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D.C. Offers Health Insurance Shoppers More Time To Pay Up

The District of Columbia won't be extending its deadline for people to enroll in health plans through the city's insurance exchange. But officials say the city will work with those who miss the deadline to ensure they get coverage effective Jan. 1.

Monday was the deadline for people to enroll in a health plan if they want coverage on Jan. 1. The federal government is extending the deadline until Tuesday for those who enroll using the federal website.

The District has its own health exchange, as do many states. Exchange director Mila Kofman says the three major providers selling insurance in the District have agreed to accept premiums as late as Jan. 15 for coverage starting Jan. 1. So even though the deadline is Monday, there's still time to enroll.

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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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