World / Science & Health Sep 30, 2013

Slow start expected for system

The White House is downplaying expectations for the first day of the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces. In recent weeks, senior administration members have begun predicting that there will be relatively few takers on Tuesday, when tens of millions of Americans will, for the first ...

Cruz, party tangle over U.S. shutdown

World / Politics Sep 25, 2013

Cruz, party tangle over U.S. shutdown

by Paul Kane and Ed O'keefe

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz escalated his conflict with fellow Republicans Tuesday when he stepped up his attacks on President Barack Obama's signature health care law, complicating House GOP efforts to pass a funding bill that would avert a government shutdown next week. Launching a marathon ...

Gun-violence victims often greeted by silence

World Sep 22, 2013

Gun-violence victims often greeted by silence

by Eli Saslow

The survivors took their places onstage from memory, because by now they knew exactly where to go. The shooting victims in wheelchairs entered first, rolling into the front row, wearing bracelets engraved with the words "Aurora," "Oak Creek" or "Virginia Tech." Behind them stood ...