Minden Press-Herald

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Jul 28th

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‘Obamacare’ contractors projecting confidence

WASHINGTON — Major contractors hooking up the internal plumbing of President Barack Obama's health care law projected confidence Tuesday that they will be ready to go by an Oct. 1 deadline, even though the system is still being tested.

With just three weeks to go before new state health insurance markets launch, efforts are ongoing to reliably link up government agencies, the markets themselves and private health plans.

The congressional Government Accountability Office warned this summer that with so much work left for the last minute, the timely and smooth launch of the markets could not be guaranteed. Still, with the president's image at stake, his administration is working all out to deliver.

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Early look at health law’s premiums

WASHINGTON — Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap, but cost-conscious consumers hunting for lower premiums will have plenty of options, ...

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Twinkies to return next week

Twinkies to return next week

NEW YORK (AP) — Twinkies don't last forever, but they'll have more staying power than most people remember when they return to shelves next week.

Hostess Brands LLC says t...

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Lots to sort out on gay marriage

Lots to sort out on gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two landmark Supreme Court rulings that bolster gay marriage rights don't remove all barriers to same-sex unions by a long shot. Where gay couples live ...

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Congressman angry over gay marriage rulings

Congressman angry over gay marriage  rulings

Cong. John Fleming, R-Minden, said he feels the U.S. Supreme Court "got it wrong" when they made rulings Wednesday concerning gay marriage, residency and benefits.

"The sa...

Last Updated ( June 27, 2013 )

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Paula Deen's 'Today' appearance ends in tears

Paula Deen's 'Today' appearance ends in tears

NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen dissolved into tears during a "Today" show interview Wednesday about her admission that she used a racial slur in the past, saying anyone in th...

Last Updated ( June 26, 2013 )

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Supreme Court strikes federal marriage provision

Supreme Court strikes federal marriage provision

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay coupl...

Last Updated ( June 26, 2013 )

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