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The Struggle To Boost Government Efficiency

The rocky launch of Healthcare.gov raised new questions about government efficiency and the Department of Health and Human Services is working on answers. Officials there are encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation through a model they hope can be exported to other agencies. But as many "re-inventing government" initiatives over the years have shown--and as many federals worker can attest--changing the culture in a federal bureaucracy can be tough. Kojo explores the challenges of making government more efficient and effective.

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After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

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