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Technical Issues Persists On Maryland's Online Health Insurance Marketplace

Thousands of Maryland residents have enrolled in the state's new online marketplace for health insurance, but technical issues remain a problem.

More than 13,000 residents have created accounts on Maryland Heath Connection, the state-based online marketplace for health insurance.

The Connection's executive director, Becca Pearce says a technical team has added server capacity and plans to update the system's software to accommodate the large number of people getting involved.

Pearce also says there have been 170,000 unique visitors to the website, and more than 10,000 people have dialed in to the call centers since the connection opened on October 1.

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For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The Truth

The duo Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller are back on Broadway. They both talk — yes, even Teller — with NPR's Scott Simon about magic, danger and the remarkable endurance of their 40-year partnership.
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At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.
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Empire Strikes PAC And Other Punny SuperPAC Names

My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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