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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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Details Of GM Recall Compensation Plan Released

GM's compensation program for claims related to defective ignition switches won't limit claim amounts and will include people who have already settled a case with the automaker.
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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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Supreme Court To Rule On Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

The U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its term Monday. It will decide whether health insurance that for-profit employers offer workers must include birth control over the employer's religious objections.
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British Pop Star Donates Alamo Artifacts

Phil Collins got hooked on the 1835 battle as a kid in the 1950's watching Davy Crockett on TV. Crockett was among the 200 Americans who defended the Alamo against 1,500 Mexican troops.
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GM To Announce Compensation Plan For Faulty Ignition Switches

General Motors says that the switches were responsible for at least 13 deaths and 54 crashes. CEO Mary Barra has said that there will be no cap on payments.
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Delta, Alaska Airlines Fight For Market Share In Seattle

Delta Air Lines is building up its Seattle operation into a gateway to Asia. That's good for Western travelers but not so good for the bottom line of Delta's partner, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines.
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In Shetland, Oil Shapes Debate Over Scottish Independence

Offshore oil and gas money is central to the debate over whether Scotland should break off from the U.K. — especially in the remote Shetland Islands, where North Sea oil has transformed the economy.
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Drought Has Drillers Running After Shrinking California Water Supply

Farmers and ranchers, increasingly reliant on pumping groundwater, are desperate to have more and more wells installed. This frenzy could deplete California's aquifers, experts say.

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