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D.C. Insurance Commissioner Fired Over Obamacare Criticism

D.C.'s insurance commissioner has been fired after questioning President Obama's proposed fix to the Affordable Care Act.

According to the Washington Post, insurance commissioner William White was fired by Mayor Vincent Gray late Friday, about a day after White stated that he thought Obama's move to allow insurance companies to extend their old plans would, in White's words, "undercut the exchanges."

The president's fix would allow the millions of people who have had their healthcare plans cancelled stay on them for another year. But some insurance experts fear the move could disrupt the exchanges and lead to higher premiums.

White issued his statement right after Obama announced the plan, but his comments were quickly scrubbed from the city's website, and on Friday, according to the Post, White was told that the mayor wanted to go in another direction and he was fired.

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Not My Job: We Quiz The Duplass Brothers On Sibling Rivalry

Mark and Jay Duplass take a break from writing, directing, acting and producing to play a game called "Hating you is like hating myself."
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Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
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For Nevada Democrats, A Lot Will Depend On Latino Voters

How instrumental is Nevada's Latino community in next week's race there between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? NPR's Linda Wertheimer asks Nevada state senator Ruben Kihuen.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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