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Major Defeat For Obamacare

Federal appeals court invalidates tax credit for insurance purchased on federal Obamacare exchanges.

To catch you up, at issue was whether the federal government could provide tax credits to people who purchased insurance on the exchanges set up by the federal government. Remember that as originally conceived Obamacare allowed each state to create its own exchange. This was a concession to conservatives and to states, a way to build consensus for the legislation. But as opposition to Obamacare became a Republican rallying cry and a litmus test for conservative credentials, many red states opted not to create their own exchanges. In fact a majority of states opted to rely on the federal exchanges instead.

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This Should Go Well

AP: "An evangelical Christian group plans to try to convert children as young as 5 at Portland apartment pools, public parks and dozens of other gathering spots this summer — a campaign that's got some residents upset."

Young Couple Dies After Finding Sociopath for Tryst on Craigslist

A pregnant teenager and her boyfriend, 25, were both killed, after connecting with the wrong man for a sexual encounter through Craigslist. Brady Oestrike, who had a large collection of assault rifles, allegedly strangled 18 year old Brooke Slocum and decapitated Charles Oppenneer. Slocum, who was eight months pregnant, was allegedly held captive before he death.

According to the AP, "It's likely that Oppenneer died of some kind of head trauma, but that couldn't be determined without his head being found, police said."

Oestrike shot himself to death after crashing his car in an attempted escape from police.

Gangsta

New Yorker taking its own look at the Legend of Joe Biden ...

After the speech, just before Biden ducked back inside, a young man cupped his hands and yelled, “Stay gangster, Joe! I dig you, man.” Biden looked up, pleased but perplexed by an image he doesn’t control or entirely recognize. He waved and kept walking.

Stoned, Drunk Guys Planned "Jackass" Like Stunt. Succeeded.

I mentioned a little earlier this crazy case of two friends trying to "test" a bullet proof vest in their basement - a genius idea that left one of them dead and the other in jail facing murder charges. We now have a bit more information on what went down - much of which could be summarized under the heading: leave testing out bullet proof vests to the professionals. If you must go DIY, make sure the shooter isn't stoned.

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