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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
 
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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
 

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July 21, 2014 | NPR · As the Israeli military expands its assault in the Gaza Strip, casualty numbers continue to grow. At last count, more than 550 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 25 Israeli soldiers have died. On Monday, an Israeli strike hit a hospital in central Gaza, killing people in the intensive care unit.
 
July 21, 2014 | NPR · Violence continues to escalate in the Gaza Strip. According to many foreign observers, Egypt must play a key role in any peace agreement between Israel and Hamas. To find out why, Robert Siegel speaks with Michele Dunne, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
 
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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Mar 4, 2014 — Over 15,000 births have taken place at birthing centers, and the number is growing. But there are no coverage guarantees despite provisions that prohibit discrimination against health care providers.
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Feb 10, 2014 — In the second delay for medium-size businesses under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration says firms with 50-99 workers now have until Jan. 1, 2016, to provide health insurance. Larger companies must offer the coverage in 2015.
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Nov 1, 2013 — A federal appeals court has sided with the Catholic owners of a business who fought a requirement in the 2010 health care law that employers provide insurance coverage for birth control. Federal courts have been split on the issue, which many expect to head to the Supreme Court.
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Oct 24, 2013 — Republicans are framing their central question about the troubled Affordable Care Act website this way: Are White House officials clueless or are they liars? A Democratic lawmaker, meanwhile, accuses the GOP of holding a "monkey court."
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Jul 18, 2012 — Some conservative scholars think they may have discovered a flaw that could send the law back to court, or at least cause some big problems for its implementation.
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Jul 1, 2012 — A new study says 13 congressional Democrats lost their seats in 2010 chiefly because they voted for the health care law. Today, they says they're pleased with the Supreme Court's move to uphold it. But will that help some of them regain their seats?
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Jun 29, 2012 — Back when President Obama was urging Congress to pass his health care law, he rejected claims that the penalty for not obtaining insurance would amount to a tax. On Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts begged to differ — while using the tax classification to save the law. And Republicans pounced.
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Jun 29, 2012 — 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.
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Jun 28, 2012 — CNN and Fox mistakenly report the Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care Act for a few minutes this morning, until correcting themselves.
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Jun 25, 2012 — The high court upheld the part of the law that asked police to check the immigration status of those stopped for another violation.
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