11:18am

Thu June 28, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama's Supreme Court Health Care Victory Hard To Overstate

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 2:50 pm

President Obama signs the health care bill into law at the White House on March 23, 2010.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Even in Washington, a city where hyperbole rules, it still seems difficult to overstate how big a win the Supreme Court's decision on President Obama's signature piece of domestic legislation is for the man in the Oval Office.

The Affordable Care Act is so identified with him, after all, that its opponents quickly dubbed it "Obamacare," a term supporters at first eschewed but later came to embrace.

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10:45am

Thu June 28, 2012
Latin America

Violence Targets Women In Mexico, Central America

Violence against women in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala has reached crisis proportions, according to a report by the Nobel Women's Initiative. The group's delegation spent ten days documenting homicides, disappearances, and attacks of sexual violence. Laura Carlsen wrote the report and discusses the findings with guest host Viviana Hurtado.

10:45am

Thu June 28, 2012
Law

Does Court's Rule Put End To Health Care Battle?

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VIVIANA HURTADO, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Viviana Hurtado. Michel Martin is away. Still to come, we see how African-American lawyers fought civil rights battles in court even when the law cast them as second class citizens. That's in a few minutes.

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10:18am

Thu June 28, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 1:55 pm

Supporters of the health care law march in front of the Supreme Court building.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

In one of the most widely anticipated decisions in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the sweeping federal law overhauling the nation's health care system is constitutional.

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8:50am

Thu June 28, 2012
The Two-Way

As It Happened: Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 11:39 am

Supporters of President Obama's health care legislation celebrated outside after hearing that the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

The Supreme Court ruled today that the 2010 Affordable Care Act is constitutional — giving the Obama administration a big election year win over conservative critics who argue that the health care overhaul is a step on the way toward socialized medicine.

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7:58am

Thu June 28, 2012
The Two-Way

If E.T. Comes Calling, Americans Favor Obama Over Romney To Handle Things

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 11:00 am

In the 1996 20th Century Fox film Independence Day, the White House did not fare well.
AFP/Getty Images

This comes from National Geographic, not The National Enquirer:

"Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Americans think [President] Barack Obama would be better suited than fellow presidential candidate Mitt Romney to handle an alien invasion."

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7:40am

Thu June 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Dip Only Slightly; First-Quarter GDP Estimate Unchanged

Two fresh bits of economic data, neither of which change the picture much if at all:

-- The Employment and Training Administration says there were 386,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, down 6,000 from the week before. But it also revised up that previous week's estimate, from the initial report of 387,000.

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7:21am

Thu June 28, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Waiting Almost Over For High Court Decision On Health Care Law

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 8:45 am

The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court this morning: lights, camera and soon action.
Scott Hensley NPR

Outside the U.S. Supreme Court early this morning, there were some tired faces, quite a few smiles and the vibe you sometimes feel when a pack of marathoners is nearing the finish line.

Everyone's tired, but there's a sense of anticipation that the long legal slog is almost over.

Three months after historic arguments before the high court over the constitutionality of the administration's sweeping health care law, we're about to find out if it will hold up.

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7:03am

Thu June 28, 2012
The Two-Way

News Corp. Confirms Split; Rupert Murdoch Will Chair Both Companies

Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp., with one of his company's British tabloids.
Arthur Edwards News International/Getty Images

Saying that the move will create two companies, one a "world-class" publisher and the other an "unmatched global media and entertainment" giant, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. just confirmed it is planning to separate into two distinct units.

Murdoch, a legend in the news and entertainment businesses whose TV ventures include Fox News Channel, will "serve as chairman of both companies and CEO of the media and entertainment company," the company added.

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6:42am

Thu June 28, 2012
The Two-Way

JPMorgan's Losses 'May Reach $9 Billion'

JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

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