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"We can do better," says White House spokesman Jay Carney, of healthcare.gov's ongoing software problems and delays. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Exchange Tech Problems Point To A Thornier Issue

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Gaining a few more years of healthy life would be great for individuals, but expensive for Medicare, researchers say. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Delaying Aging May Have A Bigger Payoff Than Fighting Disease

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Flooding brought down a house in Jamestown, Colo., on Sept. 18. Matthew Staver/Landov hide caption

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Flood Forensics: Why Colorado's Floods Were So Destructive

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President Obama listens as Chinese President Xi Jinping answers a question after a bilateral meeting in California on June 7. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Asian Allies' Anxieties Rise Amid Washington Paralysis

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Bitter Rivals is Sleigh Bells' third studio album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sleigh Bells: Stomping The Fine Line Between Sweetness And Menace

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This artist rendering shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., seated (center) as attorney Bobby Burchfield argues during the Supreme Court's hearing on campaign finance Tuesday. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Weighs Easing Limits On Campaign Contributions

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A St. Louis-area imam spoke with NPR about what Muslims believe about life after death. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Imam: 'We Can't Imagine' The Beauty Of Paradise After Death

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In his operas, Giuseppe Verdi had a knack for empowering marginalized people — like the title character of Aida, who is an enslaved Ethiopian princess (played in this 2011 French production by American soprano Indra Thomas). Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Verdi's Gift: Wringing Catchy Music From Touchy Subjects

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