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Obamacare customers get alternative to HealthCare.gov

With less than six weeks left to purchase health insurance before open enrollment closes on new Obamacare exchanges, customers still shopping for a plan finally have an online option other than the government-run HealthCare.gov.

Medal of Honor denied again for Marine

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has become the third-straight Pentagon chief to decide against recommending a Medal of Honor for a Marine who died fighting in Iraq.

Happy sales: Is this the smartest Girl Scout ever?!

Within 45 minutes of setting up outside a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, California, a 13-year-old Girl Scout had to call for "back-up cookies " -- and she had so much success selling Thin Mints and Tagalongs on Monday

Australian para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson dies aged 28

Tragedy has struck ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Games with the death of Australian para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson following a heart attack.

Nicki Minaj sued for $30 million by 'wig guru'

A hair stylist is accusing former "American Idol" judge and rapper Nicki Minaj of wigging out on a deal.

Rand Paul: Nugent should apologize for 'offensive' words

Sen. Rand Paul says Ted Nugent owes President Barack Obama an apology.

Chris Christie: The $18 million man

It appears the controversies New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's dealing with back in the Garden State haven't affected his standing as one of the GOP's most potent fundraising rainmakers.

Hedge fund chief gives Harvard $150M for undergrad scholarships, aid

It's the largest gift in the nearly 400-year history of Harvard College, a nine-figure sum aimed at giving hundreds of students who win admission "against long odds" the means to attend.

Faith healing couple sentenced in baby's death for failing to get medical help

A Philadelphia judge sentenced a faith healing couple to up to seven years in state prison Wednesday for failing to seek medical care for their 7-month-old son, who died last year.