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The bigger health care story
June 22nd, 2012
08:58 PM ET

The bigger health care story

By Lisa Desjardins, CNN

(CNN) – Yes, the Supreme Court has a major decision to make on health care. But there's a bigger issue: regardless of how the court rules, America faces multiple nightmare health care problems.

“I think there’s not a recognition that as big as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is, it’s still only attacking part of the problem with health care,” said Larry Levitt, senior vice president with the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit health care think tank.

The health care law primarily addresses one problem: access. It barely scratches the surface of the exploding costs of medical services and health insurance.

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The last men standing
David Remes has spent the last eight years trying to free detainees from the US military prison at Gauntanamo Bay.
June 22nd, 2012
08:55 PM ET

The last men standing

By Libby Lewis, CNN

(CNN) – You might have seen David Remes before – in his underwear. There’s a photo from the time he dropped his pants at a press conference in Yemen – to show the humiliation that Muslim prisoners go through at Guantanamo.

Nobody talks much about Guantanamo anymore, except for human rights groups, and the handful of lawyers who still defend its prisoners for free, like David Remes.

Four years ago, Remes quit his job as a high paid lawyer at a top Washington law firm to defend people like Adnan Latif of Yemen, who’s been held at Guantanamo for 10 years without charge.

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40 years of Title IX
For 40 years Title IX has helped level the playing field for women in collegiate sports.
June 22nd, 2012
10:45 AM ET

40 years of Title IX

By Edgar Treiguts, CNN

(CNN) – Title IX is 40 years old. The law has helped level the playing field between boys and girls in high school and college sports. The Women's Sports Foundation says 300-thousand girls competed in high school sports before the law. Today, it's more than three million.

Ann Meyers Drysdale was a star female sports figure whose career was sparked by Title IX.  As a basketball standout, she competed on boys teams growing up. She was the first female to get a full athletic scholarship to a Division-1 school in 1975 and went on to star at UCLA. She was an Olympian, and later had a tryout with the men's professional basketball league, the NBA.

"To see that we still have to be supportive of young girls and young women and say, 'Yes you can, you can do this. Don't let anybody say you can't'. So, we're still fighting that a bit," says Meyers Drysdale. [4:05]

Meyers Drysdale talks to CNN about her career and her new  book, "You Let Some Girl Beat You?"

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