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A View On High Court's Ruling, From A Hobby Lobby Grand Opening

The Supreme Court's ruling in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby has dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act's mandate on contraceptives coverage. St. Louis Public Radio reporter Rachel Lippman gets reactions from those attending the grand opening of a new Hobby Lobby store.
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Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Unions, But It's Not Quite Mortal

By a 5-4 majority along ideological lines, the Supreme Court has ruled that Illinois can't compel home health aides to pay union dues because it violates the First Amendment. The ruling is a defeat for unions, but it falls short of the kind of sweeping denunciation that could have derailed unions' fundraising and organizing efforts.
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Beside A Crumbling Iraq, Iran Looks On With Alarm Bells Ringing

With Sunni militants proclaiming a new Islamic caliphate including northern Syria and much of Iraq, Iran is searching for solutions to the looming threat next door. It's taking an active approach to bolster Shiites against the Sunni spread.
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ISIS Gets A Rebrand, Declaring Its New Caliphate In The Process

The militant group that has swept over much of Syria and now Iraq has renamed itself. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria now wants to be called, simply, "The Islamic State." It's a new and ambitious claim to rule the Muslim world.
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Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory

The court ruled Monday in a case asking whether family-owned businesses that offer employees health insurance must include contraception in their plans if they object to some forms of it.
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What's A Caliphate?

A supreme religious leader led Sunni Muslims for centuries, but the last caliphate ended nearly 100 years ago. Now Islamic radicals in Syria and Iraq claim they have re-created it.
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Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act's guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.
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Supreme Court Rules Against Union Fees For Some Home Care Workers

In a 5-4 ruling, the court recognized a category of "partial public employees" who cannot be required to contribute union bargaining fees.
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ISIS Declares Caliphate As Iraq Fights To Retake Tikrit

The plan was unveiled one day before the Iraqi parliament will hold its first meeting since the April 30 national elections.
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'Do The Right Thing' Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

The film tells the story of how an Italian-owned pizzeria becomes a flashpoint for racial unrest in one of New York City's poorest neighborhoods, the heavily Black and Puerto Rican Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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