Chief Justice John Roberts, shown in 2010, is still "finding his role as chief justice," says one law professor.
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June 29, 2012 Thursday's ruling on the controversial health care law showed that perhaps it's best not to pay too much attention to how smoothly oral arguments go, or to the legal prognosticators who try to predict the outcomes.
Facebook recently changed all its users' primary email addresses.
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June 25, 2012 Facebook has removed its users' primary email addresses and replaced them with @facebook handles. The company says it warned you, and that you can easily change your email information back.
Twitter unveiled an updated logo (right) on June 6 as the trademark symbol for the fast-growing company.
June 15, 2012 For this week's roundup of best political folks to follow on Twitter, we chose some lesser-known and local names you might want to see in your feed.
Former President George W. Bush, standing with President Obama, speaks about relief efforts in Haiti in January 2010.
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May 18, 2012 Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are expected to return to their home of eight years for the unveiling of their official portraits.
Breyer in 2011
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May 18, 2012 US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's Washington home was burglarized in early May, just months after he and his wife were robbed while on vacation in the West Indies.
May 18, 2012 A TED Talk challenging conventional wisdom that rich entrepreneurs are the number one job creators is now available for public viewing, after TED organizers originally kept the video private because it was too "explicitly partisan."
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May 17, 2012 Facebook has priced its much-hyped stock at $38 a share in advance of its initial public offering Friday. It is expected to be one of the largest IPOs in history and the company is expected to raise as much $18 billion.
Ryan Hart, 14, found a severed finger in his junior roast beef sandwich.
May 17, 2012 A Michigan teen bit into his Arby's sandwich and discovered a severed finger. It's the latest in a long line of disgusting discoveries of real-life fingers in fast food.
A fire blazes in Arizona's Tonto National Forest, near Payson, Ariz., on May 12, 2012.
May 17, 2012 As five large fires burn thousands of acres and threaten some communities in the Southwest, federal response teams say they have plenty of resources available and that this wildfire season is actually getting off to a slow start.
Occupy Wall Street protesters march through in an impoverished community in December 2011.
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May 16, 2012 The New York University student was accused of disorderly conduct, but the video showed him breaking no laws. In a twist, the student had actually been working on a project aimed at portraying police in a better light.
Army Specialist Leslie H. Sabo Jr. will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony.
May 16, 2012 More than 40 years after his actions during the Vietnam war saved the lives of his fellow soldiers, Army Specialist Leslie H. Sabo Jr. posthumously received the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony.
Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is shown here attending a 2010 Capitol Hill hearing on the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
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May 16, 2012 U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's claims of Native American heritage seem uneasy to swallow. But why? What does it take to be considered an ethnic minority, and what does the controversy say about the way we judge ethnic backgrounds?
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April 2, 2012 In 2011, Texas endured the worst single-year drought in its history. Using a new interactive app by NPR's StateImpact, learn about the drought's progression and its impact on the state, explore the pros and cons of the policy decisions that need to be made, and share your stories.
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Ron Paul gets the Pop-Up Politics treatment in our new video animation series.
January 18, 2012 Just in time for the South Carolina primary, we've given the stump speeches of Republican presidential contenders Rick Perry and Rick Santorum the "Pop-Up Politics" treatment. We use annotated bubbles and animation to help you get a better sense of the candidates' various appeals to voters.
January 8, 2012 "No politicians, no exceptions" reads a sign in front of Colby's Breakfast & Lunch in Portsmouth, N.H. The move, an employee says, is in response to complaints from customers.
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