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Mon June 11, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

UnitedHealthcare Pledges To Keep Popular Coverage, Regardless Of Supreme Court

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 9:38 am

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One of the nation's largest insurers said early Monday it would continue to follow some of the rules in the federal health law that are already in effect, including keeping young adults up to age 26 on their parents' plans and ending lifetime dollar limits, no matter what the Supreme Court decides.

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6:30am

Mon June 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Supreme Court's Ruling On Health Care Law Looms

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 7:15 am

  • Nina Totenberg on 'Morning Edition'

We could hear as soon as this morning how the Supreme Court rules on the most-anticipated issue of the year: the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — better known as the health care overhaul enacted in 2010 with the support of President Obama and his fellow Democrats over the opposition of Republicans.

The decision will be released for sure before the end of the month, Supreme Court watchers say.

For those who want to get their minds ready, might we suggest:

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6:07am

Mon June 11, 2012
The Two-Way

New Coma Report About Mubarak

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 7:49 am

An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV shows ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sitting inside a cage in a courtroom during his verdict hearing in Cairo on June 2.
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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak "entered today into a full coma," according to Interior Ministry spokesman Alaa Mahmoud, CNN says.

Piers Scholfield of the BBC, though, reports on his Twitter page that a ministry spokesman has told his nework that Mubarak, 84, "has some health problems but is not in a coma."

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5:38am

Mon June 11, 2012
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5:38am

Mon June 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Nadal Wins Record Seventh French Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning the French Open earlier today.
Bernat Armangue AP

Rafael Nadal today won his record seventh French Open tennis title.

His 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 win over Novak Djokovic had been delayed a day, when rain forced suspension of play on Sunday.

Nadal, from Spain, had shared the record of 6 French titles with Sweden's Bjorn Borg. He's now won 11 Grand Slam titles (the French, U.S., Australian and British opens).

Djokovic, a Serbian, had been trying to win his fourth straight major title.

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5:24am

Mon June 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Egad! British Prime Minister Left 8-Year-Old Daughter Behind In Pub

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 3:41 am

British Prime Minister David Cameron in London last month.
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Dad thought she was with mum. Mum thought she was with dad. But 8-year-old Nancy wasn't with either of them.

Instead, she was left behind at a pub in Buckinghamshire, England. It was about 15 minutes before the mistake was realized and the little girl was reunited with her parents.

Oh, yeah, about her parents: They are British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha.

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4:51am

Mon June 11, 2012
The Two-Way

'Relief Rally' Weakens As Markets Study Spanish Deal

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 10:07 am

  • NPR's Philip Reeves, reporting on 'Morning Edition'

After rising sharply earlier today, European financial markets have come off their highs as investors "question the logistics of the $125 billion bailout of Spanish banks and wonder ... whether Monday's gains in financial markets were nothing but a relief rally," Dow Jones Newswires reports.

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4:27am

Mon June 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Commerce Secretary Cited For Hit-And-Run After Car Crashes

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 7:36 pm

Commerce Secretary John Bryson in March, during a visit to Mumbai, India.
Rajanish Kakade AP

Commerce Secretary John Bryson suffered an apparent "seizure" before a series of car crashes on Saturday in Los Angeles, a department spokesman says, according to an Associated Press "alert" issued just after 9:30 a.m. ET today.

As we reported earlier, Bryson was involved in three seemingly fender benders that did little damage and left those involved with only minor injuries — but led police to cite him for "felony hit-and-run."

Update at 10:26 p.m. ET. Bryson To Take Medical Leave:

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3:54am

Mon June 11, 2012
World

Syrian Rebels Bring Fight To Capital

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 8:11 am

A Syrian man carries a wounded girl next to Red Crescent ambulances following an explosion Friday reportedly targeting a military bus near Qudssaya, a neighborhood in Damascus.
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The fighting in Syria escalated again on Monday as the Syrian army pounded the central cities of Homs and Hama, two places that have been the scene of repeated clashes.

U.N. monitors confirmed mortar fire, heavy artillery and machine gun fire in the assaults. A live streaming video from Homs showed billowing smoke from explosions and the rattle of gunfire.

Activists in Homs say more than 50 people have died, and they called for immediate assistance for the scores of wounded who, they say, are being treated by paramedic and medial students.

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