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Oct 24, 201304:24 PM

Cheat Sheet: October 24, 2013

Americans will have an extra six weeks to buy health coverage before facing penalty

On Wednesday night the Obama administration said that it will give Americans who buy health insurance through the new online marketplace an extra six weeks to obtain coverage before they incur a penalty. Administration officials said that the adjusted deadline is unrelated to the many technical problems that have emerged with the website,, in its first three weeks. Instead, they said, it is designed to clear up a timing confusion about the 2010 law, which for the first time requires most Americans to buy health coverage or face a penalty. (Source)

Indian girl dies after being raped and set on fire

A girl believed to be 13 was gang raped by three men in her village in India and set on fire. She later died at a hospital after receiving burns over 80% of her body. The girl had gone to a farm with her older sister and as they returned home, three villagers dragged her away and raped her. The girl told the alleged assailants she would tell other villagers, at which point, they set her on fire. The girl’s older sister ran to get help, but by the time the family and neighbors arrived to help, she had suffered massive burns. Police are in search of the suspects. (Source)

ODU Webb Center evacuated for threat

Police evacuated the Old Dominion University Webb Center this afternoon following an anonymous threat. ODU sent out a campus alert, saying police instructed everyone to gather their belongings and leave the building. Webb Center was closed from 2–3:30 p.m. after police conducted a thorough sweep and did not turn up anything suspicious. The investigation is continuing. (Source)

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