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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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'The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear' Echoes Real-Life Republican Race

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Mitt Romney, whose new novel, The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, tells the story of a neck-and-neck Republican primary campaign that ends up at a brokered convention.
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How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

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Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

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Virtual Reality Aimed At The Elderly Finds New Fans

Some doctors are finding that virtual travel — to Venice, a Hawaiian beach or Africa — can open new worlds to people confined by low mobility, dementia, or depression.

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