Federal Judge Strikes Down Affordable Care Act As Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas issued a ruling Friday declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, apparently setting the stage for another hearing on the health care law by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor invalidates what's commonly referred to as Obamacare nationwide and casts into doubt the survival of the law on the eve of the deadline for tens of millions of Americans to sign up for health care coverage in 2019. The ruling comes in a lawsuit...

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'The Guardians And The War On Truth': Journalism In Today's World

With  David Folkenflik Freedom of the press. Reporters face jail, violence or worse — how can they be safe? And how can the truth get out? We’ll speak with journalists who have been in the arena. Guests Jason Rezaian ,   Washington Post columnist and former Tehran bureau chief. He was imprisoned by Iran for 18 months on espionage charges. Author of Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison—Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to...

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Got Rats? Join The Club

East coast residents are seeing rats in new places. On Cape Cod in Massachusetts, rats have moved from dumpster denizens to household pests. For people like Mike Travers, an exterminator with EcoGeek pest control, this means that business is booming. While no one's counting the rats up and down the east coast, Travers says he's seen a definite uptick in the Cape's population over the past five years. These days, he says his company goes out multiple times a day to address rat problems at...

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Remembering Sandy Hook

Dec 14, 2018
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The Sandy Hook school shooting happened six years ago today, December 14. The tragedy stunned our comunities, and the world. Today's guests:

In Pennsylvania, People Lined Up For Free Naloxone

Dec 14, 2018

David Braithwaite was standing next to his pickup truck Thursday in a parking lot outside the Cumberland County health center in Carlisle, Pa.

He's a chaplain for Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry. His hat even says it.

Braithwaite said he and another chaplain minister to truck drivers, homeless people and anyone else who needs help at the truck stop seven days a week.

The U.S. Department of Education is sending emails to about 15,000 people across the country telling them: You've got money.

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“The Little Prince” is one of the best-selling books of all time. It was written by a Frenchman, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and translated into 300 languages since its publication in 1943. But the author didn’t write “Le Petit Prince” in his native France – he wrote it in New York. And there’s a wonderful story about a statue of the Little Prince outside a library on Long Island’s North Shore.

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Suffolk County Police confirmed this week a skeleton discovered in the basement of a Lake Grove home on Long Island is the remains of a Korean War veteran who has been missing for almost 60 years.

Hempstead Holds Toy Gun Exchange

Dec 13, 2018
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Kids from across Long Island were invited to attend a toy gun exchange at Brierley Park on Thursday. They turned in their water pistols, Nerf guns and other firearm-inspired toys in exchange for athletic and educational ones.

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The Connecticut-based charity Save the Children says it was robbed of nearly $1 million through a sophisticated email scam.

How Schools Are Meeting The Demand For Greater Security

Dec 13, 2018
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In the wake of school shootings such as Parkland and Sandy Hook, one Connecticut school district has hired armed security guards to protect students.

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Nassau County is trying to help residents figure out its new property reassessment plan. Some will see tax increases, others decreases, but the process is overwhelming for most.

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Outgoing Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman will be the new chairwoman of the Connecticut Democratic Party.


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