Former Vice President Dick Cheney has undergone a heart transplant in a hospital near Washington. Cheney, 71, was on the waiting list for a heart for 20 months, which is longer than the average wait time in the Washington area. His prognosis remains uncertain.
Not one second of the six hours of arguments on the health care law will be either seen or heard in real time by anyone not at the Supreme Court. The nation's highest court has turned down requests to allow live broadcasts of this week's historic proceedings.
Monday, the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on the Obama administration's health care law. The justices have set aside six hours to debate whether the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. NPR's Ari Shapiro joins guest host Susan Stamberg to discuss what's going to happen over the next few days.
Members of the National Guard's 182nd Infantry Regiment recently touched down in Indiana after a long trip and a long year in Afghanistan. Over the next year, Weekend Edition will follow these men through their shift from soldiers to civilians.
Rick Santorum had been expected to take the Republican presidential primary Saturday, but the size of the victory was a surprise. His triumph over national front-runner Mitt Romney, along with a recent gaffe by a Romney adviser, give the former senator hope.
While most states are scrambling to comply with the Affordable Care Act, Florida has a different, high-stakes strategy. Republican leaders are betting that the Supreme Court will strike down the law, and have rejected and returned federal grants to help develop a health care exchange.
Call it what you will — the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare — the historic law and its insurance requirement signed by the president in March 2010 has spawned heated political debates, multimillion-dollar special interest advertising campaigns and a slew of lawsuits with mixed outcomes.
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