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11:18 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

Supporters of the health care law march in front of the Supreme Court building.
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Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 2:55 pm

In one of the most widely anticipated decisions in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the sweeping federal law overhauling the nation's health care system is constitutional.

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NPR Story
10:59 am
Thu June 28, 2012

5 Justices Agree: Insurance Penalty Considered A Tax

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 1:21 pm

Renee Montagne and Linda Wertheimer has the latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act. The court ruled that the law — with its "individual mandate," or requirement that virtually all Americans buy health insurance — is constitutional.

NPR Story
10:59 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Update On The Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 1:21 pm

The law was upheld thanks to Chief Justice John Roberts, who sided with the court's more liberal wing, on a very narrow grounds: Instead of saying Congress has the authority to regulate interstate commerce, they said Congress has the authority to levy taxes. And the penalty for people who do not have health care is a tax and therefore constitutional.

NPR Story
10:11 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Rules On Health Care Law

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 1:14 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The Supreme Court has just wrapped up its term with one of the most consequential cases in decades.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

The justices have ruled that the landmark health care law that has become a signature of Barack Obama's presidency is largely upheld. The opinions run hundreds of pages. We're looking at all those pages now and we'll bring you detailed news and analysis all morning.

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News
9:45 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Governor signs human trafficking law

Ohio now has a tougher law against human trafficking. Governor John Kasich signed the law Wednesday in Toledo, a city law enforcement officers consider to be a hotbed of trafficking. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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9:41 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Teen driver collides with Columbus Police vehicle

Columbus Police say a 13-year-old girl driving on Interstate 70 on the South Side rear-ended an unmarked police cruiser early this morning. Both drivers were taken to local hospitals as a precaution. Authorities have not release their names but say the girl will be cited. 

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9:39 am
Thu June 28, 2012

COTA contract talks to be held Sunday

Central Ohio Transit Authority officials and the union representing its bus drivers and mechanics have scheduled contract talks for Sunday to resolve the salary issues that are holding up a new deal. The Transport Workers Union rejected a tentative agreement that included raises and higher worker contributions to pensions.  COTA's bus drivers and mechanics could walk off the job Monday without a contract. Columbus safety officials have encouraged those who plan on attending the July 3rd fireworks show downtown to carpool in case of a strike.  

News
9:38 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Memorial for fallen solider scheduled for today

A memorial service is scheduled today for a U.S. solder from Ohio who disappeared while boating near Hawaii's Big Island nearly 10 years ago. U.S. Army Second Lieutenant Jason Henderson went missing during a fishing trip, months after he was commissioned as an officer in the Hawaii National Guard. The service at a cemetery near Akron will include full military honors.  

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9:35 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Two Columbus Schools aides fired for mistreating student

Two aides at a Columbus school for children with behavioral issues will be fired for their treatment of a student. The Columbus Schools say Fred Harrison and Leslie Polk took a non-violent Beatty Park Elementary School student into a "seclusion room" and restrained him in a dangerous manner last March. The student sustained bruises and scrapes. Both aides say they'll appeal.
 

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9:34 am
Thu June 28, 2012

State authorities to investigate Columbus Schools attendance records

The State Auditor and the State Education Department say they will investigate allegations that Columbus schools administrators manipulated attendance records to improve the district's state report card. The district has two weeks to turn over records and communications related to the issue. The records affect state aid to the district. 

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