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How To Avoid Bankruptcy (If You're A City)

Stockton, Calif.'s municipal bankruptcy filing makes it the largest city in U.S. history to go bust. Its failure — and those of a few other cities recently — offer clues for other local governments about how to stay solvent.

Roberts' Ruling Recalls Other Moments When High Court Shocked The Nation

Time and again, the court has shaken up American politics with pronouncements no one quite expected, from the rejection of "separate but equal" schools to the striking down of bans on gay sex. And the effects of a landmark decision may only be revealed over time.

Recent Rulings Show How Hard It Is to Predict High-Profile Court Decisions

Thursday's ruling on the controversial health care law showed that perhaps it's best not to pay too much attention to how smoothly oral arguments go, or to the legal prognosticators who try to predict the outcomes.

Twitter Was On Fire After Court's Health Decision

Following the Supreme Court decision on health care, there was some partisan and humorous rhetoric. One guy tweeted: As a law student, I am reading this opinion like a 15-year-old girl reads Twilight.

First Death Confirmed From Colorado Springs Wildfire

That grim news comes as firefighters report progress in battling the flames, and as the weather forecast bodes well for making more gains today.

One Dead In Colorado Wildfire

Hundreds of people in Colorado, are coming to grips with a wildfire that tore through Waldo Canyon. Authorities say more than 340 homes were destroyed. Human remains were found in the rubble of a burned-out suburban home, and police say a second person is missing.

After Years Of Uncertainty, A Health-Care Business Gets An Answer

It's 9:45 am on Thursday at the headquarters of Health Plan One, a health insurance agency that sells private policies. The biggest court decision ever regarding health insurance is about to come down.