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Obamacare's Split Decisions Spell Law's Possible Return To Supreme Court

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

Two different U.S. appeals courts issued opposing verdicts on the Affordable Care Act, one striking down a crucial component of the law while another upheld the same component. NPR's Mara Liasson unravels the political consequences of the conflicting decisions.

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In Cairo, First Steps Taken On Gnarled Path To Gaza Cease-Fire

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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As Rockets Encroach, Israel's Main Airport Sees Canceled U.S. Flights

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.

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Obama's Health Care Law Has A Confusing Day In Court

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

One U.S. appeals court panel tossed out federal subsidies for low-income insurance buyers, while another three-judge panel affirmed them. The issue has the potential to gut the health care overhaul.

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Newark Police Placed Under Federal Microscope For Rampant Misconduct

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

After a lengthy investigation, the U.S. Justice Department has found that the Newark Police Department, the largest in New Jersey, has frequently violated residents' civil rights and engaged in unreasonable use of force. Sarah Gonzalez of WNYC reports that the department will be placed under federal oversight.

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Amid CAR's Bloodshed, Thousands Dead And Little Help For The Living

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

Sectarian violence erupted between Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic just over a year ago. According to Sylvain Groulx of Doctors Without Borders, the conflict's casualty count is staggering: One in three families there have lost at least one family member.

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In A Crowded Gaza, A Growing Sense That Nowhere Is Safe

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.

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Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:06

Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.

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9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report

Tue, 2014-07-22 12:06

Saying that the world has changed "dramatically," the report's authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.

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Charters, Money And Test Scores

Tue, 2014-07-22 11:38

The University of Arkansas says charters produce a better return on investment. Let's take a closer look.

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Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

Tue, 2014-07-22 11:31

Researchers have stumbled on an ingenious idea: Use bubble wrap as a cheap test tube and petri dish. They've even run tests on blood that's sitting inside the poppable packaging. So how does it work?

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As High School Lacrosse Surges In Popularity, So Does Injury Focus

Tue, 2014-07-22 11:19

Kids who play lacrosse will tell you there's lots of action. Now, there's an analysis of injuries sustained by high school lacrosse players that quantifies the risks.

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Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola

Tue, 2014-07-22 11:17

The largest outbreak in history is giving birth to what may be the largest outbreak of Ebola rumors. It's a curse! It's carried by mosquitoes. Or ... a snake. Here's a look at what people are saying.

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Montana Judge Is Publicly Censured Over 30-Day Sentence For Rape

Tue, 2014-07-22 11:12

Last year, District Judge G. Todd Baugh said that a teacher's victim, a student, seemed older than her age of 14. The girl had committed suicide before the trial began.

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How A Tiny Fly's Ears Could Help You Hear Better

Tue, 2014-07-22 10:05

The Ormia ochracea fly has sophisticated little ears — it can locate crickets by calculating their chirps. Those super-ears are inspiring the next generation of microphones for human hearing aids.

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What's Better Than A Total Eclipse Of The Sun? Check This

Tue, 2014-07-22 09:55

This may be the most heart-rending, most beautiful eclipse in our solar system. But you can't travel to see it. Not yet.

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Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States

Tue, 2014-07-22 09:13

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News explains a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that overturns subsidies provided to low- and middle-income people in states that use the federal health exchanges.

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FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv

Tue, 2014-07-22 08:44

The agency said commercial jets were banned from flying to Israel for 24 hours, after it received reports of a rocket strike close to the airport. Some international carriers also canceled flights.

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Subsidies In Federal Health Exchange

Tue, 2014-07-22 08:31

If the decision stands, at least 5 million Americans would face an insurance premium increases of at least 76 percent, according to one estimate. The case could wind up in the Supreme Court.

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Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting?

Tue, 2014-07-22 08:07

As Gaza, Ukraine and Syria trend on Twitter, has social media changed the way conflicts are covered? Host Michel Martin finds out from reporter Anne Barnard and Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch.

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