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Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:35

The Supreme Court says closely held corporations may be exempted from the health law's contraceptive mandate. Here are some questions and answers about the ruling.

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A Role Model Pipeline For Young Black Men

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:29

Young male African-American teacher trainees learn to "embody hope" for their students.

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Obama Taps Former Procter & Gamble Chief To Helm VA

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:17

President Obama has picked Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald will face a difficult task. The VA is is embroiled in a controversy over falsified and lengthy wait times for veterans.

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Ecuador's President Tests The Waters On Wiping Away Term Limits

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:17

Fiery Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa had sworn that his current term, his third, would be his last. But his ruling party is now moving to remove constitutional term limits, potentially opening the door to a fourth term.

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Detroit's Crackdown To Collect Owed Money Means Thousands Lose Water

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:17

Melissa Block speaks with Steve Pardo, a reporter with The Detroit News, about how and why Detroit is aggressively shutting off water service to residents.

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Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Unions, But It's Not Quite Mortal

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:17

By a 5-4 majority along ideological lines, the Supreme Court has ruled that Illinois can't compel home health aides to pay union dues because it violates the First Amendment. The ruling is a defeat for unions, but it falls short of the kind of sweeping denunciation that could have derailed unions' fundraising and organizing efforts.

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In GM's Payout Plan, End Of The Road Is A Long Way Off

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:17

Kenneth Feinberg, who also oversaw the Sept. 11 victims fund, is administering the compensation plan for victims of General Motors' ignition switch defect. There is no cap on the total amount GM will spend, and even drivers who were drunk or distracted are eligible for compensation if the defect had any impact on their accident.

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ISIS Gets A Rebrand, Declaring Its New Caliphate In The Process

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:17

The militant group that has swept over much of Syria and now Iraq has renamed itself. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria now wants to be called, simply, "The Islamic State." It's a new and ambitious claim to rule the Muslim world.

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Carbon-Sensing Satellite Prepares For Second Launch

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:16

An earlier version of the satellite crashed into the ocean near Antarctica shortly after launch. Scientists are keeping their fingers crossed for the second attempt.

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Obama Says He Will Use Executive Action To Address Immigration System

Mon, 2014-06-30 11:13

The move comes about a week after Republican House Speaker John Boehner threatened to sue the president over his use of executive actions. Obama said the majority of Americans want immigration reform.

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NASA Explores A New World: Crowdsourcing Ideas

Mon, 2014-06-30 10:37

NASA is asking the public to help it develop new ways to bring their technology to the commercial market. Daniel Lockney of NASA tells us more about this crowdsourcing, profit-sharing initiative.

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Sandwich Monday: The Concrete

Mon, 2014-06-30 10:26

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Concrete. It's a frozen custard confection so thick, you can turn it upside down and it won't fall out of its cup.

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Altidore Will Be Ready For Belgium, U.S. Soccer Says

Mon, 2014-06-30 10:03

Forward Jozy Altidore, who missed the U.S. team's last two World Cup games with a strained hamstring, is "ready and available" to play Tuesday, U.S. Soccer has announced.

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Israel Says Bodies Of 3 Students Have Been Recovered

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:48

After the teens were captured earlier this month, Israel launched a sweeping search. The kidnappings have inflamed relations between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Luis Suarez Apologizes For Biting Rival At World Cup

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:47

The Uruguayan striker was banned by FIFA for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in last week's World Cup soccer game.

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The 'Shifting' TV News Landscape: Will It Be Good For Diversity?

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:41

Diane Sawyer announced she's stepping down as anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. Host Michel Martin finds out what this mean for diversity in television.

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Ramadan In A Warzone: Is This Time Of Reflection Enough To Stop Conflict?

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:41

Ramadan is a time of quiet reflection for Muslims around the world. But what is it like for those who find themselves trapped in the middle of violent conflicts? Host Michel Martin finds out.

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Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:31

The court ruled Monday in a case asking whether family-owned businesses that offer employees health insurance must include contraception in their plans if they object to some forms of it.

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What's A Caliphate?

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:01

A supreme religious leader led Sunni Muslims for centuries, but the last caliphate ended nearly 100 years ago. Now Islamic radicals in Syria and Iraq claim they have re-created it.

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Details Of GM Recall Compensation Plan Released

Mon, 2014-06-30 08:36

GM's compensation program for claims related to defective ignition switches won't limit claim amounts and will include people who have already settled a case with the automaker.

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