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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Gov. Bill Haslam (R) speaks to reporters after announcing in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, that that he had decided against creating a state-run health insurance exchange. (AP/Erik Schelzig)

States and the White House are negotiating over details of two key elements of Obamacare — expansion of Medicaid and Health Insurance Exchanges.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A police officer stands in front of the Supreme Court on the eve of oral arguments on President Obama's health care legislation on Sunday. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

On day two of legal arguments on the constitutionality of President Obama’s 2010 health care reform law, the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether the law overreaches by requiring that everyone have or buy health insurance.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Protesters who identified themselves as being with the Tea Party Patriots, demonstrate against the health care law outside of the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday. (AP)

Will the Supreme Court be willing to risk the blowback of negative public opinion that followed the Bush v. Gore and the Citizens United cases?

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Friday, December 31, 2010
President Barack Obama speaks at a rally on health care reform, in College Park, Md., in 2009. (AP)

The debate over the new health care law looks to continue into 2011 as many new reforms take effect January 1st. We take a look at some of the looming repeal fights.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Pro-democracy protesters hold a candle light vigil supporting jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, shown on a poster, in Hong Kong. (AP)

President Pledges To Boost Community Colleges, But Falls Short On Funding, General Speaks Out On Military Suicides After Losing His Soldier Son, Peace Prize Nominee Awaits Announcement From Jail Cell, Making Non-Renewable Materials Infinitely Useable, Pulling The Wool Over Readers’ Eyes

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Monday, March 8, 2010
Kathryn Bigelow with the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture (AP)

Mandating Health Care Hitch, Regulating The Financial Industry, Paul Farmer On Haiti, Iraq Elections, Saving Energy, Kathryn Bigelow

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Thursday, March 4, 2010
Daniel Ellsberg, 78, at a movie event in Sept. 2009 (AP)

Hurdles For Health Care, A New Push To Regulate Wall Street, High-Stakes Iraqi Elections, An Update From Earthquake-Stricken Chile, Daniel Ellsberg Documentary “The Most Dangerous Man In America”

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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Dick Button skates during a practice session at the 1948 Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland

What Will The Health Care Summit Produce?, Is Temple Grandin Changing How Animals Are Treated?, The Case Against Amy Bishop, Force Feeding and the Doctor’s Dilemma, Listener Letters, Dick Button on Olympic Skating

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Toyota CEO Before Congress, Health Care Check-Up, Wyoming Considers A “Cowboy Code, Rebuilding In Haiti, Good Greens and Long Fairways

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Lay Low, 2007. (Arnar Ómarsson)

Health Care, Again, ‘Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows’, More Questions For Toyota, Olympics Update, Florida Woman Fights Court Order For Bed Rest While Pregnant, Iceland’s Patsy Cline Reflects On Finding Country Music

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Monday, January 18, 2010
A woman cries as she sings at the Haitian Church of the Nazarene in Boston yesterday (Andrew Phelps/WBUR)

Massachusetts Senate Race, Scrambling for Health Care Reform, Is the Fairness Doctrine Ancient History, Haitians Wait for Word in Boston, Positive Outlook Among Black Americans, Hurt Locker

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Health Care Reform Passes in the Senate, Searching for Balance in Religion, The Trial Of Major Hasan, Feliz Navidad in Barcelona, Cookbooks for The Cooks on Your List

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Monday, November 30, 2009

David Leonhardt on What’s Missing in the Health Care Debate, Cyber Monday, Toy Makers, A Film Score without the Film

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holy War with Health Care?, Teaching Hope, Texas Execution, Another Army Murder Spree, Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fort Hood Update, Buying and Selling Carbon Offsets, Last Words, Health Care & Abortion, Woman Saved in Subway Station, The Man Behind the Bird

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Healthcare in Congress, Journalist Michael Goldfarb, Japan’s Lost Generation, Medical Marijuana Business Booming in CA, The Prisoner Returns

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Friday, October 30, 2009

9/11-Linked Passport Discovered in Pakistan, Rosanne Cash and ‘The List’, Afghanistan, Biotech Companies and Health Care Reform, Letters, The Death of Edgar Allen Poe

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Afghanistan, A Medicare Primer, World Series, Civil Commitment, The Tree That Time Built

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wellness Programs and Health Care Reform, Credit Cards, Palo Alto Teen Suicides, Civil Commitment, The Salem-India Story

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Healthcare and Too Big To Fail, Plain English Campaign, Back to Srebrenica, Governor’s Races in New Jersey and Virginia, Patrick Watson and the Wooden Arms

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