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Analysis: D.C. Health Care Exchange Causes Headaches On The Hill

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The District's health care exchange called "D.C. health link" encountered some frustrated federal lawmakers and staffers the last few days. Members of Congress and their staff had until the beginning of the week to sign up for health care plans through the exchange but, as the deadline approached, some reported technical glitches causing significant delays and a few encountered an outside scam that redirected them to a fraudulent website.

Sam Baker, health correspondent with National Journal, spoke to WMAU's Matt McCleskey about the problems this morning.

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Smithsonian Sets Phasers To Restore On Original Starship Enterprise

The Starship Enterprise — from the original Star Trek series — has gotten a restoration fit for a real life spacecraft. It goes on display this week at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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