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Analysis: Congress Digs Into Affordable Care Acts' Troubled Launch

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As problems continue to plague the federal portal for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, Congress is looking into possible causes of the troubled launch. The House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation, and a local lawmaker will play a significant role in hearings on the issue. Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland is the ranking Democratic member on the Committee and is already challenging his Republican colleagues.

Alex Bolton — senior staff writer for The Hill newspaper — spoke with Pat Brogan, host of All Things Considered for WAMU, about the hearings.

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Exhibit Shows Dolores Huerta's Life As Part Of The 'Backbone' Of America

The exhibit about the United Farm Workers activist is the first in the National Portrait Gallery's "One Life" series to be devoted to a Latina.


Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes In The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.


A Hacker Is Hacked: Controversial Italian Cyber Espionage Company Is Targeted

Hacking Team's spyware has been detected in many countries with repressive regimes. The company has never revealed its client list, but a hack has made thousands of documents public.

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