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Jessica Hill / AP

Aetna is withdrawing its individual-market health plans that are sold on and off the Affordable Care Act exchanges in Delaware and Nebraska, the health insurance company said late Wednesday. Aetna has basically given up on the entire individual market after losing roughly $900 million on ACA plans since 2014.

However, Healthinsurance.org shows that Aetna will sell ACA plans in Nevada next year. An Aetna spokesman said the company would not comment on Nevada at this time.

Aetna's decision is not surprising: Aetna exited several marketplaces last year, including many where Aetna was profitable, in the hopes of gaining leverage over the federal government for its proposed acquisition of Humana. Aetna's departure also won't cripple the exchanges, since other insurers exist where it has left.

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NRA files for bankruptcy, says it will reincorporate in Texas

Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association (NRA) speaks during CPAC in 2016. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The National Rifle Association said Friday it has filed for voluntary bankruptcy as part of a restructuring plan.

Driving the news: The gun rights group said it would reincorporate in Texas, calling New York, where it is currently registered, a "toxic political environment." Last year, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA, alleging the group committed fraud by diverting roughly $64 million in charitable donations over three years to support reckless spending by its executives.

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President-elect Joe Biden promised to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase vaccine manufacturing, as he outlined a five-point plan to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in the first months of his presidency.

Why it matters: With the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warning of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus, Biden is trying to establish how he’ll approach the pandemic differently than President Trump.

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday that the city should expect a "new normal" for security — even after President-elect Biden's inauguration.

The state of play: Inaugurations are usually a point of celebration in D.C., but over 20,000 troops are now patrolling Washington streets in an unprecedented preparation for Biden's swearing-in on Jan. 20.