The federal government's beleaguered health care exchange site, HealthCare.gov, shares little in common with the e-commerce sites consumers use every day. On most e-commerce sites, prices are simple to find. Not so on HealthCare.gov. That may be one of the reasons relatively few visitors to the site have actually enrolled. (This story originally aired on Morning Edition on Oct. 22, 2013.)
Gris Grimly has depicted classic texts like <em>The Legend of Sleepy Hollow</em> and the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. He also recently collaborated with author Neil Gaiman on <em>The Dangerous Alphabet</em>.
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The all-tied World Series resumes tonight, with Game 3 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. Ahead of the game Saturday, the main storyline centers on the change of venue to St. Louis, where the Red Sox, and their pitchers, will have to adapt to National League rules.
The shift gives the Cardinals something of an edge, at least for now, as NPR's Tom Goldman reports for our Newscast unit:
There's little doubt that the Obama administration would like a health care website do-over.
Since its rollout Oct. 1, Obamacare's online insurance exchange sign-up, critical to success of the health care overhaul, has been a well-documented disaster.
The White House, in addition to managing considerable political fallout, also is dealing with a big, fat public relations problem. Just how does the administration go about winning the trust of the American people after the October Obamacare debacle?
Actress Marcia Wallace has died at age 70. She was a fixture on American television for decades, thanks to long-running roles on <em>T</em><em>he Bob Newhart Show </em>and<em> </em><em>The Simpsons.</em>
Originally published on Sat October 26, 2013 7:44 pm
A lawsuit against Egypt's former interim vice president has been dismissed, as a misdemeanor court says there weren't sufficient grounds for a suit against Mohammed ElBaradei to proceed. He had been accused of betraying the national trust.
The lawsuit was filed by a law professor who opposed the rule of President Mohammed Morsi, according to Gulf News. ElBaradei had been a co-leader of the secular National Salvation Front, which supported Morsi's ouster this summer.
Denise & Norma talk with John White, curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at UTEP. John talks trees this week, including why it's so important to know how big a tree is going to get before you plant it! John also offers some tree recommendations for small spaces.