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Maryland's Troubled Health Care Exchange

After months of technical and other glitches with Maryland's health care exchange website, state health officials this week terminated their contract with the company that built the site, echoing a move in January by the federal government. The state says the company, Noridian Healthcare Solutions, misrepresented its ability to build the site. Noridian cited complications due to the many changes the state demanded throughout the process. We explore the issues and how Maryland plans to move forward.

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Encore: 'Future Shock' 40 Years Later

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was a huge sensation when it was published in 1970. The book perfectly captured the angst of that time and prepared society for more changes to come.
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In Prison, The Passion That Drove A Yogurt-Maker To Arson Still Burns

The yogurt entrepreneur who set fire to his factory remains in prison, but he's in better spirits now. "He's dreaming again," says his wife.
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Woman Asks Trump About Replacing TSA's 'Heebeejabis' With Veterans

"We are looking at that. We're looking at a lot of things," Donald Trump said Thursday, before quickly pivoting to border security.
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'Future Shock' Author Alvin Toffler Dies at 87

Toffler's warnings about 'information overload' and the accelerating pace of change in modern society made his seminal 1970 book a best-seller in the U.S. and around the world.

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