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ACA delays; ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrión; The Square

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Another part of the Affordable Care Act has been delayed by a year; hear the latest news from the capital on ACA delays, the debt limit bill, and more. Then, newly-appointed Administration for Children’s Services commissioner Gladys Carrión discusses joining the de Blasio administration. Plus: our Oscar-nominated documentary series continues with Egyptian director Jehane Noujaim of “The Square.”

Washington DC News Round-Up

The House voted yesterday to pass a "clean" debt ceiling bill. Elizabeth Williamson, national reporter for The Wall Street Journal,  talks about the unusual vote and what it says about Washington politics. Plus: the latest ACA delays, and Janet Yellen's first testimony as Fed chair yesterday.

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New ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrión

Gladys Carrión, the commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services, talks about her new role in the de Blasio administration.

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Behind the Oscar Docs: The Square

Our annual series on Oscar nominated documentaries kicked off yesterday. We'll speak with the filmmakers behind all five films over the coming days: Cutie and the Boxer (Tuesday); The Square (Wednesday); 20 Feet from Stardom (Thursday); The Act of Killing (Friday); Dirty Wars (Monday)

Director and cinematographer, Jehane Noujaim of the Oscar-nominated feature documentary "The Square" talks about her film documenting the events in Cairo's Tahrir Square and the ongoing struggle in Egypt.

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Behind The Technology Driving The Economy

Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Center for Digital Business and author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies discusses the changes that emerging technologies will bring to America's economy in the future.

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Help us Update Stock Photos to Represent Real Women

The era of the picture-of-the-woman-juggling-a-briefcase-and-a-baby is over. Jessica Bennett, journalist and contributing editor at LeanIn.Org, talks about their  with Getty Images to curate a collection of stock photo images that show realistic, empowered women. Help us find more - take part in our photo project by submitting your own pic!

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Our Favorite #NotYourStockWoman Photos

On the Brian Lehrer Show, we spoke with Jessica Bennett of Lean In about their efforts to update "stock photos" of women. We asked you to submit photos that represent modern women of all types, using the hashtag #NotYourStockWoman. Below are some of our favorites. Be sure to check out the full range of fantastic photos on Instagram and Twitter. And keep them coming - we'll update as we get more!

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