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3:35pm

Mon January 31, 2011
The Two-Way

Health Care Overhaul Unconstitutional, Judge Says; Supreme Court Likely Next

"A federal judge in Florida says the Obama administration's historic health overhaul is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states that had sued to block it," the Associated Press writes.

In his much-anticipated ruling, Judge Roger Vinson went further than a federal judge in Virginia who ruled that it is unconstitutional to require people to buy health insurance. Vinson, AP reports, "declared the entire health care law unconstitutional."

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3:20pm

Mon January 31, 2011
Health Care

Federal Judge: Health Care Overhaul Unconstitutional

federal judge in Florida says the Obama administration's historic health overhaul is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states that had sued to block it.

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson on Monday accepted without trial the states' argument that the new law violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties.

Attorneys for the administration had argued that the states did not have standing to challenge the law and that the case should be dismissed.

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3:15pm

Mon January 31, 2011
The Two-Way

LISTEN: White House Spokesman Gibbs Walks Difficult Line On Mubarak

How far to go in expressing support for the demonstrators demanding freedom, democracy and that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak step down vs. the uknowns and potential dangers involved if Egypt's leader leaves office?

Those are the thorny issues facing Obama administration officials as they try to answer questions about where the U.S. stands.

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3:05pm

Mon January 31, 2011
Music News

Conor Oberst Leads Immigration Law Protest In Song

Originally published on Mon January 31, 2011 4:19 pm

Matt Baum (left) and Conor Oberst (right) of the band Desaparecidos perform at the benefit.
Clay Masters for NPR

Conor Oberst has had a busy 10 years. He's released five albums with Bright Eyes and two solo roots-rock records, and has worked on a number of side projects. But he says taking a political stand is new to him.

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2:18pm

Mon January 31, 2011
Planet Money

Note To Wall Street: 1,000 Physicists For Hire

The U.S. government is cutting off funding for the Tevatron, a giant particle collider in Illinois. (The Europeans built a bigger collider in Switzerland.)

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