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U.S. answers nuns’ health-law suit

Contraception waiver in place for religious, filing says

Posted: January 4, 2014 at 3:03 a.m.

The Obama administration urged the Supreme Court on Friday to reject a lawsuit filed by the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Roman Catholic nuns challenging requirements for many employers to provide health-insurance coverage of contraceptives or face penalties under the new health-care law.

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