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Challenges For The New Health Insurance Exchanges

In the week since the launch of insurance exchanges -- a centerpiece of the new healthcare law -- nearly 9 million Americans have visited the federal health care website. And thousands more have visited online exchanges run by the states. But both federal and a few state online marketplaces continue to have problems. Some say the technical glitches are caused by higher-than-expected traffic to these sites. Others warn they have serious, underlying flaws that aren’t easily resolved. Diane and a panel of experts discuss strong interest, technical issues and other roll-out challenges for the new insurance exchanges.

Flow Chart: How Health Insurance Exchanges Work

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What The African American History Museum Means to D.C.'s Black Community

This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.

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Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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What Does It Take To Win A Debate? A Meaningful Exchange Can Make A Difference

The first presidential debate is Monday, both candidates hoping to do well. But what does it mean to "win" a debate? American University history professor Allan Lichtman explains.
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Putting The Patient At The Center Of Local Healthcare

From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from healthcare innovation labs at local hospitals.

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