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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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Ritual Union Little Dragon
A TASTE OF HONEY HERB ALPERT

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Flood Forensics: Why Colorado's Floods Were So Destructive

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C.R.E.A.M. Wu-Tang Clan
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Flat Panda Dianogah

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Asian Allies' Anxieties Rise Amid Washington Paralysis

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Assosa Mulatu Astatke
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Lullaby For Lagos Whitefield Brothers & Quantic

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Sleigh Bells: Stomping The Fine Line Between Sweetness And Menace

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Sugarcane Sleigh Bells
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Hashshashin Lumerians
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I'd Dance For You What Laura Says
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Kasalefkut Hulu Mulatu Astatke
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Supreme Court Weighs Easing Limits On Campaign Contributions

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Flux and Meter Tommy Guerrero
Woke Up Dead in the Morning Roots of Orchis
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Imam: 'We Can't Imagine' The Beauty Of Paradise After Death

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Like a Ghost in Your Own Life Ulrich Schnauss
What About RH+
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Across the Imaginary Divide Marcus Roberts Trio

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Verdi's Gift: Wringing Catchy Music From Touchy Subjects

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La Traviata, opera [Act 2. Scene 1. Annina, donde vieni? / Scena. Alfredo?... Per parigi or or partiva] Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Modena, Giuseppe Patanè (conductor)
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Se Quel Guerrier Io Fossi!...Celeste Aida Plácido Domingo
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