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Maryland Officials Cite More Progress With Health Insurance Website

The executive director of Maryland's online marketplace for health insurance says more upgrades to the website have enabled more people to create accounts to use it.

Becca Pearce says thousands of additional user accounts were created this week, just days after the website opened to significant delays to an onslaught of visitors. Pearce says information technology vendors made additional upgrades to the system overnight.

She insists further improvements are planned for overnight maintenance periods between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily through October.

Pearce also says technicians have found other areas of the website that could be improved as well. She adds some of those improvements may require additional periods in which certain functions will be unavailable.

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Baltimore Artist Joyce J. Scott Pushes Local, Global Boundaries

The MacArthur Foundation named 67-year-old Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott a 2016 Fellow -– an honor that comes with a $625,000 "genius grant" and international recognition.


A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.
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The State Of The Race

Early voting is underway in states across the country. Just over two weeks before the presidential election, a look at the latest polls, the electoral map and end-of-the-line strategies for both campaigns.

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Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies And Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing The American Way Of War

After the 9/11 attacks, U.S. intelligence, military and law enforcement agencies were forced to work together in completely new ways. A veteran national security reporter on how America has tried to adapt to a new era of warfare.

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