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Obamacare Deadline Looms, How to Fix NFL Overtime, and All Your Bitcoin Questions Answered

By Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) and Laura Ryan (@NJljryan)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Harry Reid likes the Iran nuclear deal, but said the Senate still plans to weigh tighter economic sanctions when the chamber returns from recess.The self-imposed deadline for getting the Obamacare site functional is less than a week away, but no one knows for sure how fixed it will be or whether enrollment numbers can regain lost ground. Connecticut police released new details of last year's Newtown shooting, though a clear motive remains elusive. And everything you ever wondered about bitcoins and why NFL overtime is so terrible.

 

TOP NEWS

SENATE STILL CONSIDERING SIDES ON IRAN DEAL: Harry Reid called the nuclear agreement an "important first step" but said today that the Senate may still consider next month whether stronger sanctions on Iran are necessary. Andal though the weekend deal with Iran is still settling, many lawmakers didn't wait to codify their support or opposition. Even Joe Lieberman came out of the woodwork to call the deal a "mistake." (Burgess Everett, Politico)

THE IRAN DEAL IN ONE GRAPHIC: A visual breakdown of what the deal means for the U.S., Iran, and everybody else. (Sergio Pecanha, NYT)

OBAMACARE SITE DEADLINE IS LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY: It's a self-imposed deadline, but it still matters. How operational the federal online health exchange needs to be on Nov. 30 to be considered a successful improvement is unclear, but depending on what problems are addressed the site could make up ground on enrollment numbers or continue to stumble below expectations. (Sam Baker, NJ)

 

POLICE INVESTIGATION OF NEWTOWN YIELDS LITTLE INSIGHT: The culmination of an 11-month investigation by the Connecticut State Police failed to determine a motive behind Adam Lanza's shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary last year, but new details about Lanza's days leading up to the massacre have emerged in the new report. (Berger/Santora, NYT)

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: President Obama will be in Los Angeles to meet with the Democratic National Committee and deliver remarks on the economy at Dreamworks Animation. The House and Senate are out of session.

TOP LINES

TO NOR'EASTER OR NOT TO NOR'EASTER? Quartz sets the record straight on Wednesday's storm, and it looks like we will most definitely suffer bad weather. (Eric Holthaus, Quartz)

BROS FOR SUSTAINABILITY: How the major sports leagues are trying to make it manly to be green. (Lucia Graves, NJ)

 

NFL OVERTIME: It's kind of awful, as Sunday's Packers/Vikings standoff reminded us. Here's one way to fix it. (Brian Burke, Slate)

BITCOIN FOR DUMMIES: Everything you ever wanted to know about bitcoins but were afraid to ask. (Robert McMillan/Cade Metz, Wired)

TOP READS

ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK: The Affordable Health Care Act--once a major triumph for liberalism--is now its own worst enemy, and there may be a long road to travel before Americans are willing to take another chance on it. (Franklin Foer, TNR)

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SAN FRANCISCO, OPEN YOUR GILDED GATE: The fault line dividing San Francisco's rich and poor is deepening and tensions are on the rise. (Erica Goode/Claire Cain Miller, NYT)

TOP VIEW

THE WEEKEND'S LATE-NIGHT FUNNIES IN UNDER 3 MINUTES: Rep.Trey Radel steps down after pleading guilty for cocaine possession. Canadians politely wait with the hope that Rob Ford will take a hint. (Reena Flores, NJ)

DON'T MISS TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Chock full of usable information on today's issues."

Michael, Executive Director

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

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Great way to keep up with Washington"

Ray, Professor of Economics

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