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Rundown for March 27, 2012
9:51 AM EDT Comment

Julie Otsuka’s Award Winning ‘The Buddha In The Attic’

This week, Julie Otsuka’s “The Buddha in the Attic” won the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The judges called it a “precise, poetic novel which tells the story of Japanese picture brides brought to California from Japan in the early twentieth century.”

10:00 AM EDT Comment

Justices Risk Political Blowback With Health Care Case

Will the Supreme Court be willing to risk the blowback of negative public opinion that followed the Bush v. Gore and the Citizens United cases?

10:07 AM EDT 17 Comments

Psychologist Says Elephants Suffer Post-Traumatic Stress

Since mid-January, poachers have killed as many as 200 of the free roaming elephants in Bouba Ndjida National Park in northern Cameroon. And trans-species psychologists say the remaining herds suffer post-traumatic stress when their kin are violently killed.

10:28 AM EDT 17 Comments

Individual Mandate: Government Overreach Or Interstate Commerce?

On day two of legal arguments on the constitutionality of President Obama’s 2010 health care reform law, the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether the law overreaches by requiring that everyone have or buy health insurance.

11:18 AM EDT 5 Comments

Employers Weigh Math And Morality In Offering Health Care

If the Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, will employers decide to offer coverage to employees or pay a fine? If the justices strike down the law, will employers start cutting benefits that have already kicked in, like preventive screenings with no co-pays and coverage for children up to 26-years-olds?

11:51 AM EDT Comment

In Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI Calls For Open Society

At an open Mass in front of 200,000 people in Santiago, Pope Benedict XVI urged Cubans to build an “open and renewed society.”

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