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Dr. Mohammad N. Akhter on Thursday outlined the District’s plans for a virtual marketplace where the uninsured and small businesses can buy health insurance to comply with the Affordable Care Act. (Associated Press)

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A sign on the door to the New England Compounding Center requests no soliciting at the Framingham, Mass., company on Oct. 3, 2012. An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of meningitis sickened 26 people in five states who received steroid injections mostly for back pain, health officials said. The Food and Drug Administration identified the New England company as the maker of the steroid. (Associated Press)

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A sign on the door to the New England Compounding Center requests no soliciting at the Framingham, Mass., company on Oct. 3, 2012. An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of meningitis sickened 26 people in five states who received steroid injections mostly for back pain, health officials said. The Food and Drug Administration identified the New England company as the maker of the steroid. (Associated Press)

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This undated photo provided by researcher Katsuhiko Hayashi shows an adult mouse, which was born from an egg cell produced from a skin cell, and her pups, which were born normally. The eggs were produced by making skin cells revert to a kind of blank slate, so they could be prodded to develop into immature egg cells. The new work was reported online Oct. 3, 2012, in the journal Science by a team at Kyoto University. (Associated Press/Science, Katsuhiko Hayashi)

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This undated photo provided by researcher Katsuhiko Hayashi shows an adult mouse, which was born from an egg cell produced from a skin cell, and her pups, which were born normally. The eggs were produced by making skin cells revert to a kind of blank slate, so they could be prodded to develop into immature egg cells. The new work was reported online Oct. 3, 2012, in the journal Science by a team at Kyoto University. (Associated Press/Science, Katsuhiko Hayashi)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is applauded Oct. 4, 2012, by sons Josh (center) and Tagg (left) as he speaks at a Colorado Conservative Political Action Committee meeting in Denver. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is applauded Oct. 4, 2012, by sons Josh (center) and Tagg (left) as he speaks at a Colorado Conservative Political Action Committee meeting in Denver. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, photo, Dr. David Reagan, chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health, center, and Dr. Marion Kayiner talks with local and national media about an outbreak of fungal meningitis infections that have already killed two and sickened 13 others in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, Shelley Mays)

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** FILE ** In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, photo, Dr. David Reagan, chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health, center, and Dr. Marion Kayiner talks with local and national media about an outbreak of fungal meningitis infections that have already killed two and sickened 13 others in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, Shelley Mays)

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Jordan Johnston, 20, and Jessica Johnston, 27, supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney prepare to watch the debate on a outside screen at the University of Denver Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, right, speaks with veterans on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Grimes is pressing for legislation to make it easier for deployed troops to vote in Kentucky elections. (AP Photo/Roger Alford)

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, right, speaks with veterans on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Grimes is pressing for legislation to make it easier for deployed troops to vote in Kentucky elections. (AP Photo/Roger Alford)

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This undated photo released by the Office of Inspector General of Department of Health and Human Services shows a label from a dietary supplement. Federal watchdogs say many dietary supplements marketed to help consumers lose weight or boost their immune systems are illegally labeled and rely on shoddy evidence to support their health claims, according to a new report on government oversight of the $20 billion supplement industry. (AP Photo/Office of Inspector General of Department of Health and Human Services)

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This undated photo released by the Office of Inspector General of Department of Health and Human Services shows a label from a dietary supplement. Federal watchdogs say many dietary supplements marketed to help consumers lose weight or boost their immune systems are illegally labeled and rely on shoddy evidence to support their health claims, according to a new report on government oversight of the $20 billion supplement industry. (AP Photo/Office of Inspector General of Department of Health and Human Services)

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** FILE ** Israeli soldiers conduct a military exercise in the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, captured from neighboring Syria in the 1967 war, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, stumps Oct. 2, 2012, for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a "Veterans for Romney" event at the Fish House in Pensacola, Fla. (Associated Press/The Pensacola News Journal)

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Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, stumps Oct. 2, 2012, for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a "Veterans for Romney" event at the Fish House in Pensacola, Fla. (Associated Press/The Pensacola News Journal)

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**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Sept. 26, 2012, in Toledo, Ohio. (Associated Press)

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This undated photo released by the Office of Inspector General of Department of Health and Human Services shows a label from a dietary supplement. Federal watchdogs say many dietary supplements marketed to help consumers lose weight or boost their immune systems are illegally labeled and rely on shoddy evidence to support their health claims, according to a new report on government oversight of the $20 billion supplement industry. (AP Photo/Office of Inspector General of Department of Health and Human Services)

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This undated photo released by the Office of Inspector General of Department of Health and Human Services shows a label from a dietary supplement. Federal watchdogs say many dietary supplements marketed to help consumers lose weight or boost their immune systems are illegally labeled and rely on shoddy evidence to support their health claims, according to a new report on government oversight of the $20 billion supplement industry. (AP Photo/Office of Inspector General of Department of Health and Human Services)