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The Pulse: Final Day of Obamacare Open Enrollment

The final day of open enrollment for health care under the Affordable Care Act; and GM is facing scrutiny over its recent recalls. This is Monday's edition of "The Pulse."
The final day of open enrollment for health care under the Affordable Care Act; and GM is facing scrutiny over its recent recalls. This is Monday's edition of "The Pulse."

The last day to sign up for Obamacare was not without some fresh reminders of the website's initial botched rollout. Early this morning, a message on the site stating: "System isn't available at the moment. We're currently performing maintenance." Healthcare.gov was working again after a few hours. Also, on the White House's own website, another error promised days, not hours, left to enroll. That problem was also fixed. Those who started but did not complete the enrollment have been promised extra time to finish the application.

California officials are assessing the damage from not two earthquakes and more than one-hundred aftershocks that rocked Los Angeles this past weekend. A 5.1-magnitude quake struck Friday, followed the next day by a 4.1 tremor.

North and South Korea have traded artillery fire across their disputed sea border. Northern forces are holding live fire military exercises in the area. Some shells fell in waters claimed by South Korea. The South responded by firing shells into North Korean waters. A day earlier, North Korea released a statement saying it did not rule out more tests of nuclear weapons.

Newly-minted General Motors CEO Mary Barra is about to face Congress. She testifies Tuesday before House and Senate committees over vehicles with an ignition flaw linked to the deaths of 13 people. Barra has launched an internal investigation.

Michael Jackson has a new album coming out. His estate will release eight never-before-heard songs in a compilation called "Xscape." Producers created the songs from over 40 years of vocal recordings stored by Jackson's estate. The album goes on sale on May 13th.
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