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Supreme Court Leaves Affordable Care Act Intact
The high court, in a 7-2 decision, rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the third time it has preserved the 2010 healthcare law.
JUNE 17
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Affordable Care Act: A Brief History
Why Is the ACA Still Controversial?
High Court Exempts Catholic Foster-Care Agency From Nondiscrimination Law
U.S. Economy Drives Global Inflation
The world’s central banks are hanging on how the Fed will respond to a rise in inflation, wary of being caught in the crosscurrents of an extraordinary U.S. economic expansion.
JUNE 17
7 min read
Companies Want Remote Workers—Not in Colorado
After a new state law that requires employers to disclose salaries for open positions, some are advertising jobs available anywhere in the U.S. but Colorado.
JUNE 17
6 min read
Scouts Near Deal With Biggest Victims Group
The Boy Scouts of America are nearing a settlement with the largest group of lawyers for sex-abuse victims, marking a breakthrough for the youth group after 16 costly months in bankruptcy.
JUNE 17
7 min read
SBA Struggles to Get Aid Into Hands of Businesses
The Small Business Administration, overwhelmed by demand from ailing entrepreneurs, has been slow to distribute loans and grants needed to survive the pandemic.
JUNE 17
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U.S. to Invest More Than $3 Billion in Covid-19 Antiviral Development
The oral antiviral medicines, which would be designed to be taken at home and treat early symptoms, are expected to arrive by year’s end.
JUNE 17
4 min read
U.S. Embassy in Kabul Warns of Virus Surge
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Juneteenth, Marking the End of Slavery, Declared Holiday
Most federal employees will get this Friday off, the Biden administration says. The last federal holiday created by Congress was in 1983 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
JUNE 17
6 min read
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U.S., EU Forge Closer Ties to Counter Russia, China
The U.S. and the European Union plan to cooperate more on technology regulation, industrial development and bilateral trade following President Biden’s visit, in a bid to help Western allies better compete with China and Russia.
JUNE 17
6 min read
Putin Disrupts Plan by Biden to Focus on Beijing’s Threat
Israel Strikes Militant Targets in Gaza
The latest exchange rattles a shaky month-old cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that mediators are trying to keep from falling apart.
JUNE 17
3 min read
OPINION
REVIEW & OUTLOOK
One Cheer for the Supreme Court on Religious Liberty
A narrow ruling helps Catholic foster parents, but the faithful deserve more protection under the First Amendment.
By The Editorial Board
JUNE 17
5 min read
DECLARATIONS
Bill Maher Diagnoses Liberal ‘Progressophobia’
By Peggy Noonan
JUNE 17
7 min read
POLITICAL ECONOMICS
Is There a Central Banker in the House?
By Joseph C. Sternberg
JUNE 17
6 min read
TECH
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How Can U.S. Fight Ransomware Attacks?
Ransomware attacks are increasing in frequency, victim losses are skyrocketing, and hackers are shifting their targets. WSJ’s Dustin Volz explains why these attacks are on the rise and what the U.S. can do to fight them.
Microsoft’s Combination of CEO and Chairman Roles Goes Against TrendMicrosoft’s decision comes as more U.S. companies have separated the CEO and chairman positions in recent years, following a push by corporate-governance experts, shareholders and, in some cases, regulators to untangle the two roles.
JUNE 17
4 min read
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BUSINESS & FINANCE
Green SPACs Struggle After Years of Success
As blank check companies contend with souring stock-market sentiment, those that focus on environmental and social investing are being hit particularly hard.
JUNE 17
6 min read
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SEC Investigating Former Chair of Auditing RegulatorThe recently dismissed head of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is under scrutiny for the handling of internal complaints. He denied all allegations of wrongdoing.
JUNE 17
6 min read
Supreme Court Rules Cargill, Nestle Can’t Be Sued in Child-Labor CaseThe high court decision by Justice Clarence Thomas said the plaintiffs were impermissibly seeking to apply the Alien Tort Statute beyond U.S. borders.
JUNE 17
4 min read
SPORTS
Osaka, Nadal Withdraw From Wimbledon
Wimbledon will be without two of the biggest stars in tennis as Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal announced plans to skip the tournament.
JUNE 17
Banned Runner’s Attempted Entry in U.S. Olympic Trials in DoubtShelby Houlihan, hit with a four-year ban after failing a drug test, is on the start list for two races Friday. Global anti-doping and athletics officials indicate she should be ineligible.
JUNE 17
FOOD & DRINK
The Herb Revolution in American Cooking
A few basic herbs were once thought to be enough, but now our kitchens teem with the flavors of cilantro, lemongrass, Thai basil and much more.
JUNE 17
7 min read
Wine Tasting 101: An Accessible Guide to Key Grapes, Terms and TechniquesIn part one of a three-part introduction to wine tasting, pairing and buying, our wine columnist schools a recent college grad in the essentials.
JUNE 17
7 min read
ENTERTAINMENT
FILM REVIEW
‘Luca’: A Matter of Scale(s)
In this new Pixar flick, which skips the big screen for a Disney+ debut, two young sea monsters living by the Italian Riviera turn into teenage boys on dry land.
JUNE 17
6 min read
TELEVISION REVIEW
‘College Bowl’: A Smart ComebackEx-NFL star Peyton Manning and his older brother, Cooper, make the grade as the amusing new hosts of the NBC-revived quiz show, where $1 million in scholarships is at stake.
JUNE 17
3 min read
FILM REVIEW
‘Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It’: Surviving—and ThrivingA new documentary by Mariem Pérez Riera spotlights the vibrant 89-year-old actress’s winning presence, on camera and off, over her still-active career.
JUNE 17
5 min read
LIFE & ARTS
Inside the ‘Unapologetically Feminine’ Hamptons Home of a Venture Capitalist
Anu Duggal, the Female Founders Fund founder, created a summer retreat in Water Mill that pays homage to the power of women.
JUNE 17
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Why Women—Like Rihanna—Are Cutting Their Hair Short
JUNE 17
7 min read
Djokovic Scores $6 Million for Miami Beach Condo
JUNE 17
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RUMBLE SEAT
2022 Porsche 911 GT3: Step on the Gas (While It Lasts)
JUNE 17
8 min read
U.S.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Gains Steam
A growing group of lawmakers and the White House haggled over how to finance a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure proposal, awaiting feedback from President Biden. Meanwhile, Democrats began discussions on a separate package that could cost up to $6 trillion.
JUNE 17
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St. Louis Couple Who Waved Guns at Protesters Plead Guilty to Misdemeanors​Patricia and Mark McCloskey, who agreed to give up the weapons they used during the confrontation, said that George Floyd demonstrators who marched past their home last year were trespassing.
JUNE 17
4 min read
States Stiffen Penalties for Those Deemed Rioters at ProtestsThe latest example is Iowa, where the governor signed a Republican-led bill. The bills have come after the 2020 killing of George Floyd set off protests around the U.S.
JUNE 17
5 min read
Texas Bill Revives Gun-Rights StrategyThe legislation would let residents buy Texas-made gun silencers without a license, which is currently illegal under federal law, based on a constitutional theory rejected by U.S. courts in the past.
JUNE 17
4 min read
WORLD
Zambia’s Longtime Leader Kaunda Dies at 97
The former president transitioned from freedom fighter to autocrat to elder statesman over a six-decade political career marked by his yielding of power after an election.
JUNE 17
7 min read
Turkey Commits to Securing Kabul Airport After U.S. Troops LeaveA major source of strain between the nations, Ankara’s purchase of a Russian air defense system, remains unresolved.
JUNE 17
3 min read
Thieves Find Money That Grows on Trees: ‘Avocados Are the Green Gold’
Global demand has spurred brazen nighttime heists and defensive measures from barbed-wire fences to infrared cameras to security teams and tracking dogs.
JUNE 17
6 min read
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