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States already vowing to opt out of Medicaid expansion

By Charles Ornstein, Pro Publica This post has been updated. See our interactive map of how health reform could expand Medicaid in each state. For many people without insurance, a key question raised by the Supreme Court’s decision today to uphold the Affordable Care Act is whether states will decline…

For African-Americans and Latinos, few California high schools offer path to college: report

For blacks and Latinos, few Calif. high schools offer path to college California high schools that serve largely Latino or African American students are failing them as pathways to college, according to a new report by a statewide education policy, research…   [A young man works on a chemistry problem,…

Olympics opening ceremony director reassures PETA over animal usage

12 horses, three cows, nine geese, two goats and 70 sheep among participants in Isles of Wonder-themed event The director of the London 2012 opening ceremony, Danny Boyle, has moved to assuage concerns about the welfare of animals who will feature in his £27m show by promising to remove them…

U.S. exempts China, Singapore from Iran sanctions

The United States exempted China and Singapore from sanctions over purchases of oil from Iran hours before a deadline, saying that major economies were united in pressuring Tehran. The United States, however, did not grant exemptions to smaller-scale importers such as Pakistan and Afghanistan, meaning that banks from those countries…

Hundreds evacuated as deadly storms flood Britain

Britain was bracing for more disruption on Friday after storms and flash floods in which one man died and hundreds of homes were evacuated. A landslide near the England-Scotland border overnight brought train services to a halt as torrential rains hit large swathes of Britain in the latest bout of…

Dramatic pre-dawn Eurozone deal sends markets soaring

A dramatic pre-dawn deal to save the euro and revamp the eurozone by leaders of the 17 eurozone nations brought immediate relief to crisis-hit Italy and Spain and sent markets soaring on Friday. At the end of tense talks that stretched almost till dawn, EU president Herman Van Rompuy hailed…

Morsi to speak from Tahrir on ‘rebirth of Egypt’

Egypt’s President-elect Mohamed Morsi is to address the people on the country’s “rebirth” at a rally at Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, before being sworn in Saturday at the Constitutional Court. Morsi “is taking part in the march of a million Egyptians tomorrow at Tahrir Square and across the country,”…

French speakers urged to resist incursions from English

The Francophone world should vigorously defend the language of Moliere and abandon its “obsession” with the English language, an online appeal declared Tuesday ahead of a major gathering here celebrating French language and culture. French speakers’ alleged fixation on English “constitutes an obsession from another era and another world. It’s…

Japan finds 6.8 million tonnes of rare minerals used in electric cars, iPods and lasers

Japan has found a large deposit of rare earth minerals in its Pacific seabed, enough to supply its hi-tech industries for more than 200 years, a scientist said Friday. Around 6.8 million tonnes of the valuable minerals, used in electric cars, iPods and lasers, are sitting under the seabed near…

UN declares an ‘International Day of Happiness’

The United Nations on Thursday declared that March 20 each year will be the International Day of Happiness — and it wants everyone to join in the fun. The UN General Assembly passed a resolution proclaiming the new commemoration that adds to an already packed UN calendar of international days…

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