Minden Press-Herald

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Jul 22nd

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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, according to two independent private studies.

A study released Thursday by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation found that government tax credits would lower the sticker price on a benchmark "silver" policy to a little over $190 a month for single people making about $29,000, regardless of their age.

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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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Voting law divides high court

Voting law divides high court

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court threw out the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, a decision deplored by the White House but chee...

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