February 28, 2013

Illinois Senate Approves Medicaid Expansion

An expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is one step closer in Illinois. The state Senate passed the expansion 40-19 on Thursday, sending the bill to the House.


February 28, 2013

US Extends Aid to Syrian Rebels

The US is to step up its support for the Syrian opposition as it fights to topple President Bashar al-Assad, Secretary of State John Kerry says.


Van Cliburn meets President Barack Obama
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
February 27, 2013

Renowned Pianist Van Cliburn Dies at 78

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn, the only solo musician of any genre to receive a ticker-tape parade in New York City and the first classical musician to sell a million albums, has died.


Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew
(United States Department of State)
February 27, 2013

Senate Confirms Lew As Treasury Secretary

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Jacob Lew to be Treasury secretary, affirming President Barack Obama's choice of a budget expert at a time when Congress and the White House are at odds over sharp government spending cuts.


February 27, 2013

3D See-Through Computer Revealed

A transparent computer that allows users to reach inside and touch digital content has been unveiled at the TED conference in Los Angeles.


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