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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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Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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