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The Allegheny County district attorney’s office doesn’t want a woman who admitted abusing two adopted children from Ethiopia released on home confinement and electronic monitoring.

Kristen Barbour, 32, of Franklin Park, pleaded no contest in June to two felony counts of endangering the welfare of children and was sentenced to six to 12 months’ incarceration, which included eligibility for alternative housing and work release. She can leave the Mercer County Jail for up to 8½ hours six days per week to care for her two biological children while her husband, who also was charged, and in-laws work.

Tomas Mega, our U.S. correspondent from Las Vegas, Nevada, learns what it means to wake up to his now invalid insurance policy, which was changed against his will

His name is Jonathan Gruber and he seems to be a very smart man. He works at one of the most exalted universities in America; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Heretofore unknown by Americans, his name is now on the prickly tipped tongues of conservatives who have cast him as the new bogeyman of Obamacare. In a recently surfaced year old video, Mr. Gruber credits “the stupidity of the American voter” for the passage of Obamacare, known as the Affordable Care Act. He also implied that Obamacare was a re-distribution of wealth, because “if you had a law which…made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed.”