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national lead

November 22nd, 2013
06:16 PM ET

Not enough young people enrolling in Obamacare

(CNN) - From the beginning, the administration has known that no matter how many people sign up for Obamacare, a substantial number have to be young and healthy, they have to put more money into the insurance pool than they will take out.

The data CNN has so far for five states suggests that part of the equation is not going very well.
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world lead

November 22nd, 2013
06:06 PM ET

Western official: Iran nuclear deal may be imminent

(CNN) - Momentum appears to be building for a breakthrough deal on Iran's nuclear program, with top diplomats flocking to the site of ongoing talks and one Western official saying Friday a deal could be reached "as soon as tonight."

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary William Hague will both be in Geneva on Saturday.

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pop lead

November 22nd, 2013
05:59 PM ET

'Hunger Games' recipe for success

(CNN) - Wizards, hobbits, vampires, and arrow-wielding heroines – it seems the odds are ever in their favor at the box office.

"The Hunger Games" franchise launches its second film at target audiences this weekend, and odds are it will be a bulls eye.

But the supernatural and fantasy worlds are not in and of themselves thought to be the recipe for success. The strategy for winning the Hollywood games is to focus on Young Adult books.
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politics lead

November 22nd, 2013
05:55 PM ET

Roundtable: Will Democrats run scared in 2014 midterms because of Obamacare?

Our politics panel with CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger, CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash, and National Journal editor-in-chief Josh Kraushaar discuss how Obamacare will affect Democrats in 2014.


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politics lead

November 22nd, 2013
05:53 PM ET

Gov. Walker answers critics calling him a hypocrite on Obamacare

(CNN) - Governor Scott Walker, R-Wisconsin, has been outspoken about the Affordable Care Act recently, saying he does not care for it.

But back in Wisconsin, Walker is trying to implement his own health care reform – Badger Care. One of the ways Walker makes Badger Care work, is by having 80,000 people currently on Medicaid go into Obamacare.

Critics say he is trying to have it both ways, and that Walker can't be against Obamacare while using it.
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