Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?
A: No. Congress members and staffers will be required to buy insurance through the exchanges on Jan. 1. But reportedly there is concern about whether federal contributions to premiums can continue without a change.
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Chile’s population is 16.6 million. Source: CIA World Factbook
March 1, 1692, marked the beginning of the Salem Witch Trials. Source: Library of Congress
The last time the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team won the gold medal was in 1980 in Lake Placid, N.Y. Source: U.S. Olympic Committee/Associated Press
Feb. 28 is the deadline for individuals and corporations to donate to charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti and claim those contributions on 2009 tax returns. Source: IRS.gov
The highest medal count for the United States in the Olympic Winter Games is 34, which the U.S. team attained in 2002 in Salt Lake City. Source: U.S. Olympic Committee
In the first Olympic Winter Games, in 1924, the Canadian hockey team won all five of their games and outscored their opponents 110 to 3. Source: Vancouver Organizing Committee
The first Paralympic Winter Games were held in 1976 in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Source: Vancouver Organizing Committee
The Paralympic Games began after World War II in 1948, when Sir Ludwig Guttman organized a competition for British veterans who were in wheelchairs. Source: Vancouver Organizing Committee
About 2,500 athletes are participating in the Olympics in Vancouver. There are more than 86 medal events. Source: Vancouver Organizing Committee
Eleven women and 247 men competed in the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924. Source: Vancouver Organizing Committee