Minnesota's congressional delegation reacts to shutdown Minnesota's Democratic members of Congress are blaming Republicans in the US House for the federal government shutdown that began last night. Republicans insist that a short-term spending measure should contain some sort of delay or repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
MNsure: Who is it for? Not everyone "MNsure will be very helpful for people who don't have health insurance today," said Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson. "It will also be a real option for people who are buying insurance on the individual market, especially for people who have pre-existing conditions and may not have access to affordable insurance before."
Will 'Obamacare' work? Look to Romney and Massachusetts Today marks a milestone on the nation's long march toward universal health coverage - the launch of online marketplaces, called exchanges, designed to help people find health insurance they can afford. It's an idea pioneered by Massachusetts seven years ago, with a law championed by former Republican Gov. Mitt Romney.
NBC backing out of Clinton miniseries NBC says it is pulling the plug on its planned miniseries about Hillary Rodham Clinton, announcing just a few hours after a filmmaker who was making a documentary about Clinton for CNN said he was abandoning the project.
Your digital trail can be used against you While most of us know we're leaving behind a digital trail, consider how intricate that trail is and how easy it is for law enforcement, private investigators and marketers to paint a data portrait based on your actions throughout the day.
Trevino won't testify in trial over wife's death Jeffery Trevino, 39, is on trial in Ramsey County on two counts of second-degree murder in the death of his wife, 30-year-old Kira Steger. Steger was last seen alive Feb. 21. Her body was recovered from the river on May 8.
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