College wins interim birth-control waiver

Posted: July 4, 2014 at 2:36 a.m.

A divided Supreme Court gave a small Christian college in Illinois a temporary exemption Thursday from the "contraceptive mandate" in President Barack Obama's health care law, renewing questions about how the justices will handle religious requests to opt out of the rule.

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Jacque, left, and Jesse Carawan from Plymouth, NC brace against the stiff winds as they secure their beach trailer in anticipation of the coming of Hurricane Arthur on Atlantic Beach  Thursday,  July 3, 2014.  They just came down to secure the trailer from the storm; they were going home to Plymouth after they finished.  Hurricane Arthur is expected to have its greatest impact on the North Carolina coast late Thursday night/early Friday morning. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)

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