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Joan Rivers: Comedy Genius, Entrepreneur Dies

She didn’t care what other people thought… and that’s why she was so good at what she did.

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Court Hears Medicaid Portion Of Obamacare

By Tim Young This afternoon the Supreme Court heard the portion of the Obamacare case dealing with the issue of whether or not Congress unconstitutionally compelled states to expand Medicaid eligibility. Counsel for 26 states, each under Republican control, argued that the federal government was coercing rather than compelling states to comply with the Affordable […]

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Individual Mandate May Not Spike Health Law

The Supreme Court began the final day of arguments over health care reform today in order to determine if the individual insurance mandate included in the Affordable Care Act could be severed from the rest of the law if deemed unconstitutional.

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Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare’s Constitutionality

Capping months of speculation, the Supreme Court heard arguments over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, particularly the individual mandate, a provision that requires Americans to purchase health insurance.

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Health Care Reform Heads To High Court

The Supreme Court began the first of three hearings on health care reform today and the battle lines have already been drawn.

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Cheney Critic Gets His Day In Court

By Tim Young In 2006, Steven Howards noticed then Vice President Dick Cheney shopping at a mall in Beaver Creek, Colorado. A Secret Service agent assigned to Cheney said that he overheard Howards telling someone on a cell phone that he was going to ask the Vice President “how many kids he’s killed today.” Howards […]

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Are Life Sentences For Teenagers Cruel And Unusual?

The Supreme Court heard two cases Tuesday that would determine whether life sentences for two teenagers qualified as cruel and unusual under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution.

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Supreme Court To Determine If Juries Can Increase Corporations’ Penalties

By Tim Young The Supreme Court heard Southern Union Company v. United States today in a case that would determine whether a jury can increase a financial penalty on a corporation after it has been convicted of a crime. Southern Union Company was convicted of violating federal environmental regulations in 2009 after illegally storing mercury […]

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Social Security Inheritance Under Scrutiny

By Tim Young The Supreme Court heard the case of Astrue v. Capato today in order to determine if a child conceived after the death of one of its parents is entitled to benefits under the Social Security Act. Robert Capato, who knew he was dying of terminal illness, froze his sperm so that his […]

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High Court to Decide Whether Indianapolis Flushed Property Owner’s Rights

By Tim Young The Supreme Court heard arguments today in the case of Armour v. City of Indianapolis, which dealt with a tax assessment’s potential violation of the Equal Protection Clause. The State of Indiana allows municipalities to levy special assessments to their property owners.  In 2004, the city of Indianapolis invoked the Barrett Law […]

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The Day Ahead – May 29, 2015

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The Silk Road’s founder is sentenced in Manhattan district court, John Kerry heads to Nigeria and Thailand hosts a regional conference on its migrant crisis.

The World in 2:00 – May 28, 2015

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The U.N. says it will investigate its partnerships with FIFA after this week’s indictments against soccer’s governing body.

Feds Charge Former House Speaker With Illegal Cash Structuring

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The Department of Justice and IRS charged Dennis Hastert, 73, with illegally transferring funds in an effort to avoid detection by the IRS.

UN Condemns IS Attacks on Iraqi Heritage Sites

UNESCO Executive-Direct Irina Bokova addresses the U.N. General Assembly before the adoption of a resolution on the destruction of Iraqi cultural heritage. May 28, 2015. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The destruction of Iraqi antiquities amounts to ‘cultural cleansing,’ Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador told reporters.

DC Metro Bans ‘Issue-based’ Ads After Muhammad Cartoon Request

The proposed ad depicts a cartoon that won the “Draw Muhammad” competition in Texas this month where two Islamic State sympathizers opened fire on attendees

UN Defends Past FIFA Partnerships

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) attends the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa. At right is FIFA President Sepp Blatter. June 11, 2010. UN Photo/Henry Romero.

Though a UN spokesman said cooperation consisted of ‘one time’ arrangements of a ‘pro bono’ nature, the world body will investigate its partnerships.