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Archive for June, 2012

Man gets six years for peeping on teen girl

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

A Wilmington man will spend nearly six years in prison

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Supreme Court strikes down Stolen Valor law

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law making it a crime to lie about having received the Medal of Honor and other prized military awards.

The court voted 6-3 Thursday in favor of Xavier Alvarez, a former local elected official in California who falsely claimed he was a decorated war veteran.

Alvarez had pleaded guilty to violating a 2006 law that was adopted with the nation at war in Afghanistan and Iraq and aimed at people making phony claims of heroism in battle. The court, in a judgment written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, ordered that his conviction be thrown out.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Supreme Court upholds individual mandate in health care law

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The individual mandate survives.

The Supreme Court has upheld the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul — ruling in favor of the requirement that most Americans can be required to have health insurance, or else pay a penalty.

The decision means the historic overhaul will continue to take effect over the next several years, affecting the way countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care.

The ruling also hands President Barack Obama a campaign-season victory.

The court found problems with the law’s expansion of Medicaid. But even there, it said the expansion could proceed as long as the federal government does not threaten to withhold the entire Medicaid allotment to states if they don’t take part in the extension.

The court’s four liberal justices, Stephen Bryer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, joined Roberts in the outcome.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Century 21 Sweyer to celebrate anniversary

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Rielle Hunter says she’s sorry for pain she caused

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

ATLANTA (AP) — Rielle Hunter says she’s sorry for any pain that her relationship with former presidential candidate John Edwards caused his late wife Elizabeth and others.

Hunter told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Wednesday, “I am sorry, I am absolutely sorry for my part in the relationship – having an affair, any pain it caused anyone including Elizabeth.”

Hunter is promoting a new book, “What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me.” She recently revealed that she and Edwards had ended their relationship.

In the book, Hunter describes intimate details about her affair with Edwards, whose campaign hired her as a videographer, and sheds light on his thoughts as federal prosecutors mounted a case against him on illegal campaign contribution charges.

Hunter said she didn’t want to discuss her conversations with Edwards about the book, which she said he refused to read before publication. Hunter said their relationship produced “a great gift,” their 4-year-old daughter, Quinn.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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