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Maryland Officials Express Confidence In Online Health Insurance Exchange

Maryland health officials say they believe the state is ready to open its new health insurance marketplace.

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland's health secretary, says the marketplace is set to open online today. Health officials also expressed confidence the state is prepared to address bumps in the road relating to any technology problems that could arise.

Sharfstein also announced that Maryland's exchange will enable people to check and see if a specific doctor they want participates in a particular health plan they are considering.

Officials also say there's no rush for people to choose a plan. That's because coverage doesn’t start until January 1st. Residents will have until March 31st to sign up for a plan.

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'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.
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Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.
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Jon Stewart's Private White House Meetings

Comedian Jon Stewart was called to the White House on at least two occasions for private meetings with President Obama, according to Politico. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter Darren Samuelsohn.
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An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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