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How One Patient's Health Care Outlook Has Changed

Melissa Block talks with Shawn Pollack of Oshkosh, Wis., who says he's a "healthy young guy" who only qualifies for expensive insurance because he's considered high risk. He talks about the headache his health coverage has been since he was laid off in 2009, and what today's ruling could mean for him and people like him.
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GOP Projection: The Problem With Health Care Ruling

Melissa Block talks with GOP Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, a congressman from Illinois, about why he says the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act is not a victory for Americans, as the president claimed Thursday.
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Media Get Health Care Ruling Wrong, At First

A number of media outlets reported Thursday morning that the Supreme Court overturned the individual mandate in the health care law, even as the Supreme Court was announcing that the law was upheld.
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Stolen Valor Act

A law meant to outlaw lying about military honors was struck down 6-3 by the Supreme Court. The court says the law, known as the Stolen Valor Act, was written so broadly that it infringes on free speech. Some of the justices suggested that the law could be rewritten to focus only on those who lie about military awards in order to gain benefit.
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Attorney General Cited For Contempt Of Congress

The Republican-controlled House has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. He is the first sitting attorney general to be so sanctioned. NPR's Tamara Keith explains the background and likely consequences with Audie Cornish.
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Justice Roberts Breaks The Tie On Health Care

Melissa Block talks with George Washington University Law professor Jeffrey Rosen about Chief Justice John Roberts' role in upholding the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice Roberts cast the deciding vote and wrote the majority opinion.
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Rep. Pelosi: Ted Kennedy Can 'Rest In Peace'

One of the key architects behind the design and passage of the Affordable Care Act was House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. She speaks to Audie Cornish about Thursday's Supreme Court ruling, which upheld the heart of the law.
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Ohio Attorney General: Ruled Against, Not Defeated

Melissa Block speaks with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine about Thursday's Supreme Court's ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act. Ohio was a plaintiff in the case, seeking to strike down the law. DeWine says while he's disappointed with the outcome, he's happy that the court accepted the plaintiffs' argument that validating the law under the Commerce Clause was a stretch.
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Roberts Sheds Aura Of Predictability With Ruling

But court observers caution it is too soon to add the chief justice to the list of those who acted in unexpected ways once they joined the Supreme Court.
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Good News: 'Great Progress' Reported In Fighting Colorado Springs Fire

The blaze is still far from contained, but officials feel as if they're making gains. And the weather is cooperating today. Temperatures are cooler and winds are calmer.

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