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California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015

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Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, rejecting a major challenge to the landmark law in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015

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Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015

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Friend-to-friend payment apps are becoming popular

NEW YORK (AP) — On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015

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Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 271,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week, but remained at a historically low level that signals an improving job market.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015

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5 things: Same-sex marriage case divides public opinion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans appear largely ready to accept same-sex marriage but seem divided on whether the Supreme Court should affirm that right nationwide.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015

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5 things: Public opinion backs gov't in health care case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans want the Supreme Court to side with the government when it decides whether the feds can continue subsidizing insurance premiums in all 50 states under President Barack Obama's health care law, according to polls in recent months.

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Guard who gave meat to 2 inmates arrested after their escape

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A maximum-security prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped was arrested on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015

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