MNsure 101: Your guide MNsure, the state's online health insurance marketplace, goes live on Oct. 1. We've created an essential guide to help you understand what MNsure is, how it affects you and your family, and how it will change your options for insurance coverage. Can you keep your doctor? We've got that covered, too.5:24 p.m.
Obama's Latest Challenges Go Beyond The GOP
Congressional Republicans are trying to use budget deadlines to extract concessions from the president on his signature health care law. And they aren't alone in choosing this time to test the president's mettle — liberal Democrats have been pressuring Obama, too.
Week In Politics: The Affordable Care Act
Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the House vote to defund the Affordable Care Act.
Chicago Shootings Spur Renewed Call For Tougher Gun Laws
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The Effects Of The Snowden Leaks Aren't What He Intended
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A Tour Of Language And Customs In Brazil
While in Brazil this week, Melissa Block has heard our local fixer Catherine Osborn use all kinds of greetings and salutations in conversations with people throughout the day. Osborn walks us through some of the customs of everyday interactions in Rio.
Will The U.S. Grant A Visa To Sudan's Indicted Leader?
The U.S. is supposed to allow everyone to come to the annual United Nations General Assembly, which opens next week. But Washington has yet to rule on the visa application by Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president who's been indicted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court.
In Middle East, Conspiracy Theories Over Syria Abound
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In Brazil, Soccer Is A Way Of Life
Brazil is a five-time World Cup soccer champion; no other country can say that. At the Maracana stadium for a club game this past weekend it was rockin', even with just 19,000 fans.
House Funding Vote Likely To Put GOP In A Bind
At the insistence of Tea Party senators, the Republican-led House passed a government-funding plan that also defunds the Affordable Care Act. Now it heads to the Senate, where Democrats will likely take out health care language and send it right back.