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Feds to allow use of Medicare data to rate doctors

WASHINGTON — Picking a specialist for a delicate medical procedure like a heart bypass could soon get easier. The government announced Monday that Medicare will finally allow its extensive claims database to be used by employers, insurance companies and consumer ...

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Manning’s WikiLeaks defense focuses on mental state

HAGERSTOWN — The defense attorney for an Army intelligence analyst suspected to leaking classified information to WikiLeaks is focusing on the soldier’s mental state. A list of 48 prospective defense witnesses released Saturday by attorney David Coombs includes 15 who ...

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States suing over health care law collect funding

WASHINGTON — Federal officials announced Tuesday they are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. So what’s the surprise? Seven states that are suing to overturn the landmark law are also on the ...

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Obama pushing for payroll tax cut extension

MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Barack Obama, visiting the home of the nation’s first presidential primary, urged Republicans to support a payroll tax cut next week. Obama argued Tuesday that a failure to extend the tax breaks would hurt middle-class families ...

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White House shooter charged with attempted assassination

PITTSBURGH — An Idaho man accused of firing two shots at the White House last week has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama or his staff. Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, made his first court appearance ...

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Democrats, Republicans far apart on deficit deal

WASHINGTON — A Democrat on a special deficit-cutting “supercommittee” Wednesday questioned whether Republicans are still interested in negotiating after the panel’s top GOP member said Republicans have “gone as far as we feel we can go” on tax hikes. A ...

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Cardin: Obama to nominate Russell to federal court

President Obama intends to nominate Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge George L. Russell III to the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said Thursday. If confirmed by the Senate, Russell will succeed Judge Peter J. Messitte, who ...

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