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The consumer-facing part of HealthCare.gov is working more smoothly, but how well the invisible back-end is working is unclear. NPR hide caption

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The Key Test For HealthCare.gov Is The Part You Can't See

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Lost in Thought Jon Hopkins
Road Rage Breakdown Blockhead

Last month, military investigators began a process to charge Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera in the 2007 fatal shooting of two deaf, unarmed Iraqi youths. Mario Tama/AP hide caption

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A Soldier Accused, But Few Answers In Death Of Iraqi Teens

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Put My Money Where Your Mouth Is Kix
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L.A. Bike Trains brings together groups of five to 10 cyclists who commute en masse. Courtesy of Bruce Chan hide caption

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Shifting Gears: Commuting Aboard The L.A. Bike Trains

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The Stars Look Very Different Today, the new album from bassist and composer Ben Allison (far right) and his band, comes out Dec. 3. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ben Allison: Leading A Stellar Band Far Beyond The World

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Neutron Star Ben Allison
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No Other Side Ben Allison
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