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  • Family finances: Don't miss out on these tax breaks

    In your rush to beat the deadline, don't miss these tax-saving deductions: Out-of-pocket charitable costs: Although you probably kept track of the checks you wrote to charities last year, if you volunteered, you may be eligible for an additional...
  • GOP weighs increase in war funds to skirt Pentagon limits

    GOP weighs increase in war funds to skirt Pentagon limits
    House Republicans are considering adding tens of billions of dollars to President Barack Obama's request for overseas military operations in an effort to get around tight limits on Pentagon spending. The move comes as Republicans are set to unveil their...
  • U.S. official vows to press Cuba to return fugitives

    U.S. official vows to press Cuba to return fugitives
    WASHINGTON — U.S. officials will demand the return of fugitives who have committed crimes in the United States and are hiding in Cuba, a high-ranking State Department negotiator promised Wednesday. "This is a very high priority for us, and we...
  • State needs to help physicians provide Medicaid to more needy Floridians

    State needs to help physicians provide Medicaid to more needy Floridians
    The Patient Protection and Affordability Act currently provides care for the uninsured through a combined state and federal program that is intended to protect patient access to care and, ultimately when all Americans are insured, be "affordable."...
  • Matteson nurse charged with Medicare fraud

    A Matteson man who operates two nursing agencies has been charged with health care fraud for allegedly billing for skilled-nursing services that did not qualify for Medicare and involved patients obtained through illegal payments for referrals, federal...
  • Dental health may help older adults ward off gum disease, tooth loss

    Dental health may help older adults ward off gum disease, tooth loss
    As the owner and a dentist at Winter Park Family Dentistry and Maitland Family Dentistry, Ramzi Matar knows while taking care of one’s teeth is important at all ages, those who are 50 and older can be at a higher risk for gum disease and other...
  • Senator Menendez, amid probe: I have been honest in office

    Senator Menendez, amid probe: I have been honest in office
    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday he has always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal...
  • Obama budget seeks to spread the wealth; GOP calls it a pipe dream

    President Obama launched the first clash in a series of budget battles Monday as he unveiled his nearly $4-trillion spending plan and accused Republicans of putting national security at risk over a political fight. Laying out his budget proposal,...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Feb. 8 Classical music The Sundays At Three Concert Series presents the West Shore Piano Trioin "Their Roots Are Showing" at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. The program includes Arthur Foote's Piano Trio in...
  • Repeal and replace Obamacare -- with Medicare for all

    To the editor: The new Republican House of Representatives has picked up where the last left off by passing a bill to repeal Obamacare. ("House passes new Obamacare repeal, directing creation of replacement law," Feb. 3) Unlike past repeal votes,...
  • Obama's budget plan seeks to reframe the spending debate

    Obama's budget plan seeks to reframe the spending debate
    President Obama's $4-trillion budget proposal includes a slew of spending and tax initiatives the GOP-controlled Congress will find about as appealing as 3-day-old sushi. But as he did with his State of the Union address, Obama used his budget to tee up...