USA Today – White House: 11.4 million signed up for health insurance
About 11.4 million Americans are now signed up for private health coverage, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the White House said Tuesday.
“We just got great news today,” President Obama said in a video posted on the White House’s Facebook page.
“In the final day (at the original enrollment deadline Sunday) we had more consumers sign up than we have ever had,” said Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.

LiveScience – Sleepless in High School: Teens Getting Less Shut-Eye
The amount of time that teens spend sleeping has substantially declined over the last 20 years, a new study suggests.
The results from a large national survey show that the percentage of U.S. teenagers who regularly get seven or more hours of shut-eye is consistently decreasing.

Los Angeles Times – California measles identical to type found in Philippines
California health officials search for the origins of the Disneyland measles outbreak, some of their detective work is pointing to the Philippines.
This measles virus shares the same genetic material as the type most commonly found in the Philippines, according to lab tests of the virus.

NPR – Kids’ Solo Playtime Unleashes ‘Free-Range’ Parenting Debate
Parents have made news recently after being detained for purposefully leaving children on their own, prompting renewed debate about so-called “free-range parenting.”
That includes Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, a Silver Spring, Md., couple who are being investigated after they let their children, ages 10 and 6, walk home from a park last month by themselves.