John Boehner
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September 20, 2013

House GOP Votes To Fund Government, Kill Obamacare

The Republican-controlled House has voted to keep the government funded but their "continuing resolution" comes with a poison pill to defund the Affordable Care Act that Democrats have vowed is dead on arrival in the Senate.

A woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease holds the hand of a relative in a retirement house in Angervilliers, France.
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September 19, 2013

Report: Cases Of Elderly Dementia To Nearly Triple By 2050

By the middle of the century, the number of older people suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia will nearly triple, severely straining caregiving resources, the charity Alzheimer's Disease International says in a new study released Thursday.

September 18, 2013

Illinois Supreme Court Hears Health Insurance Case

The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in a case that asks whether state government retirees should have to pay premiums for health insurance. The case could affect how the state tries to solve its budget-busting pension problem.

September 16, 2013

In Some Illinois Prisons, Two Meals A Day

More and more prisoners in Illinois are being served brunch, eating two meals a day instead of three. Prison officials say it is actually better for many inmates.

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