Chief Justice John Roberts cast the decisive fifth vote, crafted an unusual and precedent-setting opinion, and upheld the health care law. The complicated, nearly 200-page ruling initially provoked confusion but ultimately left President Obama's key legislative achievement largely intact.
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold nearly all of the federal health care law produced very different reactions in Central Florida. Josephine Mercado, the founder of a health care nonprofit, says she plans to party. But congressional hopeful Todd Long says it's a blow to Americans' freedom.
Scientists have discovered that the gene that makes tomatoes uniformly ripe and red also makes them less tasty. But it's going to take consumer education and a willingness to pay more before the industry makes a change.
The Supreme Court's ruling that upholds the federal health law leaves many states prepared to implement the Affordable Care Act. The ruling also made an expansion of Medicaid optional for states. NPR's Julie Rovner talks to Audie Cornish what the decision will mean for states.
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