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  • President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said eight million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
    Obama on health law: 'This thing is … Associated Press

    New enrollment figures beat expectations, boost Democrats defending law ahead of midterms. More »Obama on health law: 'This thing is …

    President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said eight million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    New enrollment figures beat expectations, boost Democrats defending law ahead of midterms.

  • Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban arrive in court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. They are, left to right, Dr. Gay Phillips, her partner Sue Barton, Sharon Baldwin and her partner Mary Bishop. The court is to decide whether to overturn a federal judge's decision to strike down. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
    Judge in gay marriage case asks pointed … Associated Press

    DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about … More »Judge in gay marriage case asks pointed …

    Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban arrive in court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. They are, left to right, Dr. Gay Phillips, her partner Sue Barton, Sharon Baldwin and her partner Mary Bishop. The court is to decide whether to overturn a federal judge's decision to strike down. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

  • Rep. Steve Israel
    On Politics: Democrats hark back to … Yahoo News

    So now it's out there. After five years of studied reticence, Democratic leaders in Washington finally went public last week with what they really think is motivating … More »On Politics: Democrats hark back to …

    Rep. Steve Israel

    So now it's out there. After five years of studied reticence, Democratic leaders in Washington finally went public last week with what they really think is motivating Republican opposition to Barack Obama. As Steve Israel, one of the top Democrats in Congress said the Republican base, "to a significant extent," is "animated …

  • Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life
    Space first: NASA finds 'Earth cousin' … SPACE.com

    For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-sized alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water … More »Space first: NASA finds 'Earth cousin' …

    Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life

    For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-sized alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life. The newfound planet, called Kepler-186f, was first spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope and circles a dim red dwarf …

  • File photo of Garcia Marquez standing outside his house on his 87th birthday in Mexico City
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez … Associated Press

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87. More »Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez …

    File photo of Garcia Marquez standing outside his house on his 87th birthday in Mexico City

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87.

  • Journalists pose and take pictures with a smartphone on the podium of a news conference room in Vienna
    Two reasons why Iran is moving fast … Christian Science Monitor

    With little fanfare, Iran has taken faster steps than required to comply with an interim nuclear deal that substantially limits its capacity to make a nuclear weapon. … More »Two reasons why Iran is moving fast …

    Journalists pose and take pictures with a smartphone on the podium of a news conference room in Vienna

    With little fanfare, Iran has taken faster steps than required to comply with an interim nuclear deal that substantially limits its capacity to make a nuclear weapon. Today, the United Nations nuclear watchdog reported that Iran has significantly reduced its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium – the material that …

  • Comfort dogs return to Boston
    Comfort dogs return to Boston for marathon … Yahoo News

    The golden retrievers, which gained attention after the Newtown massacre, are headed to Boston to distract those still coping with memories of the 2013 marathon bomb … More »Comfort dogs return to Boston for marathon …

    Comfort dogs return to Boston

    The golden retrievers, which gained attention after the Newtown massacre, are headed to Boston to distract those still coping with memories of the 2013 marathon bombings.