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Millions Still Uninsured As Health Care Deadline Looms
As the deadline approaches to sign up for healthcare, one-third of Americans plan to remain uninsured.  That's according to a recent study by Bankrate.com, which showed most of those who plan to go without health insurance will do because they think it's too expensive. 
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Obama Meets With New Ukraine Prime Minister
President Obama is praising the courage of the Ukrainian people in standing up for democracy and self-destiny.  In a White House meeting with new Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Obama urged Congress to quickly wrap-up an aid package for Ukraine...
Obama Pushes Minimum Wage Increase
President Barack Obama says Congress should follow the lead of New England states that have raised the minimum wage above the federal rate.
 
    Obama says he pulled together what he called ``the justice league of governors'' at Central Connecticut State University becau…
Tensions Ease But Putin Still Talking Tough
Russia's Vladimir Putin is still talking tough on Ukraine -- but he has also helped ease tensions today.
 
    Putin says Russia has no intention to ``fight the Ukrainian people'' -- but he's reserving the right to use force in order to protect ethnic Russians i…
Obama Says Russian Invasion Violates International Law
President Obama is calling Russia's intervention in Ukraine a violation of both international law and Ukrainian sovereignty. 
The President's comments today come as the U.S. weighs possible sanctions against Russia for sending troops into the Crimean region...
Putin Undecided About Using Military Force In Ukraine
A spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president is still deciding whether to send troops into Ukraine.
 Earlier today, the Russian parliament unanimously approved Putin's request to use the military until the situation in the region can be stabilized.  Putin'...
Governors Want Obama To Reconsider National Guard Cuts
The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are stepping up calls on President Barack Obama to scale back the proposed shrinking of the Army National Guard.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Connecticut's Dannel Malloy and Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee joined 44 other governors who s…
Obama: Deeply Concerned About Ukraine
President Obama says he's deeply concerned about reports of Russian military deployments into the Crimean region of Ukraine.  In a White House statement, Obama warned Russia that any violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing.  H...
Sen. Markey Says Gun Bill Will Help Reduce Gun Violence
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey has unveiled a gun control bill he says will help reduce firearm violence by requiring all new guns be ``personalized'' so they can only be fired by their owners or other authorized users.
 
    Markey said technology already exists to make guns in…

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