Georgia on Wednesday when a fight erupted in parliament over plans to support the Ukrainian opposition. (Dec. 11)
Uruguay legalizes the production & distribution of marijuana
URUGUAY, Montevideo : Uruguay, the small South American country headed by the emblematic Jose Mujica, legalized on Tuesday the production and distribution of marijuana. By doing so, it became the first country in the world where the state has total control of the commercialization of a drug. This law reflects Uruguay’s liberal tradition which also saw its Congress approving abortion and same-sex marriage in the past two years.
Person of the Year 2013: Why TIME Chose Pope Francis
TIME's Howard Chua-Eoan explains why Pope Francis is the Person of the Year.
Obama: Ryan-Murray Budget Deal Good First Step
Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Yang Yang reports on a proposal by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan to avoid a Friday the 13th government shutdown. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash Because He's Rich
A 16-year-old boy who drunkenly killed four people got probation this week because the judge — with no apparent irony — agreed with the boy's defense that he was a victim of "affluenza," whose parents taught him wealth and privilege shield consequences. The teen had faced up to twenty years in prison.
California Man Accused Of Blackmailing Revenge Porn Victims
A Pacific Beach man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly posting explicit photographs of women on a so-called "revenge porn" website without their consent and then blackmailing them to remove the images from the Internet.