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Maryland Senate Could Extend Health Insurance Deadline

Maryland's Senate president says an emergency bill may be taken up next week to address problems the state has had with its health exchange website.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that lawmakers may consider allowing additional time for people to enroll in health care plans without being penalized.

Miller (D-Calvert), says such a measure could be taken up as soon as the Maryland General Assembly convenes next week for its annual 90-day session.

Emergency legislation can take effect as soon as lawmakers pass the measure and the governor signs it.

Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, has scheduled an afternoon news conference to talk about the state's efforts to expand health care.

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Berlin Wall Brought To University Of Virginia With 'Kings Of Freedom'

A massive piece of the Berlin Wall was recently delivered to the campus of the University of Virginia, adorned with a famous mural by German graffiti artist Dennis Kaun.

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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.
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Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.
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Capital Bikeshare Supplier Bought, Reopening Door To Expansion

Bixi, the company that supplies bicycles and bike stations to the Capital Bikeshare program, has been rescued from bankruptcy. But does that mean the bike sharing will resume expansion in our area?

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