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Apr 20, 2014
Apr 20, 2014

Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug

NEW YORK, April 19 (Reuters) – Americans with accounts on
President Barack Obama’s health insurance enrollment website,, were advised that their passwords had been reset
to guard against the “Heartbleed” bug, in a message posted on
the site on Saturday.

The warning marks the latest fallout from the widespread
security bug, which surfaced this month and allows hackers to
steal data online without a trace. Companies from Inc
to Google Inc. have been forced to take steps to protect against

Apr 19, 2014
Apr 19, 2014

Miss America defends student suspended for asking her to prom

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Miss America has suggested officials at a Pennsylvania high school reconsider their decision to suspend a student for approaching her at a school assembly and asking her to be his prom date, the beauty queen said on Saturday.

The disciplinary action taken by school administrators in York against the 18-year-old senior made national headlines, and generated sympathy for the young man on social media.

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After rampage, portrait of Fort Hood shooter starts to emerge

By Chris Francescani

(Reuters) – When Ivan Lopez’s mother died last year, the U.S. soldier suspected of killing three people at the Fort Hood base in Texas told friends the Army gave him just one day to attend her funeral in Puerto Rico.

That brief allotted window appeared to compound his grief over a personal double-loss: The death in October of his mother, Carmen, a nurse, came soon after that of his grandfather, according to Edgardo Arlequin, the mayor of Lopez’s hometown of Guayanilla.

Apr 1, 2014
    • About Chris

      "Chris Francescani covers local and federal law enforcement in New York and writes national investigative feature stories for Reuters. Previously, Francescani spent nine years at ABC News, six years at the New York Post and two years at the Southampton Press. He has also written for New York Magazine, The New York Times and CBS News."
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