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More than half of all counties in the 39 states that rely on the federal HealthCare.gov exchange for ACA health insurance are experiencing a 10 percent price decrease, on average, for their cheapest plan for 2019. Patrick Sison/AP hide caption

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Many Who Buy ACA Health Plans For 2019 Find Lower Prices And More Choice

After years of price hikes, the cost of the average Affordable Care Act policy is dropping across the U.S. Competition among insurers has increased as the political uncertainty starts to settle down.

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Reel Life (Evolution II) The Cinematic Orchestra
All Things The Cinematic Orchestra
Askim Kamasi Washington

More than half of all counties in the 39 states that rely on the federal HealthCare.gov exchange for ACA health insurance are experiencing a 10 percent price decrease, on average, for their cheapest plan for 2019. Patrick Sison/AP hide caption

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Many Who Buy ACA Health Plans For 2019 Find Lower Prices And More Choice

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Golden Trees The Flashbulb
Deliquensce The Flashbulb

Bernie Moreno at his Mercedes-Benz dealership in a Cleveland suburb. Moreno is an evangelist for blockchain, the technology behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. He wants to turn Cleveland into a tech hub with blockchain at the core. Jeff St. Clair/WKSU hide caption

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From Believeland To Blockland — Cleveland Aims To Be A Tech Hub

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The Unexpected Sun Glitters
All I Need Sun Glitters

Mahershala Ali as musician Donald Shirley in Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly. Universal Pictures, Participant, and DreamWorks hide caption

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Universal Pictures, Participant, and DreamWorks

'Green Book' Is About Race — And Also Friendship, Class And Masculinity

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The Lonesome Road Don Shirley
Water Boy Don Shirley
Solitude Broke For Free
Summer Spliffs Broke For Free

Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., in a June 2018 file photo. Brat lost his re-election bid to Democrat Abigail Spanberger. Before the election, Brat blamed the Democratic fundraising platform, ActBlue, for allowing Spanberger to raise more money than he was able to. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democrats Built A Small-Donor Money Machine. Now, Republicans Want Their Own

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Roy Daley, 74, with his wife, Ana Smith-Daley, 71, (left) and his daughter, Lucy Figueroa, 41, at StoryCorps in Austin, Texas. Savannah Winchester/StoryCorps hide caption

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'An Opportunity To Be Thankful': Reflecting On A First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

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We're From Near And Far Ending Satellites
Hollow And Ghosts Ending Satellites
Skylight Gramatik

A Pakistani ranger stands in front of a damaged gate at the Chinese consulate after an attack in Karachi on Friday. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Militants, Police Killed In Failed Attack On Chinese Consulate In Karachi

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The London skyline, shown in March 2017, is still shining bright. But the U.K. is using noticeably less energy than it did more than a decade ago. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.K. Economy Is Growing — But Its Energy Use Is Shrinking

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Big Sky Koresma
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Kith and Kin Brontide
Friday I'm in Love The Imaginary Trio

Newly elected members of the House of Representatives Lucy McBath and Abigail Spanberger meet in front of the U.S. Capitol. Both women represent newly Democratic suburban districts. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Won The Suburbs. Now They Have To Hold Them

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