Edward Avalos, one of the first certified enrollment specialists in California, is a very busy man. Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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An employee of Covered California works in the newly opened call center in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Covered California is the state's new health insurance exchange. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Onita Sanders (right), a certified application counselor at the Southeastern Virginia Health System, helps Virginia resident Brenda Harrell with health coverage options at Enrollfest in Hampton, Va., on Tuesday. Jenny Gold for NPR hide caption

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Sen. Ted Cruz, worked a rare Senate overnight shift as he kept up a lengthy diatribe against Obamacare (with many digressions.) Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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You talking to me? (A turkey on New York's Staten Island; who's probably just as intimidating, if not more, than those in California.) Jonathan Fickies /Landov hide caption

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Police blocked roads Tuesday leading to the mountains near San Bernardino, Calif., where accused killer Christopher Dorner was thought to be hiding. Joe Klamar /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Motorcyclists Hanna Gilan, right, and her son Chaim Gilan fill up their Vespa scooters with less than two gallons at a gas station in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles on Oct. 4, 2012. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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