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Connecticut's Insurance Website Struggles At Opening

Shortly after 9:00 a.m., the state's insurance website was live. In almost no time there had been more than 100,000 visits, and someone had already enrolled by 9:30. But throughout the morning, it was tough to get the website to load.
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The Mars Rover? That's Shut Down, Too

The National Zoo's Panda Cam and the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse and burro adoption program are also among the federal government services that have been affected by the shutdown.
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300 Sandwiches The Secret To Boyfriend's Heart?

New York Post reporter Stephanie Smith sparked a firestorm online when she wrote about her plan to make her boyfriend 300 sandwiches - in exchange for an engagement ring. Host Michel Martin talks to Smith about her project, and the reaction to it.
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8 Great 'Shutdown Pickup Lines'

Twitter is beginning to have fun, some of it a little naughty, with the news from Washington. See if you came come up with a few lines of your own.
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Reporting On The Shutdown ... One Facebook Post At A Time

As the government endures a partial shutdown, we hear stories from people around the country whose lives have been affected. For additional perspective, host Michel Martin is joined by NPR business editor Marilyn Geewax, and Sudeep Reddy, of The Wall Street Journal.
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When Teen Parties Go Viral

Six people were arrested recently after a teenage party got out of control in upstate New York. Hundreds of young people trashed a home, leaving a lot of parents wondering, what if that were my child? For more on teens and parties, host Michel Martin is joined by a roundtable of parents.
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DOJ Voting Lawsuit: Absurd Or Critical?

Soon after the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, some states tightened voting regulations. But the U.S. Department of Justice says North Carolina went too far, and has filed a lawsuit against the state. Host Michel Martin learns more.
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300 Sandwiches: The Secret To Boyfriend's Heart?

New York Post reporter Stephanie Smith sparked a firestorm online when she wrote about her plan to make her boyfriend 300 sandwiches - in exchange for an engagement ring. Host Michel Martin talks to Smith about her project and the reaction to it.
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Now You Can Go To Harvard And Learn Cooking Science From Top Chefs

If you've always wanted to take a course at Harvard or with America's most talented chefs, but you didn't have the money, discipline or grades, now's your chance. The best part of this free online class: You can eat your lab experiments.
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Snowden Is A Finalist For European Human Rights Award

Europe's Sakharov Prize recognizes people who fight for human rights. Other finalists this year include Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived being shot in the head.

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