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Judges Ask Whether Health Care Lawsuit Is Premature

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A three-judge panel asked whether the federal Anti-Injunction Act, which generally prohibits lawsuits challenging a tax before it is collected, bars the court from deciding the case.

The question arose because the health care law requires citizens to buy health insurance or pay a penalty.

Virginia's attorney general and Liberty University, which filed separate suits challenging the health care law, and the Justice Department said in briefs filed this week that the Anti-Injunction Act does not apply in this case.

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New 'Merchant Of Venice' Recasts Shylock As A Sympathetic Everyman

Actor Jonathan Pryce is playing the Jewish moneylender in a new touring production of The Merchant of Venice that reimagines Shakespeare's supposedly-comic villain as a tragic and universal figure.
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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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Kaine Highlights His Catholic Faith On The Trail — But Will It Sway Catholic Voters?

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine has put his Jesuit upbringing front and center in the campaign, raising the question: What role will Catholic voters play in the upcoming election?
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Hackers Break Into Another Democratic Party Computer System

The DNC's congressional campaign arm is the latest hacking victim. Investigators say the breach is similar to other recent incidents and that they believe Russia is the likely culprit.

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