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8:20 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Tax Time Gets New Ritual: Proof Of Health Insurance

In addition to the normal thrills and chills of the income tax filing season, this year people will have the added excitement of figuring out how the health law figures in their 2014 taxes.

The good news is that for most folks the only change to their filing routine will be to check the box on their Form 1040 that says they had health insurance all year.

"Someone who had employer-based coverage or Medicaid or Medicare, that's all they have to do," says Tricia Brooks, a senior fellow at Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families.

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The Two-Way
7:06 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Egyptian Court Overturns Hosni Mubarak's Final Conviction

A supporter of ousted President Hosni Mubarak reacts to the verdict Tuesday ordering a retrial.
Ahmed Abd El-Gwad AP

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 8:49 am

An Egyptian court has thrown out the final conviction against the country's former dictator Hosni Mubarak. The court said that proper legal procedure was not followed in the embezzlement case against Mubarak, so he should be retried.

But, as The New York Times reads the decision, this might mean that Mubarak could be freed in short order, because he has already served "more than the three-year sentence for corruption that was overturned on Tuesday."

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Book Reviews
6:03 am
Tue January 13, 2015

There's Nothing Sketchy About This 'Outline'

Rachel Cusk is better known in England than in America; her sharply satirical books about the tolls of family life play better across the Atlantic than here in our often puritanical culture, with its bias towards domesticity. In her controversially bitter memoirs, including A Life's Work and Aftermath, and in piercing — but always beautifully written — novels like The Lucky Ones, Cusk has examined the difficulties of self-definition in the context of marriage, motherhood and family.

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The Two-Way
5:46 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Funerals Held In Paris, Jerusalem For Paris Attack Victims

Mourners in Jerusalem cry during the funeral of four Jews killed in an attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last week.
Jack Guez AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 8:29 am

In Paris and in Jerusalem, the victims of France's deadliest terrorist attack in more than 50 years were being laid to rest.

The BBC reports that in Paris, President François Hollande honored three police officers killed during the attacks with France's top honor, the Legion d'Honneur.

During the ceremony, Hollande said that the officers — Franck Brinsolaro, Ahmed Merabet and Clarissa Jean-Philippe — had "died so that we may live in freedom."

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Animals
5:24 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Prosthetic Eye Helps Keep 1-Eyed Fish From Being Bullied

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 6:12 am

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Europe
5:00 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Fried Egg Found At Crime Scene

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 5:24 am

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Around the Nation
4:17 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Expired Labor Contracts May Exacerbate Rift Between NYPD, Mayor

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Middle East
4:15 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Paris Attack Resonates With Israelis As More French Jews Move To Israel

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 7:01 am

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Europe
4:08 am
Tue January 13, 2015

French Investigators Search For 6 More Terror Suspects

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 7:01 am

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Business
4:04 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Auto Industry Challenged By Falling Gas Prices

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 4:29 am

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