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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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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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