A.M. Links: Reports on Obamacare Site Contradict Medicare Chief's Testimony, Rand Paul Responds To Claim Speech Included Section From Wikipedia Article, Red Sox Win World Series


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  • Reports that healthcare.gov was tested just prior to launch contradict testimony from Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has responded to claims that his recent speech at Liberty University included sections lifted from Wikipedia, saying "Nothing I said was not given attribution to where it came from," and that Rachel Maddow, who pointed out the similarities between the speech and a Wikipedia article, has "been spreading hate on me for three years now."
  • NSA Chief Gen. Keith Alexander denies that the agency he runs illegally accessed Yahoo and Google servers.
  • A United Nations officials has said that the campaign against Al-Shabab militants in Somalia has "ground to a halt" and that 4,400 more African Union troops and U.N. assistance is needed in order to break the current stalemate.
  • The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) says that Syria's declared chemical weapons equipment has been destroyed.  
  • The Boston Red Sox won the World Series last night.

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