What You Need To Know About The Affordable Care Act After Texas Ruling

The Affordable Care Act faces a new legal challenge after a federal judge in Texas ruled the law unconstitutional on Friday. The decision risks throwing the nation's health care system into turmoil should it be upheld on appeal. But little will be different in the meantime. "Nothing changes for now," says Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent of Kaiser Health News. "If you need to sign up for health insurance you should," Rovner tells NPR's Michel Martin . "If you're in one of the...

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A specially appointed federal panel of judges has dismissed all 83 ethics complaints brought against Justice Brett Kavanaugh about his conduct at his confirmation hearings.

The judges concluded that while the complaints "are serious," there is no existing authority that allows lower-court judges to investigate or discipline Supreme Court justices.

The first cases related to the Parkland school shooting in February are beginning to work through the courts, testing a number of thorny legal issues.

In the last week, for example, judges in different courts ruled on questions about what duty school deputy Scot Peterson had to protect the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the attack there in February.

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Residents of Falmouth, a coastal city in the far southwest corner of England, woke up Tuesday morning to an unusual sight. Instead of the open waters of the English Channel, they looked out and saw a 600-foot Russian cargo ship grounded just off Gyllyngvase Beach.

More journalists were killed, imprisoned and held hostage in 2018 than the year before, according to the latest annual report from Reporters Without Borders.

In the first 11 months of the year, 348 journalists were detained and 60 were held hostage, the organization found. Eighty were killed.

Reporters Without Borders — known as RSF, for its French name, Reporters Sans Frontieres — released the report on Tuesday.

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Penny Marshall, who became a household name as Laverne in the TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley and went on to direct several popular movies, has died at the age of 75.

Marshall died Monday night at her Los Angeles home from complications of diabetes, family publicist Michelle Bega tells NPR.

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Events: December 14 - 20

Lots of festive activies are happening in and around town this week. Hear about Christmas at Cameron Park Zoo and Zoovie Night. The Jubilee Theatre presents "Every Christamas Story Ever Told and Then Some" while "It's a Wonderful Life" is put on by the Brazos Theatre Group. This is only a peek. Listen and hear what else is happening.

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Saturday at 11am with encores Sunday at 10am and 7pm