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Health-care enrollment figure was 400,000 too high

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration downsized the nation’s marketplace health-insurance enrollment to 6.7 million people on Thursday after House investigators found that the original estimates for medical coverage included 400,000 people who had only dental coverage.

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Report: Many people say they didn’t have time to vote

WASHINGTON — You’ve heard the news by now that turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest in any election since 1942, when voters were busy with, you know, other stuff. In short, only 36 percent of the voting-age population bothered to cast a ballot last week. A large proportion of them simply aren’t registered to vote at all. But past numbers suggest upwards of 20 percent of Americans adult were registered to vote, but couldn’t be bothered to — what’s their excuse?