The Brief

Marketplace guide Jim Prim works on the federal enrollment website as he helps a resident sign up for a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act at an enrollment event in Milford, Delaware on March 27, 2014.
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HealthCare.Gov Diagnosis: $$$

Feds badly managed the development of a website to sell health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, potentially costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in cost overruns, according to testimony that will be delivered to a House subcommittee Thursday

Israeli airstrikes intensified over the Gaza Strip

White House Condemns Attack

The Obama Administration condemned a strike on a U.N. school sheltering displaced Gazans on Wednesday, which killed at least 15


Ebola: By the Numbers

A new case in Nigeria has ramped up fears of global spread as Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia struggle to contain the deadly virus

Tracey Emin's 'My Bed' To Be Auctioned At Christie's

Tracey Emin's 'My Bed' Returns to the Tate

The artist's controversial installation—consisting of an unmade bed surrounded by piles of discarded condoms, old liquor bottles and pregnancy tests—will be exhibited at the Tate gallery for at least 10 years, on long-term loan from its most recent owner

Former IRS Director Lois Lerner Testifies To A House Oversight Committee On IRS Targeting Scandal

Emails: Lois Lerner Called Republicans 'Crazies'

House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp released new emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner, in which she knocks the "whacko wing" of the Republican Party and conservative radio shows, as part of investigation examining potential criminal wrongdoing

The Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory Fans May Have to Wait Longer

Production for the hit series, now in its eighth season, was slated to begin Wednesday but has been stalled, Warner Brothers Television says, due to contract negotiations for several actors


'Stop Laughing' Advice Makes Turkish Women LOL

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc did not intend his Monday speech on "moral corruption" to get big laughs, but when he advised women to suppress their laughter in public, it landed on the public like a well-crafted punchline

Barack Obama

Begging for Impeachment

To improve its standing with voters, the White House tries to drum up some trouble for itself, Joe Klein writes in this week's TIME magazine


Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Spreads

This year more than 600 Americans have been infected with the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, which is not fatal but can be very painful, the CDC said Wednesday. The vast majority of cases were contracted while traveling

National Labor Leaders Held Rally To Urge Congress To Replenish The Highway Trust Fund

Congress Plays Chicken With Highway Funding

As Congress gallops towards a five-week break, the House and Senate have two competing versions of a temporary fix for the Highway Trust Fund, which is set to run out of money at the beginning of August if nothing is done


Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic to Remain Open

A federal appeals panel blocked a state law that would have effectively ended abortion in the state by requiring the clinic's doctors to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals, in a 2-to-1 vote on Tuesday

Netflix Garners Two Top Show Nominations With 'Cards,' 'Orange'

Netflix Is Paying AT&T To Make Movies Stream Faster

Despite its public war against interconnection fees, Netflix has signed another paid peering deal with an Internet Service Provider to improve the quality of its streaming and reduce buffering for its subscribers, after already making similar deals with Comcast and Verizon