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Ken Cuccinelli: Same-Sex Marriage Decision 'Ripped From The States'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 10:35

The former attorney general of Virginia comments on Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

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Mapping The Impact Of The Obergefell Decision On States

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 10:32

For a look at the Supreme Court ruling's effect on the states, David Greene turns to NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben, who lays out which states had banned same-sex marriage prior to the ruling.

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A Farmer's 2nd Look At Same-Sex Marriage: High Court Ruling Is 'Great Thing'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 10:17

Morning Edition spoke to North Dakota farmer Edd Goerger about same-sex marriage recently. At that point, he'd expressed ambivalence; now, David Greene gets Goerger's take on Friday's big ruling.

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From Ice Cream To Ian McKellen: Reactions To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 10:04

There was jubilation among supporters of same-sex marriage after the Supreme Court declared it legal in all 50 states. We've rounded up some of the best reactions.

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From Ice Cream To Ian McKellan: Reactions To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 10:04

There was jubilation among supporters of same-sex marriage after the Supreme Court declared it legal in all 50 states. We've rounded up some of the best reactions.

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San Francisco Doctors Tap App For Nationwide LGBT Health Study

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 10:01

Researchers at University of California, San Francisco are looking to an app for help in collecting health information from people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.

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An Opponent's Take On The High Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 10:01

For a different perspective on the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling, David Greene speaks to Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. of Beltsville, Md. Jackson offers his disappointment at the ruling.

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Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiff Discusses The Historic Win At The High Court

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 09:47

Ijpe DeKoe was among the plaintiffs whose case was involved in the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. He speaks with David Greene about the case, and about his reaction to the legal victory.

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A Muslim-Jewish Love Story On Egyptian TV Sends Sparks Flying

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 08:39

The soap opera features an Egyptian Muslim army officer in love with an Egyptian Jewish woman. It's airing daily during Ramadan and is proving both popular and controversial.

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Missouri Food Pantries Help Clients Grow Their Own Produce

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 08:02

Fresh fruits and vegetables can be hard to come by for low-income people who rely on food pantries. So some aid programs are now handing out seeds and plants and teaching clients to grow their own.

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How to approach a growing job market

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-06-26 07:59

With the job market finally improving, job opportunities are growing. What's the best way to approach the market now? What if you want to improve your current gig? To answer those questions David Lazarus spoke to Hallie Crawford, a career coach based in Atlanta.

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40 Years Later, The Cast Of 'Cooley High' Looks Back

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 07:56

After the filming finished, cast members of Cooley High went their separate ways. Now they reflect.

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Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: A Reaction

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 07:55

Same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide in the U.S. For a look at what lay behind the Supreme Court's decision, and its ramifications, David Greene speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson and Nina Totenberg.

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A Legal View Of The High Court's Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 07:51

For analysis of this landmark decision, David Greene talks to Samuel Bagenstos, professor at University of Michigan Law School who has argued three courses before the Supreme Court himself.

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Breaking Down A Legal Landmark: The Justices' Opinions In Obergefell V. Hodges

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 07:48

For an analysis of both the majority opinion and the dissents for the historic Supreme Court case, David Greene talks to NPR's Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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How The High Court Has Changed The Legal Landscape For Same-Sex Marriage

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 07:42

For analysis of the Supreme Court's landmark decision on same-sex marriage, David Greene talks to Richard Primus, a constitutional law professor at the University of Michigan.

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What will happen to state-run insurance exchanges?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-06-26 07:42

The Supreme Court upheld a key part of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, enabling health insurance subsidies to all qualifying Americans.

 

The ruling firmly establishes the legality of Obamacare, but quite a few states had already moved forward in creating their own insurance exchanges.

 

The states that set up their own exchanges — mostly Democratic ones — were really trying to get out ahead and help support Obamacare, says Larry Levitt, a senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation.

 

“But, it turned out that creating these exchanges was a whole lot more difficult than people thought, especially creating the IT infrastructure,” says Levitt. “Now [that Healthcare.gov is] working quite well, and it's probably better than most state-based marketplaces.”    

 

Levitt says now that the health care law is here to stay, those states may want to think about letting Healthcare.gov take over.

 

Christine Eibner, a senior economist at RAND specializing in health care policy, says whether these state exchanges remain or go, at least now they can start making decisions.

 

“You know, I think it just creates a lot more certainty,” Eibner says. “Now it frees up states and the federal government to begin, if they want, to make changes or adapt their websites or move forward with decision-making; there's not uncertainty anymore.” 

 

State-run exchanges are also expensive. They were initially established with the help of federal grants.  That money is no longer available, and state exchanges are supposed to be paid for through subscriber fees. 

 

Therefore states with smaller populations, such as Hawaii or Vermont, may find it more cost-effective to switch over to the federal exchange, Levitt says.

Today At The High Court, A Triumph For Gay Rights Advocates

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 07:38

The Supreme Court dealt same-sex marriage advocates a historic victory Friday, ruling 5-4 that states must license and recognize same-sex marriage. For more, David Greene speaks with NPR's Ron Elving.

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5 Challenges Still Facing Obamacare

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 07:37

The Supreme Court ruling affirming the legality of insurance subsidies for all eligible low-income Americans regardless of where the live clears up one big question. But there are others.

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'Abide By The Law': Campaign Trail Responds To Same-Sex-Marriage Ruling

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 07:37

Presidential candidates quickly responded to the Supreme Court's marriage ruling with measured tones.

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