Originally published on Sun January 12, 2014 11:45 am
Sam Berns, the teen who became nationally known for his fight against a disease that accelerates aging, died on Friday from complications of his disorder.
As our friends at Shots explained back in September, Sam's parents, Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns, were spurred by his illness to find a cure for the disease.
Originally published on Sun January 12, 2014 11:52 am
The body of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was lying in state on Sunday outside the country's parliament.
As Haaretz reports, the Israeli public, as well as top government officials gathered at the Knesset to pay their respects.
Sharon, one of Israel's most iconic figures, died on Saturday after spending eight years in a coma.
Last week, we reported on the correctional industry's enduring practice of punishing certain inmates with a bland, lumpish food known as "the loaf."
Fortunately, there are also more encouraging stories to tell about prison food.
Originally published on Sun January 12, 2014 12:51 pm
Originally published on Mon January 13, 2014 8:08 am
Updated 8:50 p.m.
The main contractor behind the embattled Affordable Care Act enrollment site, which suffered major technological issues after its Oct. 1 debut, will be replaced early this year.
Accenture will replace CGI Federal, the IT contractor that built HealthCare.gov, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Saturday. CGI Federal's contract expires on Feb. 28.