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Obama warns the Supreme Court: Striking down health reform would be "unprecedented"

Obama warns the Supreme Court: Striking down health reform would be "unprecedented"

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Politics: President Barack Obama predicted the Supreme Court would uphold the health care reform law, and suggested that striking it down would be an act of judicial activism, reports Mark Landler for The New York Times.

Local health: County Health Rankings and Roadmaps has released their data set, which is handy for any journalist who wants to see how their area stacks up.

Breast cancer: A new study from Norway suggests that, for every breast-cancer death prevented, up to ten women were misdiagnosed and treated for cancer, Genevra Pittman reports for Reuters.

Obesity: Researchers using precision technology to measure fat percentage found that the body mass index calculation underestimated the obesity rate, reports Melissa Healy for the Los Angeles Times.

Insurance premiums: Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post factchecks the claim that Obamacare caused family premiums to rise by $1,300.

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Photo: President Obama speaks in Hawaii in 2008, by Justin Sloan on Flickr Creative Commons.

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