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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The Montreal Canadiens have won the most Stanley Cup championships in the National Hockey League with 23 wins. Source: National Hockey League
The National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup championship trophy is named for Frederick Arthur Stanley, who was the sixth governor-general of Canada, appointed by England’s Queen Victoria in 1888. Source: National Hockey League
Koalas spend about 20 hours each day sleeping or resting. Source: Phillip Island Nature Park, Australia
Little penguins, the world’s smallest penguins, travel between 9 miles and 31 miles at sea each day and are capable of diving to a depth of 230 feet. Source: Phillip Island Nature Park, Australia
The oldest goalie to play in a National Hockey League playoff game was Johnny Bower, who, in the April 6, 1969, game, was 44 years, four months and 38 days old. Source: National Hockey League
The Brooklyn Bridge opened for business 126 years ago this month. Source: PBS.org
Many cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day in the U.S., but Waterloo, N.Y., was declared the official birthplace by President Lyndon Johnson and Congress in 1966. A ceremony to honor local veterans of the Civil War was held there on May 5, 1866. Source: Department …
The youngest driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500 was 22-year-old Troy Ruttman in 1952. The oldest was Al Unser, who was nearly 48 when he won in 1987. Source: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Every day, 144,000 vehicles cross the Brooklyn Bridge. Source: PBS.org
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born today in 1859. Source: The Chronicles of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle