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Supreme Court to decide fate of health care law

Supreme Court to decide fate of health care law

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The Supreme Court will take a look at another challenge of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in the fall.

USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide the fate of the landmark Affordable Care Act for the third time since its passage a decade ago.

Acting at the behest of 20 states led by California, the high court will review a federal appeals court’s ruling that the law’s central health insurance mandate is unconstitutional.

That ruling in December from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit was based on Congress’ elimination in 2017 of the tax penalty for those who do not purchase insurance. It left open a far more important question: whether the law itself cannot stand without the insurance requirement.

The Supreme Court upheld the law, signed in 2010 by President Barack Obama, in 2012 and 2015 by

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European Society of Coloproctology | Advancing knowledge of colorectal disease

European Society of Coloproctology | Advancing knowledge of colorectal disease

Colorectal Disease Journal cover


March 2020

Early transanal closure after vacuum‐assisted drainage for anastomotic leakage in rectal cancer surgery: a video vignette – K. Talboom, J. van Kesteren, D.J.A. Sonneveld, P.J. Tanis, W.A. Bemelman, R. Hompes

Colorectal disease video channel: free access hub for surgeons, patients and educators – V. Celentano, Di Saverio S.

Robotic‐assisted repair of perineal hernia after laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection using a bioresorbable mesh: video vignette – M.G. Pramateftakis, E. Kotidis, N. Gkantsinikoudis, O. Ioannidis, S. Aggelopoulos, K. Tsalis

To read these, and other new articles relevant to colorectal pathology, log in and select ‘Read Colorectal Disease Journal online’ on your profile page, or become a member.


Editor’s Choice

An article from the journal is selected each month as Editor’s Choice, together with an accompanying commentary.

Randomized controlled trial of 8‐week versus 12‐week interval between neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery for locally advanced rectal cancer – C Terzi, M Bingul, N et

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German Bakeries Are Getting Sweet Revenge On New Receipt Law : NPR

German Bakeries Are Getting Sweet Revenge On New Receipt Law : NPR

Doughnuts with a receipt made of fondant were on display last week at a bakery in Moosinning, Germany. These Kassenbon Krapfen — receipt doughnuts — are a reaction to Germany’s new receipt law.

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Doughnuts with a receipt made of fondant were on display last week at a bakery in Moosinning, Germany. These Kassenbon Krapfen — receipt doughnuts — are a reaction to Germany’s new receipt law.

Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images

A new law has taken effect in Germany that requires receipts to be issued at businesses such as restaurants, bakeries, hairdressers, no matter how small the transaction.

It’s known as Kassengesetz, or “cash register law”: a law for protection against the manipulation of digital records. The measure is meant to increase transparency and prevent tax fraud. The idea is to log each

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Meaning of Government by Lexico

Meaning of Government by Lexico

Pronunciation /ˈɡʌv(ə)nˌm(ə)nt/ /ˈɡʌvəm(ə)nt/

noun

  • 1treated as singular or plural The group of people with the authority to govern a country or state; a particular ministry in office.

    ‘the government’s economic record’

    ‘successive Labour governments’

    • ‘We have seen successive governments and home secretaries promise to be tough on crime.’
    • ‘He was to form no less than fourteen governments as Prime Minister during the rest of his life.’
    • ‘They have never had much faith in governments and have always believed in direct action.’
    • ‘But we need to build a movement so strong that it can force the governments of the world to act.’
    • ‘In truth the problems facing the American and British governments are of their own making.’
    • ‘We are of the view that governments are there to serve the needs of the people and maximise the benefits for all.’
    • ‘We know that people have worked hard for
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| Society for Social Studies of Science

| Society for Social Studies of Science

Backchannels provides an outlet for alternative-format scholarly communications, publishing shorter, timelier, media-rich communiques of interest to the global STS community.

Informal Financial Markets: History, Ethnography, Technology

Report-backs / Daivi Rodima-Taylor and Elise Dermineur Reuterswärd


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A report on a recent interdisciplinary symposium on informal financial markets that brought together historical and comparative perspectives.

Bridging Science, Religion and STS in India: An interview with Renny Thomas

Reflections / Joseph Satish Vedanayagam


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In this post, Joseph Satish interviews Renny Thomas on the challenges of bridging science, religion and STS in India. Thomas’ ethnographic work is unique to the exploration of caste, religion and atheism in the Indian laboratory.

Coronavirus – Call for Contributions from STS, Technoscience and Beyond

Reflections / Amanda Windle


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Call for contributions from the 4S community in response to COVID-19. We are looking to put together a rough and iterative toolkit and a range of sources for 4S readers to

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THE SOCIETY OF MARY – Home

THE SOCIETY OF MARY – Home

The Society of Mary, whilst being one of the Catholic Societies of the Church of England, has members in churches and countries all over the world. 

The objects of the Society are:

  • to love and honour Mary.
  • to spread devotion to her in reparation for past neglect and misunderstanding and in the cause of Christian Unity
  • to take Mary as a model in purity, personal relationships, and family life.

​Membership is open to all who are willing to keep the Rule, which includes:

  • Members shall keep a Rule of Life, which will include such special devotions as the Angelus, the Rosary, the Litany and Anthems of Our Lady.
  • They will pray for departed members of the Society and offer Mass for them.
  • They will take part in the Mass on the principal Feasts of Our Lady.
  • They will engage in apostolic and pastoral work, according to opportunity, under
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health.vic – Home

health.vic – Home

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Society Golfing

Society Golfing

Society Golfing provides Web space, complete
with a comprehensive content management system, for Golf Societies and has over 900 Member Societies
actively using the facilities provided.

The site has been designed to provide you
with the means of publishing and maintaining information relevant to your Members. This includes Membership lists,
golfers handicaps, details of up coming events with maps showing the location of the event, results of past events, Society contact information and a Society Diary.
Once published, all of this information is then immediately available, via a password protected log-in,
to the Society Members.

Once logged in, Members can check handicaps, sign up for events, input results of knockout competitions and generally view all of the published Society information at the click of a mouse.

As a Society Organiser, if you are interested in using this facility then please go
directly to the Society Registration Page where you can

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North American Lily Society

North American Lily Society

Thank you for visiting the NALS website!

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    ‘Silk Road’- Courtesy of Frans Officer

The North American Lily Society (NALS) was organized in 1947 to promote interest in the genus Lilium. The society has active members from almost every state and province in North America, as well as from many countries around the world.

NALS members enjoy:

  • Four color Quarterly Bulletins, covering culture, lilium species, growing from seed, propagation, and hybridization. For more information, please visit our Publications page.
  • A seed exchange, offering seed from lilium species and hybrids from around the world.
  • An annual meeting and lily show, where you can see fabulous lilies, attend educational seminars, and meet like-minded lily enthusiasts.
  • NALS also maintains a lending library for member use, funds Lilium research through its Research Trust, and conducts an annual lily popularity poll to identify varieties that perform well for members.
  • The
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Department of Government | New Mexico State University

Department of Government | New Mexico State University

April 5, 2020

Dear Students,

We hope you are doing well and staying safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Last week was the first week back after our extended spring break. I would like to recognize all of our students, faculty and staff for adapting to this new environment and ensuring a successful final few weeks of this semester.

I would also like to announce a new blog that will be of interest to you. Given the global dimension of COVID-19, it is important to look at how the international community, particularly the United Nations, is responding to the crisis. Please check out the blog created by our Model UN team here.

Please know that the faculty and staff of the Department of Government are ready to support you and answer any questions you have as we transition to the online delivery of classes for the rest of this semester.

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