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D.C. Officials Say 20,000 Residents Signed Up For Health Insurance On Exchange

District of Columbia officials say more than 20,000 people have signed up for health coverage through the city's insurance marketplace.

The majority of those are employees of small businesses. Only 2,600 individuals and families have enrolled in private health plans, although nearly 1,000 more have signed up for coverage starting next month. More than 4,600 people have used the health exchange to gain Medicaid coverage.

Officials with the D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority say there's a good demographic mix among those who have signed up, with younger people leading the way. Thirty-seven percent of those who have enrolled in private insurance plans are between 26 and 34 years old.

Exchange director Mila Kofman says that shows the federal health overhaul has given young people access to high-quality, affordable coverage.

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It Takes A Nation: Art For Social Justice At The American University Museum

As the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, graphic artist Emory Douglas created striking visual images for the movement's publications and posters.

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Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now encouraged at some upscale urban restaurants catering to wealthy young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.
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It Takes A Nation: Art For Social Justice At The American University Museum

As the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, graphic artist Emory Douglas created striking visual images for the movement's publications and posters.

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DDOT Questions Metro's Ability To Protect People With Disabilities For Ride-Hailing Paratransit Trips

As Metro looks to reduce the cost of its expensive MetroAccess paratransit service, they're turning to ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to provide low-cost trips. Some critics say they represent a race to the bottom.

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