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12:31 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

'BrotherLee Love' Offers A Fearless, Fresh Tribute To Trumpeter Lee Morgan

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The Two-Way
10:33 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Supreme Court Blocks Obama Administration Plan On Power Plant Emissions

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 2:36 pm

Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET

The Supreme court has ruled against an Obama administration effort to limit toxic mercury emissions from power plants, saying the costs of compliance should be taken into account at the very earliest stages of the regulatory process.

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Law
10:19 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Supreme Court Wraps Up Big Term With Death Penalty, Redistricting And More

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 11:22 am

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Shots - Health News
10:16 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Supreme Court's Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage

The crowd reacts as the ruling on same-sex marriage was announced outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Friday.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

The right to marry in any state won't be the only gain for gay couples from last week's Supreme Court ruling. The decision will likely boost health insurance among gay couples as same-sex spouses get access to employer plans.

The logic is simple. Fewer than half of employers that offer health benefits make the insurance available to same-sex partners who aren't married. Virtually all of them offer coverage to spouses.

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The Two-Way
9:47 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Supreme Court Backs Arizona's Redistricting Commission Targeting Gridlock

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 12:47 pm

U.S. states' efforts to counter extreme gerrymandering won a victory Monday, as the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a bipartisan Arizona panel that draws the state's districts. The court's vote was 5-4; Chief Justice John Roberts dissented, as did Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg wrote the opinion for the majority, in which her citations included James Madison writing in The Federalist Papers.

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