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Tech Problems Plague First Day Of Health Exchange Rollout

Many users trying to sign up for the new health care marketplace on Tuesday hit technical glitches and slow downs. Programmers say the tech powering Obamacare online can be very complicated. And the administration urges patience.
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Agency Websites Shut Down With The Government

If you're trying to look up some key facts on Census.gov or several other federal sites, you're out of luck. Many government websites, including those for the Library of Congress and USDA, were taken offline.
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Your Digital Trail: Private Company Access

Data we voluntarily provide online — such as on dating websites — may not stay with that site. While not always obvious, websites commonly allow other companies to track user behavior.
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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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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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FAA May Stop Making You Power Off Those Electronics

An expert advisory committee recommended Monday that the Federal Aviation Administration allow the use of some personal electronic devices during takeoff and landing. But while many passengers are eager to use their tablets and music players all flight long, it may be months before any rules are changed.
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Send Us Your Cellphone Stories

We want you to tell us how your cellphone affects your life. When did it become so indispensable? Or, conversely, was there one moment that made you wish you didn't even have one? Click "Contact" at the bottom of the page and tell us in 100 words or less. Please put "Phone Story" in the subject line.
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Space's Wild: 5 Cool Happenings Along The Final Frontier

Space organizations are taking potential leaps for mankind: SpaceX tries to reuse rocket parts, Orbital Sciences docks a craft to the International Space Station, and NASA is exploring the uses of 3-D printing. Spoiler: One of those uses is pizza.
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Computer Guys & Gal

The Computer Guys and Gal explore the tech implication of a government shutdown and the reasons Apple's new iPhones are snapped up by the millions, along with its new operating system.

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Latino Rebels: Getting Stories From The Ground Up

Latinos are making a mark in American media, but a new blog is giving power to the people, not the pundits. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Julio Ricardo Varela about the mission behind his Latino Rebels blog.

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