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Paul Paucar (L-R), Homero Paucar, Giovanny Paucar and Ivonne Cucalon sit with, Jessica Adames, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

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Paul Paucar (L-R), Homero Paucar, Giovanny Paucar and Ivonne Cucalon sit with, Jessica Adames, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 53%

About 53 percent of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul four years after he signed it into law. That compares with 41 percent who approve of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a Pew Research...

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People take 'selfies' in front of a painting by British street artist Banksy on Oct. 24, 2013 in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.

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People take 'selfies' in front of a painting by British street artist Banksy on Oct. 24, 2013 in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.

Millennials Come of Age: Optimistic, Independent, Diverse and Digital

The millennials have come of age. And these are not your father’s voters. Fully half of those people now ranging in age from 18 to 33 consider themselves politically independent and “are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion,” the...

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, arrives to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing chaired by Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, in Washington, D.C., in this May 23, 2012 file photo.

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, arrives to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing chaired by Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, in Washington, D.C., in this May 23, 2012 file photo.

Kerry’s Rising Ratings Still Trailing Clinton, Rice and Powell: Gallup

Even in a dangerous world, it turns out, being secretary of state may be good for you. John Kerry ran for president and lost. Now 55 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of the secretary of state roving from...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida.

Hillary Clinton ‘Strong, Honest, Likable:’ Pew Survey

Hillary Clinton is tough — 69 percent of those surveyed say so. For all the criticism about that Russian “reset button” emerging from the flare-up in U.S.-Russian relations over Ukraine, two-thirds of those surveyed say the former secretary of sate...

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., adjusts his jacket while arriving at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., adjusts his jacket while arriving at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

Facebook at 10, Where Friends Unfriend and Shares Fetch $62

Making friends is easy, it turns out. Keeping them can be challenging sometimes. Real world friends can turn virtually unfriendly. These are among the conclusions to be drawn from Facebook, which is turning 10 tomorrow and going for  more than...

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Older people exercise to the morning radio calisthenics broadcast at a park in Tokyo, Japan.

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Older people exercise to the morning radio calisthenics broadcast at a park in Tokyo, Japan.

Americans Less Worried than Asians About Aging: Pew Global Poll

The world is getting older. To be more precise, the proportion of the global population estimated to be 65 and older is projected to triple to 1.5 billion by 2050, according to a new survey by the Washington-based Pew Research...

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U.S. President Barack Obama, center, delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, center, delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2013.

State of the Union ‘Enhanced:’ Address in Search of Audience

One wonders if a speech that runs a good hour really needs enhancement. Yet the White House, in an attempt to expand the viewership of an annual State of the Union address that has drawn shrinking notice on prime-time television,...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse on Jan. 14, 2014 in Trenton.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse on Jan. 14, 2014 in Trenton.

Obama’s NSA Speech Little-Noticed, Christie’s Bridge Problem Big: Pew

People weren’t paying all that much attention to President Barack Obama’s speech about surveillance — a 43-minute televised explanation of the National Security Agency’s surveillance on Friday and how he intends to balance the imperative for intelligence in a dangerous...

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