Ruling lets religious groups not cover contraceptives

(Reuters, NOV 27 / Reuters)

The Supreme Court will hear arguments this year on the issue related to new health-care law.

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    Utah LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes 1st test

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    News that prosecutors plan to seek the death sentence for a man accused of killing three Muslim students in Chapel Hill last month drew a mixed reaction from the local Muslim community.

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