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Federal judge in Texas strikes down Obamacare as unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas has issued a ruling declaring that Obamacare is unconstitutional, creating an not only uncertainty about health care coverage for millions of Americans, but also a likely battle in the U.S. Supreme Court. Friday’s decision by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor on what’s known as the Affordable Care Act came a… Read More »

Amid shutdown, federal workers face health struggles: 'We are the ones that are suffering'

Tamela Worthen hasn’t been able to afford her diabetes medication in a week, she said. Yvette Hicks said that her children haven’t been able to receive their proper asthma treatment. John Kostelnik said he won’t be able to find out whether he has cancer until the shutdown is over. Those are just a few ways… Read More »

Climate change will have dire consequences for US, federal report concludes

The federally mandated study was supposed to come out in December but was released by the Trump administration on Friday, at a time when many Americans are on a long holiday weekend, distracted by family and shopping. David Easterling, director of the Technical Support Unit at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, emphasized that… Read More »

Federal Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Ruled Unconstitutional by Judge

More than two decades ago, Congress adopted a sweeping law that outlawed female genital mutilation, an ancient practice that 200 million women and girls around the world have undergone. But a federal court considering the first legal challenge to the statute found the law unconstitutional on Tuesday, greatly diminishing the chances of it being used… Read More »