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Democrats Try To Resolve Image After Healthcare Law Issues

Democrats in the region are trying to salvage their party's image after taking a hit for the botched rollout of the health law.

First it was Healthcare.gov — the glitches have locked thousands, if not millions, of people out of health exchanges. Then cancelation letters started going out to millions of people. The president announced a one-year patch so people can keep their old insurance policies. Northern Virginia Democrat Jim Moran says a part of the problem is that his party oversold the health law.

"Overconfident, and the rhetoric perhaps got a little hyperbolic in terms of how perfect this is," says Moran. "There's no question that some people are going to pay more than they were so that other people can afford to pay less."

On Friday, 39 Democrats broke ranks and voted for a Republican bill that would have undercut the health law by allowing everyone to buy insurance plans that don't meet minimum coverage standards set up on the Affordable Care Act.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 21

You can see a visual art exhibit that’s all about birds or check out two Shakespeare plays at a local theater.


Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.

In Asian-Majority District, House Race Divides Calif. Voters

The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda.
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Taking Transit Information Off Mobile Devices And Onto Public Displays

A transportation signage company is trying to change the way D.C. commuters make their transit decisions.

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