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Oregon health exchange technology troubles run deep due to mismanagement, early decisions [The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.] More than a website, it was a gateway to a new era of better, more affordable, more democratic health care ... go from health care pioneer to national laggard? Dozens of interviews and the review of hundreds of documents and internal emails by The ... 12/14/2013 - 3:08 pm | View Link
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The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has been accused of abducting dozens more women and girls from two villages in Nigeria’s northeastern Adamawa state.
Residents say the alleged kidnappings, which haven’t been confirmed by authorities, took place a day after a reported truce between the militants and Nigerian government, the BBC says.
The government hopes negotiations with Boko Haram will secure the release of more than 200 girls who were taken hostage by the militants in April.
Former Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino has stopped treatment for advanced cancer, the much-beloved titan of Boston politics said on Wednesday.
Menino’s announcement startled and saddened Bostonians, who have seen the five-term mayor — perhaps still the most recognizable person in Boston’s political scene — carry on with business as usual since he was diagnosed with advanced-stage cancer in Feb., the Boston Globe reports.
The burial of transgender woman Jennifer Laude has sparked a “National Day of Outrage” in the Philippines, with LGBT organizations staging candlelight vigils across the country on Friday.
A U. S. Marine has been accused of her killing.
“We will deliver messages of solidarity and push for justice,” says Charlese Saballe, chairwoman of the Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP).
A man was shot and killed in Queens on Thursday after he attacked four New York Police Department officers with a hatchet.
The assailant, who is yet to be identified, was seen taking the hatchet out of a backpack before assaulting the rookie officers around 2 p.m., the Associated Press reported.
One of the officers blocked the first swing of the hatchet with his arm, while the second took a serious blow to the head.
Hong Kong and China are “one country” with “two systems.” Yet these days, pro-democracy protesters say, the emphasis is patently on “one country.”
Just shy of one month into the protests paralyzing key traffic arteries in Hong Kong, democracy supporters here are outraged over what they say is the local government’s failure to meet even low expectations for interceding on their behalf to Beijing.
“Under normal circumstances, the government should argue the people’s case in Beijing and help Hong Kong to secure universal suffrage,” says Emily Lau, chair of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party.
“But it has done the reverse,” she says, “by urging Hong Kong people to accept the unacceptable.”
Indeed, supporters of the protests point to concrete steps Hong Kong’s top leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, could take — but hasn’t — to get Beijing to end the deadlock.