The former Massachusetts senator — and a soon-to-be official resident of Rye, N.H. — arrived at the New Hampshire GOP's holiday party in his trademark pickup truck Thursday evening, and was greeted by more than 100 chanting protesters.
Only hours before the deadline to sign up for health insurance that will begin Jan. 1, the Obama administration has offered people whose plans have been canceled a new option. They can sign up for catastrophic coverage instead.
These little-noticed plans cover only three primary care visits, specified preventive services and medical costs that exceed a catastrophic amounts. In 2014, that's $6,300 for an individual.
"Although individual employees have engaged in misconduct or inappropriate behavior, we did not find evidence that misconduct is widespread," concludes a report from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general. The IG's investigation was launched after the 2012 scandal over some agents' behavior while they were on a mission in Colombia.
Nuns from the Mar Takla convent in Maaloula, Syria.
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Syrian Christians and Muslims at the Greek Orthodox Mariamiya Church in Damascus, Syria, offer prayers for Greek Orthodox nuns who left their convent in Maaloula, Syria, with rebels amid heavy fighting.
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A Syrian government solider aims his weapon during clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters in Maaloula village , north of Damascus, in this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA on Sept. 13.
The economy grew by 4.1 percent in the third quarter of the year, significantly higher than the earlier projection of 3.6 percent. The upward revision comes mostly thanks to stronger consumer spending, and it's the strongest showing in almost two years.