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Reading Between The Lines Of Monday's Supreme Court Arguments

Even though Monday's arguments were at times dominated by in-the-weeds references to tax codes, the morning provided moments of illumination and humor, as well as fodder for how the justices view their role in the case and how lawyers for both sides will be packaging their arguments in coming days.
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Health Care Arguments Center On Taxes

Arguments before the Supreme Court on Monday had more to do with taxes than with health care as the justices considered whether the case involving the federal health care overhaul could go forward.
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'Pink Slime' Maker Halts Production, But Ground Beef Will Still Contain Trimmings

Beef Products Inc., says it was forced to close three out of its four plants, to protect itself and its employees. But it stands behind the safety of its product, calling the "pink slime" brouhaha a series of "unfounded and misguided attacks."
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Cat And Dog Take Supreme Court Arguments In Stride

A cat on a leash stretched out on the steps outside the Supreme Court while a chihuahua mix with health insurance showed her support for the Obama administration's health care law.
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Tax Fight A Prelude To Supreme Court Fireworks

The first of the three days of arguments over the new health care law proved, as expected, to be arcane, dense and probably unimportant in the long run. Tuesday's argument challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate is likely to provide more sparks.
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Health Care Law's First Day In Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday heard the first arguments on whether or not the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional. Los Angeles Times Supreme Court correspondent David Savage recaps the first of three days of arguments.
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A Doctor's Quest To Offer The 'Best Care' At Life's End

While nearly everyone hopes to die peacefully at home, 30 percent of Americans die in nursing homes and more than half in hospitals. In his book The Best Care Possible, Dr. Ira Byock argues that the way most Americans die is a national disgrace that will get much worse as baby boomers age.

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