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Slain Teen's Parents On Capitol Hill

The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin were on Capitol Hill, where House Democrats held a forum on "stand your ground" laws and racial profiling.

Arguments In Health Care Case

NPR's Julie Rovner describes the scene outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday, where both sides seemed pleased with the debate over the federal health law, and previews Wednesday's arguments.

Trayvon Martin Story Sparks Difficult Conversations

The death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, has sparked nationwide demonstrations and school walkouts. It has also prompted new conversations about race in America.

TRANSCRIPT & AUDIO: Supreme Court: The Health Care Law And The Individual Mandate

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard the second of three days of oral arguments on the fate of President Obama's health care law.

Boehner Eschews (For Now) GOP's Pile On Of Obama For Open-Mic Comment

One Republican who didn't seize on the chance to to jump on Obama for his open-mic remark to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev was Speaker John Boehner who rarely misses a chance to use Obama as a political foil, and vice versa.

Insurance Mandate A Tough Sell To Justices

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared split Tuesday on whether the federal government can force people to buy health insurance. "Three of the conservatives are clearly going to vote to strike it down — that would be justices Scalia, Alito and Thomas," NPR's Nina Totenberg reports from outside the court.