Obama to speak on health care law Thursday

President Obama(Photo: Brendan Smialowski, AFP/Getty Images) SHARECONNECT 143 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE President Obama returns to a familiar topic on Thursday: Health care. Obama will discuss the economic benefits of the new health care law, spokesman Jay Carney said, a day after New York state reported that it expects private health insurance rates to drop by more than […]

Feelin’ Groovy: High School Fashion, 1969

“The latest rule in girls’ high school fashion,” LIFE magazine proclaimed in 1969, “is that there isn’t any.” In contrast to the popular fashions and styles of certain decades — the Gibson Girl of the 1890s and early 1900s, the flapper of the Roaring Twenties, the “New Look” of the Fifties — there was no […]

Putin Signs Bill That Bars US Adoptions, Upending Families

“I’m a little numb,” said Maria Drewinsky, a massage therapist from Sea Cliff, N.Y., who was in the final stages of adopting a 5-year-old boy named Alyosha. Both she and her husband have flown twice to visit him, and they speak to him weekly on the telephone. “We have clothes and a bedroom all set […]