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Builders of Obama's health website saw red flags

WASHINGTON | Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet wha…

October 22, 2013 10:39 am

The Muppets are heading to the White House

WASHINGTON | The Muppets are heading to the White House.

November 21, 2011 12:00 am
First Lady teams with MLB to support troops

First Lady teams with MLB to support troops

ST. LOUIS | Michelle Obama and Jill Biden put their baseball allegiances aside Wednesday and teamed up with Major League Baseball to support the military before Game 1 of the World Series.

October 19, 2011 7:30 pm
Iowa to honor slain Navy SEAL -- and dog might help

Iowa to honor slain Navy SEAL -- and dog might help

IOWA CITY, Iowa | The dog who touched hearts all over the world by lying next to the casket of a slain Navy SEAL earlier this month might lead the Iowa Hawkeyes onto the field during a game this season.

August 30, 2011 6:00 pm

Female GIs struggle with higher rate of divorce

Two failed marriages were the cost of war for Sgt. Jennifer Schobey.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: End pensions for Illinois legislators

Legislators in Illinois are well compensated. In fact, at a little under $70,000 a year for part-time positions, they're among the most highly paid state lawmakers in the nation.

February 05, 2011 12:00 am

Green hopeful would repeal health care

CHICAGO | Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones said Thursday he would work to repeal the Democrats' new health care law and replace it with something stronger if he's elected in November to President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat.

October 01, 2010 12:00 am

Army major from gary honors fallen soldiers with run on 9/11

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. | An Army major is hitting the pavement this weekend in a test of physical endurance to honor the 10 soldiers who died under his command in Iraq.

September 10, 2010 2:11 pm
Were you affected by Agent Orange in Vietnam War?

Were you affected by Agent Orange in Vietnam War?

Vietnam veterans may soon get disability compensation for heart disease because of concerns about the defoliant Agent Orange.

August 30, 2010 1:06 pm

Beck says US has 'wandered in darkness' too long

WASHINGTON | From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck told the tens of thousands of activists he drew from around the nation Saturday that the U.S. has too long "wandered in darkness."

August 28, 2010 12:56 pm

4 vets test positive for hepatitis

ST. LOUIS | Four veterans treated at the St. Louis VA Medical Center's dental clinic have tested positive for hepatitis, but further testing will be necessary to determine if inadequately sterilized dental equipment is to blame, VA officials said Friday.

July 31, 2010 12:00 am
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