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  • Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say health plans should cover birth control

    Among the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act, few are as controversial as the one requiring health insurance providers to include coverage for contraception. A new survey finds that support for this rule is widespread, with 69% of Americans...
  • Affirmative action banned? It's not that simple.

    "Supreme Court rules against affirmative action." That is likely to be a common shorthand description of Tuesday's decision upholding the constitutionality of Michigan's ban on the use of racial preferences in admission to state universities. But it's...
  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action Tuesday, upholding the decision of Michigan voters — and by implication similar bans in California and six other states — to forbid the use of race as a factor in...
  • Sonia Sotomayor gets it right in Michigan affirmative action dissent

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent from the high court’s 6-2 decision Tuesday to uphold Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action for public universities has been variously described as “blistering," “...
  • Lawsuit challenges a Hollywood pillar: Unpaid internships

    Lawsuit challenges a Hollywood pillar: Unpaid internships
    Melvin Mar's entrée to Hollywood was far from glamorous. As an unpaid intern for "Platoon" producer Arnold Kopelson, Mar was responsible for fetching his boss' lunch of matzo ball soup every day. Mar calculated to the minute how long it would take to...
  • The new Inquisition

    What if you believed that the planet might not have warmed up the last two decades, even though carbon emissions reached all-time highs? Or, if the earth did heat up, you thought that it was not caused by human activity? Or, if global warming were the...
  • A new mathematical model can cut jet-lagged time in half, study says

    Looking for a jet-lag cure? A new mathematical model may help you overcome jet lag faster than anyone thought possible. And scientists need your help to test it out.  A research team from the University of Michigan and Yale University has released a...
  • Palmer a scoring machine for Sailors

    Palmer a scoring machine for Sailors
    The biggest crowd in years showed up to Tuesday's Newport Harbor High girls' lacrosse game at Davidson Field. The league game against Yorba Linda was billed as Newport Harbor's "Game of the Month." The Sailors took care of business, 9-5, and a dance...
  • Subject to debate: Do the Obamacare delays break the law?

    No one would claim that implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been especially smooth. The technical problems of the federal enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, last October and November, were only part of it: The administration has repeatedly...
  • Tweeting a killer migraine in real time

    Tweeting a killer migraine in real time
    Not even the pain of a migraine headache keeps people from Twitter. (Just 67 characters.) Over the course of a week, students collected every tweet that mentioned the word migraine. Once they cleared out the ads, the retweets and the metaphorical uses...
  • 'The Next Tsunami' examines our short-term memory about disasters

    'The Next Tsunami' examines our short-term memory about disasters
    "It seems that the more 'advanced' a society becomes, the shorter its memory," suggests geologic oceanographer Chris Goldfinger late in Bonnie Henderson's riveting "The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast." "Native Americans not only have a memory of...