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  • Today in the News: White House fires HealthCare.gov contractors


  • News on “Obamacare,” a plane crash survivor and a cute pygmy hippo.



     
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    The White House announced today that it’s getting rid of CGI Federal, the contractors behind HealthCare.gov. The website suffered massive problems during its October launch, and it wasn’t totally fixed until Nov. 30, officials said. Reports say Accenture will now run the site.

    Quote of note

    "A lot of things seem petty now. Can't take things for granted.” - Ferdinand Puentes, who was a survivor of a plane crash near Hawaii that killed Loretta Fuddy, the woman who confirmed President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Puentes filmed parts of the crash and took an already-legendary selfie of himself in the ocean with the sinking plane in the background.

    Hot video: Adorable baby pygmy hippo takes her first swim

    A 3-week-old pygmy hippopotamus went for a swim for the first time at the Marwell Zoo in the U.K.

     

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