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The outlook for 'Obamacare' in two maps

November 8, 2012 - After Tuesday's election, President Obama's health care plan remains alive. But its future is uncertain, with many Southern states still uncommitted to creating insurance exchanges and others rejecting federal funding to expand coverage for the poor.

Lawmakers demand answers from BP over ongoing Gulf oil sheen

October 17, 2012 - A large oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico reported by watchdogs as far back as August 2011 has been tied to BP's failed Macondo well. Congressional leaders are demanding answers from the company about the ongoing oil release, and they also want to ensure BP pays fully for the damages caused by its 2010 disaster.