Analysis
2:43 am
Wed June 27, 2012

How Justices Decide Big Cases Such As Health Care

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 3:34 am

In advance of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Obama health care law, Renee Montagne talks to Jamal Greene — associate professor at Columbia Law School and former clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens — about how the Supreme Court thinks through momentous cases.

Business
2:25 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Limits Put On Nonprofit Hospital Debt Collection

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 3:34 am

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Let's turn now to proposed rules to protect patients from abusive debt-collection practices, specifically at nonprofit hospitals. The rules come from the Treasury Department. They were required by the 2010 federal health law. Jenny Gold, of our partner Kaiser Health News, has more.

JENNY GOLD, BYLINE: When Deb Waldin arrived at the emergency room of Fairview Health Services, a nonprofit hospital system in Minnesota, on a scale of one to 10, she says her pain was a 12.

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Business
2:23 am
Wed June 27, 2012

FBI Op Targets Cyber Criminals Stealing Credit Cards

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 3:34 am

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Two dozen people on four continents have been charged with trafficking in stolen credit cards and bank account numbers. Eleven of the defendants were arrested in the U.S. They were caught after allegedly using a website set up by the FBI as part of a sting operation.

NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

JIM ZARROLI, BYLINE: FBI officials said the arrests yesterday amounted to the largest coordinated international law enforcement action in history. It involved 13 countries in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

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Sports
2:13 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Olympic Preview: Rowing

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 4:25 am

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We're counting down to the London Olympics. And this morning, we're going to meet two rowing competitors. American women have been dominant in the eights in international competition; that's boats with eight rowers and a coxswain. They've won the last six world and Olympic championships. In fact, the American team is so strong and so deep that many talented athletes are forced to look for spots in other rowing events.

Qualifying for women's pairs was recently held in Princeton, New Jersey. NPR's Mike Pesca was there.

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Business
2:13 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Business News

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 4:55 am

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NPR's business starts with living wills for banks.

The nation's biggest banks are getting ready to file plans with the government for how they would unwind their assets if they were to fail. The plans are called living wills. Regulators want to avoid the type of damage the collapse of Lehman Brothers had on the financial system. Big banks have a July 1st deadline to submit their living wills to the Federal Reserve and FDIC. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Around the Nation
2:13 am
Wed June 27, 2012

UVa Board Reverses Itself, Reinstates President

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 4:15 am

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This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

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Business
2:13 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Musical Based On Spice Girls To Open In London

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 4:55 am

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And our last word in business today is a blast from the '90s.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SPICE GIRLS IF YOU WANNA BE MY LOVER")

SPICE GIRLS: (Singing) Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. So tell me what you want, what you really, really want. I'll tell you what I want...

MONTAGNE: The word is "Viva Forever." That's the name of a new musical based on songs from the Spice Girls, which, clearly, producers are hoping is what fans want - really, really want.

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Africa
2:13 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Egypt's Military Has More Power Than Civilian President

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 4:40 am

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It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer, in for Steve Inskeep.

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And I'm Renee Montagne.

In Egypt, a small victory for civil rights: A court there suspended a decree that allowed the military to arrest civilians. Other moves to amass power by the ruling military council, including dissolving Egypt's elected parliament, are still in effect.

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NPR Story
2:13 am
Wed June 27, 2012

State-Run TV Station In Syria Attacked

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 3:45 am

Over the past 24 hours, the Syrian regime has engaged in escalating fighting with rebel fighters, who took on an elite unit of the army and attacked a pro-Assad television station.

NPR Story
2:13 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Can There Be Shared Power In Egypt?

Originally published on Wed July 4, 2012 8:48 am

"The election of muslim brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi is another step in the balance of power counter-revolutionary process that many wrongly characterized as a revolution eighteen months ago.

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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