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Friday, June 29, 2012

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  • Tea Party Sees Ruling As New Rallying Cry
    Tea Party activists say the Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act will inspire passion in many conservative circles ahead of the November presidential election.
  • Week In Politics: Health Care, Eric Holder
    Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on the health care law, and the House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.
  • Will Reforms End Myanmar Monks' Spiritual Strike?
    Since the country's Saffron Revolution in 2007, Myanmar monks have refused alms from senior military leaders, a huge blow in a country that is 90 percent Buddhist. Now, prospects for lifting the spiritual boycott may be improving because of reforms by President Thein Sein's nominally civilian government.
  • Letters: Colorado Wildfires
    Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners.
  • On Capitol Hill, Lawmakers Find Way To Compromise
    Leaders on Capitol Hill struck a bargain by which interest rates will be frozen on student loans, and federal funds will flow for roads and bridges. It's an unusual case of compromise in the current Congress.
  • Sole Abortion Clinic In Miss. Fights Law To Stay Open
    Mississippi's only clinic that performs abortions is facing possible closure. A new state law requires doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals by July 1. But doctors at the Jackson Women's Health Organization have not yet been accepted. The clinic is now suing to stop the law, arguing it amounts to an unconstitutional ban on abortions.
  • A Portrait Of Chinese Corruption, In Rosy Pink
    For decades, China's Communist Party has declared that corruption threatens its survival. But a state-run paper recently argued that corruption couldn't be stamped out, so it should be contained to acceptable levels.
  • Gross-Out Gags AND Life Lessons In 'Wimpy Kid'
    Author Jeff Kinney is a rock star in the middle school literary scene. His Diary of a Wimpy Kid books follow the misadventures of sad-sack sixth-grader Greg Heffley, who just wants to fit in. Kids love the gross-out humor, but librarians and teachers say the books also help them laugh at the indignities of life.
  • Obama Visits Colorado In Wake Of Fires
    President Obama visited Colorado Springs on Friday to survey the damage caused by the Waldo Canyon fire, which burned more than 300 homes.
  • The Day After A Health Care Crescendo, Each Side Plays A Familiar Refrain
    Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are back to singing its praises and doling out money. Opponents are trying to focus on the one aspect of the case that they won, limiting government's ability to withhold Medicaid money from states.

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