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Federal court backs healthcare law
Los Angeles Times

One of the nation’s most closely watched federal courts ruled Tuesday that the new healthcare law’s requirement that most Americans get health insurance is constitutional, giving a surprise boost to President Obama’s signature domestic achievement.

The opinion by the conservative-leaning U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia marked the second time this year that a federal appellate court with a majority of Republican appointees has backed the law and its insurance mandate.